Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Kimmel Center

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
  • Calendar
    Upcoming events
      Building & Theater Tour
    • Tuesday, September 16, 2014
    • 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.
      Art & Architecture Tour
    • Saturday, September 20, 2014
    • 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.
      International Peace Day Concert
    • Saturday, September 20, 2014
    • Among many other artists, world-renowned cellist Ohad (Udi) Bar-David, a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra, will lead an Eastern influenced ensemble of special guests including Hanna Khoury, Hafez Javier Kotain and Jiebeing Chen. Maestro Reona Ito will conduct the Harmony For Peace Symphony finale.
      Philadelphia Orchestra: Season Begins
    • Friday, September 26, 2014
    • The Philadelphia Orchestra kicks off the season with a concert of works by Mozart and Strauss, along with a "project" piece chosen by the audience. Guest artists will include renowned pianist Lang Lang.
      Kurt Elling
    • Sunday, October 5, 2014
    • Chicago jazz vocalist Kurt Elling may be the last 'hep cat' left in the mainstream jazz world. His signature mix of high-flying poetry and jazz improvisation evokes comparisons to the Beat poets of the ‘60s with the added vocal ingenuity of the Manhattan Transfer and Bobby McFerrin. Beginning his career in music in 1995, he has quickly risen to become one of jazz's most talented and celebrated vocalists - earning his first Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance in 2010 for his album 'Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman.'
      Sittin' In
    • Wednesday, October 8, 2014
    • Sittin' In is a monthly cross-genre jam session featuring some of Philadelphia's best musicians.
      Jason Mraz
    • Sunday, October 12, 2014 Delete
    • Jason Mraz, whose surname is Czech for "frost," was known on the San Diego coffee house scene in 2000. His 2002 debut album, "Waiting for My Rocket to Come," contained the hit single "The Remedy (I Won't Worry)," but it wasn't until 2005 when his second album, "Mr. A-Z" was released that he achieved widespread commercial success that has continued through such hit singles as "I'm Yours" and "I Won't Give Up." He is currently touring to support his latest album, "Yes!," which was released in July of 2014.
      PCMS Concert: Musicians From Marlboro
    • Monday, October 13, 2014
    • Musicians From Marlboro brings exceptional young musicians from Vermont's renowned Marlboro Music Festival together with seasoned artists in chamber music programs of rarely-heard works and masterpieces of varied instrumentation. Tonight, they'll be performing works by Kurtag, Servansky, Debussy and Beethoven.
      Philly Pops: Era of Abba
    • Friday, October 17, 2014
    • The Philly Pops will be joined by the Finnish vocal ensemble Rajaton for a concert of hits by Swedish pop legends ABBA. Michael Krajewski conducts.
      PCMS Concert: Belcea Quartet
    • Friday, October 17, 2014
    • Founded at the Royal College of Music in London in 1994, the Belcea Quartet is currently based in Great Britain, though two of its members hail from Romania and Poland. Today, the accomplished ensemble presents a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert.
      Kathleen Battle: Underground Railroad
    • Friday, October 24, 2014
    • Kathleen Battle's soaring voice has brought her to the top of the classical music world. She has appeared in numerous opera, concert and recital performances across the globe and has collaborated with some of the world's most distinguished artists.Today, she'll be performing a variety of traditional spirituals and hymns that reflect early African-American history.
      Philadelphia Orchestra: Halloween Fantastique
    • Saturday, October 25, 2014
    • From Berlioz to Batman, The Philadelphia Orchestra performs your favorite "spook"-tacular classics and film soundtracks, accompanied by artists from Cirque de la Symphonie. The mysterious "March to the Scaffold" and other haunting harmonies will turn Verizon Hall into a chilling chamber of fantastical fright and delight.
      PCMS Concert: Yefim Bronfman, Pianist
    • Friday, October 31, 2014
    • With a commanding technique and exceptional lyrical gifts, Yefim Bronfman is widely regarded as one of the most talented virtuoso pianists performing today. His regular appearances with virtually all the world's major orchestras and his collaborations with such celebrated musicians as Yo-Yo Ma, Emmanuel Ax and Joshua Bell invariably elicit rave reviews. In solo recitals Bronfman has been praised as ...."an inquisitive artist who loves to illuminate rarely-heard masterworks as well as war horses." Tonight, he'll be performing works by Haydn, Brahms and Prokofiev.