Woodmere Art Museum Announces New Season of Music
(Published: January 14, 2013)
PHILADELPHIA - Woodmere Art Museum announces the spring line-up for Music at Woodmere, its popular jazz and classical concert series connecting music to the story of Philadelphia's art and artists. This season offers tributes to the work of Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson and Jimi Hendrix; performances by Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble, Peter Beets, Astral Artists' Michael Mizrahi, Philadelphia Opera Company and other musicians; and a month of performances celebrating the role of jazz in 1946 in conjunction with the 2013 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts.
The series, which began in 2010 and has continued to attract new audiences to the historic Chestnut Hill museum, includes Friday Night Jazz and Classic Sundays: Opera, Chamber and Classical on Sunday afternoons. Performances are made possible through partnerships with the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, and Lifeline Music Coalition. Audiences are able to enjoy refreshments and take in Woodmere's rotating special exhibitions while listening to the artistry of world-class musicians. The spring season runs through April, coinciding with Just In: Recent Acquisitions in the Collection of Woodmere Art Museum (January 26-March 17); The Phillip Jamison Collection (January 26-May 5), Philip Jamison Watercolors: The Spirit of Chester County (January 26-May 5) and The Promise of Peace: Violet Oakley's United Nations Portraits (March 30-June 30, 2013).
Woodmere Art Museum is located at 9201 Germantown Avenue. Classic Sundays run January 27-March 3 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Friday Night Jazz runs February 1-April 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. All concerts include light refreshments. Tickets are $20 general admission or $10 for museum members. Tickets are available for purchase online at <b>woodmereartmuseum.org or by calling 215-247-0476.
About Woodmere Art Museum
Housed in a 19th-century stone Victorian mansion on six acres in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, Woodmere first opened its doors to the public in 1940. The building, grounds and the nucleus of the Permanent Collection are the benefactions of Charles Knox Smith (1845 - 1916), who wished "to awaken the spirit of, the appreciation of, and the knowledge of art ... in the City of Philadelphia and surrounding territory." Today, the Permanent Collection consists of more than 3,000 works of art, celebrating the art and artists of Philadelphia.
More Information: http://www.woodmereartmuseum.org