Music at Woodmere
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IN PERSON at the museum during our box office hours: Tuesday-Friday, 1-4 pm; Sunday, 11 am - 2 pm
Friday Night Jazz (6-8pm)
With a voice that created the mood for loving, balladeer Billy Eckstine knew how to touch the heart and soul. Vocalist Warren Cooper joins the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble with ballads like “I Love You,” “My Romance,” and other favorites.
Vocalist Suzanne Burgess brings Nina Simone’s spirit to life with her definitive interpretation. Simone used her music to raise the consciousness of all Americans —and the world—to strive for racial justice.
Usher in Fat Tuesday with the music of a New Orleans favorite, Harry Connick, Jr. Tunes include “Oh, My NOLA,” “Chanson du Vieux Carré,” “Take Her to the Mardi Gras,” and many others.
Whether it’s “We’re in This Love Together” or the Dave Brubeck classic “Take Five,” there’s no mistaking Al Jarreau’s unique voicing and phrasing. Join special guest Roy Richardson and the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble as we soar through the “Mornin’” with this vocal icon.
Lee Morgan’s trumpet and Horace Silver’s piano are regarded as trendsetters for putting the funky groove in jazz music. Join special guests trumpeter Will Wright and pianist Adam Faulk for some bebop with a touch of funk.
With a dizzying repertoire of genres and extraordinary vocal range, Linda Ronstadt enchanted the world. Whether she was singing Smokey Robinson’s “Ooh Baby Baby” or her own country-tinged “Blue Bayou,” she touched the heart each time.
The passionate vocals of Sergio Mendes relay the rhythms of this Brazilian composer, arranger, bandleader, and pianist. Rick Morales takes us to “The Fool on the Hill” and other unforgettable musical journeys.
Performing together in Paris and elsewhere in France, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald brought their unique energy to the City of Lights. Pianist Adam Faulk and vocalist Suzanne Burgess bring to life the music of these jazz pioneers.
The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble presents the music of drummer, bandleader, and composer Max Roach, whose pioneering percussion techniques drew attention to oppression and civil rights.
Two voices that shaped the American songbook, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland sang the songs of life and love with the passion of experience. Join Greg Farnese and Mary Ellen Desmond as they take us “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” on a musical journey that will keep us, as Sinatra sang, “Just Friends."
Classical Saturdays (5-7pm)
Internationally recognized soloists Scott Ballantyne and Hiroko Sasaki will perform the works of virtuoso composers Bach, Cassadó, Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, and Philadelphia’s Isadore Freed and Samuel Barber. Ballantyne débuted before a sold-out house at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in 2002 and has performed throughout the world. Ms. Sasaki performs internationally and annually at Carnegie Hall.
The French Baroque harpsichord repertoire is known for its unique delicacy and beauty. Adam Pearl performs harpsichord solos from the late baroque period by Balbastre (harpsichord teacher to Thomas Jefferson’s daughters while in Paris), Forqueray, Duphly, and Royer, and talks about why this music lives as viscerally today as it did centuries ago.
Daniel Hsu will perform Franz Liszt’s powerful and emotional, Sonata in B Minor, considered by many to be his ultimate masterpiece. Hsu will also perform Schumann’s Kinderszenen (“Scenes from Childhood”), Op. 15, a set of thirteen pieces that convey the many moods of childhood memories. Hsu has debuted with the Philadelphia Orchestra (2016) and Carnegie Hall (2017), among other achievements.
The talented and energetic young musicians of the Philadelphia Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra present a concert of music by Geminiani, Mozart, Nielsen, Gershwin, and Bartók, with a special world premiere performance of Sören Sieg’s Celebration for String Orchestra.