Kimmel Center
300 S. Broad St.. Philadelphia, PA 19102
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    Upcoming events
      Building & Theater Tour
    • Friday, August 26, 2016
    • 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.
      Art & Architecture Tour
    • Saturday, August 27, 2016
    • This themed tour features an in-depth look at the Kimmel Center's architecture, a walk down the Avenue of the Arts and a tour of the Center's displayed artwork.
      Sittin' In
    • Wednesday, September 7, 2016
    • Sittin' In is a monthly cross-genre jam session featuring some of Philadelphia's best musicians.
      Opera Philadelphia: Breaking the Waves
    • Thursday, September 22, 2016
    • This world premiere chamber opera by composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek is based on the 1996 Academy Award-nominated film by Lars von Trier. Set in the Scottish Highlands in the early 1970's, "Breaking the Waves" tells the story of Bess McNeill, a religious young woman with a deep love for her husband Jan, a handsome oil rig worker. When Jan becomes paralyzed in an off-shore accident, Bess's marital vows are put to the test as he encourages her to seek other lovers and return to his bedside to tell him of her sexual activities. He insists that the stories will feel like they are making love together and keep him alive. Bess's increasing selflessness leads to a finale of divine grace, but at great cost.
      Master Class with Christine Goerke
    • Monday, September 26, 2016
    • International star soprano and the star of Opera Philadelphia's "Turandot" Christine Goerke leads Opera Philadelphia's Emerging Artists through a master class. You'll witness these young talents blossom before your eyes as the company's incomparable Turandot shares her expertise.
      Philadelphia Orchestra: Mozart's Great Mass
    • Thursday, September 29, 2016
    • Conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads the Orchestra through a performance of Mozart's Mass in C minor. Works by Theofanidis and Schubert round out the program, with guest artists to include soprano, tenor and bass-baritone soloists along with the Westminster Symphonic Choir.
      Philadelphia Orchestra: Opening Night
    • Friday, September 30, 2016
    • Experience the legendary Philadelphia Sound as friends, musicians, and leaders from throughout Philadelphia's cultural community gather to celebrate the beginning of another marvelous year of performances. An unforgettable evening of great music, glamour, black tie, high couture, delicious food, and champagne awaits.
      Ama Deus Ensemble
    • Friday, October 14, 2016
    • The Ama Deus Ensemble represents the union of Vox Ama Deus' vocal and instrumental ensembles. Performing Baroque and classical music from the likes of Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms, the orchestra and choir are sized to match historical common practice of the time period.
      Philly POPS: Elvis - The King's Songbook
    • Friday, October 21, 2016
    • The POPS kick off their 2016-2017 season with a musical tribute to Elvis Presley, the unforgettable performer who changed the course of American popular music forever. Led by "Roots of Rock" legend Dave Bennett with Philly's own Allison Blackwell, the concert will feature memorable tunes such as "Heartbreak Hotel," "Jailhouse Rock," "Love Me Tender," "Can't Help Falling in Love" and more.
      Klangverwaltung Orchestra 20th Anniversary Tour
    • Tuesday, October 25, 2016
    • The KlangVerwaltung Orchestra has been recognized for its superlative technical skill, ability to interact like a chamber music ensemble, vibrant orchestral color, and lively stage presence. Under the direction of conductor Enoch zu Guttenberg, the orchestra has earned rave reviews, both for its live performances and numerous recordings. For its 20th anniversary season tour, the orchestra is joined by the heralded Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuern Chorus for performances in Canada and the U.S.A.