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Music at Woodmere

Celebrate music at Woodmere with Friday Night Jazz and Classical Saturdays. With exceptional performers, an acoustically astounding space, and amazing works of art, the concert experience at the Museum is like no other. Guests receive drinks and light refreshments with purchase of ticket. 

Planning to attend? Woodmere has created a new ticketing policy, effective February 1, 2019. Tickets can still be purchased in person, however, advance tickets are now available for purchase online.

Friday Night Jazz (6-8pm)

Remembering Billie Holiday: Singing from the Heart  SOLD OUT

March 15

They called her “Lady Day,” bringing a brand new vocal vocabulary to jazz. Mi'cal Beckam remembers the music of Billie Holiday with her rendering of “God Bless The Child,” “All of Me,” and the classic “Strange Fruit.”

Music of Curtis Mayfield: Modern Day Troubadour  SOLD OUT

March 22

Vocalist Roy Richardson brings to life the music of Curtis Mayfield, an activist, poet, and griot who composed songs that made us think: “I’m So Proud,” “This Is My Country,” “People Get Ready,” and many more. His music gave us the beats and rhythms of changing times, reminding us all to “Keep On Pushing.”

Tunes of Bill Withers: Bringing The Sunshine

March 29

Bill Withers brought plenty of sunshine to music lovers everywhere, even with his “Ain’t No Sunshine.” The expressive vocals of Roy Richardson makes us feel the sunshine of Withers’s popular tunes “Grandma’s Hands,” “Just The Two Of Us,” “Lean on Me,” and others.

Music of Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie—The Birth of Bebop

April 5

Saxophonist Larry Price and trumpeter Tony Smith celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month at Woodmere with the fast and furious music of Bebop. Hitting the jazz scene like a runaway train, Bebop’s engineers Dizzy and “Bird”(Parker) changed the face of jazz music with “Now’s The Time,” “Cherokee,” “A Night in Tunisia,” and more.

Sarah Vaughan Tribute

April 12

Suzanne Burgess adds her own inimitable style to the remarkable voice and stage presence of Sarah Vaughan. Enjoy Burgess’s captivating renditions of “Send in the Clowns,” “Misty,” and “Broken Hearted Melody” to name a few.

The Sounds of Stanley Turrentine / Shirley Scott

April 26

To close out our Jazz Appreciation Month programming, legendary saxophonist Sam Reed and the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble bring to life two jazz giants. The husband and wife team married the sound of the sax and B-3 organ with renditions of “Blues in The Closet,” “Sugar,” and other dynamic jazz standards.

Classical Saturdays (5-7pm)


Tempesta di Mare Dopplegeiger

Saturday, March 16

Performers: Rebecca Harris & Emlyn Ngai, violins
“Doppelgeiger” means literally ‘double violins’ and is a fun wordplay on “Doppelgänger.” Tempesta’s two principal violinists—Emlyn Ngai and Rebecca Harris—trace the violin duet and the nature of violins as sojourners through the lives of some of the instrument’s greatest composer-performers: Jean-Marie Leclair, Giovanni Battista Viotti, Sergei Prokofiev, Astor Piazzolla, and more.

Relâche Ensemble Family Concert

Saturday, March 30

Children FREE
Relâche Ensemble’s Bob Butryn (clarinet and saxophone) and Ron Stabinsky (piano) present a family-friendly concert of works by contemporary composers as well as live improvisation to readings of Jerry Pinkney’s children’s books, John Henry and I Want to Be. The evening will feature the music of composers Takashi Yoshimatsu, Conor Brown, Tina Davidson, Trevor Weston, and Guy Klucevsek. Relâche is Philadelphia’s new music ensemble dedicated to commissioning, presenting, and performing the most innovative and exciting music of our time.
WRTI is a partner for Music at Woodmere. Friday Night Jazz is offered in partnership with LifeLine Music Coalition.
Glenmede is a generous supporter of Music at Woodmere.