Variant 6

Variant 6

2017-18 Season

The ensemble's third season saw debuts in New York, Boston, and Delaware; visits to the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University; a new commission for vocal sextet by Jeremy Gill; concerts, recording projectseducation workshops throughout the Philadelphia region; and a collaboration with our musical friends from Prometheus Chamber Orchestra. 

Variant 6 in Concert: Lassus, Jackson, Barber
September 29, 2017 | The Kislak Center for Special Collections; Philadelphia, PA
September 30, 2017 | Concerts @ Covenant Series;  Wilmington DE

Cornell University Residency
Bailey Hall; Ithaca, NY
November 14-19, 2017

Jeremy Gill: Pensées (World Premiere)
January 11, 2018: New York, NY
January 12, 2018: Boston, MA (Jamaica Plain Concerts)
January 13, 2018: Philadelphia, PA

Balm Upon the Icy Stone: Modern Lamentations
Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
March 9, 2018

with Prometheus Chamber Orchestra
Church of the Advocate; Philadelphia, PA
May 11, 2018

2016-17 season

Variant 6's second season brought about its first commission, a work for harp and sextet by Philadelphia singer-songwriter Andrew Lipke; premieres of Gabriel Jackson and Joanne Metcalf; collaborations with Arcana New Music Ensemble, Prometheus Chamber Orchestra, Matthew Glandorf, and the University of Pennsylvania composition department;  educational outreach at schools in Pennsylvania and Maryland; and

In Concert with Prometheus Chamber Orchestra
November 4, 2016 | 8pm
University Lutheran Church, Philadelphia, PA
Music by Arvo Pärt, Pelle Gudmunsen-Holmgreen, Bruno Bettinelli

Jephte
January 13, 2017 | 8PM
University Lutheran Church, Philadelphia PA
Giacomo Carissimi's baroque masterwork, with music by Toby Twining and Cyrillus Kreek

University of Pennsylvania Composers' Premieres
March 2017 | Rose Recital Hall, Philadelphia PA
Premieres by Marc Lemay, Andrew Davis, and

Kamala
June 1, 2017 | 8pm
Neighborhood House, Philadelphia PA
World premiere of new work by Andrew Lipke; music by Joanne Metcalf, Michael Gilbertson, David Shapiro. 

2015-16 season

Our inaugural season. Three concerts marking the beginning of Variant 6's commitment to bringing virtuosic vocal music to Philadelphia and beyond. 

Variant 6 Premiere
January 15, 2016 | 8PM
Viorel Farcas Gallery, Philadelphia PA
Premiere of Jackson Hill; music by Victoria, Poulenc, Machaut, du Fay

Tenebrae
March 19, 2016 | 8PM
University Lutheran Church, Philadelphia PA
Music by Sciarrino, Benjamin C.S. Boyle, J.S. Bach, Tallis

Love Songs
July 10, 2016 | 6PM
Ravenhill Chapel, Philadelphia PA
North American premiere of Gabriel Jackson; music by Bettinelli, Stanford, Monteverdi, Gavin Bryars