The 2009–10 season of the Kimmel Center's Fresh Ink series included Philadelphia debuts by Kristjan Järvi conducting the Absolute Ensemble, the string quartet Brooklyn Rider, and the trio 2 Foot Yard. Fresh Ink also featured pianist Simone Dinnerstein, cellist Matt Haimovitz, and the return of the Kronos and JACK Quartets. JACK was co-presented by Bowerbird. This season offered the American premiere of a new string quartet by Matthias Pintscher and 20 regional premieres of works by Mike Block, Charles Coleman, Philip Glass, Matt Haimovitz, Matt Herskowitz, Colin Jacobsen, Carla Kihlstedt, Jeff Myers, Gene Pritsker, Serge Provost, Christopher Rouse, Ana Sokolovic, Steven Stucky, Gilles Tremblay, and Luna Pearl Woolf. The series also featured compositions by Elliott Carter, Osvaldo Golijov, Steve Reich, Wolfgang Rihm, Amon Tobin, Aleksandra Vrebalov, and Ramallah Underground.