Posts in “music” (90)

It's been almost a year since pop pioneer and provocateur David Bowie passed away at the age of 69, presumably rocketing off past outer space and transmogrifying into some other otherworldly… continue reading

By Peter SM   January 6, 2017    1

'Tis the season for goal-setting! You might be feeling merry and motivated right now, but as the year gallops along, don't let your resolve wane. Lean on the Free Library to keep your… continue reading

By Samantha M.   December 29, 2016    2

It's a few days before Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa , and all through my house, not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse. Why? Because it's freezing outside! So, what better time… continue reading

By Peter SM   December 23, 2016   

We’re thrilled that the Free Library’s transmogrified into one of the most exciting free venues for jazz in Philadelphia, thanks in part to our sidemen and women at the Philadelphia… continue reading

By Perry G.   December 16, 2016   

Many of us have great, nostalgic memories of enjoying The Nutcracker as a child. Why not revisit the timeless classic this year? This holiday classic ballet based on   E.T.A.… continue reading

By Sarah S.   December 2, 2016   

On Monday at 7:00 p.m. on November 21, join the Free Library and the Philadelphia Jazz Project for the next show in our acclaimed series of jazz concerts, Mysterious Travelers . Last year we… continue reading

By Perry G.   November 17, 2016   

by Ned Scharff As the United States begins restoring its historic ties to Cuba, the Free Library of Philadelphia is reaching out as well—by sharing its unique collection of some of the… continue reading

By Administrator   November 7, 2016    1

Does the 2016 election have you feeling anxious? Are your news and social media feeds just too much for you some days? Are you randomly and for no reason starting fights with family… continue reading

By Rachel F.   October 6, 2016    2

The Music Department at Parkway Central Library is launching the Musical Instrument Collection (MIC) , an instrument lending library for library cardholders. In the past few years, the Free… continue reading

By Julie B.   September 26, 2016    6

We’re thrilled to announce that musicians at any skill level, from those just plucking their first notes to virtuosos, will now be able to borrow the tools of the craft from the Parkway… continue reading

By Perry G.   September 21, 2016    3

The Parkway Central Music Department ’ s getting hip to the celebrations surrounding F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 120th birthday . Visit our mini exhibition featuring printed music… continue reading

By Perry G.   September 20, 2016   

So, apparently some guy named Bruce Springsteen is stopping by the Free Library in a couple weeks? All we know is that he's a musician and has a new book coming out or something... Kidding! We… continue reading

By Peter SM   September 15, 2016    6

The Free Library of Philadelphia  and the  Philadelphia Jazz Project  invite you to a third season of free concerts:  Mysterious Travelers 3: Internal Investigations . This… continue reading

By Perry G.   September 14, 2016   

The Atlantic Coast Opera Festival  and the Free Library of Philadelphia are excited to invite you to a special matinée performance of Verdi’s beloved opera, Otello ,… continue reading

By Leanne F.   July 26, 2016   

Feeling unlucky? Next week, Chinatown’s own Philadelphia Suns plays us out for the final concert of the New Americans Spring Concert Series this season with an evening of traditional… continue reading

By Perry G.   May 27, 2016   

The Philadelphia Jazz Project and the Free Library of Philadelphia ’s season of concerts celebrating the Great Migration has one more show to go. This is your last chance to catch free live… continue reading

By Perry G.   May 20, 2016   

On Wednesday, May 18, stunning percussion collective TIMBALONA  showcases Afro-Caribbean folkloric music in the second installment of the New Americans Spring Concert Series , a… continue reading

By Perry G.   May 12, 2016   

Prince . One word. One being. Thousands of songs. Millions of fans . A purple pop polymath. That guitar SOUND! And now, he's left this mortal coil (as if he could ever be contained by it in… continue reading

By Peter SM   April 22, 2016    1

The Philadelphia Jazz Project and the Free Library of Philadelphia ’s season of concerts meditating on what the Great Migration means for our city’s musical DNA is nearing the final… continue reading

By Perry G.   April 21, 2016   

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