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Music at Woodmere

$25 ($15 members) 
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. 
Tickets are available for purchase:
  • ONLINE (Click here for Friday Night Jazz and Classical Saturdays performances) 
  • BY PHONE by calling (800) 595-4849 (please note that an additional $3.50 charge per ticket will be applied to phone orders only)
  • IN PERSON at the museum during our NEW box office hours: Tuesday-Friday, 1-4 pm; Sunday, 11 am - 2 pm

Planning to attend? Please review this page before your visit.
Please note: there are no refunds or exchanges. All sales are final.

Friday Night Jazz (6-8pm)

Bing and Satchmo Tribute

November 15

Smooth vocals meet a soaring trumpet. Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong struck up a friendship in the 1920s, and their collaboration would flourish on stage, in movies, and on radio and TV over the next fifty years. Together they invented the music we all love, with tunes like “That’s Jazz,” “Basin Street Blues,” and many more. Featuring Greg Farnese, vocals and Will Wright, trumpet.

Jazz Singing: The Legacy of Annie Ross and King Pleasure

November 22

Annie Ross (of the jazz vocal trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross) and King Pleasure pioneered the jazz singing style known as “vocalese,” putting original lyrics to jazz instrumentals. King Pleasure could sing a horn solo, and Annie Ross could make music dance like a trumpet gone wild. From “Moody’s Mood for Love” to “Gimme That Wine,” their singing became jazz swinging. With vocals by TC III and Wendy Simon.

The Music of Ray Charles and Betty Carter: Music to Shake the Soul

December 6

The powerful voices of Ray Charles and Betty Carter take us on a journey through life’s experiences and emotions. From “What’d I Say” to “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” experience how these two artists hit that deep spot in the music box. Featuring vocalists Warren Cooper and Carol Harris.

Diva Night: Tribute to Jean Carne, Cassandra Wilson, and Anita Baker

December 13

When the music pours from the hearts of Jean Carne, Cassandra Wilson, and Anita Baker, there’s no shield from the rays of their musical sunshine. Boost your evening with a tribute to the soulful, sultry, and remarkable voices of these three jazz divas with tunes like “Infant Eyes,” “Dindi,” and “Sweet Love.” With vocalists Sherry Butler and Starlene Bey.

Motown for the Holidays - sold out!

December 20

Celebrate the holidays with the Motown sound of the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha and the Vandellas, and other great Motown artists. Their unique sound brings a special magic to the holiday season. Featuring the Undefeated Jazz Orchestra.

Classical Saturdays (5-7pm) 

Curtis on Tour: Beethoven: Septet in E-flat major, op. 20

November 16

Lecturer: David Serkin Ludwig
Musicians: Sara Han, clarinet; Doron Laznow, bassoon; Gabriel Kovach, horn; Benjamin Schmid, violin; Haeji Kim, viola; John Lee, cello; Marcus Elliott Gaved, double bass
Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat major, Op. 20, was one of the most popular of the composer’s works during his lifetime. A special evening devoted to the piece will begin with a lecture about Beethoven and the Septet by David Serkin Ludwig, Chair of Composition Studies at Curtis, followed by a complete performance of the work. This unique ensemble of winds and strings will feature the renowned Austrian violinist and Curtis alumnus Benjamin Schmid, Curtis alumnus and principal horn of the Phoenix Symphony Gabriel Kovach, and the incredible students of the school. This special evening at Woodmere launches a tour of the ensemble.

“One of the world’s leading music academies” (BBC Culture), Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music ensures an education of unparalleled quality for exceptionally gifted young musicians. Curtis on Tour is the school’s Nina von Maltzahn global touring initiative. Touring ensembles feature celebrated faculty and alumni artists performing alongside emerging artists from the school.

Concert Pianist Marja Kaisla

January 11

Performer: Marja Kaisla
Virtuoso pianist Kaisla opens Woodmere’s 2020 classical season. Born in Helsinki, Kaisla moved to Philadelphia in 1987 and has since performed throughout the United States, debuting at Carnegie Hall in 2005. Program to be announced.

More classical concerts coming up in winter 2020!

WRTI is a partner for Music at Woodmere. Friday Night Jazz is offered in partnership with LifeLine Music Coalition.
Classical Saturdays is generously supported by Pennsylvania Trust.
Glenmede is a generous supporter of Music at Woodmere.