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.
The next generation of great dancers convene at the Kimmel Center for two nights of outstanding choreography and artistry. The event showcases the talents of 11 different companies from throughout the region.
The USBands program supports music education programs across the nation by supporting memorable experiences for directors and students, with a focus on excellent venues, adjudication, and service. Through the efforts of USBands and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, more than 1,000 high school and middle school students will have the unique opportunity to perform onstage at a world-class venue, and receive world-class feedback.
Join the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra for the third and final concert celebrating their 75th anniversary season. The program will include works by Seyfried, Tchaikovsky and Mahler, with violinist Michael Ludwig soloing.
In that empty twilight between life and death, tortured jazz soloist Charlie Parker composes his final masterpiece, revisiting the inspirations, demons, and women who fueled his creative genius. Opera Philadelphia presents the world premiere of this freeform expedition into the mind, heart, and personal purgatory of the bebop great.
Tempesta di Mare performs baroque music on baroque instruments with what the Philadelphia City Paper describes as "a zest and virtuosity that transcends issues of style and instrumentation." Led by co-directors Gwyn Roberts and Richard Stone with concertmaster Emlyn Ngai, Tempesta di Mare's repertoire ranges from staged opera with full orchestra to chamber music.
Four vibrant Philadelphia choirs, accompanied by the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ and a brass ensemble, join forces for an inspiring evening of music by Mendelssohn, Verdi and more. Featuring choral ensembles from First Presbyterian Church, St. Paul's Episcopal, First United Methodist and the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.
Gilberto Santa Rosa is one of the most successful vocalists in Puerto Rico. Known as a master of 'soneo,' an improvisational vocal technique, Santa Rosa has recorded such Salsa hits as 'Muneca' and 'Cantante De Cartel.'