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Longwood Gardens offers a world of music

07/29/2019 12:45PM ● By J. Chambless

Longwood Gardens has several venues for concerts and performing arts that host dozens of events every year.

Nearby Longwood Gardens is always a beautiful place to visit, but there’s always something special going on there – from small, indoor concerts to outdoor extravaganzas, the lineup this fall is as diverse as ever. For more information, visit www.longwoodgardens.org.

The 2019-2020 entertainment series includes:

October

A World of Music Series

Flamenco Fantasies: The Paco de Lucía Project 

Tuesday, October 15, 8 p.m.

Created by 10-time Latin Grammy Award-winner Javier Limón, The Paco de Lucía Project reassembles the original band that toured with the legendary flamenco guitarist for the last 10 years of his career. A longtime collaborator and producer of de Lucía, Limón creates an experience that honors the legacy of de Lucía, while paving a new path into the future of flamenco.

Performance: Ballroom

$40 Reserved Seating

$34 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members

 

A World of Music Series

Yumi Kurosawa with Special Guest Anubrata Chatterjee 

Tuesday, October 22, 8 p.m.

Koto visionary Yumi Kurosawa teams up with world-renowned tabla player Anubrata Chatterjee for a program bridging the music and culture of Japan and India and illuminating the deep-rooted similarities between the two. Kurosawa and Chatterjee spin mesmerizing musical tales as they reinforce the powerful idea of music as a means to enhance the collaborative spirit of our global community.

Performance: Ballroom

$30 Reserved Seating

$26 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members

 

A World of Music Series

Nella 

Tuesday, October 29, 8 p.m.

Hailing from Margarita, Venezuela, Nella creates a distinctively soulful blend inspired by Venezuelan folk songs, the music of the Andalusian region, and her contemporaries. Nella lends her voice to the soundtrack for Asghar Farhadi’s film, Everybody Knows, starring Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darín, and Penélope Cruz. Her recently released debut album, Voy, features songs written by Grammy Award-winning producer and composer Javier Limón. Voy sets Nella’s expressive voice over a clean, sparse accompaniment, and is global Latin music for the 21st century.

Performance: Ballroom

$28 Reserved Seating

$24 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members

 

November

Organ Series

Sebastian Heindl

Friday, November 1, 8 p.m.

Sebastian Heindl, winner of the 2019 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition Pierre S. du Pont First Prize, Audience Choice Prize, and AGO Philadelphia Chapter Prize, makes his Longwood solo performance debut. Heindl’s wide-ranging program includes the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, César Franck, and more.

Performance: Ballroom

$28 Reserved Seating

$24 Gardens Preferred and 

Gardens Premium Members

 

Jazz Series

Jazzmeia Horn

Saturday, November 9, 8 p.m.

Winner of the 2015 Thelonious Monk International Vocals Jazz Competition, 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, and a 2018 Best Jazz Vocal Album Grammy Award nominee, Jazzmeia Horn has a name that speaks for itself, capturing the very essence of her expressive and lively music. Having earned a reputation as a jazz rising star, Horn appears on the national and international jazz scene while leading her dynamic group The Artistry of Jazz Horn.

Performance: Ballroom

$36 Reserved Seating

$31 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members

 

Organ Series

Steven Patchel

Sunday, November 10, 3 p.m.

An accomplished organist and recitalist, Steven Patchel serves as music director at Immanuel Episcopal Church, Highlands in Wilmington, Del. Patchel has presented organ recitals at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue in New York and the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, Princeton University Chapel, in addition to recitals at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Museum, Leeds Minster, and St. Paul’s Cathedral in the UK.

Performance: Ballroom

Free with Gardens Admission

 

Classical Series

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: Concerts with Commentary

Friday, November 15, 8 p.m.

Internationally acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel offers four decades of experience presenting Keyboard Conversations, featuring lively, captivating remarks and virtuoso performances. In his The Joyous Music of Beethoven performance, Siegel helps answer who was behind Beethoven’s Theresa Sonata, who was leaving in his Farewell Sonata and why he was so profoundly affected by the departure, and more mysteries about one of the world’s favorite composers.

Performance: Ballroom

$35 Reserved Seating

$30 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members

 

Holiday Series

The DePue Brothers: A Magical Grassical Christmas

Tuesday, December 3, 8 p.m.

Celebrate the sounds of Christmas with The DePue Brothers. These four violinist brothers encompass a vivid blend of genres resulting in a style they refer to as “grassical”—a combination of bluegrass and classical music, with elements of jazz, blues, and rock mixed in for good measure.

Performance: Ballroom

$40 Reserved Seating

$34 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members

 

Holiday Series

Lúnasa

Thursday, December 5, 8 p.m.

Internationally recognized as one of the best traditional Irish bands in recent times, Lúnasa delivers complex arrangements and a unique sound. Formed from members of some of Ireland’s most influential bands and considered an “Irish music dream team” by Folk Roots magazine, Lúnasa modernizes traditional Irish music like never before.

Performance: Ballroom

$42 Reserved Seating

$36 Gardens Preferred and

Gardens Premium Members

 

A Longwood Christmas

On View Friday, November 22, 2019-Sunday, January 5, 2020

This holiday we celebrate the many shapes of the season with a display that is both nostalgic and inventive.

Free Holiday

Performance Highlights:

Oxford Choral Ensemble

Monday, November 25, 7 and 8 p.m.

Haverford School Notables

Tuesday, November 26, 7 and 8 p.m.

Rehoboth Welsh Choir

Monday, December 9, 7 and 8 p.m.

Cherokee High School Girls Ensemble

Tuesday, December 10, 7 and 8 p.m.

Ring of Praise Handbell Choir

Wednesday, December 11, 7 and 8 p.m.

Forty Niners

Thursday, December 12, 7 and 8 p.m.

Voce and The Belles of East, Cherry Hill High School East

Monday, December 16, 7 and 8 p.m.

Chester County Choral Society

Tuesday, December 17, 7 and 8 p.m.

Central Bucks High School West Choir

Wednesday, December 18, 7 and 8 p.m.

A Longwood Christmas features free organ sing-alongs and performances daily.

 

February

A World of Music Series

Carlene Carter

Saturday, February 15, 8 p.m.

The daughter of June Carter Cash and country star Carl Smith, and stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, Carlene Carter has been releasing music for more than four decades and is the physical embodiment of The Carter Family in the 21st century. Her most recent album release is Carter Girl, a collection of Carter family songs and originals honoring her ancestors and confirming her proud place among them.

Performance: Exhibition Hall

$35 Reserved Seating

$30 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members

 

A World of Music Series

An Evening with Altan

Friday, February 21, 8 p.m.

For more than 35 years, Altan has brought the joy of traditional Irish music to audiences around the world. Altan returns to our Gardens for a heartwarming, dynamic performance with songs ranging from the most touching old Irish songs to hard-hitting reels and jigs.

Performance: Exhibition Hall

$40 Reserved Seating

$34 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members

 

Classical Series

Berlin Philharmonic

Piano Quartet

Friday, February 28, 8 p.m.

The Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet is committed to performing undiscovered masterpieces as well as the standards of classical, romantic, and modern literature. Comprised of three members of the Berlin Philharmonic and pianist Markus Groh, the Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet presents a program by composers Frank Bridge, Danny Elfman, and Richard Strauss.

Performance: Ballroom

$36 Reserved Seating

$31 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members

 

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