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Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert
Led by a witty and charming conductor who is an expert in Viennese music, Salute to Vienna brings the music of Johann Strauss to life with European singers, ballroom dancers, and ballet.   Backed by the Strauss Symphony of America, the performance is rich with selections from beloved operettas, elegant dances, lively overtures, and the beautiful Blue Danube Waltz.   Celebrate the start of the New Year with Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert, delighting audiences in North America for 25 years.   **This Holiday Offer is 50% Off!**

presented by Attila Glatz Concert Productions (USA) Inc.
12/2019/28 - 12/2019/28
BalletX Fall Series 2019
BalletX, led by Christine Cox, presents its Fall Series 2019 with two world premieres by choreographers Matthew Neenan and Jo Strømgren.   The New York Times has named Matthew Neenan “one of the most appealing and singular choreographic voices in ballet today.” His new holiday-inspired ballet, ‘Twelve Bells,’ is co-created with composers Rosie Langabeer and Tara Middleton, and features sets by Maiko Matsushima and costumes by Christine Darch.   Jo Strømgren's work, known for its multi-disciplinary gusto, has been described by The Boston Globe as "fantastically beautiful... conjuring the poetic flight of a butterfly." His new space age ballet, 'The Moon,' is set to the music of composer/saxophonist Mette Henriette, with video installation by Jorge Cousineau, and astronaut costumes by Martha Chamberlain.   BalletX, named “among America’s best” by The New York Times, was recently featured on the cover of Dance Magazine.

presented by BalletX
12/2019/04 - 12/2019/15
The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble presents THE TAPCRACKER 2019
The Lady Hoofers are proud to present THE TAPCRACKER, a full-length, all-tap version of the classic holiday favorite. Set to the music of both Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington, THE TAPCRACKER transports audiences to Paris, where an infestation of rats has thrown the city into chaos. Toy soldiers guard the Eiffel Tower, mice wreak havoc in the Metro, and frazzled chefs prepare for a feast at the magical palace of Versailles, featuring characters from the beloved Land of the Sweets.   THE TAPCRACKER will feature The Lady Hoofers’ First Company, Apprentice Dancers, and Youth Ensemble comprised of talented students from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

presented by The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble
12/2019/14 - 12/2019/15
The Last Match
What does it take to become a champion and how is an athlete's character and mettle tested on that journey? From the playwright of Photograph 51 comes this funny and moving drama about an American tennis star, the Russian player aiming to topple him, and the women in their lives who may hold the key to becoming the best in the world. Philadelphia Premiere By Anna Ziegler Directed by M. Craig Getting

presented by Lantern Theater Company
11/2019/07 - 12/2019/15
The Wizard of Oz
Swept away from her Kansas farm by a cyclone, Dorothy lands in Oz and on top of an evil witch. An epic adventure ensues as Dorothy tries to find the Wonderful Wizard of Oz and convince him to show her the way back to Kansas.   On the way she meets munchkins, flying monkeys, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion and discovers that she must help her friends first in order to face her fears and find her way home.   Quintessence’s production will explore L. Frank Baum’s original fantasia with songs from the motion picture and transform the Sedgwick Theater into an Oz you’ll never forget.

presented by Quintessence Theatre Group
11/2019/27 - 12/2019/29
Elaine Sciolino | The Seine: The River That Made Paris
A former Paris bureau chief and contributing writer for the New York Times, Elaine Sciolino is acclaimed for her “deliciously detailed and smart” (Vogue) chronicles of French culture and history. Her books include the bestsellers The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs, La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life, and Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of Iran. In 2010 Sciolino was decorated as a chevalier of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest honor. The Seine plumbs the depths of the romantic river, exposing its long history, colorful characters, and how it made the City of Lights shine so brightly.

presented by Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central Library
12/2019/12 - 12/2019/12
On the Exhale
Theatre Exile announces On the Exhale, written by Martín Zimmerman and directed by Matt Pfeiffer. A liberal college professor searches for meaning after a terrible act of violence. She finds herself drawn to the power and control of the weapon that forever changed her life.   Challenged by the inaction and corruption of the legislature she is faced with the opportunity to teach a lesson but she may have to learn one first.

presented by Theatre Exile
11/2019/29 - 12/2019/22
Therapy, Negotiation & Guile
The South Camden Theatre Company is proud to partner with A Saturday’s Child on an evening of equally innovative one-act plays featuring the works of three Philadelphia area playwrights. ‘Therapy, Negotiation & Guile’ houses three delightfully diverse pieces. ‘Cheap Therapy’ by Edward Shakespeare is a comedic yarn about ridiculously affordable counseling dispensed from a South Jersey boardwalk pushcart.   ‘The Second Bottle—A Negotiation’ by Tom Chin is a fable-like tale pitting a sly old stall-minder against a conniving young hustler in a battle of one-upmanship, a war of words and wants.   ‘Florentine Chess’ by Dambra Sabato rounds out the trio with a renaissance portrait of a flawed iconic genius and a slighted silk merchant’s wife engaged in a most surprising game of wits.

presented by A Saturday's Child
12/2019/06 - 12/2019/08
Curtis Presents: Portrait of Bright Sheng
Portrait of Bright Sheng Bright Sheng, composer in residence Curtis 20/21 Ensemble The Curtis 20/21 Ensemble performs a selection of works by Curtis's 2019-20 composer in residence, Bright Sheng. Generous support for the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble is provided by the Daniel W. Dietrich II Foundation.

presented by Curtis Institute of Music
12/2019/07 - 12/2019/07
PFS and The Bluegrass Situation Present Great Grass Weekend
Join us for three incredible bluegrass concerts honoring the genre's past, celebrating its present, and moving toward its future with the Philadelphia Folksong and the Bluegrass Situation. Join us for all three concerts or pick two for our first-ever GREAT GRASS WEEKEND! PFS Presents Molsky's Mountain Drifters Thursday, December 5, 2019 Doors 7:30pm | Music 8pm PFS Presents Hank, Pattie & The Current Saturday, December 7, 2019 Doors 7:30pm | Music 8pm PFS Presents Barnes, Gordy, Walsh Trio Sunday, December 8, 2019 Doors 7:00pm | Music 7:30pm

presented by Philadelphia Folksong Society
12/2019/05 - 12/2019/08
PFS Presents Molsky's Mountain Drifters
About Molsky’s Mountain Drifters – Tradition steeped in possibility. Bruce Molsky, “one of America’s premier fiddling talents” (Mother Jones) and Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song is delighted to present his new group already on tour in the US. Bruce’s previous collaborations, with Anonymous 4, 1865 – Songs of Hope and Home from the American Civil War, was released to rave reviews and was on the top 10 Billboard charts for weeks.   He is also a special guest on legendary guitarist Mark Knopfler’s latest CD, Tracker and is working on his 3rd album with Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny’s supergroup Mozaik. You can also hear Bruce on BBC TV Transatlantic Sessions singing with Joan Osborne, Julie Fowlis and fiddling with Scottish legend Aly Bain and America’s great dobroist Jerry Douglas. Bruce is also Berklee College of Music’s Visiting Scholar in the American Roots Program.

presented by Philadelphia Folksong Society
12/2019/05 - 12/2019/05
PFS Presents Hank, Pattie & The Current
About Hank, Pattie & The Current Bluegrass ambassadors Hank Smith and Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw join forces once again with their original and energetic new soulgrass band, Hank and Pattie. Hank and Pattie take traditional bluegrass and infuse it with their own flair, drawing from a melting pot of styles including Latin and Jazz, which adds up to an authentic and unique reflection of American music. While some of the music sounds old school and some sounds fresh and new, their overall musicianship, vocal harmonies, impassioned delivery and innovative arrangements captivate all generations of music lovers. Hank and Pattie are backed by an all-star band comprised of North Carolina musicians Jonah Freedman on Bass and vocals, Billie Feather on guitar, and Robert Thornhill on mandolin and vocals.

presented by Philadelphia Folksong Society
12/2019/07 - 12/2019/07
PFS Presents Barnes, Gordy, Walsh Trio
In the world of bluegrass and folk, where the collaborative possibilities are endless, what draws some musicians together in formal collaborations is hard to pinpoint. For Joe K. Walsh, Grant Gordy, and Danny Barnes, a newly formed bi-coastal trio, curiosity is the rule, and tunes are just a starting point.   “We approach every tune with an open attitude everyday. There’s a sort of tacit undiscussed flexibility that we all honor when we play together”, explains Walsh. For three musicians who have vibrant solo careers, as well as multifaceted musical collaborations under their belts, the trio has sparked a new level of creative inspiration, a venue to push and pull, learning and speaking with one another through improvisation.   “We are in some ways three very different musical pieces, but the thing that unites us is a deep respect and affinity for anybody who is improvising,” says Walsh.

presented by Philadelphia Folksong Society
12/2019/08 - 12/2019/08
PFS Presents Driftwood Soldier and Greg Klyma
Driftwood soldier is made up of Bassist Bobby Szafranski's velvet touch and the back-handed poetry and full-throated ruckus of mandolinero Owen Lyman-Schmidt. The duo has been leapfrogging their way up and down the East coast bringing their unlikely sound to bars, living rooms, rooftops, and back alleys. They have received radio play on dozens of radio stations around the country including WFUV, WNCW, and WXPN, where Bruce Warren called the duo “a bluesy version of Nick Cave with a nod to Tom Waits.” This isn’t some nostalgic reproduction of an imagined past or a feel-good celebration of a rosy future. It’s a bittersweet love song to an imperfect world, a lullaby that leaves you bleeding. Greg Klyma is a road-tested troubadour and relentless songwriter out to make the world a better place one song at a time. For over 20 years, he's been weaving lanes between Tom Petty and Merle Haggard on music's highway, keeping the American folk tradition alive with his enduring songs!

presented by Philadelphia Folksong Society
12/2019/14 - 12/2019/14
CHESS the Musical
Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus Lyrics by Tim Rice Book by Richard Nelson Directed by Michael Philip O’Brien Join us for this concert production featuring the music of ABBA members Andersson and Ulvaeus, as well as lyrics by musical theatre icon, Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Aida). This gripping musical was inspired by political and international spectacle of the 1972 World Chess Championship between American Bobby Fischer and Russian Boris Spassky. Set in the 1980’s at the height of the Cold War, Chess illustrates how something as trivial as a game of chess can mean so much more when fueled by the threats and propaganda of nations at war.

presented by 11th Hour Theatre Company
01/2020/11 - 01/2020/19
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Hound of the Baskervilles is a masterpiece of mystery, farce, and suspense. Told in the same madcap style as The 39 Steps, three actors breathlessly play all 16 characters in this uproarious parody of the most celebrated Sherlock Holmes novel of all time.   Starring returning Theatre Horizon favorites Damon Bonetti, Steve Pacek, and Dave Johnson.

presented by Theatre Horizon
11/2019/10 - 12/2019/08
The Snow Queen by Family Stages
Before there was Frozen, there was a tale of two friends, an unhappy troll and a lonely queen. The Snow Queen follows young Gerda's serach for her lost friend, Kai. Her path leads through a magical winter landscape with talking crows, clumsy bandits and a singing reindeer. When she finally reaches the Ice Palace, she brings the warmth of rediscovered love to her best friend and a forlorn queen.

presented by Family Stages
12/2019/28 - 01/2020/25
Sister's Christmas Catechism
In this holiday mystery extravaganza, from the author of Late Nite Catechism, Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages – whatever happened to the Magi’s gold? Celebrate Christmas with Bucks County Center for the Performing Arts and Denise Fennell, who played Sister in 2019 season’s Late Night Catechism. Fennell brings her entertaining nun back to Delaware Valley Community College in Sister’s Christmas Catechism. Single price tickets, so reserve early for the best seats!

presented by Bucks County Center for the Performing Arts
12/2019/05 - 12/2019/07
Lyric Fest's TUTTI FIOR – Happy Hour/Mini Concert with Art Show
TUTTI FIOR – Happy Hour/Mini Concert with Art Show Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6:00PM Reception and Art Show, 7PM Music The Moorestown Community House 16 E. Main Street Moorestown, NJ 08057 Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:00PM Reception, 7PM Music The Academy of Vocal Arts 1920 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 This concert, happy hour and art exhibit celebrates the art of the flower, putting forth flower songs from many cultures and genres. The evening begins with an elegant reception and exhibition of the floral oil paintings of Suzanne DuPlantis which will be for sale. A portion of the proceeds will benefit LF. The evening continues with classical song, opera and popular song.

presented by Lyric Fest
12/2019/11 - 12/2019/11
Bearthoven: American Dream
This superb New York chamber trio deftly applies the instrumentation of the classic jazz piano trio to dazzling new contemporary writing. Pianist Karl Larson, percussionist Matthew Evans, and bassist Pat Swoboda achieved an early apotheosis in 2018 with American Dream, concert-length commission from the Brooklyn composer Scott Wollschleger, which according Bandcamp Daily, “toggles between Morton Feldman-esque contemplation and pointedly fractured, multi-planar collisions to indicate both the hope and deep disappointments of contemporary America.”   Written in 2017, the work for piano, double bass, and vibraphone cycles through incrementally transforming harmony and melody—starting one place, and ending up another without drawing attention to the journey. The piece only gained resonance within the increased division and disenfranchisement in the US, its meditative, often fraught dualities reflecting disparate visions of the title concept—whether utter disenchantment or guarded vitality. Gas Station Canon Song and We See Things adroitly bookend that work, with fractured elements of each obliquely contained within American Dream.   This evening’s program opens with Trio, a commissioned work by Katherine Balch—currently composer-in-residence with the California Symphony—which the trio premiered at Pioneer Works in April of 2019.

presented by Bowerbird
12/2019/11 - 12/2019/11
Guest Conductor Terry Guidetti Opens December Concert With Tchaikovsky And Soloist Barbara Prugh
The Delaware County Symphony under the baton of guest conductor Terry Guidetti opens the concert with the ever popular Symphony No. 2, "Little Russian" by Pyotr Tchaikovsky in a work which captures the unique imagination of Russian romanticism.   The concert continues with a sparkling performance of the assertive and delightful Trumpet Concerto by Alexander Arutiunian performed by guest soloist Barbara Prugh. The concert concludes with a musical journey into the enduring beauty and sensuous sounds of the Nutcracker - Suite, Pas de Deux, Finale/Apotheosis by Tchaikovsky.   All are invited to a free pre-concert conversation by Dr. C. Michael Kelly from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. in the McNichol Room.

presented by Delaware County Symphony
12/2019/08 - 12/2019/08
Annie
The classic family musical about an orphan in search of her parents who ends up with more than she can ever imagine. Winner of 7 Tony Awards, the delightful score is anchored by the smash hit "Tomorrow".

presented by The Players Club of Swarthmore
11/2019/22 - 12/2019/07
Joy to the World
Created & Performed by Joilet Harris Accompanist Jared L. Alston Just in time for the holidays, don’t miss this original family cabaret created and performed by Philadelphia theatre dynamo Joilet Harris, star of 1812’s Broads and The God Project!   **This Holiday Offer is 50% Off**

presented by 1812 Productions
12/2019/16 - 12/2019/16
This Is The Week That Is
Written & Performed by Justin Jain, Sean Close, Tanaquil Márquez, Dave Jadico, and Brett Robinson Head News Writer: Don Montrey A celebrated part of the Philadelphia theatre season for the past 14 years, This Is The Week That Is delivers hilarious political satire and content that changes with the headlines! This season’s production features new and returning cast members Justin Jain, Sean Close, Tanaquil Márquez, Dave Jadico, and Brett Robinson!   **This Holiday Offer is 50% Off**

presented by 1812 Productions
11/2019/29 - 01/2020/05
The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble presents THE TAPCRACKER 2019 (Holiday)
The Lady Hoofers are proud to present THE TAPCRACKER, a full-length, all-tap version of the classic holiday favorite. Set to the music of both Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington, THE TAPCRACKER transports audiences to Paris, where an infestation of rats has thrown the city into chaos. Toy soldiers guard the Eiffel Tower, mice wreak havoc in the Metro, and frazzled chefs prepare for a feast at the magical palace of Versailles, featuring characters from the beloved Land of the Sweets.   THE TAPCRACKER will feature The Lady Hoofers’ First Company, Apprentice Dancers, and Youth Ensemble comprised of talented students from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.   **This Holiday Offer is 50% Off**

presented by The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble
12/2019/14 - 12/2019/14
Revolutionary Christmas
This season, have yourself a very British Christmas at Christ Church. Historian Neil Ronk will lead visitors through a candlelit colonial tour of Christ Church and its churchyards while considering the angst and awe that accompanied the holiday in wartime. In this third year of our Revolutionary Christmas event, Ronk will focus on Philadelphians during the British occupation of 1777, a season when troops ransacked religious institutions in the city but spared Christ Church, where many British sympathizers worshiped. * This tour is family-friendly and handicap accessible! The outdoor portion of the tour lasts no more than 10 minutes.   **This Holiday Offer is 50% Off**

presented by Christ Church Preservation Trust
12/2019/06 - 12/2019/20
Fred's Magic World Winter Wonders (Holiday)
Winter Wonders is a unique holiday comedy and magic show filled with spontaneity, fun and lots of laughs. This is not your typical magic show.   Winter Wonders features comedy and magic acts including a Houdini-like escape, a baffling memory exhibition, comedy improv (like Who’s Line is it Anyway), dexterous displays of sleight of hand and more.   Fred’s Magic World is performing this show around the holidays so there would be a place for families to see some cool tricks, have some laughs, and just unwind.   **This Holiday Offer is 50% Off**

presented by Venice Island Performing Arts Center
12/2019/27 - 12/2019/28
Tydings Trew: Early English Carols (University City)
Revisit the golden age of English caroling! Grammy Award-winning tenor Karim Sulayman (Best Classical Solo Vocal Album of 2019), soprano Nell Snaidas, and lutenist Mark Rimple join Piffaro’s renowned period instrumentalists in the beautiful surroundings of historic St Mary's, Hamilton Village. Like the most enduring holiday traditions, this is music reverent, raucous, and always full of joy! Each half of the concert will open with part of the Christmas Story told through sacred carols and motets by English masters like William Byrd and Thomas Ravenscroft before moving on to lively instrumental numbers from the Henry VIII Songbook (containing music performed at the king’s court) and popular songs & ballads from the 15th, 16th, and early 17th c. The bill of fare includes include Green growth the holly, The Shropshire Wakes or Hey to Christmass, The Old Yeare now away has fled, and much more. “Vivid and indelible performances…a true holiday gift” – Broad Street Review   **This Holiday Offer is 30% Off!**

presented by Piffaro, the Renaissance Band
12/2019/13 - 12/2019/13
The Snow Queen at Arden Theatre Company (Holiday)
Based on Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairy tale, The Snow Queen transports audiences on a journey through the four seasons! When Gerda’s best friend is captured by the Snow Queen, it is up to her to rescue him from the icy palace.   The Snow Queen celebrates the adventure of growing up and the magical power of friendship.   **This Holiday Offer is 50% Off**

presented by Arden Theatre Company
12/2019/06 - 01/2020/24
BalletX Fall Series 2019 (Holiday)
BalletX, led by Christine Cox, presents its Fall Series 2019 with two world premieres by choreographers Matthew Neenan and Jo Strømgren.   The New York Times has named Matthew Neenan “one of the most appealing and singular choreographic voices in ballet today.” His new holiday-inspired ballet, ‘Twelve Bells,’ is co-created with composers Rosie Langabeer and Tara Middleton, and features sets by Maiko Matsushima and costumes by Christine Darch.   Jo Strømgren's work, known for its multi-disciplinary gusto, has been described by The Boston Globe as "fantastically beautiful... conjuring the poetic flight of a butterfly." His new space age ballet, 'The Moon,' is set to the music of composer/saxophonist Mette Henriette, with video installation by Jorge Cousineau, and astronaut costumes by Martha Chamberlain.   BalletX, named “among America’s best” by The New York Times, was recently featured on the cover of Dance Magazine.   **This Holiday Offer is 30% Off**

presented by BalletX
12/2019/04 - 12/2019/11
The Vertical Hour
A brilliant and charismatic American war correspondent-turned-professor is set to marry into an accomplished British family. But is she too much of a renegade to fit in? Renowned British playwright David Hare lays bare the shifting alliances of a family trying to come together and the past secrets that may keep them apart. Philadelphia Premiere By David Hare Directed by Kathryn MacMillan   **This Holiday Offer is 35% Off**

presented by Lantern Theater Company
01/2020/09 - 02/2020/16
The Crossing @ Christmas
Known for its "rich, warm and beautifully focused sound," (The New York Times) the multiple Grammy® Award-winning new music choir, The Crossing, performs its annual concert reflecting on our world in the winter holiday season.   Conducted by Donald Nally, this year's The Crossing @ Christmas features two modern passions: David Lang's Pulitzer Prize-winning the little match girl passion, based on the Hans Christian Andersen story, and a world premiere by composer Edie Hill, with elegiac remembrances of birds that are no longer with us.   **This Holiday Offer is 30% Off**

presented by The Crossing
12/2019/20 - 12/2019/20
Shrek: The Musical
The greatest fairy tale never told comes to life as never before in Shrek The Musical, the award-winning Broadway musical based on the Oscar-winning movie.   A reclusive ogre finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess. Throw in a short-tempered wannabe king, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other classic fairy tale misfits, and you've got the makings of a riotously dysfunctional road trip.   Featuring all-new songs and outrageous humor, Shrek The Musical is ogre-sized holiday fun for the whole family!   **This Holiday Offer is $30 Off!**

presented by Walnut Street Theatre
11/2019/05 - 01/2020/05
Four Rhapsodies - Gershwin & Enescu
Peter Donohoe, piano George Gershwin: Cuban Overture Second Rhapsody Variations on “I Got Rhythm” An American in Paris Rhapsody in Blue George Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Romanian Rhapsody No. 2 in D Our ever-popular January concert continues as the season’s joyful celebration of Gershwin works, occasionally augmented with works by near-contemporary composers. This year the stage is shared with another George, the beloved Romanian composer George Enescu (whose two rhapsodies are based on traditional Romanian folk tunes). Both Gershwin rhapsodies, brilliantly performed by internationally renowned British piano virtuoso Peter Donohoe, are featured, along with other Gershwin favorites, Variations on “I Got Rhythm,” Cuban Overture and An American in Paris. Order your tickets early, as this concert regularly sells out! Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes, including intermission This concert sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Henry B. du Pont Smith   **This Holiday Offer is 50% Off**

presented by Vox Ama Deus
01/2020/10 - 01/2020/10
Messiah - Wayne
A Philadelphia tradition! On original Baroque instruments, Handel’s Messiah celebrates the Story of the Season. Bright trumpets, grand voices of choristers and dazzling soloists stir, awaken, excite and uplift. From haunting melodies to the great “Hallelujah Chorus,” this is Christmas at its best. And in keeping with improvisatory Baroque performance practice, Maestro makes a few changes each time, so no two Messiah performances are ever quite the same! This will be the 2019 edition. Andrea Lauren Brown soprano, Jody Kidwell alto, Timothy Bentch tenor, Ed Bara bass Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes, including one intermission

presented by Vox Ama Deus
12/2019/22 - 12/2019/22
Messiah - Center City Philadelphia
A Philadelphia tradition! On original Baroque instruments, Handel’s Messiah celebrates the Story of the Season. Bright trumpets, grand voices of choristers and dazzling soloists stir, awaken, excite and uplift. From haunting melodies to the great “Hallelujah Chorus,” this is Christmas at its best. And in keeping with improvisatory Baroque performance practice, Maestro makes a few changes each time, so no two Messiah performances are ever quite the same! This will be the 2019 edition.   Andrea Lauren Brown soprano, Jody Kidwell alto, Timothy Bentch tenor, Ed Bara bass Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes, including one intermission

presented by Vox Ama Deus
12/2019/20 - 12/2019/20
RENAISSANCE NOËL - Paoli
This season marks the 33rd consecutive year of our annual tradition of magical Renaissance Noël concerts by the Vox Renaissance Consort, celebrating the glorious Renaissance Christmas music of Old Europe, with masterpieces for single and double chorus, solo voices, and period instruments—now with three performances in three venues. A unique feature of these concerts is our Renaissance Consort performers exquisitely attired in lush period costumes. Come and experience a joyful and traditional old-world Noël! Running time: 90 minutes – no intermission   **This Holiday Offer is 50% Off**

presented by Vox Ama Deus
12/2019/13 - 12/2019/13
RENAISSANCE NOËL - Chestnut Hill
This season marks the 33rd consecutive year of our annual tradition of magical Renaissance Noël concerts by the Vox Renaissance Consort, celebrating the glorious Renaissance Christmas music of Old Europe, with masterpieces for single and double chorus, solo voices, and period instruments—now with three performances in three venues. A unique feature of these concerts is our Renaissance Consort performers exquisitely attired in lush period costumes. Come and experience a joyful and traditional old-world Noël! Running time: 90 minutes – no intermission   **This Holiday Offer is 50% Off**

presented by Vox Ama Deus
12/2019/14 - 12/2019/14
RENAISSANCE NOËL - Bryn Mawr
This season marks the 33rd consecutive year of our annual tradition of magical Renaissance Noël concerts by the Vox Renaissance Consort, celebrating the glorious Renaissance Christmas music of Old Europe, with masterpieces for single and double chorus, solo voices, and period instruments—now with three performances in three venues. A unique feature of these concerts is our Renaissance Consort performers exquisitely attired in lush period costumes. Come and experience a joyful and traditional old-world Noël! Running time: 90 minutes – no intermission   **This Holiday Offer is 50% Off**

presented by Vox Ama Deus
12/2019/15 - 12/2019/15
PHILADANCO - Xmas Philes (Holiday)
An Annenberg Center original commission returns to its roots! Choreographed by Daniel Ezralow, Xmas Philes pairs PHILADANCO's colorful tapestry of movement with popular Christmas music in what has become an eagerly anticipated December tradition.   Called "infectious fun" by The Philadelphia Inquirer, an expanded Xmas Philes celebrates the holidays with humor, Christmas classics and beautiful, contemporary dance.   Welcome this local dance treasure back home to the Annenberg Center!   **This Holiday Offer is 30% Off**

presented by PHILADANCO
12/2019/12 - 12/2019/14
An American Christmas Songbook
The chill of winter is in the air as Keith Baker and the BRT Concert Band, along with fabulous entertainers, take the stage to perform your favorite carols and heartwarming holiday songs. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the holidays in style! Conceived by Keith Baker and featuring the BRT Concert Band   **This Holiday Offer is 30% Off**

presented by Bristol Riverside Theatre
12/2019/12 - 12/2019/22
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
In this wonderfully clear and direct telling of Charles Dickens' novella, acclaimed playwright and actor Anthony Lawton brings the story boldly to life as only live theater can. Come rediscover Dickens' timeless story of a miser's miraculous redemption from a life of bitterness, greed, and isolation. Back by popular demand, this heartwarming adaptation captured the hearts of theater critics and audiences alike, inspiring a new holiday tradition for the entire family. An Original Adaptation by Anthony Lawton In Collaboration with Christopher Colucci and Thom Weaver Commissioned and developed by Lantern Theater Company   **This Holiday Offer is 35% Off**

presented by Lantern Theater Company
12/2019/05 - 12/2019/29
The Delaware County Symphony Features Guest Soloist Tom Hicks Performing Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
The Delaware County Symphony under the baton of guest conductor Sebastian Grand opens the concert with the ever popular Overture to La Forza del Destino by Guiseppe Verdi which captures the vibrant emotions of Italian Opera.   The program continues with the lush and romantic sounds of Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff featuring guest soloist Tom Hicks, and concludes with Symphony No. 4 by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Enjoy a free pre-concert lecture by Dr. C. Michael Kelly from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.   **This Holiday Offer is 50% Off**

presented by Delaware County Symphony
03/2020/01 - 03/2020/01
The Delaware County Symphony Presents Michelle Yelin Nam Performing Piano Concerto No. 3 by Sergei Prokofiev
The Delaware County Symphony under the baton of guest conductor Joseph Hodge opens the concert with Finlandia by Jean Sibelius followed by Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni.   The concert continues with the challenging Piano Concerto No. 3 by Sergei Prokofiev featuring Michelle Yelin Nam, piano.   The program concludes with the ever popular Symphony No. 2, "Romantic" by Howard Hanson. Enjoy a free pre-concert lecture by Dr. C. Michael Kelly from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.   **This Holiday Offer is 50% Off!**

presented by Delaware County Symphony
05/2020/03 - 05/2020/03
We Shall Overcome - A Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., featuring Damien Sneed
Inspired by the words and actions of Dr. King, We Shall Overcome features repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders.   Led by the talented Damien Sneed, this performance weaves spoken word from Dr. King’s speeches with a musical lineage of gospel, jazz, classical and Broadway to reinvigorate and inspire future generations.   **This Holiday Offer is 30% Off**

presented by Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
01/2020/17 - 01/2020/17
Paul Taylor Dance Company
Celebrate the extraordinary legacy of Paul Taylor, "the most inventive and versatile choreographer" of our time (New York Post).   In honor of Taylor's wide-ranging and impactful repertoire, "one of the most exciting, innovative, and delightful dance companies in the entire world" (The New York Times) will perform a program of beloved masterpieces, including Syzygy, Sunset and Piazzolla Caldera.   Don't miss the Paul Taylor Dance Company's return to Philadelphia in tribute to a true dance icon.   **This Holiday Offer is 30% Off**

presented by Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
01/2020/24 - 01/2020/25
Daedalus Quartet
The Daedalus Quartet, Penn’s quartet-in-residence, explores migration through music, illustrating how centuries of cultural cross-pollination has enriched our artistic and spiritual life. Music truly has no borders, unifying through the universality of the human experience.   In this performance, the quartet will perform works that exhibit the richness and complexity of this cultural convergence, including a world premiere of traditional African American spirituals by Nansi Carroll.   **This Holiday Offer is 30% Off**

presented by Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
01/2020/25 - 01/2020/25
Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Sizzling salsa and Latin jazz, straight from El Barrio! Fresh off a 2018 Grammy® win, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra returns to Philadelphia in celebration of their 15th anniversary.   This powerhouse, 13-member group will perform music from their 2018 album, Anniversary, as well as past favorites, promising a lively evening of fiery salsa rhythms.   **This Holiday Offer is 30% Off**

presented by Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
01/2020/31 - 01/2020/31
Pianist Christopher Goodpasture
Give the gift of music this holiday season! Praised by The Washington Post for his “sparkling, highly musical” playing and known for his imaginative approach to programming, pianist Christopher Goodpasture will be performing works by Franck, Scriabin, Schumann, and Schubert. Mr. Goodpasture won top prizes at the Astral Artists 2019 National Auditions, the Washington, Seattle, Iowa, and Dallas International Piano Competitions, and the Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Competition for Pianists.   He has presented recitals at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall and soloed with the Dallas Chamber, Sioux City, and Oakville Symphonies, Northumberland and Acadiana Symphony Orchestras, Riverside Symphonia, and Chamber Orchestra of New York, among many others.   Bring a friend or family member to hear some great music and then meet the artist at a complimentary post-concert reception! Students and children may attend for free.   **This Holiday Offer is 30% Off**

presented by Tri-County Concerts Association
02/2020/09 - 02/2020/09
Messiah - Chestnut Hill
A Philadelphia tradition! On original Baroque instruments, Handel’s Messiah celebrates the Story of the Season. Bright trumpets, grand voices of choristers and dazzling soloists stir, awaken, excite and uplift.   From haunting melodies to the great “Hallelujah Chorus,” this is Christmas at its best. And in keeping with improvisatory Baroque performance practice, Maestro makes a few changes each time, so no two Messiah performances are ever quite the same! This will be the 2019 edition. Andrea Lauren Brown soprano, Jody Kidwell alto, Timothy Bentch tenor, Ed Bara bass   Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes, including one intermission   **This Holiday Offer is 50% Off**

presented by Vox Ama Deus
12/2019/06 - 12/2019/06
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
On one remarkable Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts who show him past, present—and possible future. You and your favorite kids are in for a treat with a special hour-long musical adaptation for kids that uses traditional songs to highlight Dickens’ magical story.   Deck the halls as our holiday spirits travel beyond the footlights, right into your very own heart.

presented by Walnut Street Theatre
11/2019/30 - 12/2019/22
Messiah - Paoli
A Philadelphia tradition! On original Baroque instruments, Handel’s Messiah celebrates the Story of the Season. Bright trumpets, grand voices of choristers and dazzling soloists stir, awaken, excite and uplift. From haunting melodies to the great “Hallelujah Chorus,” this is Christmas at its best. And in keeping with improvisatory Baroque performance practice, Maestro makes a few changes each time, so no two Messiah performances are ever quite the same! This will be the 2019 edition. Andrea Lauren Brown soprano, Jody Kidwell alto, Timothy Bentch tenor, Ed Bara bass Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes, including one intermission   **This Holiday Offer is 50% Off**

presented by Vox Ama Deus
12/2019/08 - 12/2019/08
Holiday Pops for the Whole Family
Bring the whole family for this annual Philharmonic tradition of holiday cheer and merriment, including, for the first time, and Audience Sing-Along!   Featuring the children of the DeMasi and Rice Elementary School Choruses, and the 85 members of the Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey.   **This Holiday Offer is 50% Off**

presented by Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey
12/2019/08 - 12/2019/08
Winter Wonderland 2019
Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse invites families to its annual Winter Wonderland celebration for wintery festivities that include s’mores roasting, a hot cocoa bar, zoo artifacts, theater games, an obstacle course challenge, water table, book giveaway, and more! Smith is joined by Elmwood Park Zoo, Fringe Arts, Let’s Go Outdoors and the Philadelphia Water Department, Northeast Treatment Centers, Oral Health Impact Project, Pinnacle Parkour Academy, Read by 4th, and Treehouse Books to present the morning’s activities. Support for Winter Wonderland provided in part by Friends Central School, Old City Coffee, Primex Garden Center, and Wawa.   **This Holiday Offer is 50% Off**

presented by Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse
12/2019/07 - 12/2019/07
Community Arts Center and The Potters Guild Handcrafted Holiday Sale Preview Party
The Holiday Sale includes a Preview Party on Thursday, December 5th from 7 to 9:30 p.m., which gives guests exclusive access to the sale before it opens to the public. For a $5 admission fee, shoppers can enjoy live music by jazz pianist Jeff Knoettner and a large ensemble choral performance by Media Chamber Chorale, light refreshments, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. With over 60 participating artists including 28 Potters Guild members, the Holiday Sale offers hundreds of original creations with vision and passion built into every piece. The artisanal merchandise includes fashion accessories and home goods; functional and decorative ceramic, clothing, mixed media wall art, fiber art, handbags, jewelry, flowers, wood, soap, baskets, metal and holiday décor that you can’t find at big-box retailers.   A list of the participating artists and a photo gallery for a preview of each artist’s work can be found at www.cacholidaysale.org.   **This Holiday Offer is 50% Off**

presented by Community Arts Center
12/2019/05 - 12/2019/05