Make a pledge on Thursday, January 30, 2014, between 6pm and midnight, and you could win three (3) pairs of tickets (6 in total) to three (3) of Philadelphia’s hottest concerts of 2014. Here are the details:
Two (2) tickets to hear Soweto Gospel Choir on February 16, 2014 at Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Two (2) tickets to hear Dr. Lonnie Smith on March 22, 2014 at Montgomery County Community College
Two (2) tickets to hear Cuban Pianist Chucho Valdes on October 4, 2014 at Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
No substitution of a cash value prize will be permitted. If the winner declines the prize, no other prize will be offered.
Leroy Anderson has just the right touch with The Typewriter composed in 1950. It's one of many short, light orchestral works that the prolific composer wrote between 1946 and 1970. Many were performed by the Boston Pops under the direction of Arthur Fiedler.
This past December, Michael Tilson Thomas, substituting on short notice for an ailing Yannick Nezet-Seguin, joined pianist Hélène Grimaud for a Philadelphia Orchestra concert that featured the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, and the Symphonie fantastique of Hector Berlioz. The concert had been performed only days earlier at Carnegie Hall in New York, and the reviews were sensational.
Soprano Anna Netrebko reprises her adorable Adina in this charming production of Gaetano Donizetti’s tender comedy. Acclaimed tenor Ramón Vargas is the love-struck Nemorino, and Erwin Schrott sings the likeable quack Dulcamara, whose "magic" potion causes as many problems as it solves, and maps the destiny of a love triangle involving a lovable bumpkin, a dashing sergeant, and a bewitching town flirt.
L'Elisir d'Amore (The Elixir of Love) includes the heartbreaking aria "Una furtiva lagrima."
The relationship of children to parents is not an easy thing to explain. Suffice it to say, we are products of our home environment and we can often give credit to parents for steering their children into the paths that may lead them to the proper education which in turn can result in satisfying intellectual achievement. and perhaps even professional success.