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The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe ®

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24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

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Join David Dye as he navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

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Winter Concert Series
Philadelphia's oldest continuously performing chamber music ensemble, with all current or retired Philadelphia Orchestra members and guests, performing Cinq Pieces en Trio for oboe, clarinet and bassoon by Jacques Ibert; Sonata for Two Violins in E minor op. 3, no. 5 by Jean-Marie Leclair; Quintet for Piano and Winds in Eb Major, K. 452 for piano, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; and Sextet in A Major, Op. 48 for two violins, two violas and two cellos by Antonin Dvorak. Included is a reception following the concert, with refreshments and the opportunity to chat with the performers. Tickets are available at the door or on our website.

presented by The Philadelphia Chamber Ensemble
02/2017/24 - 02/2017/26
Winter Sort of Thing: 10 Year Anniversary
Join Yes! And… Collaborative Arts in celebrating 10 years of the annual Winter Sort of Thing musical. This year’s revue is a trip through all the fun, hijinks, and even some earnest truths about the challenges of childhood that families have grown to love. Everyone’s favorite characters are back including Mother Nature with her daffy determination and Father Time with his cavalier precision, along with some pretty dastardly villains like Captain Papadopoulos and Octavia the Lunch Lady. Come join Yes! And… Collaborative Arts for an adventure through a decade of magic and merry-making.

presented by Yes! And... Collaborative Arts
03/2017/02 - 03/2017/05
Piffaro presents ¡Ay Amor! Dying of love in Chestnut Hill
Piffaro, The Renaissance Band teams up with Damon Bonetti, co-founding artistic director of Philadelphia Artists’ Collective, to create a program that intertwines music and text to evoke the passion, drama, and humor of an evening in a Golden Age Spanish Theater. Inspired by the heroine of the romance La Bella Celia, who broke all Ten Commandments for love…and didn’t regret it! The program opens with the beautiful Celia confessing startling news to her priest: she has broken all Ten Commandments for love. Musicians and actors then commence probing that dangerous and delightful emotion as it was evoked by composers and playwrights of 17th century Spain. Guest artists include countertenors Drew Minter; soprano and “national artistic treasure” Julianne Baird (New York Times); J Hernandez, winner of a Phindie Critics Choice Award; and Amanda Robles, a New York-based University of the Arts grad. Pre-concert talk with Christa Patton and Damon Bonetti at 6:45. STUDENTS FREE!

presented by Piffaro, the Renaissance Band
02/2017/25 - 02/2017/25
LiveConnections Presents Harlem Quartet + Arturo Stable
LiveConnections presents Harlem Quartet collaborating with Latin jazz percussionist Arturo Stable. Committed to advancing diversity in classical music, Harlem Quartet specializes in varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers. LiveConnections has commissioned Stable to write new music for the Quartet based on the rhythms and sounds of his native Cuba "These aren't your typical collaborations. LiveConnections creates synergy between … unlikely bedfellows" (Philly Mag Ticket). The LiveConnections Presents concert series features six curated concerts annually, showcasing adventurous collaborations, new commissions and world premieres, and the best boundary-crossing music around. LiveConnections is a nonprofit in residence at World Cafe Live. For more information, visit http://liveconnections.org/harlem-quartet

presented by World Cafe Live
02/2017/24 - 02/2017/24
James Blood Ulmer Odyssey Trio
Jazz and blues guitarist, singer and recording artist James “Blood” Ulmer has applied his southern roots in gospel toward a highly individualized sound described as “a cross between Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and Mike Bloomfield.” Having toured the world with his Memphis Blood Blues Band, Ulmer has earned numerous awards, performed at the Bonnaroo festival and been featured in Martin Scorsese’s “Lightning in a Bottle” film of Radio City Music Hall live performances.

presented by Montgomery County Community College
02/2017/25 - 02/2017/25
Brossé conducts The Sounds of America
The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia welcomes the new year with a wide-ranging salute to American music. Featuring violinist, Michael Ludwig performing Daron Hagen’s Songbook, American symphonist Walter Piston, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Corigliano, and the evocative and colorful score for the video game Journey by Austin Wintory.

presented by The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
02/2017/26 - 02/2017/27
Over Land, Over Seas
Over Land, Over Seas, The Hourglass. The Hourglass is the brain-child of Jessika Brust and producer/composer/sound engineer Andre DiMuzio, founder, owner, and CEO of the ADM label. Jess and Andre met in college in Jon Metzger's Jazz Studies program, and began collaborating in 2011, when on a whim they decided to record a Reggae cover of Adele's Rolling in the Deep. Within 24 hours, they had a nearly completed track, which went viral on fans' college campuses a few weeks later. This seemed to be a good omen, so they officially created The Hourglass project, and began recording their first EP, Over Land, Over Seas, which was released December 2013. The Hourglass is evolving a most eclectic sound, as Jess and Andre are influenced by absolutely all the music they've ever heard, regardless of genre. And just for White Pines Productions, The Hourglass is delighted to put together their headliner show debut called Over Land, Over Seas, where Jess and Andre will share not only the fruits

presented by White Pines Productions
02/2017/24 - 02/2017/25
Music on the Brandywine
Enjoy an evening of music by rising stars in the world of classical music. Pianist Zhenni Li has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, and China and holds degrees from The Juilliard School and the Yale School of Music. She currently pursues a doctoral degree at McGill University. Katie Hyun has performed as soloist with the Houston Symphony, Dallas Chamber Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra as well as the Busan Sinfonietta and Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra in South Korea. She holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, SUNY Stonybrook, and the Yale School of Music. The museum will open at 6 p.m. with the performance beginning at 7:30 p.m. Cash bar will be available prior to performance. Advance tickets: $12, members; $15, non-members; and $8, students through March 1. Prices increase to $20, members; $25, non-members; and $10, students on the day of the event.

presented by Brandywine River Museum of Art
03/2017/02 - 03/2017/02
Piffaro presents ¡Ay Amor! Dying of love in Center City
Piffaro, The Renaissance Band teams up with Damon Bonetti, co-founding artistic director of Philadelphia Artists’ Collective, to create a program that intersperses music and text to evoke the passion, drama, and humor of an evening in a Golden Age Spanish Theater. Inspired by the heroine of the romance La Bella Celia, who broke all Ten Commandments for love…and didn’t regret it! The program opens with the beautiful Celia confessing startling news to her priest: she has broken all Ten Commandments for love. Musicians and actorsthen commence probing that dangerous and delightful emotion as it was understood by composers and playwrights of 17th century Spain. Guest artists include countertenors Drew Minter; soprano and “national artistic treasure” Julianne Baird (New York Times); J Hernandez, winner of a Phindie Critics Choice Award; and Amanda Robles, a New York-based University of the Arts grad. Pre-concert talk with Christa Patton and Damon Bonetti at 6:45. STUDENTS FREE!

presented by Philadelphia Artists' Collective
02/2017/24 - 02/2017/24
Judy Collins | Cravings: How I Conquered Food
Individual tickets and subscriptions go on sale Tuesday, January 17 at 10:00 AM! In conversation with Laura Kovacs Popularly beloved as “Judy Blue Eyes,” eclectic singer-songwriter Judy Collins has delighted audiences for decades with such albums as A Maid of Constant Sorrow and Wildflowers. The latter album’s lead single, “Both Sides, Now”—penned for her by friend Joni Mitchell—brought her worldwide fame. She is a four-time Grammy nominee, a documentary Oscar nominee, and is currently a UNICEF representative on the campaign for the abolition of landmines. In Cravings, Collins tells the story of her charged history with food, the countless diet plans and weight-loss gurus she encountered over the years, and the measured solution she found to her addiction.

presented by Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central Library
03/2017/01 - 03/2017/01
New Music Concert Series: INSCAPE Chamber Orchestra
INSCAPE Music by Mason Bates, Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis, and John Harbison Pushing the boundaries of classical music with riveting performances that reach across genres and generations, INSCAPE transcends the confines of the traditional classical concert experience. Program: Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis - "Chopin Syndrome" Mason Bates - "The Life of Birds" John Harbison - "Songs America Loves to Sing" About the New Music Concert Series Each semester students of Delaware County Community College and residents of the Delaware County region have access to concerts featuring the world's top musicians right in their own backyard. The series highlights the expansive musical experience available in the 21st century, presenting virtuosic and cutting edge musicians from around the globe.

presented by Delaware County Community College
02/2017/26 - 02/2017/26
Piffaro presents ¡Ay Amor! Dying of love in Delaware
Piffaro, The Renaissance Band teams up with Damon Bonetti, co-founding artistic director of Philadelphia Artists’ Collective, to create a program that intertwines music and text to evoke the passion, drama, and humor of an evening in a Golden Age Spanish Theater. Inspired by the heroine of the romance La Bella Celia, who broke all Ten Commandments for love…and didn’t regret it! The program opens with the beautiful Celia confessing startling news to her priest: she has broken all Ten Commandments for love. Musicians and actors then commence probing that dangerous and delightful emotion as it was evoked by composers and playwrights of 17th century Spain. Guest artists include countertenors Drew Minter; soprano and “national artistic treasure” Julianne Baird (New York Times); J Hernandez, winner of a Phindie Critics Choice Award; and Amanda Robles, a New York-based University of the Arts grad. Pre-concert talk with Christa Patton and Damon Bonetti at 6:45. STUDENTS FREE!

presented by Piffaro, the Renaissance Band
02/2017/26 - 02/2017/26
David Neumann / Advanced Beginner Group: I Understand Everything Better
Bessie-Award winning choreographer/performer David Neumann explores our impulse to report on calamity. A multidisciplinary dance-based performance inspired by the death of his father, I Understand Everything Better is a deeply felt and moving work that intersperses elements of Noh theater, video, music and text and blurs the lines between truth and fiction. Topics merge—the private and public, internal and external, the known and unknown—resulting in a mysteriously beautiful mix of indelible images that dance upon the contradictions of human life.

presented by Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series
02/2017/23 - 02/2017/23
Leper + Chip by Lee Coffey
Inis Nua Theatre Company presents the American premiere of Irish pub play Leper + Chip by Lee Coffey, from February 15 to March 5, 2017, at The Drake (1521 Spruce St). Boy (Leper) meets Girl (Chip) during a fight at a party. He’s out to get even the next day, but antagonism turns to love. Frantic and funny, Leper + Chip is a gritty, inner city Dublin odyssey of two lovers trying to get out. Tickets are $25-35 and on sale at (215) 454-9776 or inisnuatheatre.org.

presented by Inis Nua Theatre Company
02/2017/15 - 03/2017/05