Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

2008 News

Award-Winning Radio Host Ira Glass and Broadway Icon Stephen Sondheim Provide Candid Evenings of Storytelling at the Kimmel Center in January and February
December 29, 2008

Kimmel Center Elects Roland Bullard Board Chairman
December 22, 2008

Radio Icon Jerry Blavat Hosts Roots of Rhythm and Blues Show at the Kimmel Center, January 18
December 19, 2008

January "Free at the Kimmel" Offers Something for Everyone
December 18, 2008

Kimmel Center Celebrates New Year’s Day with Indoor Festivities and Brunch
December 15, 2008

Kimmel Center Cultural Stimulus Plan Offers Half Price Tickets Through December 31
December 12, 2008

Give My Regards to Broadway Premieres in Philadelphia at the Kimmel Center, January 8-February 1
December 8, 2008

Seventh Annual TUBACHRISTMAS Free Holiday Concert at the Kimmel Center, December 20
December 4, 2008

December "Free at the Kimmel" Offers Something for Everyone
December 3, 2008

2003 American Idol Champion Ruben Studdard Headlines 30th Anniversary Tour of Ain’t Misbehavin’ at the Academy of Music, January 9-11
December 2, 2008

Kimmel Center Introduces Holiday Season with Entertainment Stimulus Plan
November 24, 2008

South African Ensemble Soweto Gospel Choir and Banjo Master Béla Fleck & the Flecktones Perform Their Own Twist on Holiday Classics at the Kimmel Center this December
November 18, 2008

Kimmel Center Educational Offerings 2008-09 Schedule
November 17, 2008

World Renowned Israeli Pianist-Conductor Daniel Barenboim Performs Rare All-Liszt Piano Recital at the Kimmel Center, December 8
November 13, 2008

Fred Hersch Trio Performs Tribute to Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue at the Kimmel Center, December 6
November 7, 2008

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-Winning Musical A Chorus Line Comes to Philadelphia’s Forrest Theatre, December 16-January 4
October 31, 2008

An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt Added to Kimmel Center 2008-09 Season, February 6
October 30, 2008

Peter, Paul & Mary Change Scheduled Performance Date at the Kimmel Center to June 14, 2009
October 28, 2008

November "Free at the Kimmel" Offers Something for Everyone
October 28, 2008

Star-Studded Classical Performances by Violinist Itzhak Perlman and Conductor Gustavo Dudamel Leading Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at the Kimmel Center in November
October 27, 2008

Kimmel Center Announces Forte, New Young Professionals Group Granting Access to the Arts
October 21, 2008

The Wizard of Oz Travels Over the Rainbow to Philadelphia’s Academy of Music, November 28-30
October 17, 2008

Legendary Drummer Jimmy Cobb and Jazz Vocalist Cassandra Wilson Perform at the Kimmel Center this November
October 10, 2008

Imani Winds Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary with World Premiere of Cane, a Kimmel Center Co-Commissioned Work, October 24
October 10, 2008

Valentine’s Day Performance with Rufus Wainwright and Special Guest Martha Wainwright Added to Kimmel Center 2008-09 Season
October 9, 2008

Kimmel Center, Inc. Ends an Artistic and Financially Successful 2007-08 Season
October 9, 2008

The McCoury Boys Debut at the Kimmel Center in Replacement of Ralph Stanley and his Clinch Mountain Boys, October 9
October 7, 2008

Kimmel Center Appoints Charles Croce Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations
October 7, 2008

Sol y Canto and Melodic Vision Celebrate “Noche De Muertos: Welcoming Our Ancestors Home” at the Kimmel Center, October 25
October 3, 2008

Live and Learn at the Kimmel Center with Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations® and Organ Virtuoso Vincent Dubois this October
September 30, 2008

Legendary Sitarist Ravi Shankar and Anoushka Shankar Share the Stage for an Evening of Indian Classical Music at the Kimmel Center, October 19
September 29, 2008

World-Renowned Dance Companies Take Center Stage at the Kimmel Center, October - November 2008
September 25, 2008

Festive Folk and Bluegrass Greats at the Kimmel Center in October
September 22, 2008

October "Free at the Kimmel" Offers Something for Everyone
September 19, 2008

Maestro Lorin Maazel Leads the New York Philharmonic in an all-Tchaikovsky Program at the Kimmel Center in his Final Tour as Music Director, October 3
September 5, 2008

Legally Blonde The Musical Will Debut at the Academy of Music, December 2
September 4, 2008

Jazz Masters Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette and Gary Peacock Kick Off Kimmel Center Presents 2008-09 Season, September 19
August 25, 2008

Experimental Choreographer Jérôme Bel Debuts Bessie Award-Winning The show must go on at the Kimmel Center, September 11-13
August 21, 2008

Single Tickets Go On Sale for the Entire Kimmel Center Presents 2008-09 Season Sponsored by Citi and Select Broadway Series Presentations on Monday, August 18
August 6, 2008

Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with Conductor Keith Lockhart Celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s 90th Birthday at the Kimmel Center, August 20
July 24, 2008

Parenting 101 The Musical Makes its Philadelphia Premiere at the Kimmel Center
July 16, 2008

Summer Organ Series at the Kimmel Center Begins with Bradley Hunter Welch on July 10
July 1, 2008

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Receives $10 Million from The Annenberg Foundation in Support of a New Citywide Arts Festival.
June 18, 2008

Kimmel Center Presents Sponsored by Citi Expands 2008/09 Season with Six New Artists and Events
June 17, 2008

New Artists Added to Summer Solstice Celebration Sponsored by Citibank® at the Kimmel Center, June 21
June 12, 2008

Kimmel Center Presents’ Global Grooves World Music Dance Parties Hit Perelman Theater Starting July 10
June 12, 2008

Monty Python’s Spamalot Returns to Taunt Philadelphia at the Academy of Music, August 14-31
June 3, 2008

Kimmel Center Summer Solstice Celebration Sponsored by Citibank® Heats Up in Philly with Annual All-Day, All-Night Musical Extravaganza on Saturday, June 21
May 30, 2008

Maestro Christoph Eschenbach’s Final Performance in Philadelphia with Special Guest Mezzo-Soprano Susan Graham and Members of The Philadelphia Orchestra, May 18
May 12, 2008

Sixth Annual Summer in the City Gala Kicks Off Under the Big Sky in Kimmel Country on Saturday, May 31, 2008
May 7, 2008

Sizzling Summer Performances and Events Now on Sale at the Kimmel Center and Academy of Music
May 6, 2008

Dan Zanes and Friends Throw a Family-Friendly Nighttime Pajama Party! at the Kimmel Center, May 16
May 1, 2008

David Copperfield: An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion Appears at the Academy of Music, May 16-17
April 30, 2008

Global Smash Hit MAMMA MIA! Walks Down the Aisle of the Academy of Music, July 15-27
April 29, 2008

May "Free at the Kimmel" Events Offer Something for Everyone
April 29, 2008

PHILADANCO Leaps into Spring Season with Two World Premieres This Mother's Day Weekend at the Kimmel Center, May 8-11
April 28, 2008

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Receives Extraordinary Gifts to Retire Debt and Strengthen Endowment
April 23, 2008

Kimmel Center’s Mellon Jazz Up Close “Goes Global” Series Concludes with Western European Jazz Performance of Flamenco Inspired Rhythms, May 3
April 22, 2008

Orchestre National de France Performs Final Tour with Conductor Kurt Masur at the Kimmel Center April 29
April 17, 2008

Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations® Continue with Franz Liszt: The Devil Made Me Do It!
April 7, 2008

April "Free at the Kimmel" Events Offer Something for Everyone
April 4, 2008

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Celebrates 50th Anniversary Season at the Academy of Music with Philly Native Judith Jamison, April 25-26
April 4, 2008

The Color Purple Will Play at the Academy of Music June 17-July 13
April 2, 2008

Spike Lee Emcees Retrospective of his Film Work with a Soulful Jazz Performance by Terence Blanchard Quintet and Special Guests at the Kimmel Center, April 19
April 2, 2008

American Jazz Master Dave Brubeck Returns with his Quartet to Perform with the Freddy Cole Quartet as Part of the Mellon Jazz Fridays Series at the Kimmel Center, April 16
April 1, 2008

Tony Award®-Winning Gypsy Entertains at the Academy of Music, May 9-11
March 31, 2008

Hairspray Arrives in Philadelphia at the Academy of Music, May 2-4
March 27, 2008

Radio Icon Jerry Blavat Reunites Doo Wop Greats at the Kimmel Center, April 13
March 27, 2008

British Organist Dame Gillian Weir Makes her Kimmel Center Debut on the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ, April 12
March 20, 2008

Guitarist-Composer Phil Kline Performs Fear and Loathing and Zippo Songs at the Kimmel Center as Part of the Fresh Ink Series April 5
March 19, 2008

Conductor Sir Neville Marriner to Debut at the Kimmel Center with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Pianist Yuja Wang, April 9
March 19, 2008

Bollywood Icon Asha Bhosle Celebrates "75 Years of Asha" as Part of Kimmel Center Debut on April 6
March 17, 2008

Eastern European Jazz Performers Daniel Szabo Trio and Marta Topferova at the Kimmel Center March 29
March 14, 2008

Legendary Wayne Shorter Quartet Performs with Terell Stafford Quartet as Part of Mellon Jazz Fridays at the Kimmel Center March 28
March 14, 2008

Eddie Izzard Brings Surreal Humor to Philadelphia at Academy of Music, May 5-7
March 11, 2008

Piano Virtuoso Lang Lang Performs at the Kimmel Center March 16
March 7, 2008

The Chieftains Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Their Annual Brew of Irish Music at the Kimmel Center March 15
March 7, 2008

Kimmel Center, Inc. & Shubert Organization, Inc. Announce New 2008-2009 Broadway Series
March 6, 2008

Kimmel Center Presents Announces 2008-2009 Season, September 19, 2008 – May 9, 2009
March 6, 2008

March "Free at the Kimmel" Events Offer Something for Everyone
March 3, 2008

America’s Most Beloved Musical Annie Arrives at the Academy of Music March 21-23
February 22, 2008

Cyrus Chestnut Trio Debut Performance in Replacement of T.S. Monk Sextet at the Kimmel Center Friday, February 22
February 15, 2008

PennPraxis and Kimmel Center Lead Public Forums Designed to Re-Energize Public Spaces
February 13, 2008

Pink Martini Debut Performance Brings Old Hollywood Glamour with International Appeal to the Kimmel Center March 4
February 12, 2008

Richard Bona Band Debut Performance of Afro-Cuban Global Jazz with Special Guest Guitarist Lionel Loueke at Kimmel Center March 1
February 11, 2008

Indie-Pop Rock Rising Star Feist Performs at the Academy of Music on April 27
February 8, 2008

Christopher O’Riley Performs Piano Interpretations of Alternative Pop Acts Radiohead, Elliot Smith and Nick Drake at the Kimmel Center February 29
February 8, 2008

February "Free at the Kimmel" Events Offer Something for Everyone
February 7, 2008

Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady Makes Philadelphia Premiere at the Academy of Music March 11-16
February 5, 2008

Multi-Grammy® Award Winner k.d. lang Performs Works from Newly Released Album Watershed at the Kimmel Center February 24
January 31, 2008

"Fab Five" Sibling Piano Virtuosos The 5 Browns Debut at the Kimmel Center February 23
January 30, 2008

T.S. Monk Sextet and Mingus Big Band Pay Tribute to Iconic Jazz Masters John Coltrane and Charles Mingus at the Kimmel Center as Part of the Mellon Jazz Fridays Series February 22
January 28, 2008

Argentine Organist Hector Olivera Debuts at the Kimmel Center February 16
January 24, 2008

Shen Wei Dance Arts Returns to the Kimmel Center with a Fusion of Imaginative Dance, Theater, Chinese Opera, Painting and Sculpture February 15 to 17
January 14, 2008

Shoghaken Ensemble Debuts at the Kimmel Center with a Cavalcade of Traditional Armenian Folk Music and Dance on February 9
January 10, 2008

South African Sensation African Footprint Finally Sets Foot in North America with Philadelphia Premiere at Academy of Music February 29-March 2
January 10, 2008

January "Free at the Kimmel" Events Offer Something for Everyone
January 8, 2008

Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations® Continue with Festive French Fare
January 7, 2008

So Percussion Quartet Debuts at the Kimmel Center as Part of the Fresh Ink Series on February 2
January 4, 2008

Paco Peña Flamenco Ensemble Brings Primal Pulse - A Compás! to the Kimmel Center January 27
January 4, 2008

Philadelphia’s Legendary Radio Personality Jerry Blavat Salutes the 60’s and 70’s in a Nostalgic Doo Wop and Disco Reunion with Special Guests at the Kimmel Center on January 26
January 3, 2008