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Philadelphia, PA—Ten Thousand Birds

September 25, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

$15 – $35

The “unusually versatile, reliably exhilarating new-music ensemble” (The New York Times) Alarm Will Sound makes its Penn Live Arts debut, returning to our city after a 12-year hiatus with the local premiere of Ten Thousand Birds by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy® Award-winning composer John Luther Adams. This experiential, open-ended collection of pieces is based on native birdsong, encompassing a range of colors and instrumentation and newly informed by actual migration patterns tracked at the Morris Arboretum. The audience roves freely around the space and the performers, experiencing the music from many perspectives as human creativity and natural phenomena blur.

“Alarm Will Sound has become one of the most vital and original ensembles on the American music scene.” (The New York Times)

Please note, tickets must be purchased in advance; they will not be sold at the arboretum. Your email confirmation will serve as your ticket for admission.


September 25, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$15 – $35
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Bloomfield Farm at Morris Arboretum
100 E Northwestern Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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