Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

2007 News

South Africa’s National Treasure Ladysmith Black Mambazo Performs Latest a Cappella Hits Introducing 2008 Release at the Kimmel Center on January 20
December 21, 2007

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and the Band of the Coldstream Guards Debut at the Kimmel Center with Lively Performance of Ceremonial Fanfare on January 12
December 20, 2007

The Kimmel Center Celebrates New Year’s Day with Indoor Festivities and Brunch
December 11, 2007

Philly Natives Hall and Oates’ Home for Christmas Debut Performance at the Kimmel Center December 17
December 10, 2007

PHILADANCO Brings Artistry and Antics to the Kimmel Center with Seasonal Xmas Philes Performance December 13 to 16
December 4, 2007

December "Free at the Kimmel" Events Offer Something for Everyone
December 4, 2007

Regional Favorite Gerald Veasley Performs Jazzy Christmas Celebration with his Quintet at the Kimmel Center December 11
November 30, 2007

Multi-Grammy® Award Winning Blind Boys of Alabama Perform Gospel Inspired Holiday Program with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the Kimmel Center on December 9
November 30, 2007

Avenue Q Makes Philadelphia Debut January 29 – February 10 at Forrest Theatre
November 21, 2007

Pablo Ziegler Trio Performs New Tango at the Kimmel Center December 8
November 21, 2007

Ring in the Holiday Season with Kimmel Center Presents’ Second Annual Sing Along Messiah
November 21, 2007

RENT Makes Academy of Music Premiere January 4-6
November 20, 2007

Annual Festive Tuba Christmas! Returns to the Kimmel Center for a Holiday Celebration on December 1
November 20, 2007

Canadian Juno Award Winning Saxophonist Jane Bunnett Debuts at the Kimmel Center Performing Cuban-Jazz Fusion December 1
November 20, 2007

Vienna Boys Choir Perform Holiday Music from Around the World at the Kimmel Center December 1
November 19, 2007

Maestro Valery Gergiev Leads Legendary Kirov Orchestra Through All-Stravinsky Program at the Kimmel Center November 30 as Part of ARC Wheeler’s Great Orchestras on Tour Series
November 19, 2007

Polish Folk Dance Sensation Mazowsze Debuts at Kimmel Center November 24
November 15, 2007

RAIN: The Beatles Experience Returns to Philadelphia January 15-20
November 14, 2007

Senegalese Pop Star Youssou N’Dour Debuts at the Kimmel Center Performing Afro-Pop in Philadelphia November 20
November 8, 2007

November "Free at the Kimmel" Events Offer Something for Everyone
November 5, 2007

Kimmel Center’s Mellon Jazz Up Close Series "Goes Global" with the Debut of Japan’s Triumphant Jazz Trumpeter Tiger Okoshi and his Band November 17
November 5, 2007

Classical Music Super Star Yo-Yo Ma Performs First Solo Recital at the Kimmel Center November 13
October 26, 2007

Salzburg Marionettes Brings Magical Puppetry Performance to the Kimmel Center November 8 to 10
October 19, 2007

Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations® Resumes at the Kimmel Center November 5 with Franz Schubert Program
October 19, 2007

Max Raabe & Palast Orchester Recreate 1920s Cabaret at the Kimmel Center November 3
October 18, 2007

John Pizzarelli and Swing 7 Share the Stage with the Django Reinhardt Festival as Part of the Kimmel Center’s Mellon Jazz Fridays Series November 2
October 18, 2007

Peruvian Superstar Tania Libertad to Perform Afro-Peruvian Infused World Music at the Kimmel Center October 21
October 12, 2007

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa’s Final Farewell Tour at the Kimmel Center October 24
October 12, 2007

The Five-Time Tony Award®-Winning Musical, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, Will Play Philadelphia for a Limited One-Week Engagement at the Academy of Music Nov. 27 - Dec. 2
October 8, 2007

Legendary Dance Phenomenon Tango Buenos Aires Returns to the Kimmel Center for a Passionate Tango Performance October 21
October 3, 2007

Virtuoso Organist Todd Wilson Debuts at the Kimmel Center Kicking Off Master Musicians Organ Series October 20
October 3, 2007

October "Free at the Kimmel" Events Offer Something for Everyone
October 2, 2007

Sensational Blend of Folkloric Mexican Dance to be Performed by Ballet Folklórico De México De Amalia Hernández at the Kimmel Center October 14
September 28, 2007

Kimmel Center Presents Launches New Podcast Series Introducing String Quartet Ethel October 13 Performance
September 26, 2007

The Opera World’s Premiere Ensemble La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra Debuts at the Kimmel Center with Conductor Riccardo Chailly and Tenor Ben Heppner Kicking Off ARC Wheeler’s Great Orchestras on Tour Series October 12
September 25, 2007

Star-Studded Mellon Jazz Line-Up to Dazzle Kimmel Center Stage on September 28 with Performances by Nnenna Freelon with The Count Basie Orchestra, and the Paquito D’Rivera Quintet
September 10, 2007

September "Free at the Kimmel" Events Offer Something for Everyone
September 10, 2007

Award-Winning Vocalist Johnny Mathis Kicks off Kimmel Center's Sixth Season September 16
August 24, 2007

Single Tickets Go On Sale for Entire Kimmel Center Presents Sponsored by Citi 2007-08 Season On Monday, August 20
August 1, 2007

Single Tickets Go On Sale for Select Cadillac Broadway Series Presentations on Monday, August 20 with Several New Hit Shows Added
August 1, 2007

Wicked Announces Lottery for $25 Seats
July 20, 2007

A Conversation with newly appointed Kimmel Center President AND CEO Anne Ewers and Kimmel Center Director of Communications Paul Marotta
July 6, 2007

Legendary Boston Pops and Keith Lockhart Come to Philadelphia, August 21
July 6, 2007

New $10 Summer Organ Series Every Wednesday at the Kimmel Center Begins July 11 with Organist Stephen Tharp
July 2, 2007

Kimmel Center, Inc. to End 2006-07 Fifth Anniversary Season with Numerous Artistic and Financial Accomplishments
July 2, 2007

Casting Announced for Disney’s High School Musical, a New Stage Musical
June 19, 2007

Kimmel Center, Inc. and Citi Announce a 5-year Strategic Partnership to Support the Performing Arts in Philadelphia
June 18, 2007

The Starfinder Foundation and the Kimmel Center Team Up for Area Children and Youth
June 14, 2007

Broadway’s Biggest Blockbuster Extended in Philadelphia! A New Musical WICKED: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz
June 4, 2007

Annual Summer Solstice Celebration Presented By Citi Sizzles with Continuous Entertainment at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center June 23rd and 24th
June 4, 2007

Rennie Harris Puremovement Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary Retrospective at the Kimmel Center June 20-22
May 23, 2007

Kimmel Center Inc. Appoints Anne Ewers President and CEO
May 15, 2007

PHILADANCO Returns to the Kimmel Center for Spring Performance of The Philadelphia Connection on May 10-13
April 26, 2007

The Kimmel Center’s Fifth Annual Summer In The City Gala To Honor Pa Governor Edward G. Rendell, Thursday, May 17, 2007
April 25, 2007

Tickets on Sale May 6 for Touring Stage Version of Disney’s Phenomenally Popular High School Musical On Stage!
April 25, 2007

Dulce Pontes Performs Portuguese Fado at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater on May 5
April 24, 2007

Kimmel Center Presents Celebrates the One Year Anniversary of The Renowned Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ with Organ Family Concert and Organ Recital Marathon at the Kimmel Center May 5
April 23, 2007

Kimmel Center, Inc. Announces Auditions for Fifth Annual Tuition-Free Teen Summer Arts Camps May 5-19
April 15, 2007

2006 Grammy®-Award Winner Evgeny Kissin Returns to the Kimmel Center’s Master Musicians Piano Series on April 25
April 12, 2007

Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations® Celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Great Romantic-Era Composer/Pianist Robert Schumann
April 5, 2007

Jerry Blavat Returns to the Kimmel Center to Host Doo Wop Reunion at the Kimmel Center on April 15
April 4, 2007

Annual Summer Solstice Celebration Sizzles with Entertainment at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center June 23rd
April 3, 2007

Cape Verdean, Afro-pop, Songstress Lura Debuts on Kimmel Center Planet World Series on April 11
March 30, 2007

Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Art Garfunkel Performs at the Kimmel Center on April 7
March 30, 2007

Disney Theatrical Productions to Debut Touring Stage Version of Disney’s Phenomenally Popular High School Musical
To Play Philadelphia’s Academy of Music July 11 - 22, 2007

March 27, 2007

Danilo Pérez and David Sánchez to Perform on Kimmel Center Presents Mellon Jazz Up Close: Roots of Jazz Series on April 7
March 23, 2007

Five Time Grammy® Winner Buddy Guy Returns to the Kimmel Center with British R&B and Soul Sensation James Hunter to Perform on April 5
March 23, 2007

Kronos Quartet Performs Terry Riley’s Sun Rings as part of the Fresh Ink Series in the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater on April 19
March 22, 2007

Kimmel Center, Inc. Announces Four New Board Members
March 21, 2007

NPR’s Hit Show From the Top Returns to Kimmel Center to Record an All-Philadelphia Episode April 10
March 20, 2007

David Hayes Leads The Philadelphia Singers in a Performance of Handel’s Israel in Egypt with Members of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia at the Kimmel Center on March 31
March 15, 2007

The Curtis Institute of Music Announces the Philadelphia Premiere of Osvaldo Golijov’s Grammy® Award-Winning Ainadamar
March 15, 2007

Virtuoso Multi-Talented Canadian Family Ensemble Leahy Performs on the Kimmel Center World Pop Mix Series on March 25
March 13, 2007

Violinist Sarah Chang Returns and Pianist Ashley Wass Debuts in the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall as Part of Master Musicians Strings Series on March 23
March 13, 2007

Riverdance, the Original International Phenomenon, Triumphantly Returns to Philadelphia
March 8, 2007

Barbara Cook and Audra McDonald Perform at the Kimmel Center on March 18th
March 8, 2007

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Returns and New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Debuts at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall as Part of Mellon Jazz Fridays Series on March 16
March 8, 2007

Wayne Marshall Debuts at the Kimmel Center as Part of the Master Musicians Organ Recital Series March 14
March 7, 2007

Wycliffe Gordon Brings Crescent City Gospel to the Kimmel Center as Part of the Mellon Jazz Up Close: The Roots of Jazz Series on March 10
March 2, 2007

Kimmel Center Presents Announces 2007-08 Season, September 16, 2007 - May 10, 2008
March 1, 2007

Kimmel Center, Inc. & Shubert Organization, Inc. Present New Cadillac Broadway Series
March 1, 2007

Ireland’s Premier Musical Ambassadors The Chieftains Return to the Kimmel Center to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 11
February 26, 2007

March "Free at the Kimmel" Events Offer Something for Everyone
February 26, 2007

Riccardo Chailly Conducts Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig as Part of Great Orchestras on Tour Series at the Kimmel Center March 4
February 22, 2007

Grammy®-Award Winner Eddie Palmieri Brings Latin Jazz to the Kimmel Center’s Mellon Jazz Fridays Sharing a Co-bill with Poncho Sanchez Band on March 2
February 16, 2007

Chava Alberstein Returns and David Broza Debuts on the Kimmel Center’s Verizon World Pop Mix Series in Verizon Hall on March 1
February 16, 2007

The Wait Is Over! Monty Python’s Spamalot Tony Award Winner, Best Musical 2005 Is Coming To Philadelphia March 20 - April 8
February 16, 2007

Kimmel Center Presents Adds Loreena McKennitt at The Academy of Music on Thursday, April 19, 2007
February 15, 2007

2007 Grammy® Award Winner Soweto Gospel Choir Debuts at the Kimmel Center as Part of the Verizon World Pop Mix Series on February 25
February 13, 2007

eighth blackbird Returns to the Kimmel Center as Part of the Fresh Ink Series in Perelman Theater on February 17 With a Program Titled "strange imaginary animals"
February 8, 2007

Postponed: Rennie Harris Puremovement
January 31, 2007

Renowned Organist Paul Jacobs to Perform a Program of Franck, Reger, Messiaen and More on The Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ February 10
January 30, 2007

Kimmel Center’s Mellon Jazz Up Close Roots of Jazz Series Continues with Brian Blade Fellowship on February 10
January 30, 2007

Ologundê Brings Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance to the Kimmel Center February 8
January 30, 2007

Good Night, and Good Luck Grammy® Award Winner Dianne Reeves and Special Guest Jason Moran and The Bandwagon Perform at the Kimmel Center February 2
January 25, 2007

Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations® Continues with An American Salute!
January 25, 2007

Grammy® Award winning Violinist Joshua Bell to Perform with Pianist Jeremy Denk at the Kimmel Center February 7
January 25, 2007

Rennie Harris Puremovement Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary Retrospective at the Kimmel Center February 2-4
January 22, 2007

Pianist Leon Fleisher Returns to the Kimmel Center January 31
January 19, 2007

Philadelphia’s Legendary Radio Personality Jerry Blavat Returns to the Kimmel Center for Musical Extravaganza on January 28
January 17, 2007

Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion® at the Kimmel Center
January 12, 2007

January - February "Free at the Kimmel" Events Offer Something for Everyone
January 8, 2007

Tony n’ Tina Are Moving to the Kimmel Center!
January 3, 2007

Värttinä Brings Finnish Folk Rock to the Kimmel Center on January 18 as Part of the Planet World Series
January 3, 2007

Grammy®-Award Winning Ramsey Lewis with Special Guest Patti Austin on Mellon Jazz Concert Series January 14th
January 2, 2007