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Music at Woodmere

Tickets for the 2020 winter seaon will be available Tuesday, January 14th!
 
$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 tickets)
  • 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 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.
Members must present a current Woodmere membership card at check-in for the concert. **Discounts on tickets apply only to the number of individuals covered under a given membership level. (Example - 1 discounted ticket for Individual members, 2 discount tickets for Family members, up to 4 discounted tickets for Family and Friends members.)**

 

Friday Night Jazz (6-8pm)


VALENTINE’S DAY ROMANCE: BILLY ECKSTINE

FEBRUARY 14

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.


NINA SIMONE, HIGH PRIESTESS OF SOUL

FEBRUARY 21

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.


MARDI GRAS TIME: THE MUSIC OF HARRY CONNICK, JR.

FEBRUARY 28

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.


THE VOCAL ACROBATICS OF AL JARREAU

MARCH 6

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.


TRUMPET MEETS PIANO: THE SOUNDS OF LEE MORGAN AND HORACE SILVER

MARCH 13

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.


A TRIBUTE TO LINDA RONSTADT

MARCH 20

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 MUSIC OF SERGIO MENDES

MARCH 27

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.


APRIL IN PARIS: DUKE ELLINGTON AND ELLA FITZGERALD

APRIL 3

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 BEATS OF MAX ROACH: THE DRUM THAT PLAYS FOR LIFE

APRIL 17

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.


THE SONGBOOKS OF FRANK SINATRA AND JUDY GARLAND

APRIL 24

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) 


 

February 29

Musicians: Scott Ballantyne, cello; Hiroko Sasaki, piano

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.


Tempesta di Mare: A French Experience

March 14

Musician: Adam Pearl, harpsichord

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.


Curtis at Woodmere

March 28

Musician: Daniel Hsu, piano

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.


Philadelphia Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra: Mozart, Bartók, Gershwin, and More

April 4

Gary D. White, music director and conductor

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.


WRTI is a partner for Music at Woodmere. Friday Night Jazz is offered in partnership with LifeLine Music Coalition.