Cell Block: Stories of the Eastern State Penitentiary

Chamber Music Now

2008
$20,000

Chamber Music Now commissioned new works inspired by the history of Eastern State Penitentiary by Philadelphia-based composers Philip Maneval, David Laganella, Richard Brodhead, and Richard Belcastro. The world premiere of the compositions was performed inside the cellblock walls of the Penitentiary by the Chamber Music Now ensemble, comprised of clarinetist Josh Kovach, violinist and Pew Fellow Hanna Khoury, cellist Miguel Rojas, percussionist Gabe Globus-Hoenich, and soprano Rachael Garcia.