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.
Musicians From Marlboro brings exceptional young musicians from Vermont's renowned Marlboro Music Festival together with seasoned artists in chamber music programs of rarely-heard works and masterpieces of varied instrumentation. Tonight, this touring ensemble presents a program of works by Haydn, Saariaho and Schumann.
Figaro and Susanna can't wait to marry - but the Count they serve has his own plans. Meanwhile the Countess schemes with her household staff to regain her husband's affections. There's a whole world of laughter, love, and light in Mozart's luminous tale of servants outwitting their masters. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Join the Kimmel Center's Jazz Residency artist for the opportunity to experience a work in progress. After months of workshops and preparation, Korey Riker will present an intimate session, showcasing his unfinished project in SEI Innovation Studio.
A national treasure in her native England, Cooper has become known for her poetic, insightful interpretations and a rare ability to negotiate composers' shifting moods. Join her at the Kimmel Center this May as she presents a program of works by Schumann, Wagner and Liszt.
Acclaimed pianist Lang Lang joins conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Philadelphia Orchestra for a performance of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1. Mahler/Cooke's Symphony No. 10 rounds out the program.
"Grow Up Great" introduces kids to the vibrant world of jazz, from New Orleans brass bands and the rhythms of Congo Square to The Great American Songbook and swing. Each month, Philly's own trumpeter Josh Lawrence showcases new songs with a band of musicians and makes jazz fun for all ages.
Join painist Kendrah Butler and vocalist Shamika Byrd for the opportunity to experience a work in progress. After months of workshops and preparation, they'll be presenting an intimate session that showcases their unfinished collaborative projects.
From Music Director Dirk Brossé's tribute to the victims of the Holocaust to Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto featuring Lana Trotovsek, the Chamber Orchestra closes the season with a striking musical display. Mozart's expanded symphonic serenade demonstrates his transition into his mature artistry. Meanwhile, composer Salvatore di Vittorio recreates the Venus and Adonis love story that ultimately ends in tragedy.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JALC) is the official band for jazz at Lincoln Center. Under the leadership of Wynton Marsalis and comprising many of the finest and most versatile jazz instrumentalists today, the JALC extends the jazz tradition.
Hear vocal stars of tomorrow in a wonderful evening of rarely-performed vocal chamber music by Brahms and Schumann. Featured artists include soprano Hyesang Park, contralto Sara Couden, tenor Miles Mykkanen and baritone Yunpeng Wang, with piano accompaniment from Cecile Licad and Ken Noda.
For the first time ever, Maestro Michael Krajewski and The Philly POPS will present a world premiere pops program featuring Cirque's awe-inspiring physical feats of power and beauty paired with the music from blockbuster movie classics like "Gone With the Wind," "Chariots of Fire" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark." Thrill to the spectacle of acrobats, jugglers, and aerial flyers soaring high above the heads of The Philly POPS as they perform on stage.
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.
Join the Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra (PYAO) as the orchestra presents its 21st Annual Festival Concert at the Kimmel Center in Perelman Theater. Led by Maestra Rosalind Erwin, PYAO will perform Rossini's Overture to Il barbiere di Siviglia, the prelude to one of the greatest comic operas of all time. Works by Hanson and Copland round out the program.
Philadelphia Sinfonia presents a high-energy, exciting performance to wrap up its 19th concert season. The program will feature Tchaikovsky's haunting Sixth Symphony ("Pathetique") and the "Russlan and Ludmilla Overture" by Mikhail Glinka, as well as a performance by Philadelphia Sinfonia Players. Ending the program will be a spectacular multi-disciplinary performance of Dukas' "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" featuring guest artists from Enchantment Theatre Company.
"Tutto Verismo" is a one-night-only concert event celebrating the music of Verdi and opera's greatest composers of the Verismo Period. Performers include some of the opera world's most sought-after artists, including sopranos Aprile Millo, Mary-Lou Vetere and Joan Tenaglia; tenor John Horton Murray; baritones John Tenaglia, Sandor Schneller and Bryan Murray; and bass baritone Justin Hopkins. Maestro Richard Raub serves as music director and accompanist.
For over 35 years, the award-winning Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale has been recognized as one of the finest male vocal choirs in the world. The group is comprised of 80 boys' choir members complimented by a 20-voice men's chorale.
In their first collaboration, PRISM and S? Percussion premiere "Blue Notes and Other Clashes" by Steven Mackey and a new arrangement of Donnacha Dennehy's The Pale. Mackey, who previously composed masterful works for both ensembles separately, creates the first major octet combining saxophone and percussion quartets. Dennehy's work is a musical imagining of the area encompassing Dublin called the Pale, where British rule was at its strongest in the 14th century. Works by George Friedrich Haas, Bryce Dessner and Kati Agocs round out the program.
Louis Scaglione Leads the Youth Orchestra through a program of works by Barber, Szentpali, Higdon and Rachmaninoff, with featured soloists to include organist Peter Richard Conte and euphonium player Joel Collier.
The PRISM Quartet creates music that places the saxophone in unexpected contexts, charting fresh musical territory that challenges audiences. Today they team up with the Grammy-winning Los Angeles ensemble PARTCH to present works by Ken Ueno, Stratis Minakakis, Iannis Xenakis and Harry Partch.
For the Kimmel Center's "Jazz Residency" program, pianist Kendrah Butler teamed up with vocalist Shamika Byrd to create a new work themed around jazz and faith as they relate to the African American experience. Join them in the SEI Innovation Studio this June for its world premiere.
World renowned trumpet player and jazz educator Terell Stafford has organized an ensemble of 17 stellar, homegrown musical artists: the long-awaited Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia. JOP aims to become the face of Philadelphia jazz, establishing the city as a nationally and internationally recognized destination for jazz performance.