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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Philadelphia Orchestra music director Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads the Curtis Symphony Orchestra through a program of works by Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky and Prokofiev. Conducting fellows Edward Poll and Conner Covington will also be featured.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.