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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)


Brass Heaven: A Tribute to Clifford Brown

May 10

Clifford Brown came out of Wilmington, Delaware blowing his trumpet bold and strong. Enjoy the dynamic sounds of special guest trumpeter Will Wright and hear jazz favorites like “Joy Spring,” “Daahoud,” and “Cherokee.”

 

FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ UNDER THE STARS with El Barak and Wendy Grantham

The Sounds of Luther Vandross and Sade  SOLD OUT

Friday, May 31

Woodmere’s grounds, weather permitting. Limited seating.

Enjoy an outdoor concert under the stars with the sounds of two of most soul-stirring American vocalists. El Barak brings to life Vandross’s deeply touching songs like “A House Is Not a Home,” “So Amazing,” and more, while Wendy Grantham lends her rich vocals to Sade’s thought-provoking lyrics and melodies such as “Sweetest Taboo,” “No Ordinary Love,” and “Is It a Crime.” Bring a picnic dinner!

 

Salsa Caliente! Giovanna Robison and Her Latin Soul All Stars

June 7

Join us in the lands of rumba, calypso, and hot, fiery rhythms. Giovanna Robinson and her all-star band bring the pulse and beat of salsa to Woodmere. Watch how she captivates the swell of the Latin beat with songs like “Oye Como Va” and more.

 

Close the Door and Listen: The Music of Teddy Pendergrass

June 14

Teddy Pendergrass was one Philadelphia’s most romantic singers, with a voice and songs that always touch the heart. The moods of “Turn Off the Lights,” “If You Don’t Know Me by Now,” “Miss You,” and others bring to mind all those sweet moments with the ones we love.
 

A Tribute to Diana Ross, Vocalist Supreme

June 21

Diana Ross helped us get through times when we wondered “Where Did Our Love Go” and made us “Stop in the Name of Love.” Woodmere ends the season with a fitting tribute to a vocal icon who helps us see that there “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

Classical Saturdays (5-7pm)


Goma, Goma: A Musical Narrative of The Old African

Saturday, May 11, 7:00 p.m.

Performers: Suzanne Burgess, vocals; Frank Butrey, acoustic guitar; Adam Faulk, synthesizer; Greg (Juju) Jones, drums; Doug Pablo Edwards, percussion; Warren Oree, bass and narration; Larry Price, saxophone

Music and voice bring to life the powerful stories of I Want to Be and The Old African, a tale about a shaman-like character who leads his people from a life of enslavement back to freedom in Africa through a magical journey across the ocean floor. This story of resilience inspired the title, “Goma, Goma,” which translates as “Revolt, Revolt.” The original music is composed and arranged by bass player Warren Oree.


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.