Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Kimmel Center

PERFORMANCE THEATER
Kimmel Center
Nearby Venues
  • Le Bec Fin
  • The Happy Rooster
  • Yonny's
  • Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant
  • Misconduct Tavern
  • The Palm
  • Good Dog Bar and Restaurant
  • Kimmel Center - Verizon Hall
  • Kimmel Center - Perelman Theater
  • The Merriam Theater
Broad & Spruce Sts. Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-893-1999
  • Calendar
    Upcoming events
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      Building & Theater Tour
    • Wednesday, September 2, 2015
    • Enjoy a themed tour focusing on the history of the Kimmel Center and architectural and construction highlights. You'll see the Commonwealth Plaza, Perelman Theater, Verizon Hall, Merck Arts Education Center and the Dorrance H. Hamilton Garden. First Saturday tours will also include an organ demonstration.
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      Art & Architecture Tour
    • Saturday, September 5, 2015
    • This themed tour features an in-depth look at the Kimmel Center's architecture, a walk down the Avenue of the Arts and a tour of the Center's displayed artwork.
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      Sittin' In
    • Wednesday, September 9, 2015
    • Sittin' In is a monthly cross-genre jam session featuring some of Philadelphia's best musicians.
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      PNC Grow Up Great: Musical Theater
    • Saturday, September 12, 2015
    • This program is designed to introduce children to the vibrant and exciting world of musical theater. A talented group of guest artists will perform songs from various classic musicals, and kids are welcome to sing along.
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      Open House
    • Saturday, September 12, 2015
    • The arts season kicks off at the Kimmel as 100+ shows go on sale for the first time. Visitors can purchase fee-free tickets at the box office, then enjoy a day of entertainment and activities including tours, Plaza Stage performances, a chandelier light show at the Academy, ticket giveaways and more.
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      Wedding Open House
    • Tuesday, September 15, 2015
    • Tour the Kimmel Center's available rental spaces, discuss your wedding plans with knowledgable representatives and speak with staff from Graces Events about dining options.
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      The North Star (2015)
    • Thursday, September 17, 2015
    • "The North Star" is a historical drama about two escaped slaves who made their way from Virginia to Pennsylvania in 1849.
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      Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: Delibes Tao Saint-Saens
    • Sunday, September 20, 2015
    • Join the Chamber Orchestra and Music Director Dirk Brossé for an exciting new work alongside a classic. Composer and pianist Conrad Tao premieres his concerto for chamber orchestra, piano, and iPad, combining the familiar orchestral sounds with contemporary electronics. This program promises a vast soundscape and complete performance experience through Saint-Saëns' rich orchestration and expression, while Tao's commission calls upon live sampling.
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      World Meeting of Families Film Festival: The Way (2010)
    • Thursday, September 24, 2015
    • Martin Sheen stars in this comedy/drama about a father who travels to France to retrieve the body of his son, who perished in a storm while hiking a historical pilgrimage route. While there, he decides to hike the route himself in his son's memory.
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      Philadephia Orchestra: Opening Night Concert & Gala
    • Wednesday, September 30, 2015
    • The Philadelphia Orchestra launches their 2015-16 season with a special evening of music and festivities at the Kimmel Center. Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead the Orchestra through a performance of musical selections from Disney's "Fantasia," which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Also on the program are excerpts from Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" and works by Bach and Debussy. Immidately following the concert, gala attendees will enjoy a black-tie dinner in the Commonwealth Plaza, with catering by Garces.
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      Yellow River Cantata Concert
    • Saturday, October 3, 2015
    • The first half of this concert event will feature solo and duo performances by renowned musicians from around the world. In the second half, the Ambler Symphony Orchestra will be joined by a 300-voice choir to perform eight movements of Xian Xinghai's "Yellow River Cantata," one of China's most celebrated choral works. Wanjun Qiao conducts.
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      Leon Panetta
    • Monday, October 5, 2015 Sold Out
    • Panetta served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 16 years before President Clinton selected him as Director of the Office of Management and Budget in 1993, and then, in 1994, appointed him White House Chief of Staff. President Obama nominated Panetta to run the CIA in 2009. He subsequently served as Secretary of Defense from 2011 to 2013.
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      An Evening With Sir Alex Ferguson
    • Wednesday, October 7, 2015
    • Sir Alex Ferguson's new book "Leading" is out this fall. Receive a signed copy of his book and listen to Sir Alex Ferguson, in person, discussing leadership and the lessons he learned over a 49 year career, including his record-breaking spell as coach of Manchester United.
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      Giargiari Bel Canto Competition
    • Wednesday, October 7, 2015
    • Opera students from the Academy of Vocal Arts share their talents before a panel of experts for a chance to win prizes. There will be an Audience Favorite category as well.
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      The Exalted
    • Thursday, October 8, 2015
    • Poet and performer Carl Hancock Rux recounts the life of German-Jewish art historian Carl Einstein - an influential scholar on African sculpture and Cubism who fled the Nazis - together with tales of genocide and personal genealogy in this magnetic evening of storytelling. With music composed and performed live by Theo Bleckmann, direction by SITI Company's Anne Bogart, and video by Onome Ekeh, "The Exalted" untangles knots of heritage, art, and atrocity to reconsider the price of freedom and self-preservation.