Posts in “music” (146)

[ 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   

Howllo Boils and Ghouls, Welcome back to the Free Library of Frightadelphia's bloodcurdling blog on this most haunted of holidays, Halloween ! If you survived last year's playlist , then… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 31, 2014   

Last month's’ inaugural concert of the Mysterious Travelers Series held approximately 200 listeners in rapt attention in the plush and sonorous Montgomery Auditorium of the Free Library… continue reading

By Adam F.   October 9, 2014   

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Music Department is a free and open conservatory-quality music library supporting several generations’ worth of local musicians and fans. We can show… continue reading

By Adam F.   September 5, 2014   

August 15th marks the 75th anniversary of the Hollywood premiere of The Wizard of Oz at the famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre. To say that the story, both the original L. Frank Baum novel and… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 15, 2014   

*** Update - 11/1/2017 - Our Hoopla policies have changed. So that we can bring you more content on more platforms, we have changed the number of checkouts per person to 4 titles a… continue reading

By Jamie W.   July 28, 2014    44

[all photos courtesy Philadelphia Jazz Project and Alexis Simmons of Gypsi Life Photography ] On Monday July 21st, eleven stunning performers treated an audience of nearly 200 jazz fans to a… continue reading

By Adam F.   July 25, 2014    1

You might think, in keeping with a certain stereotype, that librarians are so old-school that the only music we listen to comes from the Library’s vinyl collection . And though there may be… continue reading

By Perry G.   July 3, 2014   

Walking around the city recently—iPod on, ear buds in my ears, blasting out some tunes—I saw a flier for a punk rock show stapled up on a telephone pole: D.I. Summer Suburbia Tour .… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 25, 2014    2

On Saturday March 15, 2014, the Free Library's Montgomery Auditorium played host to Tune Up Philly the education outreach project of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra . To a packed house,… continue reading

By Adam F.   April 4, 2014   

Getting comfortably literary on a chilly day must be one of life’s great pleasures. Here is one librarian’s handpicked recommendations for snow day reads with an emphasis on heavy page… continue reading

By Jamie W.   December 18, 2013   

With the holidays in full swing and snow on the ground throughout the city, it seemed like the perfect time to compile a new playlist on our Spotify channel. Also, in the perfect timing… continue reading

By Peter SM   December 17, 2013   

"I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for. But, my… continue reading

By Peter SM   December 12, 2013   

Howllo Boils and Ghouls, Do you know what today is? Why, it's Halloween , of course! What better way to celebrate this haunted holiday then with songs about zombies , monsters , grim reapers ,… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 31, 2013    1

Sundays on Stage - Fall 2013 Sundays on Stage is a series of cultural programs featuring live performances by a variety of artists and entertainers. These family programs celebrate diversity… continue reading

By Rachel F.   September 11, 2013    1

Are you ever mystified by the information-sleuthing wizardry of your local librarian?  Have you sought out our powers lately?  Just about everyone has daydreamed through a state mandated… continue reading

By Adam F.   August 29, 2013    2

Summer is in full swing right now here at the Free Library: We are well past the half way mark in our Summer Reading 20-Million-Minute Challenge. Thursday storytimes at Eakins Oval have been a big… continue reading

By Peter SM   July 26, 2013   

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