Ensemble 20/21

Works from the 20th and 21st centuries form the heart of Ensemble 20/21’s repertoire. With a rich legacy of bold collaborations and striking productions, Ensemble 20/21 embraces the cutting edge of musical exploration through the highest level of artistry.

Noted for its portrait concerts, Ensemble 20/21 celebrates the excellence of the living artists of today through annual residencies. The 2021–22 composer in residence is Pulitzer Prize-winner Tania León.



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Music of Change

March 26, 2022 at 8 p.m.

Gould Rehearsal Hall

In collaboration with The Purple Project for Democracy, Ensemble 20/21 presents a unique and timely multi-media concert experience. This program, dedicated to music and civic engagement, includes a world premiere by composer Alexis C. Lamb and designer Camilla Tassi. Their new work centers on American democracy and the average citizen’s power to shape it. 



Celebrating Penn Composers

March 26, 2022 at 8 p.m.

Gould Rehearsal Hall

Ensemble 20/21 celebrates the University of Pennsylvania’s illustrious compositional history. The program includes many Philadelphia composers of note and culminates with the local premiere of Kronos-Kryptos, one of George Crumb’s latest compositions.



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Portrait of Tania León

April 23, 2022 at 8 p.m.

Gould Rehearsal Hall

A major personality on today’s music scene, Pulitzer Prize-winner Tania León is highly regarded as a composer and conductor, and for her accomplishments as an educator and advisor to arts organizations. As part of her year-long residency at Curtis, Ensemble 20/21 presents a portrait concert of Ms. León’s most beloved and impactful works.  



Generous support for Ensemble 20/21 is provided by the Daniel W. Dietrich II Foundation.