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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.

$22 ($12 members)
Planning to attend? Please review our ticket policy and parking information
here.

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.

Friday Night Jazz (6-8pm)


 

Motown for the Holidays

December 14

The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, and other great Motown artists often lent their unique sound to the music of the holidays. This evening brings that unmistakable Motown treatment to Silent Night, Joy To The World, Deck The Halls, Rudolph and other songs of the season.
 
Winter 2019 Season
 

Stevie Wonder/Smokey Robinson Tribute: Songs in the Key of Life and Love

February 22

Vocalist El Barak celebrates these two great composers and performers with his own spin on classic songs like "Superstition," "You Are The Sunshine of My Life," "Ooo Baby Baby," "The Tracks of My Tears," and more.
 

The Legacy of Irene Reid, the Original Blues Queen

March 1

Irene Reid was one of the most popular blues divas for over sixty years. Join Lisa Chavous as she performs "Your Mind Is On Vacation," "Ain't Doin' Too Bad," and more Reid classics.
 

The Music of Chaka Khan with a Soulful Twist

March 8

The distinctive voice of Sherry Butler will take you on a rhythm-filled journey in tribute to Chaka and her group, Rufus. This evening will resonate for years with everyone moving to "I Feel For You," "Tell Me Something Good," "Sweet Thing," and more.
 

Music of Curtis Mayfield: Modern Day Troubadour

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 El Barak 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)


An evening of Chopin with Marja Kaisla

January 12, 2019

Performer: Marja Kaisla
Virtuoso pianist Marja Kaisla will open Woodmere's 2019 classical season with the music of Frederic Chopin. The evening will include Chopin's glorious Sonata no.3 in B minor, Polonaise-Fantasy op. 61, Ballade no.3 and more. Born in Helsinki, Finland, Kaisla is an avid chamber musician, recitalist and orchestra soloist who has performed extensively in Europe and the United States, having had her Carnegie Hall debut in 2005.
 

Tempesta di Mare Dopplegeiger

Saturday, March 16

Performers: Rebecca Harris & Emlyn Ngai, violins
"Doppelgeiger" means literally 'double violins' and is a fun world play on "Doppelg?nger." 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 composerperformers: Jean-Marie Leclair, Giovanni Battista Viotti, Sergei Prokofiev, Astor Piazzolla, and more.
 

Rel?che Ensemble Family Concert

Saturday, March 30

Children FREE
Rel?che 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 compsers Takashi Yoshimatsu, Conor Brown, Tina Davidson, Trevor Weston, and Guy Klucevsek. Rel?che is Philadelphia's new music ensemble dedicated to commissioning, presenting, and performing the most innovative and exciting music of our time