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From the Archives

The Fromm Foundation has a rich historical background, which is amply documented in the archives held at Harvard University. Browse through archival material featuring brief pieces composed for Paul Fromm's birthday celebrations, sound recordings from concerts, surveys by John Adams and other composers determining the creation of a modern music canon, and more.

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Search our database of over 478 compositions commissioned by the Fromm Foundation since 1953.

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Fromm Players 2018

Fromm Players at Harvard 2019

Perle Noire:
Meditations for Joséphine

May 3, 2019 @ 10 p.m.

Oberon (2 Arrow Street, Cambridge).

Perle Noire is a unique evening honoring the brilliance, daring, public courage and private tragedies of Joséphine Baker. Conceived by Peter Sellars, this tour-de- force features soprano Julia Bullock, with original music by Tyshawn Sorey and texts by Claudia Rankine. Performed by International Contemporary Ensemble.