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Saturday, March 3, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Gustav Mahler (1860–1911). Kindertotenlieder (1901–1904) Mahler . Des Knaben Wunderhorn , excerpts (1892–1899) It’s… continue reading Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: Mahler and Voices

By written by Fleisher Collection    March 1, 2018   

Saturday, February 3, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990). Overture to Candide (1957) Gustav Mahler (1860–1911). “Ich atmet einen Lindenduft,”… continue reading Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: Bernstein’s 100th

By written by Fleisher Collection    January 31, 2018    1

Book clubs seem to be more popular than ever—we've even got two right here at the Free Library: our annual One Book, One Philadelphia reading selection creates citywide conversations… continue reading Join the David Bowie Book Club!

By written by Peter SM    January 9, 2018    5

Saturday, January 6, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Silvestre Revueltas (1899–1940). Janitzio (1933) Revueltas . Redes , Suite from the film (1935), arr. Erich Kleiber Revueltas . La… continue reading Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: Silvestre Revueltas

By written by Fleisher Collection    January 3, 2018   

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Volkmar Andreae (1879–1962). Kleine Suite (1917) Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959). Uirapurú (1917) Sergei Prokofiev… continue reading Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: 1917 in Review: Andreae, Villa-Lobos, Prokofiev

By written by Fleisher Collection    December 1, 2017   

This Monday, November 20, plug back into the fourth season of our Mysterious Travelers concert series, where musicians visit the Parkway Central Library's Subject Departments with a mission to… continue reading Mysterious Travelers 4 | Up Next!: Ben Singer | Recapping Chad Taylor

By written by Perry G.    November 17, 2017   

Note: This broadcast took place on Saturday, November 4, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847). Symphony No. 5, Reformation Johann Sebastian Bach… continue reading Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: Mendelssohn and Bach and Reformation

By written by Fleisher Collection    November 15, 2017   

As the world's largest circulating collection of orchestral performance sets (a part for each musician and a score for the conductor), the Fleisher Collection has come to occupy a unique… continue reading Cowell, Cage, and Crumb: How the Fleisher Collection Creates Music History

By written by Fleisher Collection    October 30, 2017   

It’s fitting that our Mysterious Travelers concert for this coming Monday deals with the department housing the Library's resources on the occult and the afterlife. So be in the… continue reading Mysterious Travelers 4 | Up Next!: Chad Taylor | Recapping Dwight James

By written by Perry G.    October 27, 2017   

When reading up on music history, it's often interesting to see how composers and performers of the day coexisted, often relating to each other and even working together. For example, pianist… continue reading Cowell, Cage, and Crumb: The Interconnectedness of American Arts

By written by Fleisher Collection    October 23, 2017   

On the occasion of the Barnes Foundation ’s forthcoming Solo Series Concert: Cowell, Cage, Crumb: Pioneers of the Avant-Garde Piano , on November 8, 2017, Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of… continue reading Cowell, Cage, and Crumb: The Three C’s You Have to Know

By written by Fleisher Collection    October 17, 2017   

Saturday, October 7, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Johann Stamitz (1717–1757). Symphony in B–flat for Strings Stamitz . Concerto for Flute (Oboe) and Orchestra in C Stamitz .… continue reading Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: The Symphony’s Declaration of Independence

By written by Fleisher Collection    October 4, 2017   

by Anne Schuster Hunter This month, Philadelphia celebrates one of the biggest “new finds” in old music: German composer Georg Philipp Telemann. A big party to celebrate… continue reading Philadelphia Salutes Long-Lost Music Hero with Telemann 360º

By written by Fleisher Collection    October 2, 2017   

Over three previous concert seasons at the Parkway Central Library , veteran and up-and-coming Philly musicians have explored some questions. What has the Great Migration meant to music in… continue reading Mysterious Travelers Tunes Up for Its Fourth Season of Free Jazz Shows with the Philadelphia Jazz Project!

By written by Perry G.    September 13, 2017   

Saturday, September 2, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Niels Gade (1817–1890) . Holbergiana (1884) Gade . Symphony No. 1 (1842) Part of the joy of producing Discoveries from the Fleisher… continue reading Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: The Connections of Niels Gade

By written by Fleisher Collection    August 30, 2017   

Saturday, August 5, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. William Schuman (1910–1992). New England Triptych: Three Pieces for Orchestra after William Billings (1956) Schuman . Symphony No. 7… continue reading Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: The Stealth Populism of William Schuman and Jaromir Weinberger

By written by Fleisher Collection    August 4, 2017   

Everyone in Philly is stooping this summer , and we wanted in! On the Parkway Central Library's front stoop—the newly renovated Shakespeare Park—the Free Library will present… continue reading Music, Storytimes, and More in the Newly Renovated Shakespeare Park

By written by Julie B.    July 20, 2017   

Saturday, July 1, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Charles Ives (1874–1954). Variations on "America" (1891), arr. William Schuman Ives . Symphony No. 2 (1901) Discoveries from the… continue reading Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: Charles Ives and Independence

By written by Fleisher Collection    June 29, 2017   

On June 7, 1979, President Jimmy Carter designated the month of June to honor the musical contributions of African Americans, known as Black Music Month. In 2016, President Barack Obama gave a… continue reading African-American Music Appreciation Month: 3 New Albums to Check Out

By written by Camille T.    June 27, 2017   

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