Join the Philadelphia Orchestra for the city's premier white-tie gala celebrating the birthday of the Academy of Music. The Concert and Ball is the building's only fundraising event, and it helps support ongoing preservation and conservation efforts for the cultural icon. This year's special guest will be Martin Short. Originally slated as the featured guest for the Academy's 159th Anniversary Concert in 2016, which was cancelled due to an emergency shutdown by Winter Storm Jonas in the Philadelphia area, the multi-talented Emmy and Tony Award-winning comedian, writer, singer, and actor joins the Orchestra and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin for an extraordinary evening of food, friends, music, dancing, and an exploration of the "Grand Old Lady of Locust Street."
This medieval story of chivalry and tragic love is transported to the elegant atmosphere of post-World War I Europe in Opera Philadelphia's production of "Tancredi." The beautiful music of a young Rossini provides the soundtrack for the love between the exiled solider Tancredi and the beautiful Amenaide, daughter of the powerful Argirio. When Amenaide is sentenced to death for a treason she did not commit, a disguised Tancredi fights to defend both his love and home. Don't miss one of Rossini's most lyrical works in the hands of Music Director Corrado Rovaris.
Based on the 1992 Whitney Houston-Kevin Costner thriller. Former Secret Service agent-turned-bodyguard Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don't expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, "The Bodyguard" features a host of chart-topping hits including "Queen of the Night," "So Emotional," "One Moment in Time," "Saving All My Love," "Run to You," "I Have Nothing," "I Wanna Dance with Somebody," and one of the biggest selling songs of all time, "I Will Always Love You."
Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.