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2012–2013 Performance Series With the same innovative spirit that has been at the heart of Longwood for over 100 years, we scoured the globe to bring you performances this season with an international flare, featuring seven Grammy Award winners. Delight in the spectacular jazz, organ, and classical performances you love, while sampling a new lineup of artists in our A World of Music Series. Globe-trotting doesn’t stop there as we debut the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, where young artists compete for the world’s largest organ prize. Our world of arts awaits…


Come Be Inspired Our Gardens are a living canvas that showcase an unmatched lineup of artists. This year we offer six different performance series that span our artistic history and vision. Use the color-coded key on the next page to find the ticketed and free performances that speak to you‌ or try something new!


A World of Music Series Open yourself up to new worlds and embark on a journey of Celtic lore, flamenco fusion, tribal vocals, classic Americana, and more. We present international artists from Spain, Ireland, the US, South Africa, and more in this diverse series.

Carillon Series Meet The Longwood Carillon, an instrument that spans the ages. Our Carillon, crafted in The Netherlands, features 62 cast bells that ring throughout the Gardens.

Classical Series Akin to classical garden design steeped in tradition yet made fresh in our horticultural displays, our classical series presents some of today’s best artists making masterworks for the piano, violin, voice, and chamber ensemble new again.

Jazz Series This season’s series features classy veterans who have set the standard to young lions taking the jazz scene by storm, all capturing the spirit of jazz that knows no boundaries in exhilarating, intimate performances.

Organ Series The Longwood Organ is among the world’s great concert organs, with 146 ranks and 10,010 pipes. Newly restored in 2011, the organ captures an orchestral sound like no other. Hear it played by the most talented organists of today in our Ballroom.

OrKID Day Series OrKID Days are fun for the whole family and help our youngest visitors appreciate gardens through music! Enjoy a free family concert and explore orchids first-hand at discovery stations.


Photo by Daniel Traub

Photo by Corriette Schoenaerts

Vienna Boys Choir

Thursday, March 7


Ticket Information Member Pre-Sale

August 22–28, begins at 10 am

Public Sale

August 29, begins at 10 am

Member Discount

Members save up to 15% off regular ticket prices and receive reduced ticketing fees on Ticket Philadelphia purchases. Members, your discount code is on the back cover of this brochure.

Pick 3, Save 10% 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. Wine & Dine Look for this dining symbol to make a reservation for a prix-fixe, pre-performance dinner, in our fine dining restaurant, 1906. Three gourmet courses, $41. Reservations can be made via opentable.com or by calling 610.388.1000. Look for the coffee symbol to enjoy a complimentary coffee reception with the artist after select performances. How to Buy Tickets Tickets are sold via Ticket Philadelphia unless otherwise noted. Ticket Philadelphia ticketphiladelphia.org / 215.893.1999


Members-only Concert: Miloš

Tuesday, October 23

Olivier Latry Friday, October 26

Peter Yarrow

Friday, October 19

Marc Silver & the Stonethrowers

Monday, October 1 Tuesday, October 2


October A World of Music Series

Senior Days: Marc Silver & the Stonethrowers Monday, October 1 Tuesday, October 2 1 pm Marc Silver & the Stonethrowers, a bluegrass band that blends original and traditional music for a unique three-part vocal harmony. Performances: The Ballroom Free with Gardens Admission Organ Series

David Christopher Sunday, October 7 1 pm Organist David Christopher has an active career as a conductor, voice teacher, organist, and church musician. Performance: The Ballroom Free with Gardens Admission A World of Music Series

Peter Yarrow Friday, October 19 8 pm Platinum recording artist and Grammy winner Peter Yarrow, known for his legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary, now performs as a solo artist. He is renowned for his creative, touching, and engaging folk music that has inspired audiences for generations with songs such as “Puff, the Magic Dragon.”

2012

Classical Series

Members-only Concert: Miloš Tuesday, October 23 8 pm Recipient of the 2011 Gramophone Awards Young Artist of the Year Award after releasing his first album, Miloš revives the heritage of the classical guitar. Performance: The Ballroom $15 Members $20 Member guests Tickets only available via longwoodgardens.org 610.388.1000 Organ Series

Olivier Latry Friday, October 26 8 pm Olivier Latry is the titular organist of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris. One of the world’s most distinguished organists, Latry has received numerous awards and honors, including the Prix Del Duca in 2000 and the 2007 Honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of Organists. Performance: The Ballroom $40 Reserved seating $34 Members

Performance: Exhibition Hall $40 Reserved seating $34 Members

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Dailey & Vincent

Friday, November 9

Buika Saturday, October 27

Christian McBride and Inside Straight

Saturday, November 10


A World of Music Series

A World of Music Series

Buika Saturday, October 27 8 pm

Dailey & Vincent Friday, November 9 8 pm

Flamenco singer Buika has been hailed as the “Flamenco Queen.” Buika is part of a new generation of flamenco performers who are engaging audiences by mixing in other influences. The New York Times calls her unique blend of flamenco, jazz, soul, and blues “luminous… magnificent…superb!”

Dailey & Vincent have been recognized for their vocal superiority as reigning three-time International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainers of the Year.

Performance: Exhibition Hall $35 Reserved seating $30 Members

November A World of Music Series

Barbara Cook Thursday, November 1 8 pm Barbara Cook’s silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences for more than 50 years. Considered “Broadway’s favorite ingénue” during the heyday of the Broadway musical, Cook has launched a second career as a concert and recording artist. Performance: Exhibition Hall Limited tickets remain: $36–60 Reserved seating $31–55 Members

Performance: Exhibition Hall $40 Reserved seating $34 Members Jazz Series

Christian McBride and Inside Straight Saturday, November 10 8 pm Bandleader and jazz bassist Christian McBride presents hard swing-to bluesy groove tunes with his acoustic jazz quintet Inside Straight. He has been a go-to bassist for many artists, including Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Diana Krall, and Sting. McBride won his first Grammy Award in 2012. Performance: The Ballroom $45 Reserved seating $38 Members Organ Series

Jeff Fowler Sunday, November 11 1 pm Organist Jeff Fowler has been a church musician since 1970 and the minister of music at Wayne Presbyterian Church since 1992. Performance: The Ballroom Free with Gardens Admission

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A Longwood Christmas November 22, 2012–January 6, 2013

We’ll put the stars in your eyes this holiday season as you wander through half a million twinkling lights, thousands of poinsettias and magnificent Christmas trees. Listen as organists share the sounds of the season and beautifully lit fountains dance in our starry holiday wonderland. Free and ticketed concerts are presented daily. Buy before you arrive · Timed admission tickets required · Tickets limited Admission to A Longwood Christmas is by timed admission ticket only. There is no admittance to the Gardens without a timed admission ticket. Encourage your friends and family to buy tickets in advance at longwoodgardens.org or by calling 610.388.1000 to avoid disappointment. Tickets are limited. Once you enter the Gardens, you may stay as long as you wish.

Member Reservations

Members require free reservations after 2 pm on Peak Days during A Longwood Christmas. Peak Days are Saturdays, Sundays, and December 26–31. Reserve in advance, reservations limited. Chimes Tower Level Members do not require reservations.


A Longwood Christmas Performance Highlights An Nollaig in Éirinn with Danú Sunday, December 2 3 & 7 pm

Holiday Jazz with John Pizzarelli Thursday, December 6 8 pm

Irish ensemble Danú celebrates a traditional Irish Christmas with An Nollaig in Éirinn. Celtic music lovers are thrilled by the ensemble’s virtuoso players on fiddle, flutes, button accordion, percussion, and the voice of Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh.

Jazz up your holiday season with John Pizzarelli—a world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer. He is part of a select group of Ella Fitzgerald Award winners along with names like Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett, and Harry Connick, Jr.

Performances: The Ballroom $40 Reserved seating $34 Members

Performance: The Ballroom $45 Reserved seating $38 Members

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Temple University Concert Choir Tuesday, November 27 7 & 8 pm Performances: The Ballroom Free with Gardens Admission

Inspirational Choir of St. Paul’s Baptist Church Tuesday, December 4 7 & 8 pm Performances: The Ballroom Free with Gardens Admission

The Madrigal Singers & Belles of Cherry Hill High School East Wednesday, December 5 7 & 8 pm Performances: The Ballroom Free with Gardens Admission

The Wilmington Handbell Ensemble Monday, December 17 7 & 8 pm Performances: The Ballroom Free with Gardens Admission

A Longwood Christmas features free organ sing-a-longs and performances daily. More information coming soon­—visit longwoodgardens.org for a complete list.


January Jazz Series

Joe Lovano Us Five Featuring James Weidman, Esperanza Spalding, Francisco Mela, Otis Brown III

Saturday, January 19 8 pm Hailed by The New York Times as “one of the greatest musicians in jazz history.� Grammy Award winning saxophone giant Joe Lovano has distinguished himself as a leader with his band, Us Five, which received the 2012 Jazz Journalist Award for Small Ensemble of the Year. Performance: The Ballroom $45 Reserved seating $38 Members Classical Series

Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition Winner, Daniil Trifonov Sunday, January 20 1 pm Celebrated pianist Daniil Trifonov has won Grand Prix, First Prize, and a Gold Medal at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 2011.

2013

OrKID Day Series

Kim & Reggie Harris Monday, January 21 12 & 2 pm OrKID Days are fun for the whole family! This OrKID Day features Kim and Reggie Harris, who are two vibrant, superbly talented folk performers. Performance: The Ballroom Free with Gardens Admission A World of Music Series

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Saturday, January 26 8 pm Ladysmith Black Mambazo rose to worldwide fame as a result of their collaboration with Paul Simon on his album Graceland, and since then have won numerous awards, including three Grammy Awards. As South African cultural ambassadors, they sing in the traditional vocal styles of isicathamiya and mbube. Performance: Exhibition Hall $42 Reserved seating $36 Members

Performance: The Ballroom Free with Gardens Admission

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Daniil Trifonov Sunday, January 20

Kim & Reggie Harris

Monday, January 21

Joe Lovano Us Five

Saturday, January 19

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Saturday, January 26


Schubert Ensemble of London

Sunday, February 3

Leila Josefowicz

Thursday, February 21

Molly Ringwald

Saturday, February 23


February Classical Series

Schubert Ensemble of London Sunday, February 3 1 pm This highly regarded British chamber ensemble will perform three piano quartets of Mozart, Schumann, and Mahler. Performance: The Ballroom Free with Gardens Admission Organ Series

Romeri Duo Sunday, February 10 1 pm Organist Dr. John Romeri performs a father-son duo program with John Romeri II,a professional flutist from New York. Performance: The Ballroom Free with Gardens Admission

OrKID Day Series

Two of a Kind Monday, February 18 12 & 2 pm OrKID Days are fun for the whole family! David and Jenny Heitler-Klevans delight audiences with their music, good humor, and audience participation. Performance: The Ballroom Free with Gardens Admission Classical Series

Leila Josefowicz Thursday, February 21 8 pm Since her Carnegie Hall debut at 16, violinist Leila Josefowicz has won the hearts of audiences with her dynamic virtuosity. Recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1994 and the 2008 ‘Genius Grant’ from the MacArthur Foundation, she performs a program of works by Brahms, Schumann, Beethoven, Falla, and Kurtag. Performance: The Ballroom $35 Reserved seating $30 Members

Organ Series

Eric Plutz Sunday, February 17 1 pm Eric Plutz is University Organist at Princeton University and rehearsal accompanist for the Westminster Symphonic Choir. Performance: The Ballroom Free with Gardens Admission

A World of Music Series

Molly Ringwald Saturday, February 23 8 pm Featured in the films Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink, iconic ’80s movie star Molly Ringwald is an actress, singer and dancer. Introduced to jazz by her father, Ringwald is now fulfilling her lifelong love of jazz and the great American songbook by releasing her new CD in 2013. Performance: Exhibition Hall $42 Reserved seating $36 Members

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Vienna Boys Choir

Thursday, March 7

Curtis Student Recitals

Sunday, March 3 Sunday, April 7 Sunday, May 5

Nathan Laube

Friday, March 1


Organ Series

Classical Series

Organ Lecture & Demo with Peter Richard Conte Sunday, February 24 2:30 pm

Curtis Student Recitals Sunday, March 3 Sunday, April 7 Sunday, May 5 1 pm

As we prepare for our inaugural International Organ Competition in June, enjoy a free organ demonstration and insight into Longwood’s magnificent 10,010 pipe Aeolian organ from Principal Organist and competition judge Peter Richard Conte. Location: The Ballroom Free with Gardens Admission

March Organ Series

Nathan Laube Friday, March 1 8 pm A star among young classical musicians, concert organist Nathan J. Laube has quickly earned a place among the organ world’s elite performers. His brilliant playing, creative programming, and gracious demeanor have thrilled audiences across the United States and Europe, and have earned high praise from critics and peers alike. Performance: The Ballroom $40 Reserved seating $34 Members

The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia trains exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level. Experience the stars of tomorrow as they perform solo and chamber music in these pre-graduation recitals. Performances: The Ballroom Free with Gardens Admission Classical Series

Vienna Boys Choir Thursday, March 7 8 pm For five centuries, the Vienna Boys Choir has entertained millions with their exceptionally beautiful singing. Their exciting repertoire includes favorite classical pieces, popular songs of today, and international and Austrian folk tunes. Performance: Exhibition Hall $42 Reserved seating $36 Members Organ Series

David Schelat Sunday, March 10 1 pm Organist David Schelat is Minister of Music at First & Central Church in Wilmington, Delaware, as well as conductor for the Chancel Choir, Center City Chorale, and Mastersingers of Wilmington. Performance: The Ballroom Free with Gardens Admission

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World of Music Series

Dervish Thursday, March 14 8 pm Matching a vigorous, intense performance style with a thorough understanding of traditional Irish music, Dervish is one of the foremost Celtic folk bands of today. Formed in Northwestern Ireland in 1989, Dervish has grown into a vital force on the international Irish music scene. Performance: Exhibition Hall $40 Reserved seating $34 Members OrKID Day Series

Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble Saturday, March 16 12 & 2 pm OrKID Days are fun for the whole family! This OrKID Day features a jazz concert with the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble. Performance: The Ballroom Free with Gardens Admission Jazz Series

Tierney Sutton Saturday, March 16 8 pm Described as “organic but deeply rooted in tradition” by Digitaljazznews, Tierney Sutton is an acclaimed jazz vocalist. Already a three-time Grammy Nominee for “Best Jazz Vocal Album,” Sutton has recently been nominated Vocalist of the Year by the Jazz Journalist Association. Performance: The Ballroom $45 Reserved seating $38 Members

April Classical Series

Chanticleer Saturday, April 6 8 pm Celebrated as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless harmony of its 12 male voices, Chanticleer is a classical vocal ensemble that has developed its sound over the past 30 years. Performing interpretations of Renaissance music with hints of jazz, gospel, and other bold, new music, it is known as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine. Performances: Exhibition Hall $40 Reserved seating $34 Members A World of Music Series

Senior Days: Jay Smar Monday, April 8 Tuesday, April 9 2 pm Armed with two guitars, baritone vocals, claw-hammer banjo, and fiddling, singing, and flat-footin‘ he serves his audience an “acoustic buffet” of folk and bluegrass music. Performance: The Ballroom Free with Gardens Admission Organ Series

Clair Rozier Sunday, April 14 1 pm Clair Rozier is Director of Music and Organist at St. David’s Episcopal Church outside of Philadelphia, PA. Performance: The Ballroom Free with Gardens Admission

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Tierney Sutton

Saturday, March 16

Dervish

Thursday, March 14

Chanticleer

Saturday, April 6


Carillon Series

Sunday, May 12 Sunday, May 19 Peter Richard Conte

Friday, May 3

Wine & Jazz Festival

Saturday, June 1


Organ Series

Carillon Series

Open Organ Console Saturday, April 20 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Stephen Schreiber Sunday, May 12 3 pm

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

Carillonneur from Spring House, Pennyslvania.

Location: The Ballroom Sign up: Email performingarts@ longwoodgardens.org or call 610.388.5457. Reservations are limited. Organ Series

Anita Greenlee Sunday, April 21 1 pm Organist Anita Greenlee is assistant Professor of Organ at West Chester University and adjunct Organ Professor at Immaculata University. Performance: The Ballroom Free with Gardens Admission

May Organ Series

Peter Richard Conte, organ and Jeremy Filsell, piano Friday, May 3 8 pm Peter Richard Conte is Longwood’s Principal Organist and the Grand Court Organist of the Wanamaker Organ. Pianist and Organist Jeremy Filsell is the Artist in Residence at the Washington National Cathedral. Together Conte and Filsell will perform an arrangement of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 for organ and piano.

Performance: The Chimes Tower Free with Gardens Admission Carillon Series

Lisa Lonie Sunday, May 19 3 pm Carillonneur from Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania. Performance: The Chimes Tower Free with Gardens Admission

June Jazz Series

Save the date! Wine & Jazz Festival Saturday, June 1 12–5:30 pm Savor fine wines and sample fresh, local fare as you enjoy the sights and sounds of live jazz in our Gardens. Tickets limited: $40 Adults ages 21+ $34 Members ages 21+ $25 Designated drivers $21 Member designated drivers Tickets only available via longwoodgardens.org 610.388.1000

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International Organ Competition June 18–22, 2013

Organists from around the globe compete in the inaugural Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition for the $40,000 Pierre S. du Pont First Prize, the largest cash prize of any organ competition in the world. Experience the preliminary and final round as 10 of the organ world’s brightest young talents compete before a panel of renowned judges in a quest for the top prize.


Experience the Competition The winner will be announced at the conclusion of the Final Round on June 22. All performances take place in the Ballroom. Tuesday, June 18

Saturday, June 22

Preliminary Round 1 at 2 pm Preliminary Round 2 at 7 pm

Final Round, 1 pm & 7 pm

Per Round: $30 Reserved seating $25 Members

Final Round: $60 Reserved seating $51 Members Ticket price includes 1 & 7 pm Final Round performances.

Wednesday, June 19 Preliminary Round 3 at 2 pm Preliminary Round 4 at 7 pm

See it all and Save!

Per Round: $30 Reserved seating $25 Members

$153 Reserved Seating $130 Members Ticket includes admission to all Preliminary Rounds and Final Round of the International Organ Competition, June 18–22.

Tickets: ticketphiladelphia.org / 215.893.1999 Learn more: longwoodgardens.org/organcompetition Organ Competition Tickets are not available for the Pick 3, Save 10% promotion.


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Gardens Information Gardens Hours Now–September 1 Sunday–Tuesday, 9 am–6 pm Wednesday–Saturday, 9 am–11 pm September 2–29 Sunday–Tuesday, 9 am–5 pm Wednesday–Saturday, 9 am–9 pm September 30–November 21 9 am–5 pm November 22–January 6 A Longwood Christmas 9 am–9 pm Peak Days and December 26–31, 9 am–10 pm January 7–March 24 9 am–5 pm March 25–May 19 9 am–6 pm Tickets Buy Before You Arrive · Timed Admission Tickets Required · Tickets Limited Timed tickets are required to experience Light: Installations by Bruce Munro and A Longwood Christmas. Member Reservations Members require free reservations after 4 pm on Saturday evenings during Light: Installations by Bruce Munro and after 2 pm on Peak Days during A Longwood Christmas. Chimes Tower Level Members do not require reservations throughout A Longwood Christmas. Members make reservations via longwoodgardens.org or by calling 610.388.1000.

Peak and Non-Peak Days during A Longwood Christmas Non-Peak Days Monday–Friday, November 22– December 21, December 24, December 25 and January 1–4, 2013 Peak Days All Saturdays and Sundays during A Longwood Christmas and December 26–31. General Admission / Non-Peak Day Admission Adults: $18 Seniors ages 62+: $15 Students with student ID: $8 Children 4 & under: Free Members: Free Peak Day Admission Adults: $25 Seniors ages 62+: $22 Students with student ID: $11 Children ages 4 & under: Free Members: Free reservations required Prices and hours are subject to change Dining at The Terrace The Terrace is a Certified Green Restaurant through the Green Restaurant Association and offers two dining experiences, open daily: The Café Enjoy casual fare made from fresh seasonal ingredients. 1906 Savor this artful, full-service dining experience. Reservations made via opentable.com or by calling 610.388.1000. Become a Member Make our world yours­—become a Member today. Membership pays for itself in two visits.


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2012-2013 Performance Series Brochure  

Our World of Arts Awaits! Experience a performance at Longwood Gardens this season. We scoured the globe to bring you performances with an i...

2012-2013 Performance Series Brochure  

Our World of Arts Awaits! Experience a performance at Longwood Gardens this season. We scoured the globe to bring you performances with an i...