Penn Music Ensemble in Residence and Faculty Recieve 2024 SACHS Program Grants

May 7, 2024

The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation provides grants and other forms of strategic support to artists, faculty, cultural centers, students, and other arts advocates at Penn. As a strong arts advocate, they support hundreds of projects within the University of Pennsylvania. This past 2024 boasted the largest application pool to date. Out of these applicants, Penn Music proudly congratulates our community members that haven been awarded grants for their projects!

Planetary Return: Collaborative Mission with MUSICA PRACTICA / ELETTRONICA VIVA with King Britt, composer Tyshawn Sorey, and scholar Jasmine Henry

Bringing Philadelphia back into the light as a place of exploration, Planetary Return explores the many innovative genres of electronic music that are rooted in and created from Black culture. The project’s mission and planned programs include presenting a concert performance by King Britt and Tyshawn Sorey, a conversation with Jasmine Henry, a club night, and a beat-making workshop.

Hearing Women's Voices: Daedalus Quartet

Hearing Women’s Voices is an exploration of string quartets written by women in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The list of works includes string quartets by Amy Beach, Germaine Tailleferre, and Marion Bauer, among others. The aim is to bring these relatively unknown works to audiences through performances at Penn and elsewhere, and through the creation of benchmark recordings, increase the likelihood that they are performed more frequently in the future.