MUSIC AT WOODMERE
Tickets can be purchased online up to 11:59 p.m. the day before event ($22 for non-members; $12 members). Tickets available at the doors an hour before the event. Tickets NOT available by phone. No reserved seating. For more information call 215-247-0476.
Parking is available at Woodmere Art Museum, but space is limited. Please do not park on Bells Mill Rd.
** Pre-purchased tickets only guarantee admission to Music at Woodmere performances. It does not guarantee seating. Seating is first-come, first-served. Food and drinks are limited to the galleries in the historic section of the Museum.
FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ
6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m. | $22 ($12 members, children under 12: Free) | Wine and refreshments served
Different Kinds of Love Stories
There are two sides to every story—especially love stories! Start the season with a tribute to those who’ve loved and lost and found love again with ”Walk on By,” “You Don’t Know What Love Is,” “Cry Me a River,” “Just My Imagination,” “It’s Alright With Me,” and others.
Thelonious Monk: A True Jazz Giant
Thelonious Monk brought a unique voice to piano with compositions that continue to inspire artists in all genres of music. Special guest Adam Faulk and the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble will bring Monk’s music to life, performing classics like “Well, You Needn’t,” “Blue Monk,” “’Round Midnight,” “April in Paris,” and many more.
Putting Pictures to Music: Henry Mancini and Quincy Jones
Join us for a tribute to two great composers, Quincy Jones and Henry Mancini. Their film scores make the music a must “see” and bring to life the stories and characters in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Wiz, Days of Wine and Roses, In the Heat of the Night, The Italian Job, The Pink Panther, and more.
Motown Meets Jazz Part 3
Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble will continue their presentation of Motown Meets Jazz with guests Roy Richardson, Pat Scott, and Tony Smith. Dance down memory lane with the Temptations’ “My Girl” and Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” and turn up the temperature with “Heat Wave” and more.
Billie Holiday: A Woman of Strength
Michal Beckham shows us the many sides of Billie Holiday as she takes us “All The Way” on a journey that includes signature songs like “Good Morning Heartache,” “God Bless the Child,” and many more.
Country Goes City: Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline
Take a trip down a country lane with a big city attitude as we find out what kind of “cousins” these two styles of music really are to each other. “You Were Always on My Mind” and “Crazy” are just two of the songs that will help us peek into the minds of two dynamic singer-songwriters. Special guests Julie Salvano and Herb Smith.
5:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m. | $22 ($12 members, children under 12: Free) | Wine and refreshments served
Tempesta de Mare
Grammy-winning tenor Aaron Sheehan and harpsichordist-pianist Adam Pearl perform French and English songs from the seventeenth and twentieth centuries. Henry Purcell’s songs, admired for their innate sense of the English language combined with melodic flair, find their equal in Benjamin Britten’s works, including perhaps his best known song, The Last Rose of Summer. At the other side of the Channel, French court composers, including Couperin, inspired one of that countries’ most famous Impressionist composers, Debussy.
An Evening of Love Songs with Artists from the Academy of Vocal Arts
Get in the mood for Valentine’s Day with artists from the Academy of Vocal Arts, who will share love songs from operas, operettas, and classic Broadway. There will be something for everyone as these professional singers explore the theme of love, both reciprocated and unrequited!
The amazing Korean pianist Sejoon Park will perform one of the most difficult piano solos, “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modest Mussorgsky. This ten-movement piece shadows a visitor’s experience of looking at a series of paintings. Park will also perform Maurice Ravel’s “Miroirs,” a suite for solo piano, and Myra Hess’s 1922 transcription of J. S. Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.”
Tempesta di Mare: Duos for Violins and Violas
Tempesta di Mare’s principal violist Daniela Pierson and violinist Christof Richter are sharing the joy of playing a program of duos for two violins and for violin and viola. Whether playing with teachers as students or with peers as professionals, duets let us share musical thoughts with other musicians, often “saying” through music what words cannot express. Together these consummate musicians will impart the wit of Telemann’s Swift-inspired Gulliver suite, the mischievousness of a Mozart duo for violin and viola, folk song settings by Bartók on gut strings, and their very personal musical dialect in their own duo-improvisations.