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Philadelphia Voices at the Kimmel Center

Even though the Lincoln Square Apartments are not done being constructed yet, it is never too early to find out what events are nearby that you may want to attend.

From April 5th to April 7th, you can attend the Philadelphia Voices performance at the Kimmel Center in Verizon Hall. Tod Machover, an MIT professor and inventor of new technology for music, leads the performers in this concert.

The concert will include Philadelphia Voices, Chichester Psalms, and Pictures from an Exhibition. Machover decided to create this program after the visit by the Pope in 2015 and he heard the hundreds of thousands of voices singing in unison. Yannick Nézet-Séguin will be conducting the musicians. The Westminster Symphonic Choir, the Keystone State Boychoir, the Pennsylvania Girlchoir, and the Sister Cities Girlchoir will all be lending their voices for the audience to enjoy. Joe Miller is the overall director of the program while Steven M. Fisher and Alysia Lee both take on the role of Artistic Director.

Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein will also be sung as a part of the program. It is one of the most religious works by Bernstein but will be added to this program for the overall plea for peace that it encompasses. The psalms are sung in original Hebrew which lends itself to the performance and have a beautiful sound.

The finale of the entire event is Pictures from an Exhibition which was orchestrated by Maurice Ravel Eulenburg and created by the composer Modest Mussorgsky in 1874. Pictures from an Exhibition was an ode to Viktor Hartmann, Mussorgsky’s dear friend who died suddenly at the age of 39 from an aneurysm. This beautiful score, dedicated to a beloved friend, is a wonderful way to end the night and showcase the Philadelphia Sound.

Take some time to attend this event and others that will be in the area of your new home at Lincoln Square.