Germantown Poetry Project

Germantown Poetry Project

Network for New Music is very excited to announce the beginning of the Germantown Poetry Project. This project will pair a team of poets and musicians with teens and adults from the Germantown community to create new poetry and to later use this poetry to create four new pieces of music.

This collaborative work will take place over the course of 8 workshops at the Coleman Regional Library, with the final pieces of music being performed at the Parkway Central Library on April 8, 2017 and the Coleman Library on April 9, 2017. Participation is free an open to any interested member of the Germantown community, 8th grade and up.

April 8, 2017 at 2pm
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia

April 9, 2017 at 3pm
Coleman NW Regional Library
68 W Chelten Ave, Philadelphia
215-685-2150

The Marriage of Figaro

The Marriage of Figaro

Regarded as one of the greatest operas ever written, Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) is a screwball comedy complete with disguises, surprises, and compromises. Figaro, the wily barber and part-time matchmaker, has finally fallen in love. But, like everything else in his life, it's complicated. On the eve of Figaro’s marriage to Susanna, his master, Count Almaviva, sets his wandering eye on the lovely bride-to-be. Servant and master go head to head, and even the Countess Rosina gets in on the action when she learns of her husband’s desires. But is she embroiled in a dangerous liaison of her own? From the opening notes to the final curtain, Mozart’s score delivers a tangled love story with great farce and satire.

Fri, Apr 28 at 8pm
Sun, Apr 30 at 2:30pm
Wed, May 3 at 7:30pm
Fri, May 5 at 8pm
Sun, May 7 at 2:30pm

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Honegger's King David

Honegger's King David

Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia
Kiera Duffy, Soprano
Maren Montalbano, Mezzo-Soprano
Sumner Thompson, Tenor
Dan Kern, Narrator
Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
Paul Rardin, Conductor

Arthur Honegger’s King David is the best oratorio you may never have heard. The young Honegger composed the score as incidental music to a play by René Morax, and quickly earned fame throughout Europe for his unique and captivating musical style blending French Impressionism, the German chorale tradition, and far-eastern influences. The oratorio follows the rise of David from shepherd to warrior to king of Israel, capturing his triumphs and losses, loves and rivalries. Its choruses rival history’s greatest oratorios for their power and beauty. Newly commissioned choreography by Jillian Harris provides a compelling dramatic element to help visualize this remarkable life story.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 4pm & 8pm

Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral