Celebrate Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday with The Philadelphia Orchestra! Bernstein inspired generations of young listeners through his own personal passion for education and his legendary Young People's Concerts.
His daughter Jamie carries on that tradition, guiding us on a tour of her father's youthful works, such as Fancy Free, the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, and the Overture to Candide.
Philadelphia-based jazz vocalist, Laurin Talese, has performed on myriad stages around the globe with a host of internationally celebrated recording artists including Alicia Keys, Robert Glasper, Ed Sheeran, Sullivan Fortner and Christian McBride, among others.
In 2016, Laurin Talese released her debut album, Gorgeous Chaos to wide acclaim. The recording was recognized as one of the top 10 best albums of 2016 by the Chicago Tribune and was highly ranked on 3 Billboard Jazz charts. The recording features modern day jazz elite such as Robert Glasper, Christian McBride, and longtime collaborator Eric Wortham II (Adele) among others. Laurin has appeared both nationally and internationally in a host of venues, most recently performing on the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.
Like Nancy Wilson, Laurin Talese is an Ohio native with an affinity for enchanting lyrics, entrancing melodies, and stories to be told. You don't want to miss this carefully curated performance in tribute to Nancy Wilson.
Canada’s greatest contemporary touring company, Ballets Jazz de Montréal (BJM) returns to Philadelphia with three premieres. BJM under the artistic direction of Louis Robitaille, is known worldwide for its virtuoso dancers, world-class repertoire and commissions.
The program features two works by Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili. After a trip to Cuba and inspired by the timeless music of Perez Prado, Galili created O Balcao de Amor, an ode to Havana, filled with comedic sparks and the joyfulness of youth. Galili’s Casualties of Memories is a vibrant 30-minute work to music by Les Freres Grand. Het Parool (Amsterdam) called it “a unique tour de force.” Dance Me (excerpt) is BJM’s newest commission celebrating its 45 Anniversary. Dance Me is a homage to Canada’s treasured singer-songwriter-poet Leonard Cohen featuring choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Andonis Foniadakis and Ihsan Rustem.