Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Special Offers
11:05 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Special Offer: Hungarian State Folk Ensemble & Orchestra at Kimmel Center

Receive a 50% discount!

We're happy to offer all WRTI listeners a 50% discount on an upcoming performance at the Kimmel Center - The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble: Gypsy Romance
 is a full company of dancers and live orchestra performing on Sunday, November 3 at 3 pm in Verizon Hall.

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Keyboard & Organ
1:11 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

A Kimmel Center Double Header on ENCORE!

Pianist Jeffrey Siegel
Peter Schaaf

It's a two-hour "Kimmel Center Presents" program on Sunday, November 18, 3 to 5 pm. In part one, you'll hear a tribute concert featuring legendary organist John Weaver, on the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ in Verizon Hall. The concert took place this past Spring, and was sponsored by the American Guild of Organists.  It features the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Sergei Prokofiev, Cesar Frank, and John Weaver himself.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:02 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Kimmel Center Presents Works for Organ and Piano: August 12, 3 pm on ENCORE!

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

This week, it's a two-part program featuring performances from this past season at the Kimmel Center. In part one, organist Jeremy Filsell is at the console of the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ, in a recital recorded last January. Mr. Filsell is an award-winning organ scholar, and one of the few virtuoso performers on organ and piano.  His program includes works by Rachmaninoff, Bossi, and Dupre.

Jazz Up Close
8:54 am
Sun April 22, 2012

Jazz Up Close on WRTI: A Celebration of McCoy Tyner

Join host Maureen Malloy on Sunday, April 22nd at 6 pm for the final installment of this season's Jazz Up Close series from the Kimmel Center. This grand finale celebrates the music of Philadelphia's own McCoy Tyner.

Crossover
4:54 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Violinist Joshua Bell

WRTI's Jill Pasternak speaks with violinist Joshua Bell on Saturday, April 14th, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. The world-renowned virtuoso updates us on his life, his longtime collaboration with pianist Jeremy Denk, and his new appointment as music director of Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. He appears at the Kimmel Center on April 16th with the ensemble.

Crossover
2:11 pm
Sat March 3, 2012

Canadian Brass and Organist Jeffrey Brillhart

Join Jill Pasternak as she interviews The Canadian Brass, along with organist Jeffrey Brillhart. Both will be appearing together in concert at the Kimmel Center on March 10th as part of the Kimmel's Fred J Cooper Memorial Organ series.

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Creatively Speaking
4:21 pm
Sat December 17, 2011

A New Jean Sibelius Symphony?--Charles Dickens' 200th Birthday--The Kimmel Center at Age 10

Jean Sibelius

As fragments of an unfinished masterwork by Jean Sibelius come to light, David Patrick Stearns considers whether or not we're about to hear a new Sibelius symphony - more than half a century after the death of the great Finish composer.

Susan Lewis explores the best of times and the worst of times in the life of Charles Dickens. Celebrations of the 200th birthday of the great Victorian-era English novelist are taking place around the region and the world.

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Crossover
3:24 pm
Fri January 29, 2010

Pianist Jonathan Biss

Pianist Jonathan Biss

Join Jill Pasternak when she interviews Jonathan Biss. The exceptional young pianist appears at the Kimmel Center on February 4th with pianist Richard Goode.

Still in his 20's, Biss already enjoys a flourishing international reputation through his orchestral, recital, and chamber music performances in North America and Europe and award-winning recordings.

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Crossover
10:36 am
Thu January 7, 2010

Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin

Pianist and composer Marc-Andre Hamelin will perform at the Kimmel Center on January 13th.

Join Jill Pasternak for a conversation with the piano virtuoso Marc-Andre Hamelin. A startlingly original blend of virtuosity and power has earned this Canadian artist legendary status. Long known for his matchless exploration of unfamiliar piano terrain, Hamelin is now universally recognized for the depth and originality of his interpretations of Classical and Romantic repertoire. He'll appear at the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater on January 13th at 8 pm, playing works by Liszt, Berg, and Deussy, and his own compositions.

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Crossover
1:31 pm
Sat May 9, 2009

Violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn

Elizabeth Pitcairn will appear at the Kimmel Center with Orchestra 2001 on May 22nd. She'll perform themes from the film The Red Violin on her famous Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius.

Virtuoso concert violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn is Jill's guest this week. She performs in partnership with one of the world's most legendary instruments, the Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius of 1720, which inspired the Academy award-winning film The Red Violin. She gave the Southern California premiere of The Red Violin Chaconne in 2000. Pitcairn has cultivated a world-renowned reputation for the soulful music that she creates with her famous violin.

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