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We scoured the globe to bring together the most exciting and talented lineup of jazz, classical, organ, and world music artists. This season discover 11 new artists from 10 different countries as they make their Longwood debut!

Emerging talents shine when the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition returns in June 2016. Experience the drama and excitement as the world’s brightest young organists compete for the $40,000 Pierre S. du Pont First Prize.

Tickets

Member pre-sale begins August 10, 10:00 am
Public sale begins August 14, 10:00 am

Tickets sold via Ticket Philadelphia.
Tickets limited. Sell out likely.
All day Gardens admission is included in your concert ticket.

Build your own concert series and save 10%. This discount can be applied when tickets to three separate performances are purchased in one transaction. Discount applies to performances sold through Ticket Philadelphia only.

Members: Find your discount code in the 2015-2016 Performance Series brochure (being mailed late July). Need assistance locating your discount code? Call us at 610.388.1000.

Upcoming Performances

John Richardson

Free with Gardens admission. This talented improviser, conductor and counter-tenor delights in varied programs of musical rarities.

Hugh Masekela and Larry Willis

Legendary trumpeter Hugh Masekela and pianist Larry Willis take the stage in an intimate evening of classic jazz and storytelling.

Le Vent du Nord

One of the most-loved Quebec folk groups throughout the world, this group of four musicians and friends perform traditional folk music, as well as original compositions.

Peter Richard Conte

Peter Richard Conte, Principal Organist at Longwood Gardens and organist at the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ, Philadelphia, performs with a silent movie.

Organ Sing-Alongs

Free with Gardens admission. Sing along to the sounds of the season played on The Longwood Organ during daily performances.

Lionheart

In “Tydings Trew: A Medieval English Christmas," this six-man vocal ensemble presents carols, chants and motets for the Christmas season.

A DePue Brothers Christmas

These violinist brothers blend bluegrass and classical into a style they call “Grassical”—with elements of jazz, blues and rock.

Christmas Performances

Free with Gardens admission. Celebrate the season with the joyful sound of local choirs and musicians.

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage

Six-time Grammy Nominee Rhonda Vincent and her band have won over 100 awards. This “Queen of Bluegrass” is the perfect combination of bluegrass and country.

Organ Lecture and Demo

Free with Gardens admission. Enjoy a free organ demonstration and insight into Longwood’s magnificent 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ.

Time for Three

Tf3 has performed from Carnegie Hall to NFL games, showcasing a melody-rich string weave that puts a twist on the classic string trio.

James O'Donnell

James O’Donnell is Organist and Master of the Choristers of Westminster Abbey in London and is in charge of directing the music for all events at Westminster Abbey.

Sybarite5

From the moment their bows hit the strings, this quintet of talented, diverse musicians takes the audience on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules.

Curtis Student Recitals

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

Altan

In the last dozen years, no traditional Irish band has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world than Altan.

Koresh Dance Company

Free with Gardens admission. Koresh Dance Company will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2016 with a series of special performances.

Jackson Borges

Free with Gardens admission. Jackson Borges is Parish Director of Music & Organist for the Episcopal Parish of All Saints & St. George’s Chapel in Rehoboth Beach.

The Hot Sardines

These powerhouse musicians play “hot jazz” as it was in the era when live music was king…with a little glamour, a little grit, and a lot of passion.

Neil Harmon

Free with Gardens admission. Neil Harmon enjoys a career as long-time Director of Music and Organist at Grace United Methodist Church in Wilmington, Delaware.

Pablo Ziegler Quartet

This Latin Grammy winner, who helped define the modern tango, brings his quartet of piano, bandoneon, cello and double bass into a chamber music setting.

Mnozil Brass

Seamlessly blending technical virtuosity and comedic brilliance, this Viennese brass ensemble has become an international sensation, selling out houses worldwide.

Paul Jacobs

The first and only organist to ever win a Grammy, Paul Jacobs' probing intellect and technical skills showcase the organ's repertoire.

Venice Baroque Orchestra

This orchestra is one of the premier ensembles devoted to period instrument performance and modern-day premieres of Baroque works.

Rebecca Kleintop Owens

Free with Gardens admission. Rebecca Kleintop Owens is the Director of Music and Organist at Central Moravian Church and adjunct faculty member at Moravian College.

The Last Southern Gentlemen Tour

Father and son, Ellis and Delfeayo Marsalis, play and work off each other with genuine chemistry. The sessions are intimate, with the sound and feel of a small club.

Open Organ Console Day

Free with Gardens admission. Join in the excitement and have your five minutes of fame on The Longwood Organ.

Eric Plutz

Free with Gardens admission. As university organist at Princeton, Eric Plutz coordinates the weekly After Noon Concert Series at the University Chapel.

Yefim Bronfman

This Grammy-winning pianist has wowed critics and audiences worldwide with his performances of modern Russian repertory, such as this all-Prokofiev recital.

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