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 Philadelphia Girls Choir takes a holistic approach to choral music. PGC relates singing, musicianship, and choral performance to the broader human experience through art, drama, history, and cultural diversity. Each year, the Choir's repertoire has a core idea that relates to experiences the girls will have throughout the year, including visiting museums, attending performances, and performing in locations that are tied to the core repertoire. For the current season the theme is "Women in Music" with a repertoire ranging from Hildegard to Renaissance and Baroque composers to Sarah Bareilles.
The "Broadway Up Close" series features some of Broadway's best performing iconic repertoire and revealing behind-the-scenes stories in an intimate cabaret setting. Chita Rivera is a Broadway legend unlike any other. With a career that includes creating the roles of Anita in West Side Story, Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie and Velma Kelly in Chicago, few other performers exemplify the tradition of American musical theater as Chita Rivera does. A singer and dancer with few peers, she starred both on Broadway and across America on tour in Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life, dramatizing her storied career as a performer. She is the recipient numerous awards, including two Tony® Awards, a Kennedy Center Honor, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Conductor Louis Scaglione leads the ensemble through the world premiere of a work by the winner of the Inaugural Young Composers Competition, along with Orff's "Carmina Burana." Guest artists will include the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Boys Choir.
Dive in to the questions of what exactly is public space, and what it means to create art within that space. Learn about why public art is different from art presented in a traditional theater, how it connects an audience, and how art in a public space in the United States differs from public art presented in Europe.
The Philly POPS and the Kimmel Center present Philly's All-City Jazz Festival, a free all-day jazz festival open to the public, featuring local students and professional jazz musicians, on June 9, 2017. This all-day event will take place at Kimmel Center starting at 11AM. The program concludes with the All-City Jazz Showcase in the Perelman Theater at 7PM, presenting the most accomplished students of the School District. Students, parents, and the public are invited to attend the day and evening performances. Tickets may be reserved at the Kimmel Center Box Office or at kimmelcenter.org. In a school system that has seen cutbacks in arts programs over the past decade, POPS in Schools provides customized programs, music training and education, performance opportunities, and access to experience professional concerts throughout Philadelphia. Phillypops.org "The Philly POPS' three year-old POPS in Schools program and Kimmel Center Education share a mission of educating and inspiring young Philadelphians," said Frank Giordano, President and CEO of the Philly POPS. "After presenting the School District of Philadelphia's All-City Jazz Festival for two years, the POPS has now partnered with the Kimmel Center, the city's premier performing arts venue to provide an enhanced experience for students, parents and audiences. As the home of the Philly POPS, we can't think of a better organization and venue to join forces with for this special event." The Philly POPS and the Kimmel Center present Philly's All-City Jazz Festival is supported by a grant from Philadelphia Energy Solutions.
Get ready for an evening of laughter, memories and no-holds-barred candor as beloved host Terry Gross and "Late Night's" Seth Meyers celebrate "Fresh Air's" 30th anniversary. Terry's past conversations with Seth have tackled tough political and social issues with forthrightness and wit. Seth Meyers is well known for his time on Saturday Night Live, as co-anchor of "Weekend Update" and head writer for the likes of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Meyers is largely credited with expanding the audience for this long-running show by engaging public attention well past the traditional news cycle.
Free and open to the public, this class will cover a vast breadth and depth of artistic insight into the Hip Hop culture and performative arts for artists who are thinking about a career in Hip Hop dance and art forms.
This class teaches you to use your surroundings to react & attack the music in ciphers or battles or even just to catch a vibe while feeling good. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to class start to warm-up.
Philly's hometown jazz orchestra presents their second program at the Kimmel Center for the 2016-17 season, featuring the music of Dizzy Gillespie and other jazz greats. Special guests for this Kimmel Center Jazz Series concert include Jon Faddis and Elio Villafranca.
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.
An Evening with Stephen Schwartz is an all Stephen Schwartz program, honoring the Emmy and Tony Award-winning composer and his remarkable career in musical theatre, film music, choral music, and art songs, including songs from Godspell, Pippin, Wicked, Children of Eden, Mass, Prince of Egypt, and Tyler's Suite. Stephen will be joined on stage by the Pennsylvania Girlchoir, Keystone State Boychoir, Garden State Girlchoir and other special guests performing works of his. Also being honored at the event will be the recipient of the Philadelphia Outstanding Music Educator Award.
The Nelly Berman School of Music presents the Platinum and Gold winners of the "Young Classical Virtuosos of Tomorrow," an international competition in loving memory of its founder, Nelly Berman. The competition drew 250 competitors from 12 states and Italy, Russia, Peru, Canada, England and Germany. Students aged 7-25 competed in in piano, strings, winds, brass, voice, and chamber music. This high-level competition held two rounds; the first set of distinguished judges chose 90 competitors out of 250 to continue to the finals, and the second set of judges narrowed it down even further to 60 Platinum and Gold winners to perform at two concerts at the Kimmel Center on Sunday, June 18th where they will be awarded $12,500 in prizes.
From his meteoric rise to fame in 1957 through his tragic death less than two years later, Buddy Holly influenced modern music like no other performer of his generation. Featuring more than 20 of Buddy Holly's greatest hits, including "That'll Be the Day," "Peggy Sue," "Oh Boy," "Everyday," "Not Fade Away," "Words of Love" and more.