Posts in “music” (122)

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   

The Sheet Music Collection at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Music Department includes over 350,000 individual songs and wordless piano solos. This collection includes single tunes… continue reading

By Adam F.   April 14, 2015   

Hoopla is the Free Library's online source for streaming movies, television, music, and audiobooks. It's all available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and it's all free when you create… continue reading

By Jamie W.   April 14, 2015   

Up Next! Three Bassists + One Drummer On Monday April 13 at 7:00 p.m., the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Producers’ Guild, and the Philadelphia Jazz Project will present the final… continue reading

By Adam F.   March 23, 2015    2

Today Hoopla unveiled a slick new interface that puts you in touch with the streaming movies, television, music, and audiobooks you love even faster. The new interface, which the company calls,… continue reading

By Jamie W.   March 6, 2015    2

Up Next! Karen Smith On Monday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m., audiences at the Montgomery Auditorium at the Parkway Central Library will have an opportunity to welcome percussionist Karen Smith and her… continue reading

By Adam F.   February 23, 2015    1

[ Editorial Note: This is the fifth of a six part series intended to demonstrate for teachers and students the use of special Free Library of Philadelphia resources for conducting research into… continue reading

By Adam F.   December 5, 2014    3

On Monday Dec 8 at 7:00 p.m ., audiences will welcome the return of Wayne Smith, Jr. to Montgomery Auditorium at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Parkway Central Branch. We last heard from… continue reading

By Adam F.   November 20, 2014   

On October 29th, Saxophonist Mike Cemprola led a jazz quartet on an intimate, often humorous, and forward looking set of his original compositions framed within a few contrasting takes on a pair… continue reading

By Adam F.   November 10, 2014   

On Sunday, October 26, the Grand Lobby of the Parkway Central Library transformed into a musical time machine.  Local duo Soprano Meets Contrabass (opera Soprano Ana María Díaz… continue reading

By Perry G.   November 7, 2014   

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