20-time Grammy-winning guitarist Pat Metheny has announced an extended run of dates around the world for 2016 under the auspices of “An Evening with Pat Metheny”. Recently inducted into the Downbeat Hall of Fame as its youngest member and only the fourth guitarist (joining Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, and Wes Montgomery), Metheny will present a range of music from throughout his career.
As to what the performances will be like as the year unfolds Metheny says, “It could really be anything and everything. I have already written a bunch of new music inspired just by the thought of this presentation, but I could also imagine playing only old music one night, or even playing entire albums. I like the idea of keeping it open and letting it become whatever it winds up being over the course of a tour. At this stage, I have so much music and it all is kind of one big thing for me without borders or distinctions between this period or that period."
She speaks! After a year of national scandal and following a sold-out run of stand-up shows and rave reviews around the globe, Kathy Griffin is returning with the much-anticipated North American continuation of her “Laugh Your Head Off” World Tour to the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Armed with the story of the now infamous and controversial photo (yes…THAT photo), the fiery redheaded, award-winning, American comedian is bringing the story of the photo heard ‘round the world and the fallout that followed, along with breaking down everything in the pop-culture landscape from Trump to the Kardashians. Griffin tells all in this more than 2-hour no-holds-barred show in the raw, honest, and engaging way fans have always loved about her.
Two world-renowned ensembles and a sensational soprano collaborate in the world premiere of a new song cycle by Philadelphia composer David Ludwig, chair of composition at the Curtis Institute. The Anchoress is a monodrama that imagines the life of a medieval mystic, merging the sounds of ancient and modern worlds to explore issues of faith, isolation, and social power.
Ludwig: Our Long War
Ludwig: Josquin Microludes
Dufay, Machaut, & more: Works for Piffaro [Arr.]
Ludwig: The Anchoress [World Premiere]
Support for The Anchoress has been provided to David Ludwig by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
Suppose your nose was where your elbows goes… Would you call them smellbows? Johnny Shortcake would! The Johnny Shortcake Show is an interactive, magical journey that feels like a funky dance party, featuring unforgettable songs for young and old alike.
For ages 4-12 years. Grown up alert: you will have the most fun at this kids’ show!
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to present its major fall exhibition, Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World, the first mid-career retrospective on the contemporary practice of Rina Banerjee, co-organized with the San José Museum of Art, California (SJMA).
Known for her large-scale sculptures and installations made from materials sourced throughout the world, Banerjee’s works investigate the splintered experiences of identity, tradition, and culture, prevalent in diasporic communities. Bringing together several of Banerjee’s monumental installations in conversation with more than two dozen sculptures, as well as a thorough selection of works on paper, Make Me a Summary of the World will transform PAFA into an otherworldly and multi-sensory space.