Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

2006 News

2006 Kennedy Center Honors Award Recipient Zubin Mehta to Conduct Annual New York Philharmonic Concert January 12
December 20, 2006

New Year’s Day Parade-Goers Can Welcome in the New Year By Enjoying Traditional Mummer’s Festivities and Warming Up Inside the Kimmel Center
December 11, 2006

Micky Dolenz Reigns As Charlemagne In Pippin
December 7, 2006

Broadway’s Biggest Blockbuster Will Return To Philadelphia’s Academy Of Music July 25 - August 19
December 6, 2006

Organist Tom Trenney Returns to the Kimmel Center to Accompany Silent Screen Legends Laurel & Hardy, Harold Lloyd and Lon Chaney Sr. on The Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ
November 30, 2006

RAIN — The Beatles Experience Returns to Philadelphia’s Academy of Music Jan. 4 - 7, Jan. 11 - 14
November 20, 2006

London’s Theatrical Dance Sensation Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands Makes Philadelphia Premiere At Academy of Music January 16 - 21
November 15, 2006

Kimmel Center Turns Five
Fifth Anniversary Celebration to be Marked By Day-Long Series of Free Events with Some of the Best of Philadelphia’s Performing Artists

November 13, 2006

Kimmel Center Presents Introduces The Blues: with Henry Butler and Corey Harris on the Mellon Jazz Up Close: The Roots of Jazz Series
November 7, 2006

Vienna Choir Boys Return to Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for Holiday Celebration with Spiritual Music From Around the World on Saturday, December 2, 2006
November 7, 2006

Annual Festive Tuba Christmas Returns to the Kimmel Center for a Holiday Celebration on Saturday, December 2
November 7, 2006

Sonny Rollins Brings his Legendary Saxophone Talents to the Kimmel Center on Friday, December 1
November 7, 2006

Kimmel Center Presents’ First Ever Holiday Sing-Along Messiah
November 6, 2006

A McGarrigle Christmas Hour on December 3 at the Kimmel Center Postponed
November 3, 2006

Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX with Rock Symphony Debuts at the Kimmel Center on November 19
November 2, 2006

Annie's Back! America's Most Beloved Musical Returns to Philadelphia March 1 - 4 at Academy of Music
October 31, 2006

McCoy Tyner Septet to Perform on Kimmel Center Presents Mellon Jazz Fridays Series on November 17
October 30, 2006

Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations® Series Returns to the Kimmel Center 2006/07 Season
October 26, 2006

November "Free at the Kimmel" Events Offer Something for Everyone
October 25, 2006

PHILADANCO Kicks off the Kimmel Center's Movers & Shakers Dance Series with World Premiere of "The Foul" by Robert Moses
October 25, 2006

A McGarrigle Christmas Hour Added to Kimmel Center Presents 2006/2007 Season December 3 in Verizon Hall
October 23, 2006

Grammy®-Award Winning Ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock® Performs on Kimmel Center Presents World Pop Mix Series on Sunday, November 5
October 20, 2006

Disney Live! Presents Mickey's Magic Show Appearing November 24 - 26 At Academy Of Music
October 19, 2006

Tony Award-Winner and Best Musical 2005 Monty Python’s SPAMALOT Coming to Academy of Music March 20 - April 8
October 17, 2006

Tango Fire Brings Sultry Argentine Performance to Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall on Saturday, November 4
October 15, 2006

PNC Bank And The Kimmel Center Help Improve Preschool Readiness With $1 Million
October 14, 2006

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Returns to the Kimmel Center, Led by Mariss Jansons
October 12, 2006

Kimmel Center Inc. Presents Fire and Spice Tango Dance Class
October 9, 2006

Kimmel Center Announces 2006-07 Schedule of Education Offerings
October 9, 2006

Kimmel Center Adds New Art & Architecture Tour to Its Free Tours Schedule
October 9, 2006

Kimmel Center Presents Concert Schedule Updates
October 6, 2006

Anoushka Shankar Brings a Night of Indian Music to the Kimmel Center's Planet World Series
October 3, 2006

Sister’s Christmas Catechism The Mystery of the Magi's Gold Coming to Kimmel Center's Innovation Studio November 24 - December 24
September 29, 2006

Russian Violinist Maxim Vengerov Opens the Master Musicians String Series in Verizon Hall on October 18
September 25, 2006

Violinist Jennifer Koh to Give World Premiere of "String Poetic" Written Expressly for Her by Philadelphia Composer Jennifer Higdon and Co-Commissioned by Kimmel Center Presents
September 25, 2006

NHK Symphony Orchestra Led by Vladimir Ashkenazy Opens Kimmel Center Presents ARC Wheeler's Great Orchestras On Tour Series
September 23, 2006

Vocalist Emmylou Harris Makes Verizon Hall Debut with Special Guest Teddy Thompson, Sunday, October 15
September 22, 2006

Kimmel Center, Inc. and Resident Companies Sign New License Agreements
September 21, 2006

THE LION KING Celebrates Triumphant Run In Philadelphia
September 19, 2006

A "Congo Square" Evening Explores the Roots of Jazz with Donald Harrison Jr. and His Band, Congo Nation
September 18, 2006

"Free at the Kimmel" Events Offer Something for Everyone
September 18, 2006

The Spirit of Fès Paths to Hope Brings a Night of World Music to the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater
September 15, 2006

Organist Cherry Rhodes Kicks Off Master Musicians: Organ Series in Verizon Hall on Saturday, October 14
September 14, 2006

Indigo Girls Make Their Kimmel Center Debut Showcasing Their New Album Despite Our Differences
September 11, 2006

Kimmel Center, Inc. Names Paul Tufano, Esq. Chair of Search Committee for KCI's President And CEO
Natalye Paquin Appointed Acting President and COO

September 1, 2006

The Gary Graffman Celebration, Featuring Musical Performances by Lang Lang, Christoph Eschenbach, Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank and More, Marks the Legacy of a Renowned Pianist, Teacher and Administrator in Verizon Hall on Sunday, September 24
August 31, 2006

Kimmel Center Presents 2006/07 Season Opening Weekend
Grammy®-Award Winning Vocalist Nancy Wilson and Organist Trudy Pitts Perform at the Kimmel Center Friday, September 15 Opens Mellon Jazz Fridays Series

August15, 2006

Kimmel Center Presents 2006/07 Season Opening Weekend
Lyle Lovett and his Large Band to Perform at the Kimmel Center Saturday, September 16 in World/Pop Series Opening Concert

August 15, 2006

I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU — The Music of Ray Charles Premieres in Philadelphia at the Academy of Music September 26 - October 1
August 8, 2006

Single Tickets Go on Sale Monday, August 21 for Entire Kimmel Center Presents 2006/07 Season
Several new shows added, including Lyle Lovett and His Large Band in Concert; Indigo Girls; Buddy Guy and James Hunter; Art Garfunkel; Fès Festival of World Sacred Music

August 7, 2006

Kimmel Center, Inc. and The Shubert Organization, Inc. to Collaborate on Legitimate Theatrical Presentations in Philadelphia Market
July 27, 2006

Kimmel Center President and CEO Resigns Post
Price will launch new international arts festival in her native Toronto

July 11, 2006

Kimmel Center Inc. to End 2005-06 Performance Season with Operating Surplus
June 30, 2006

Kimmel Center Reports Economic Impact Results
June 15, 2006

Kimmel Center’s World Music Wednesdays Return and Cool the Summer
June 14, 2006

Summer Solstice Celebration All Day and Night!
June 1, 2006

Folk Legends Peter, Paul and Mary Return to Philly to Perform in Verizon Hall on Saturday, June 3
May 24, 2006

Casting Announced for Disney’s THE LION KING Broadway’s Award-Winning Best Musical
May 17, 2006

The Kimmel Center’s Fourth Annual Summer in the City Gala Journeys on an African Safari, Wednesday, May 24, 2006
May 5, 2006

PHILADANCO Ushers in the Spring with World Premiere by Christopher L. Huggins and a Company Premiere by Carmen de Lavallade
May 4, 2006

Kimmel Center, Inc. Appoints Natalye Paquin as Executive Vice President and COO
May 4, 2006

Kimmel Center, Inc. Announces New Vice President of Development
April 28, 2006

POP G to Perform on Kimmel Center See Hear! Series
April 26, 2006

Kimmel Center Heats Up as Summer Solstice and Popular World Music Wednesdays Return
April 26, 2006

Kimmel Center Presents Master Musicians Vocal Series
April 26, 2006

Kimmel Center Announces Installation of Works by Five Local Artists
April 19, 2006

The Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Two Weeks of Concerts Dedicated to Unveiling
April 11, 2006

Broadway’s Biggest Blockbuster will Return to Philadelphia’s Academy of Music in July, 2007
April 5, 2006

Perlman and Zukerman Join Forces for a Spectacular Night of String Performance
March 30, 2006

Midori To Perform on Kimmel Center Fresh Ink Series
March 30, 2006

Jazz Powerhouse Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Band to Perform at the Kimmel Center
March 29, 2006

A Well-Traveled Lang Lang Returns Home for Only Philadelphia Appearance of the Season at Kimmel Center on April 18
March 28, 2006

Philly’s own "Geator with the Heater" Returns to the Kimmel Center
March 28, 2006

"Barefoot Diva" Cesaria Evora to Perform at the Kimmel Center
March 28, 2006

Wicked Announces Lottery for $25 Best Available Seats
March 17, 2006

Grammy Award-Winning Pianist Yefim Bronfman to perform at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall
March 15, 2006

National Symphony Orchestra and Leonard Slatkin to Make Kimmel Center Debut
March 15, 2006

Medeski, Martin, and Wood Return for a Highly Anticipated Kimmel Center Performance
March 15, 2006

Roy Haynes Quartet Joined by Danilo Pérez to Bring Boston Jazz to Life in Philadephia
March 9, 2006

Marcus Roberts Trio and SFJAZZ Collective Swing Verizon Hall
March 5, 2006

Kimmel Center Presents Announces 2006-07 Season
September 15, 2006-May 25, 2007

March 1, 2006

Kimmel Center Presents Broadway at the Academy 2006/07 Season
March 1, 2006

Music legends Mavis Staples and Taj Mahal to Perform In Verizon Hall
February 21, 2006

The Chieftains Bring the Hallmark Sound of Irish Tradition to the Kimmel Center
February 21, 2006

Pianist Jeffrey Siegel Concludes his Keyboard Conversations® with Chopin
February 17, 2006

Philadelphia Engagement of Disney’s The Lion King Extended into September!
February 17, 2006

Boston Symphony Orchestra Returns to Verizon Hall Under the Direction of New Music Director, James Levine
February 13, 2006

New Casting Announced for the National Touring Production of WICKED
February 10, 2006

CELTIC WOMAN Makes Philadelphia Debut March 19 at the Academy of Music
February 9, 2006

World Renowned The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields to Perform with Violinist and Conductor Gil Shaham
February 7, 2006

Ladysmith Black Mambazo to Bring a South African Celebration of Freedom to Verizon Hall
February 7, 2006

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel Returns to the Kimmel Center Perelman Theater with a Mozart Celebration
February 7, 2006

Kimmel Center Verizon Hall Organ Named
February 6, 2006

Soulful Jazz Piano Sensation Geri Allen Brings the Sounds of the Motor City to the Kimmel Center
February 3, 2006

Two-Time Grammy Award Winner Sylvia McNair to Perform at the Kimmel Center
February 2, 2006

Berlin Staatskapelle and Daniel Barenboim Celebrate the Works of Mozart
January 30, 2006

Brad Mehldau and Gary Burton’s Generations Bring their Hallmark Blend of Jazz-Rock to the Kimmel Center
January 20, 2006

Paco Peña Flamenco Ensemble to Perform at Verizon Hall
January 20, 2006

Kimmel Center Presents in Association with Fantasma Productions Present Jamie Cullum
January 14, 2006

Kimmel Center Presents "Mozart: Reloaded" as Part of the Mozart Festival: A 250th Birthday Celebration
January 13, 2006

From Ed Sullivan to Abbey Road…“The Beatles Experience”as Performed by RAIN
January 12, 2006

Kimmel Center Master Musicians Series
Leif Ove Andsnes and The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra to Make Kimmel Center Debut

January 9, 2006

Peter, Paul & Mary Return to Kimmel Center June 3, 2006
January 5, 2006