The University of Pennsylvania has recently released a set of guidelines pertaining to COVID-19, which include restrictions on events and campus access, and the temporary closure of Penn’s arts centers. The Sachs Program will do its best to update our website to reflect any resultant cancellations. We also encourage you to visit the host sites for all events to confirm details. Ongoing events, such as exhibitions, will remain listed on our site for the time being.
Through our website and newsletter, The Sachs Program highlights events, performances, exhibitions, and other forms of public engagement on and off campus. Most of what we list is neither produced nor directly supported by The Sachs Program. Our intent is to point you to the great things happening at Penn and driven by Penn faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Penn is a destination for the arts. Happenings are what we think you should be experiencing now.
Tuesday 13 OctoberLive Chats About Music with Christian McBride
Christian McBride hosts different guests weekly for live chats about music. Tune in to the Newport Jazz Instagram every Tuesday night at 7 PM. Recent guests have included Norah Jones, Robert Glasper, Joshua Redman, Dianne Reeves and more.
Monday 2 NovemberSophie Hochhäusl: Memories of the Resistance: The Defiant Life of a Female Architect, 1938-1945
Sophie Debiasi Hochhäusl is an Assistant Professor for Architectural History and Theory at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design. Before joining the Faculty at the Weitzman School, she was the Frieda L. Miller Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced study at Harvard University. This event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.
Friday 13 NovemberSlought Presents How to Get Started, a Permanent Installation of John Cage’s Work
How to Get Started, a permanent installation created in partnership with the John Cage Trust. This unique interactive installation features a rarely heard performance by John Cage, and will evolve over time through the participation it invites from its public. John Cage's first and only performance of How to Get Started in 1989 was conceived of almost as an afterthought, a performance substituting for another that had been previously planned. In the performance, delivered at a sound design conference in Nicasio, California, Cage talks about the difficulty of initiating the creative process, and about improvisation, a subject about which he had long been deeply ambivalent.