6:00pm - 7:30pm

Video credit: Sharon Torello

Watch UNHINGED right here! Adjust resolution quality by clicking on the gear at the bottom of the video window. This performance premiered online as a Facebook Watch Party on the Barnes Foundation Facebook Page to connect our musicians to audiences during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

with the Barnes Foundation

Join us for a free entertaining, eclectic evening of classical music by contemporary composers! Tune in online for UNHINGED, the first video-only performance by Orchestra 2001, featuring musicians playing from their own homes and other remote locations—making beautiful music together, while practicing social distancing.

UNHINGED is inspired by Dr. Albert Barnes’s ensembles—his unconventional groupings of impressionist, modernist, African, Asian, ancient, and medieval art alongside wrought-iron door hinges and other metalwork—and even includes passages of percussion played on door hinges.


First Friday at the Barnes Foundation
now “Socially Distanced”
Friday, April 3, 6:00 - 7:30 pm


John Luther Adams
Inuksuit (Philadelphia premiere – excerpt)
Orchestra 2001
(Grounds of the Barnes, recorded in April 2017)


(2:05 / 1:21:21)

Arthur Honegger
Danse de la chèvre (Dance of the Goat)
David DiGiacobbe, flute

George Crumb
The Fiddler (Marc Chagall)
(from Metamorphoses, Book I)
Marcantonio Barone, piano

Layale Chaker
Cadenza for Solo Viola
Hannah Nicholas, viola

Zach Zubow
Hiking the Cascade Creek
Andy Thierauf, kitchen percussion

Claude Debussy
Julietta Curenton, flute

Leonard Bernstein
Elegy for Mippy II
Robert Gale, trombone

George Enescu
Ménétrier from Impressions of Childhood
Min-Young Kim, violin

Andy Akiho
Stop Speaking
Phillip O’Banion, snare drum
(Digital playback from MacBook Pro, Microsoft Word)

Mark Summer
Ezgi Yargici, cello
(video recorded at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2019)

(36:30 / 1:21:21)

Dr. Barnes’ “ensembles”
Bill Perthes, Bernard C. Watson Director of Adult Education 


(47:34 / 1:21:21)

Andy Thierauf and Sean Thomas Boyt
Hand at the Museum
Andy Thierauf, hinge percussion (unseen)
Sean Thomas Boyt, hand choreography (unseen)

Sergei Prokofiev
Sonata for Solo Violin, I. Moderato
Luigi Mazzocchi, violin

Sergei Prokofiev
March (from The Love for Three Oranges)
Ulrich Böckheler, cello

Tan Dun
Staccato Beans (from Eight Watercolors)
Rong Tan, harp

Olivier Messiaen
Appel Interstellaire (Interstellar Call)
Todd Williams, horn

Anthony Di Bartolo
1-Minute Improv with Tape Loop
Anthony Di Bartolo, percussion

Francis Poulenc
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, III. Allegro
Doris Hall-Gulati, clarinet
Michael Sheadel, invisible piano (pre-recorded)

Giacinto Scelsi
Four Pieces, I
Tessa Ellis, trumpet

Nico Muhly
Take Care (from Hudson Preludes)
Mark Loria, organ
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul


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