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December 2018

A French Noel

December 21 @ 12:00 am - December 23 @ 12:00 am
$29 – $49

Experience a pastoral Christmas in 16th c. France – actors from the Helen Hayes Award-winning Happenstance Theater help us bring charming tableaus from a precious noël manuscript to life.

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February 2019

Broken Consort

February 1, 2019 @ 12:00 am - February 3, 2019 @ 12:00 am
$25 – $39

A flute, violin, viol, lute and the wire-strung cittern and bandora make up the Elizabethan “broken” or mixed consort. Guests Julianne Baird, soprano, Christopher Morongiello, lute, and Mark Cudek, cittern join Tempesta for late renaissance music by Dowland and Morley, and early baroque consorts by Locke and Lawes.

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Rediscoveries: Festival of American Chamber Music I

February 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trinity Center for Urban Life, 22nd and Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, 19103 United States
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$10 – $30

A project which seeks to illuminate an important but largely neglected body of 20th- and 21st-century chamber music by American composers, with a special focus on composers with ties to Philadelphia.

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March 2019

A Song Everyone Can Sing: A Community Sing featuring VOCES8

March 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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In celebration of LiveConnections’ 10th anniversary season, we’re dreaming big about accessibility and inclusion in our city. We’re creating a multi-media music extravaganza where EVERYONE can participate in making music together. Young and old. People of diverse abilities and backgrounds. People who love to sing and people who don’t think they can sing at all.

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Portrait of Augusta Read Thomas

March 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gould Rehearsal Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1616 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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$20

Curtis 20/21 performs a selection of works by Curtis’s 2018–19 composer in residence, Augusta Read Thomas.

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The Americas

March 31, 2019 @ 12:00 am - April 1, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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$25

Astral Spotlight Artist Jordan Dodson makes his Chamber Orchestra debut displaying the beauty of acoustic and electric guitar. Joining him is COP/ACF’s Steven R. Gerber Composer-in-Residence and Philadelphia Composer Andrea Clearfield as she premieres her new work for electric guitar.

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Rediscoveries: Festival of American Chamber Music II

March 31, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Trinity Center for Urban Life, 22nd and Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, 19103 United States
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$10 – $30

A project which seeks to illuminate an important but largely neglected body of 20th- and 21st-century chamber music by American composers, with a special focus on composers with ties to Philadelphia.

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April 2019

Carol of Words ~ Walt Whitman in Song

April 6, 2019 @ 12:00 am - April 9, 2019 @ 12:00 am

To celebrate the bicentennial of Walt Whitman’s birth and his lasting contribution to American letters and song, Lyric Fest presents concerts with distinct programming of Whitman songs. 

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Mavericks of Minimalism

April 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Settlement Music School, 416 Queen Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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$5 – $25

The enchanting final concert of the season, centered around a commissioned work by post-minimalist cross-culturalist, Evan Ziporyn, for string quartet and 4 gamelan players.

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