Directed by Jacob Adler, the ensemble performs contemporary classical music, member compositions and improvisations. We have played the music of György Ligeti, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Julius Eastman, Olivier Messiaen, Perotin, and Arvo Pärt. In 2019, the Openscore Ensemble performed Philip Glass' 4-hour opera Einstein on the Beach at the Phoenix Art Museum in collaboration with theater and video artists. In 2023, the ensemble performed Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time.
Performance of Philip Glass' 4-hour opera 'Einstein on the Beach' at the Phoenix Art Museum, Oct 2019. Photos courtesy of the Phoenix Art Museum.