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Philadelphia Women's Slavic Ensemble

Sun, March 24, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Drinker Collection at Parkway Central Library

The Drinker Library of Choral Music is pleased to present, as part of the celebration of Women's History Month, a performance of choral music from the Slavic folk tradition. Formed in West Philadelphia in 2011,  this a cappella choir "loudly sing the wonderful folk music…

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Magic & Puppets with Dave Carr

Mon, April 1, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Eastwick Library

The multi-talented Dave Carr will mesmerize and astound you with feats of magic and prestidigitation.  Dave will use magic, puppetry, and ventriloquism to enthrall children and teens.  This is a program sure to WOW the entire family. 

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Monday Poets | Open Mic

Mon, April 1, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

MONDAY POETS at the Free Library of Philadelphia in 2018-2019 includes two open mic programs. One was held in January, and one will be held  on April 1st. It will be dedicated to hearing from poets who may or may not have published their work, but either way…

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ENAensemble presents the Serial Opera Project

Tue, April 2, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

ENAensemble’s new Serial Opera project is a multi-month performance of a new chamber opera. Each month, the next scene will be premiered, along with solo and chamber music performances by ENAensemble’s players. The opera, with a premise by the award-winning author and librettist…

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Sundays on Stage: Puppet Theatre Inside and Out

Sun, April 7, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Spark imaginations and encourage creative risks with this wonderful introduction to the puppet world, including an expert presentation of Aesop’s Fables with Steve Abrams. Montgomery Auditorium Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street   Free Admission!   Seating is on a…

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Percussion and Drum Workshops

Sat, April 13, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

The Free Library’s Music Department presents a new series of FREE workshops. The series will kick off with a visit from the  Sistahs Laying Down Hands  ensemble, led by Karen Smith (also of Weez the Peeples Collective), an all-woman percussive poetry, storytelling,…

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Sundays on Stage: Soul Steps

Sun, April 28, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Enjoy the engaging, high-energy step choreography which started among African-American fraternities and sororities as a means of unity and self-expression, and has deep roots in the migrant labor culture of South African gold mines. Montgomery Auditorium Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street…

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Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society

Sat, May 4, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Saturday May 4th in the Montgomery Auditorium  at Parkway Central. The Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society will give a FREE performance of the traditional art of Chinese Opera. Come to see the traditional art in a different and novel form! PCOS is proud of its contribution to enhancing the…

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Sundays on Stage: Colors of India

Sun, May 5, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Join the four dancers of AATMA Performing Arts on an epic journey charting the exciting evolution of Indian dance. This dynamic performance focuses on the explosive rhythms found in Indian classical and folk dance, which eventually gave rise to the globally recognized Bollywood dance and music…

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ENAensemble presents the Serial Opera Project

Tue, May 7, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

ENAensemble’s new Serial Opera project is a multi-month performance of a new chamber opera. Each month, the next scene will be premiered, along with solo and chamber music performances by ENAensemble’s players. The opera, with a premise by the award-winning author and librettist…

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Fumo’s Got Talent – Teen Edition

Wed, May 8, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Hey teens, do you sing? Play an instrument? Dance? Or even do magic? We are seeking all types of talents for our first ever Talent Show! Dances, rappers, poets, singers, jugglers and musicians are welcome. If you think you have what it takes – this contest is for you. Performances must be…

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Fall for Chamber Music

Wed, May 8, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Dolce Suono Ensemble  returns to the Free Library with “Fall for Chamber Music”, their new 3-year project supported by the William Penn Foundation to engage new audiences in chamber music. They will present performances, coachings, and other interactive events in…

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Telling Cervantes’s Story through Music: Telemann’s Burlesque de Quixotte

Wed, May 8, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

A collaboration with Tempesta di Mare’s Great Books concert In association with Tempesta di Mare, this program will focus on Miguel de Cervantes’s novel,  Don Quixote , one of the four great works of literature in their Great Books Concert. Don Quixote was Dr. A.S.W.…

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Percussion and Drum Workshops

Sat, May 18, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

The Free Library’s Music Department presents a new series of FREE workshops. The series will kick off with a visit from the Sistahs Laying Down Hands ensemble, led by Karen Smith (also of Weez the Peeples Collective), an all-woman percussive poetry, storytelling, dance, and drumming…

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Suite Talk II: Dance

Sun, May 19, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Free talk and performance. May 19th, 3pm-4:30pm, Music Department How to dance like Bach. We will discuss Bach’s dance suites in detail, how the form evolved through time, and how it influenced the featured commissions. This is part 2 in a series:  SUITE TALK Hosted by…

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Introduction to African Dance & Drumming

Tue, May 21, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

This program will have participants making music and moving, along with the presenters.  We'll learn about, and experience traditional African dance and music with Camara Arts:  Keepers of the Tradition.  This is a family program.

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Singing Whitman: Songs from the Drinker Collection with Craft Works Music

Thu, May 30, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Working in conjunction with the Free Library of Philadelphia’s archives, Craft Works Music, in partnership with the Rosenbach Museum, presents a program of choral works drawn from the Drinker Collection set to and inspired by the poetry of American Transcendentalist Walt Whitman. This…

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ENAensemble presents the Serial Opera Project

Tue, June 4, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

ENAensemble’s new Serial Opera project is a multi-month performance of a new chamber opera. Each month, the next scene will be premiered, along with solo and chamber music performances by ENAensemble’s players. The opera, with a premise by the award-winning author and librettist…

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Suite Talk III: Resonance

Sun, June 16, 2019 1:30 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Free talk and performance. June 16th, 1:30pm workshop, 3pm recital, Main Lobby How to follow in Bach’s footsteps. We will dive into the world of contemporary cello music , hearing the many ways composers today are pushing the boundaries of the instrument. The culminating recital will begin…

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ENAensemble presents the Serial Opera Project

Tue, July 2, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

ENAensemble’s new Serial Opera project is a multi-month performance of a new chamber opera. Each month, the next scene will be premiered, along with solo and chamber music performances by ENAensemble’s players. The opera, with a premise by the award-winning author and librettist…

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