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.
Usher in the New Year with "Salute to Vienna," patterned after Vienna's world famous Neujahrskonzert and returning for a glorious 15th season with a fresh, new program. The festive New Year's Day concert features a brilliant new cast of over 75 musicians and stellar European singers and dancers in beautiful costumes. A light-hearted blend of popular Strauss waltzes, polkas and famous operetta excerpts from Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow and more. It's a day to celebrate and enjoy.
A true legend of popular music and one of the great divas of all time, "The Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin, is a multiple Grammy winner and a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer whose hits include "Respect," "Chain of Fools," "Think," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and more.
Leading the city's best New Year's Eve celebration, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin returns to the podium to ring in the New Year together with the Fabulous Philadelphians. The concert ends early enough that attendees can be home - or at their next party - by midnight.
The Kimmel Center celebrates the new year with a variety of free entertainment at the Commonwealth Plaza. Guests can enjoy face painting, crafts and a balloon artist, along with music by Steve Pullara and student performers from the Broadway Dreams Foundation Summer Intensive programs.
Garces Events will be hosting a VIP New Year's celebration in the T2 Lounge and Broad Street Balcony. Guests can enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet brunch with an open bar and great views of the Mummer's Parade.