Tuesday, October 6, 2015

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, October 6, 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.
      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.
      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.
      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.
      Philly Pops: Sinatra - A Centennial Celebration
    • Friday, October 9, 2015
    • Conductor Michael Krajewski leads the Pops through a concert of Sinatra hits and those of his contemporaries. Guest artists will include accomplished singer, bandleader and Sinatra authority Michael Andrew.
      Art & Architecture Tour
    • Saturday, October 10, 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.
      Deana Martin
    • Saturday, October 10, 2015
    • Deana Martin takes the audience on a musical journey, honoring her legendary father Dean Martin and other great performers who shaped American music and popular culture for over four decades. She has proven to be the consummate entertainer, singing classics made popular the world over by her father and his "Pallies."
      PCMS Concert: Borodin Quartet With David Finckel, Cellist
    • Sunday, October 11, 2015
    • For 70 years, Russia's Borodin Quartet has been celebrated for its insight and authority in the chamber music repertoire - particularly that of Shostakovich, with whom the Borodin's founding members studied in 1940's Moscow. Today they'll be performing his Quartet No. 8, Op, 110, along with works by Borodin and Schubert.
      The Big Night Out: Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern PA 100th Anniversary
    • Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    • This event celebrates 100 years of serving children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Evening highlights include an awards ceremony, celebrity entertainment and a high-end silent auction, plus an exclusive pre-party for VIP ticketholders.
      PCMS Concert: Pavel Haas Quartet
    • Friday, October 16, 2015
    • Since winning the Paolo Borciani competition in Italy in Spring 2005, the Pavel Haas Quartet has performed at the world's most prestigious concert halls and recorded four award-winning CDs, receiving great acclaim from audiences and critics alike. Tonight they'll be performing works by Martinu, Dvorak and Beethoven.
      Canadian Brass
    • Saturday, October 17, 2015
    • The Canadian Brass, a world-renowned brass quintet, has developed a unique genre of classical virtuosity and performance that bridges the gap between performers and audience through music and humor.
      Cecile McLorin Salvant
    • Saturday, October 17, 2015
    • Salvant is a French-American jazz singer. Growing critical acclaim highlights her unique interpretations of jazz and blues standards and her ability to tackle compositions rarely performed among today's jazz vocalists. Salvant enjoys popularity internationally, and has performed with renowned musicians such as Jean-Francois Bonnel and Dan Nimmer. She was a first prize winner at the prestigious 2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition.
      Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: The Four Seasons
    • Sunday, October 18, 2015
    • Welcome guest conductor and violinist Scott Yoo on this provocative journey through Piazzolla and Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Inspired by the seasons as much as Argentina itself, Piazzolla's canvas comes to life and transports listeners to the streets of Buenos Aries. Contrasted with the well-loved Vivaldi masterwork, audiences will encounter Italy and Argentina all in one performance.
      Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience
    • Tuesday, October 20, 2015
    • Direct from London's West End, this Monty Python-esque show takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into seventy hilarious minutes. Written and performed by two-time Olivier Award-nominated actors Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, the show is a must-see for Potter addicts and a great introduction to the series for anyone who's ever wondered what all the fuss is about.
      Sittin' In
    • Wednesday, October 21, 2015
    • Sittin' In is a monthly cross-genre jam session featuring some of Philadelphia's best musicians.
      PMCS Concert: Jeremy Denk, Pianist
    • Friday, October 23, 2015
    • The New York Times has described Jeremy Denk's playing as "bracing, effortlessly virtuosic and utterly joyous." Tonight, he'll be performing works by Bach, Byrd, Bolcom, Haydn, Stravinsky, Ives, Schubert and others.
      Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra
    • Sunday, October 25, 2015
    • Accentuating the beauty of ancient Chinese instruments amidst the grandeur of a Western symphony, the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra draws on cherished ancient melodies and delightful musical styles to create a brand new, yet wonderfully familiar, experience. Part of Shen Yun Performing Arts, the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra is rooted in 5,000 years of civilization. It shares in Shen Yun's mission to revive five millennia of divinely inspired culture.
      PCMS Concert: Montrose Trio With Kazuhide Isomura, Violist
    • Tuesday, October 27, 2015
    • The brand-new Montrose Trio, featuring Martin Beaver and Clive Greensmith of the recently-retired Tokyo Quartet alongside pianist Jon Kimura Parker, continues the legacy of Tokyo and channels its expertise into the piano trio repertoire. Today they'll present a program of works by Beethoven, Lee and Dvorak (with violist Kazuhide Isomura).
      Philadelphia Orchestra: The Original Rhapsody in Blue
    • Thursday, October 29, 2015
    • Conductor Marin Alsop leads the Orchestra through the original jazz band version of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," featuring the piano work of Jon Kimura Parker. Pieces by Debussy (orch. Schoenberg) and Shostakovich round out the program.