Bartok's Monster

a collaboration between Daedalus Quartet, Sebastienne Mundheim, & Pig Iron
in development Sunday, January 21 2024 @ 2PM & 7PM
Penn Live Arts
3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Inspired by Avoid the Day: A New Nonfiction in Two Movements, by Jay Kirk

The "insightful and vibrant" (The New York Times) Daedalus Quartet returns to Penn Live Arts with Bartok's Monster, a collaboration with Dan Rothenberg, Co-Founder/Co-Artistic Director of Pig Iron Theatre Company, and Sebastianne Mundheim, Founder/Artistic Director of White Box Theate. A musical investigation into a missing string quartet, this world premiere program by Penn's exceptional quartet-in-residence takes inspiration from Penn English professor Jay Kirk's Avoid the Day: A New Nonfiction in 2 Movements, a book Gideon Lewis-Kraus described as "a vividlt funny Gothic picaresque...and a dark, self-consuming act of memoiristic alchemy."


Performances are January 21 2024 at 2PM and 7PM.
Bartok's Monster premieres at Penn Live Arts (3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104).

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Bowerbird logo Pig Iron School logo
Bartok's Monster is a co-presentation with Bowerbird and Pig Iron School.


Support for Bartok's Monster has been provided by The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation and the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia.


Photo Credit: Gene Smirnov

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Daedalus Quartet performs Beethoven String Quartets No.3 and No.12