Philadelphia classical music events, discussion, and directory
This ain't your grandma's stuffy, can't fidget, and don't even THINK of texting, classical music concert! Join friends for a lively evening that includes a panel discussion, mini concerts, and an open jam session.
Advanced tickets are free, but you must reserve them here. Tickets at the door will be $5 per person, cash only. If you wish to participated in the Jam session, please select the "Jam Participant" ticket and indicate what instrument you play. (more details below)
When / Where
April 7th, 2012 - 7:30pm
Fisher-Bennett Hall at Penn
Walnut and 34th
Rose Recital Hall - Room 419
Philadelphia, PA 19104
7:30 Panel Discussion
8:00 Philmore Ensemble
8:20 Beta Test
9:00 Open Jam session
* order of ensembles may change
Ricky Der - Music enthusiast
James Kwak - University of Pennsylvania student and cofounder of Penn Encore Society
Mary Javian - Teaching artist for the Philadelphia Orchestra, double bass
Tim Ribchester - Conductor, pianist, coach, writer, lecturer
Emcee / Panel moderator: Steve Schatz
Music Director: Jonathan Chen - University of Pennsylvania, Cello
Once the music director has an idea of which instruments he will have to work with, a music selection will be made. All jam session participants will be notified of the selection one week prior to the showcase and will be required to be at the recital hall at 6:30pm for a 20 minute rehearsal prior to the showcase. The jam session will be the last item in the program and the emphasis will be on fun, not polished music. If it doesn't sound very good, who cares? It's all about the act of getting together and making music.
Philmore Ensemble - variety of classical - guitar, (other member TBD)
Based out of Baltimore and Philadelphia, Philmore Ensemble was formed at Temple University in 2004 by Amanda Heckman, Duane Large and Julia Madden. Philadelphia musician Myanna Harvey later joined to help expand the possibilities of the group. Philmore Ensemble offers a fresh and engaging look at the works of popular and lesser-known composers, and brings to life music that has fallen into obscurity. With a special focus on nineteenth-century music, Philmore Ensemble plays works from the Renaissance era through the twenty-first century. This versatile ensemble performs in various combinations with voice, flute, violin,viola, cello, mandolin, lute and guitar.
Beta Test Music - Geek/game/classical music - tuba, trombone, clarinet, piano
We’re a small ensemble playing contemporary classical music, video game/geek soundtracks, and rock music.
Murmuration - Improv classical - violin, cello, piano, male vocal
Improv classical music trio seen regularly at Classical Revolution Philly.