Posts in “music” (131)

Librarians in the Music Department and the New Americans Committee invite you to celebrate the unique cultural heritage of Philadelphia’s immigrant communities with the New Americans Spring… continue reading

By Perry G.   April 12, 2016   

Here in the Music Department , we serve every type of person related to music: aspiring jazz singers, community newspaper music critics, authors penning books on SWP hip-hop, K-Pop… continue reading

By Perry G.   March 29, 2016   

On Monday, March 28, join the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Jazz Project for our latest installment of the Mysterious Travelers 2 Jazz Series. We music librarians see the… continue reading

By Perry G.   March 23, 2016    1

My dad was a radio DJ when I was a kid and thereby instilled in me a fierce love of music. As far back as my days of wearing footie pajamas I preferred partaking of his vast vinyl collection to… continue reading

By Kim B.   March 11, 2016   

Join us on Saturday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m. for a  free  performance by the Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society (PCOS) in the Montgomery Auditorium on the ground floor at the Parkway… continue reading

By Leanne F.   March 7, 2016   

On Monday, February 22, join the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Jazz Project for our latest installment of the Mysterious Traveler’s 2 Jazz Series. We music librarians see… continue reading

By Perry G.   February 16, 2016   

On Monday, January 25, join the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Jazz Project for our latest installment of the Mysterious Traveler’s 2 Jazz Series. We music librarians see… continue reading

By Perry G.   January 19, 2016   

It's been a few days, but it's still hard to process that David Bowie has left us . Newspapers, television news broadcasts, the internet as a whole—and more than likely—your… continue reading

By Peter SM   January 14, 2016   

It's that time again: We reflect on the past year and think about what we want to do for the next year. For most of us, our resolutions have to do with health: getting fit and eating… continue reading

By Samantha M.   January 4, 2016   

Well, it's that time of year again: The Holidays—or as I like to refer to them—The Holidaze. Whether you celebrate Christmas , Hanukkah , Kwanzaa , Winter Solstice , Festivus , or… continue reading

By Peter SM   December 23, 2015   

On Monday, December 28th, join the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Jazz project for our latest installment of the Mysterious Traveler’s Concert Series .  One of our… continue reading

By Perry G.   December 21, 2015   

Happy Birthday to Beethoven ! The venerable composer would’ve turned 245 today. Now, what better way to celebrate #beethovenbirthday than to revisit our summer performance of the South… continue reading

By Perry G.   December 16, 2015   

Patti Smith —poet, punk, and provocateur all rolled into one scorching soul, will be appearing at the Free Library this evening for a waaaaaaaay sold out Author Event to discuss her new book… continue reading

By Peter SM   November 6, 2015   

Howl-lo F(r)iends, Welcome back once again to the Free Library of Frightadelphia's bloodcurdling blog! It would seem that you have survived previous playlists and have come back for more… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 30, 2015   

In conjunction with the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival , the Music Department at the Parkway Central Library will present a unique music performance and visual-art gallery project called… continue reading

By Adam F.   August 5, 2015   

This is really weird, but the Music Department got a call from Nicola Sturgeon , First Minister of Scotland, to come look through a mysterious box found in a dormitory room in the Hogwarts School… continue reading

By Adam F.   July 31, 2015   

The Free Library offers a plentiful amount of resources that are easily accessible for citizens of Philadelphia. As a result, the Library enriches individual’s worldly knowledge, increases… continue reading

By Brittney M.   July 21, 2015   

Last month, South Philadelphia’s Federal Winds quintet gave a special pop-up performance in the Grand Lobby of Parkway Central.  The group, consisting of some of Philadelphia's most… continue reading

By Perry G.   June 12, 2015   

Philadelphia’s guitarists are dropping by the Reference Desk more frequently than usual to request our B.B. King songbooks. School students are visiting the Music Department asking… continue reading

By Perry G.   May 27, 2015   

Last month, the Music Department featured the music of Qin Qian - Philadelphia author, educator and erhu player. She treated the public to a special pop-up performance featuring her students and… continue reading

By Perry G.   April 28, 2015   

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