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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   

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Maurice Ravel (1875–1937). Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No. 1 (1912) Erik Satie (1866–1925). Mercury (1924) Satie . Jack in the Box… continue reading Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: The Dance of Ravel and Satie

By written by Fleisher Collection    June 9, 2017   

This June, your conservatory quality music library's offering a flurry of free events to suit everyone in Philadelphia's vast music community. From the enterprising artist seeking… continue reading Experience a Flurry of June Events with the Music Department!

By written by Perry G.    June 1, 2017   

On Monday, May 22, catch the final concert in Mysterious Travelers 3: Internal Investigations , the series which saw musicians meeting minds with librarians to make concerts organized around the… continue reading Mysterious Travelers 3 Closing Curtain: Ross Bellinoit Headlines | Recapping the Season

By written by Perry G.    May 15, 2017   

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921). Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix , from Samson and Delilah (1877) Saint-Saëns. Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 119 (1902) Saint-Saëns. Symphony No.… continue reading Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: Poulenc Couldn’t Believe What Ravel Said about Saint-Saëns

By written by Fleisher Collection    May 5, 2017   

A baker browses through dozens of cake pans to plan confectionary creations of her wildest imagination. Meanwhile, a man chooses the perfect tie from more than 60 to wear to his graduation.… continue reading Focus On: Unique Lending

By written by Samantha M.    April 26, 2017   

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 Philadelphia, Fleisher, and the City Beautiful Movement

By written 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 Mark Your Calendars for Philly Celebrates Jazz Month April Events

By written 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 Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society

By written 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 Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: Peterson-Berger, at Home

By written by Fleisher Collection    March 30, 2017   

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