Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

2005 News

Temple University Early Childhood Music Classes to be Offered at Kimmel Center
December 20, 2005

Library of Congress Song of America Tour with Thomas Hampson Comes to Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center January 8
December 16, 2005

Kimmel Center Inc. Elects New Board Chairman
William P. Hankowsky Voted to Succeed Daniel J. Whelan

December 12, 2005

The Black Watch is Joined by the Band of the Welsh Guards for an Evening of Pageantry in Their Debut Performance at the Kimmel Center
December 8, 2005

Jerry Blavat Returns to Perform his First Ever Kimmel Christmas Show, A Very Geator Christmas
December 5, 2005

PHILADANCO Performs Xmas Philes in the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater
December 3, 2005

Broadway Junior on Tour Premieres with “After Schoolsical Special” January 17-20, 2006
December 1, 2005

Kimmel Center Presents Announces Participating Hotel Partners for 2005/06 Performance Season
December 1, 2005

Kimmel Center Presents Opens the Holiday Season with A Colonial Holiday
November 23, 2005

The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Perform Duke Ellington’s Harlem Nutcracker
November 22, 2005

Tuba Christmas! Returns to the Kimmel Center’s Free in the Plaza Series, Saturday, December 3
November 20, 2005

Kimmel Center Presents Celebrates a Holiday Tradition with the Vienna Choir Boys
November 20, 2005

New York Philharmonic Returns to Verizon Hall
November 14, 2005

Germany’s Cabaret Dance Band Max Raabe & The Palast Orchester Perform the Timeless Music of the Golden Age at the Kimmel Center
November 7, 2005

The Weather Indoors is Delightful: Enjoy New Year’s Day at the Kimmel Center
November 4, 2005

Tickets for Disney’s THE LION KING On Sale at the Academy of music in Philadelphia on Saturday, November 12
November 1, 2005

The Kimmel Center Celebrates the Holidays with Something for Everyone with a Variety of Performances and Artists
October 28, 2005

Two-Time Tony-Award Winning Dancer/Choreographer Savion Glover® to Perform Classical Savion® at Kimmel Center
October 28, 2005

Ellis Marsalis Brings the Sounds of the Big Easy to the Kimmel Center
October 27, 2005

Classical Music Prodigies Hilary Hahn and Natalie Zhu to Perform at the Kimmel Center
October 27, 2005

Philadelphia Natives and Jazz Greats Christian McBride and Odean Pope to Perform in the Third Annual Philly Jazz All-Star Night at the Kimmel Center
October 27, 2005

A Woman’s Heart Featuring Mary Black, Maura O’Connell, Sharon Shannon and Cara Dillon to Perform at the Kimmel Center
October 25, 2005

Chinese Pipa Virtuoso Wu Man to Open Kimmel Center Fresh Ink Series
October 19, 2005

Queens of World Music Angelique Kidjo and Eva Ayllon Perform at the Kimmel Center
October 18, 2005

Kimmel Center Presents Keyboard Conversations© with Jeffrey Siegel: The Power and Passion of Beethoven
October 7, 2005

Gospel Sensation Richard Smallwood and Vision to Appear at Kimmel Center
Special Guests, Philadelphia’s Dixie Hummingbirds, Will Also Take the Stage Free in the Plaza to Feature Philly Vocal Ensemble Agape

October 4, 2005

Jane Monheit Added to Kimmel Center Presents 2005/2006 Season December 10 Acclaimed Jazz Singer to Perform Selections From New Holiday Album The Season
October 4, 2005

Kimmel Center’s 2005/06 Adult Education Series Announced Mondays at the Merck Offerings To Range from Organ Tours, to Dance, Gospel, Steel Drums and More
October 1, 2005

Annie's Back! America's Most Beloved Musical Comes to the Academy of Music November 22
September 30, 2005

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Joins Four Other Nationally-Renowned Performing Arts Organizations in Forming FIVE CENT PRODUCTIONS a Producing Consortium That Will Take an Active Role in Answering the Demand for Theatrical Material Across the Country
September 30, 2005

Kimmel Center's Cadillac Broadway at the Adademy Series Reaches Subscription Milestone
September 21, 2005

General Motor's Signature Brand Cadillac Signs on to Become New Sponsor of Kimmel Center's Broadway at the Academy 2005/2006 Season
September 21, 2005

Chicago Jazz Great Von Freeman to Perform at Kimmel Center
September 19, 2005

Jazz legend Chick Corea and Band Touchstone Scheduled to Perform at Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall
Chick Corea and Touchstone’s Flamenco-Fused Jazz

September 12, 2005

Drag Cabaret Duo Kiki and Herb Make their Kimmel Center Debut
Kiki & Herb Unabashedly Approach Any and Every Genre and Style, to the Delight of Audience Members

September 12, 2005

Kimmel Center Launches First Performing Arts Center Blog Site
Public Encouraged to Voice Their Opinion on the Arts at www.blog.kimmelcenter.org

September 12, 2005

Kimmel Center to Join Hurrican Katrina Victims Relief Efforts with Entire Opening Weekend of Concerts September 15-17
Artists to Donate Fees, Kimmel Center Employees Contribute, Free Concert Tickets Given to Evacuees

September 8, 2005

Kimmel Center Presents Los Lobos on October 2
Alejandro Escovedo to make Kimmel Center Debut

September 7, 2005

Portugal’s Queen of Fado, Mariza, to Perform at Kimmel Center on October 9
Lila Downs, featured on the Frida soundtrack, to join Mariza

September 7, 2005

Bright Eyes Added to Kimmel Center Presents 2005/2006 Season
Conor Oberst to Perform at the Academy of Music with Special Guests Feist and The Magic Numbers

September 7, 2005

Broadway's Biggest Blockbuster WICKED Comes to Philadelphia!
September 6, 2005

Harry Connick, Jr. and Branford Marsalis: “A Special Duo Occasion” Added to Kimmel Center Presents 2005/06 Season
August 17, 2005

Public Radio International’s Hit Show FROM THE TOP Taped at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center in May 2005 to Air on Public Radio Stations Nationwide in September
August 15, 2005

Kimmel Center Presents Opens 2005-06 Season with a Diverse Weekend of Extraordinary Performers
The Roots Return Home to Philadelphia for a Special Verizon Hall Performance

August 15, 2005

Kimmel Center Presents Opens 2005/06 Season with a Diverse Weekend of Extraordinary Performers
Legendary Singer Tony Bennett Brings Class and Panache to the Kimmel Center Thursday, September 15 to Open Mellon Jazz Series

August 15, 2005

Kimmel Center Presents Opens 2005/06 Season With a Diverse Weekend of Extraordinary Performers
Solomon Burke, “The King of Rock & Soul,” Will Perform at the Kimmel Center September 17, Performing with the Signature Soul Sound of the MFSB Band

August 15, 2005

Kimmel Center 1pm Daily Tours
Public Invited to Tour Philadelphia's Kimmel Center

August 15, 2005

From Ed Sullivan to Abbey Road... "The Beatles Experience" as performed by Rain Makes Philadelphia Premiere at the Academy of Music
Engagement Added As Part of Kimmel Center Presents Broadway at the Academy Theater Series

August 5, 2005

Doctor Dolittle Brings a Menagerie of Animal Magic to Academy of Music September 21
First American Tour Promises to Delight Audiences of All Ages!
Production Launches 2005-06 Kimmel Center Presents Broadway at the Academy Theater Season

August 3, 2005

Single Tickets Go On Sale Monday, August 15 For Entire Kimmel Center Presents 2005-06 Season
Six New Shows Added to Season Lineup Including:
The Roots & Friends; Kiki & Herb; Max Raabe & The Palast Orchester; Emmylou Harris; Medeski, Martin & Wood; andCesaria Evora With Keren Ann
Additional Peformers Added To Kimmel Center Presents Shows:
Lila Downs added to Mariza; Dixie Hummingbirds added to Richard Smallwood

August 1, 2005

Delivery and Installation of Kimmel Center’s New Dobson Organ to Begin July 11, 2005
June 13, 2005

Students Step Up to the Challenge of the Kimmel Center's First "Dance in the Schools Initiative" Performance
PHILADANCO's Apprentice Company D/2 Joins Local Students for a Dance Recital in Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater

May 17, 2005

Evita will Hold Open Auditions for Local Youngsters on May 24
Legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical is Looking to Cast Area Youth to Sing in Upcoming Philadelphia Engagement at Academy of Music

May 5, 2005

Kimmel Center Presents Fourth Season Closes with Musical Visions
Fresh Ink & “See Hear!” Program to Include Works by Mozart, Bach, Stravinsky, Varese, and Gill

May 4, 2005

The Col’train Returns Home to Philadelphia to Close Out the Kimmel Center’s ‘Mellon Jazz Up Close’ Series
Performance Features Special Guest Ravi Coltrane on Saxophone

May 2, 2005

The Kimmel Center’s Third Annual Summer in the City Gala Travels to the French Riviera for Sun and Fun on Saturday, June 4, 2005
Jazz Trumpeter Chris Botti and Haitian Singer Emeline Michel to Perform in Verizon Hall at Event Benefiting Kimmel Center Inc.’s Diverse Artistic Programming, Education and Community Initiatives

April 28, 2005

PHILADANCO Returns to the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater with Part II of 35th Anniversary Season "Preserving the Past, Seizing the Future"
Kimmel Center Presents Movers and Shakers Sponsored by American Express

April 27, 2005

Public Radio International’s Hit Show FROM THE TOP Comes to Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for a Live Concert Taping Tuesday, May 24 at 7:30pm
April 12, 2005

Kimmel Center Seeks Organist for New Dobson Pipe Organ
Dobson Organ Op. 76 to be Unveiled at Kimmel Center Organ Festival in May 2006

April 11, 2005

Kimmel Center Presents Announces 2005-2006 Season
September 15, 2005 – May 25, 2006

April 3, 2005

Kimmel Center Presents 2005-2006 Season:
A Conversation with Danilo Pérez, Mellon Jazz Series Artistic Advisor

April 3, 2005

Kimmel Center Presents 2005-2006 Season:
A Conversation with Mervon Mehta, Vice President for Programming and Education Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

April 3, 2005

Danilo Pérez Brings a Touch of Panama to the Kimmel Center’s ‘Mellon Jazz Up Close: Take the Col’train’ Series
March 22, 2005

Celebrate the Luck ’O The Irish on St. Patrick’s Day at the Kimmel Center
Irish Buffet and the Parade at the Kimmel Center

March 7, 2005

Kimmel Center Presents Announces Major Broadway Hits for 2005-2006 Theater Season
Disney’s THE LION KING and WICKED will Headline Third Season for Broadway at the Academy

February 27, 2005

One Book, One Philadelphia Event at the Kimmel
Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried, and Grammy Award-nominated composer Jennifer Higdon feature their works inspired by the Vietnam War

February 23, 2005

Versatile Jazz Performer and Composer Fred Hersch to Perform on Kimmel Center Mellon Jazz Series
Hersch and Vocalists Kurt Elling and Kate McGarry Joined by 10-Piece Ensemble in Musical Exploration of Poetry of Walt Whitman in LEAVES OF GRASS

February 17, 2005

February Mellon Jazz Concerts Feature Coltrane to Contemporary
Col’train Series Includes Exotic Rhythms From Peru & Venezuela February 19
Herbie Hancock Salutes ‘Our Times’ With Fellow Jazzmen Feb. 23

January 31, 2005

Third Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute at the Kimmel Center
January 6, 2005