PHILADELPHIA, PA: Woodmere Art Museum continues to attract exceptional musical talents in historic Chestnut Hill with their popular, on-going Friday Night Jazz and Classic Sundays series. Each weekend in April, May and June, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy rotating exhibitions while listening to the music of Philadelphia jazz legends and discovering the work of a new class of rising stars in the classical music scene.
This season Music at Woodmere, which launched last spring, will introduce audiences to emerging national and international talents such as The Quattro Battute musicians Elicia Silverstein, Brendan Speitz, Max Geissler and Aaron Mossberg on April 22; Pianist Seymour Lipkin on April 29; Pianist Di Wu on May 13; violinist Kristin Lee and pianist Andrea Lam on June 17, and many more. The season also includes the return of favorite jazz and classical artists such as Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble
(May 18, June 1), acclaimed pianist Oxana Harlamova (June 3), trumpeter Tony Smith
(June 8), and flutist Lisamarie McGrath (June 10)., as well as special concert performances by Sun Ra Arkestra
(From Saturn to Woodmere, April 27), Charles Ellerbe
and Matrix 12:38 (A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix hosted by J. Michael Harrison of WRTI’s The Bridge, May 4) and vocalist Mary Ellen Desmond
and her band performing I’ll Always Love My Mama: Music of Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli on May 11.
Every Friday Night Jazz event includes a Friday Night Family Happening, a companion family-programming event from 6 – 7 p.m. offering visitors with children the opportunity to engage the whole family in a visit to the Museum. Hands-on activities on May 4 and June 1 will explore the upcoming exhibition Salvatore Pinto: A Retrospective Celebrating the Barnes Legacy (May 12-July 15).
Woodmere Art Museum is located at 9201 Germantown Avenue. Friday Night Jazz is held Fridays April 13-June 22 from 6-8 p.m. Classic Sundays are held Sundays April 15-June 24 from 3-4:30 p.m. Admission to Friday Night Jazz and Classic Sundays is $20 per person ($10 for members, FREE for children under 12). Tickets are available online or at the door. For more information, visit woodmereartmuseum.org or call 215-247-0476.