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Our 2016 International Organ Competition winner returns and we present an evening of literature in performance as we welcome the popular New York City-based series, Selected Shorts. Come discover our world of arts ...

Members: Find your discount code on the back cover of the 2016-2017 Performance Series brochure (mailed late July). Members can also find their discount code in the Performance Series Reminder e-mail (e-mailed August 14), August Member eNews (e-mailed August 5), and Performance Series Announcement e-mail (e-mailed July 28). 

Our 2016-17 Lineup

Organ Lecture & Demo

Enjoy a free demo and insight into our pipe organ from Principal Organist Peter Richard Conte.

Héctor Del Curto

Twice in one day, the most sought–after bandoneonist, Héctor Del Curto, provides an unforgettable afternoon of tango music and dance.

Andrew Heller

Andrew Heller is Director of Music at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ardmore, PA and at the Main Line Reform Temple Beth Elohim in Wynnewood, PA.

Ken Cowan and Lisa Shihoten

Organist Ken Cowan and violinist Lisa Shihoten combine forces in an exciting program of virtuoso works for violin and organ.

Etienne Charles

Critically acclaimed for his fusion of root grooves, this powerhouse trumpeter celebrates the season with Afro-Caribbean rhythms.

Cathie Ryan—Sold Out

The acclaimed Irish singer Cathie Ryan and her award-winning band celebrate a traditional Irish American Christmas with "The Winter’s Heart®".

The Swingles—Sold Out

Grammy-award winning a capella group, The Swingles, dazzles audiences with Yuletide favorites.

Farah Siraj

Crowned as TimeOut New York’s “Norah Jones of the Middle East,” the Jordanian virtuoso, Farah Siraj, tours with her new release, Dunya.

Peter Richard Conte

Peter Richard Conte performs works featuring Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier Suite and Four Last Songs with soprano Clara Rottsolk.

Monty Alexander Trio—Sold Out

This legendary pianist has built a reputation bridging the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica.

Curtis Student Recitals

Experience the stars of tomorrow as they perform solo and chamber music in these pre-graduation recitals.

Catherine Russell

As an interpreter of mid-20th century American music, Catherine Russell blends the gamut of jazz genres with her most personal stamps.

Simone Dinnerstein

The critically lauded pianist, Simone Dinnerstein, performs a unique pairing of Franz Schubert's Impromptus and Philip Glass's Etudes.

Jeffrey Fowler

Organist Jeffrey Fowler has been working as a church musician in the Philadelphia and Detroit metropolitan areas since 1970.

Selected Shorts

As one of the premier reading series in New York City, Selected Shorts presents several stories that are central to the theme of gardens.

Danú—Sold Out

Danú takes audiences on a musical journey to their native Ireland with a glorious mix of ancient Irish music with new repertoire.


DakhaBrakha’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a transnational sound rooted in Ukrainian culture.

Joshua Stafford

Come experience an exciting organ performance by the most recent winner of the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition.

Kennett Symphony

The Kennett Symphony performs an evening of Honegger, Mozart, Monti, and Mendelssohn with international concert flautist Mimi Stillman.

Cécile McLorin Salvant—Sold Out

This unheralded singer took the jazz world by storm when she walked away with first place in its most prestigious and demanding competition.


Cantus is known for its warmth, blend, and engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century.

David Furniss

David Furniss is Minister of Music at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, a position he has held since 1987.