Posts in “music” (117)

June 2, 2017, will mark the 90th birthday of our Parkway Central Library . On September 8, 2017, celebrations for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway’s 100th anniversary will begin and continue… continue reading

By Fleisher Collection   April 21, 2017   

Jazz and the study of Jazz are old-school standards at the Free Library. When John Coltrane studied at the Ornstein School of Music, he'd visit the Parkway Central Library Music… continue reading

By Perry G.   April 12, 2017    1

Join us on Saturday, April 15 at 1:00 p.m for a free performance by the Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society (PCOS) in the Montgomery Auditorium on the ground floor of Parkway Central Library . The… continue reading

By Leanne F.   April 11, 2017   

Wilhelm Peterson-Berger (1867–1942). Symphony No. 3, Lapland (1913 - 1915) Edvard Grieg (1843–1907). Sigurd Jorsalfar, Homage March (1872) It almost seemed as if Wilhelm… continue reading

By Fleisher Collection   March 30, 2017   

Pioneer. Innovator. Original. From the first time he slung on a guitar to the first time he belted out a tune, Chuck Berry was all of these things, and much, much more. The music icon passed away… continue reading

By Peter SM   March 20, 2017   

Mackenzie, Holbrooke, and British Music Coming into Its Own Josef Holbrooke (1878–1958) . Pantomime Suite (Ballet from Pierrot and Pierrette) (1908) Alexander Mackenzie (1847–1935).… continue reading

By Fleisher Collection   March 3, 2017   

The Free Library is happy to host  Philadelphia Performances for Autism (PPA) on Saturday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. in Parkway Central Library's Children's Department . Philadelphia… continue reading

By Leanne F.   February 15, 2017   

It's been almost a year since pop pioneer and provocateur David Bowie passed away at the age of 69, presumably rocketing off past outer space and transmogrifying into some other otherworldly… continue reading

By Peter SM   January 6, 2017    1

'Tis the season for goal-setting! You might be feeling merry and motivated right now, but as the year gallops along, don't let your resolve wane. Lean on the Free Library to keep your… continue reading

By Samantha M.   December 29, 2016    2

It's a few days before Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa , and all through my house, not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse. Why? Because it's freezing outside! So, what better time… continue reading

By Peter SM   December 23, 2016   

We’re thrilled that the Free Library’s transmogrified into one of the most exciting free venues for jazz in Philadelphia, thanks in part to our sidemen and women at the Philadelphia… continue reading

By Perry G.   December 16, 2016   

Many of us have great, nostalgic memories of enjoying The Nutcracker as a child. Why not revisit the timeless classic this year? This holiday classic ballet based on   E.T.A.… continue reading

By Sarah S.   December 2, 2016   

On Monday at 7:00 p.m. on November 21, join the Free Library and the Philadelphia Jazz Project for the next show in our acclaimed series of jazz concerts, Mysterious Travelers . Last year we… continue reading

By Perry G.   November 17, 2016   

by Ned Scharff As the United States begins restoring its historic ties to Cuba, the Free Library of Philadelphia is reaching out as well—by sharing its unique collection of some of the… continue reading

By Administrator   November 7, 2016    1

Does the 2016 election have you feeling anxious? Are your news and social media feeds just too much for you some days? Are you randomly and for no reason starting fights with family… continue reading

By Rachel F.   October 6, 2016    2

The Music Department at Parkway Central Library is launching the Musical Instrument Collection (MIC) , an instrument lending library for library cardholders. In the past few years, the Free… continue reading

By Julie B.   September 26, 2016    7

We’re thrilled to announce that musicians at any skill level, from those just plucking their first notes to virtuosos, will now be able to borrow the tools of the craft from the Parkway… continue reading

By Perry G.   September 21, 2016    7

The Parkway Central Music Department ’ s getting hip to the celebrations surrounding F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 120th birthday . Visit our mini exhibition featuring printed music… continue reading

By Perry G.   September 20, 2016   

So, apparently some guy named Bruce Springsteen is stopping by the Free Library in a couple weeks? All we know is that he's a musician and has a new book coming out or something... Kidding! We… continue reading

By Peter SM   September 15, 2016    6

The Free Library of Philadelphia  and the  Philadelphia Jazz Project  invite you to a third season of free concerts:  Mysterious Travelers 3: Internal Investigations . This… continue reading

By Perry G.   September 14, 2016