Spring is a time to rejuvenate, to anticipate warm weather, to be inspired by nature’s power and beaut…and to attend concerts featuring your favorite musical genre or performer. From classical to jazz, there are many concerts scheduled for the spring in Philadelphia to choose from.
“All in the Family” Spring Concert
The Orpheus Club of Philadelphia
254 S. Van Pelt St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Date: May 21, 2014
For an uplifting celebration of the human voice, join the Orpheus Club of Philadelphia’s “All in the Family” concert, a members’ performance at Verizon Hall. The Orpheus Club, founded in 1872, is the oldest continuing operating men’s singing group in the U.S. The club offers three concerts a year. The program, featuring music arranged by club members and performed by the families of the club’s membership, is the last concert of the season.
Austin Mahone: Live on Tour
421 N. 7th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Date: March 6, 2014
Head over to the Electric Factory for the MTV Artist to Watch program’s Austin Mahone: Live on Tour. The opening acts features Becky G., Midnight Red and W3 The Future. Singer and composer Austin Mahone, 17, recently had a sold-out show at Best Buy Theater in New York. “Say Somethin,” Mahone’s current single, is gaining in popularity as it rises on the charts. It follows the success of Mahone’s first hit single “11:11” on iTunes. He was supposed to drop by the Electric Factory in October but was hospitalized and had to postpone the show, so fans are extra eager to see the rising pop star.
Celtic Nights: A Night of Music, Song and Dance
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
University of Pennsylvania
3680 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Date: March 15, 2014
For the sometimes sad, sometimes boisterous music of the Celts, experience “Celtic Nights: A Night of Music, Song and Dance” at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Combining emotionally charged melodies and wistful lyrics, the program features some of the most loved music of Ireland and Scotland. The program features music and dance.
Firebird and Cinderella
1 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Date: March 1, 2014
Drink in the fantasy of The Firebird and Cinderella, courtesy of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Stephane Denvene is the conductor for the program, which will also feature Eric Le Sage on piano and the dancers of the Philadelphia Dance Company. The musical selections include “Dumbarton Oaks” by Stravinsky, “Aubade” by Poulenc, excerpts from “Cinderella” by Prokoflev and the “Suite from The Firebird,” also by Stravinsky.
Jazz Band Concert
St. Joseph’s University
5600 City Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014
For an evening of jazz, boogie over to St. Joseph’s University for its jazz combo’s spring concert in Bluett Theatre, Post Hall. The jazz ensemble band is composed of the top 18 student musicians at the university. Playing four concerts per year, the ensemble members include students with music majors and minors and from other academic disciplines who share a love of jazz. Ensemble members play saxophones, trombones and other brass instruments.
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