Posts in “music” (151)

This month is African-American Music Appreciation Month , a commemoration first started by former President Jimmy Carter, on June 7, 1979. The national recognition began as Black Music Month, but… continue reading

By Administrator   June 5, 2019    2

In a recent CNN article  titled, "Why touching art is so tempting — and exciting," Fiona Candlin, a professor of museology at Birkbeck College in London and author… continue reading

By Joe S.   May 28, 2019   

I celebrate myself — When lilacs last — I contain multitudes — O Captain! my Captain! What other U.S. poet’s work can be recognized by so few words—and by so many… continue reading

By Clare F.   May 22, 2019   

The winners of the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes were announced at Columbia University in New York City on Monday, April 15. The Pulitzers recognize achievements in newspaper, magazine and online… continue reading

By Peter SM   April 18, 2019   

A Voice for Peace, Concord, and Harmony: XIII International Poetry Festival in Philadelphia will congregate poets from Latin America, Spain, and the United States in an evening of verse and music… continue reading

By Mary Marques   April 12, 2019    2

by Kile Smith The National Museum of Women in the Arts asked, "Can you name five women artists?" March is Women’s History Month , and Fleisher Discoveries is answering that… continue reading

By Fleisher Collection   March 4, 2019    1

Like lots of ‘80s kids, I grew up with repeats of The Monkees on television and couldn’t wait for my weekly Saturday morning dose of their hijinks and bubble gum pop. Unlike lots of… continue reading

By Alix G.   February 25, 2019    4

The Mysterious Travelers are back, and something special is brewing! For the past four years, the Free Library has teamed up with the Philadelphia Jazz Project for a concert series showcasing the… continue reading

By Kate C.   February 19, 2019   

Julius Bittner was born in Vienna in 1874, growed up just outside of his hometown, and died in that same town in January 1939. He was pretty much immediately forgotten after his death. Well, in… continue reading

By Fleisher Collection   February 1, 2019   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is proud to celebrate Black History Month throughout the month of February, with extensive programming set to take place in neighborhood libraries across the city… continue reading

By Kate C.   January 29, 2019    5

The Free Library’s Musical Instrument Collection (MIC) celebrated its second birthday back in September 2018 and our collection keeps rolling on! It’s been a big 2 years for the MIC,… continue reading

By Perry G.   January 24, 2019    6

I have a confession to make—I am that friend who always wants to get a trivia team together on a Tuesday night. I’m also that kid who read Trivial Pursuit cards for fun to see if I… continue reading

By Christine M.   January 4, 2019    2

As we go to air it’s the beginning of January, which means we’re still in the Christmas season, which also means I have no compunction about playing some Christmas music for… continue reading

By Fleisher Collection   January 4, 2019   

by Kile Smith While this is our first-ever podcast, Discoveries is actually entering its 17th year of broadcasts. In the fall of 2002, the Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music at the Free… continue reading

By Fleisher Collection   November 27, 2018   

The Recording Academy will hold the 61st Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019. First round voting in October placed two CDs of particular note one step closer to official nominations in two… continue reading

By Fleisher Collection   November 15, 2018    3

Howllo Boils and Ghouls!, Welcome back to the Free Library of Phrightadelphia's blog, on this most haunted of holidays— Halloween ! Besides the usual seasonal scares that arise from the… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 31, 2018    1

What better way to celebrate Classical Music Month this September than to perform some of your own music? The Free Library’s Chamber Music Collection can provide you with the materials to… continue reading

By Leanne F.   September 27, 2018   

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month , and while we all know that a library card grants you instant access to a treasure trove of books, DVDs, and audiobooks from our catalog , we… continue reading

By Kate C.   September 10, 2018    2

One of my favorite comic collections of all time is the Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book . It reminds me that whenever possible, even if just for an hour, having a "lazy Sunday" is… continue reading

By Brittanie S.   August 10, 2018   

Saturday, August 4, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Richard Strauss (1864–1949). Serenade for Winds (1881) Strauss . Aus Italien (1886) We had a taste of Richard Strauss on our previous… continue reading

By Fleisher Collection   August 1, 2018   

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