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LiveConnections' Bridge Sessions and in-school residencies provide interactive educational opportunities for youth from city schools & people with disabilities.
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Our LiveConnections Presents concert series features six collaborative concerts each year designed for adventurous music-lovers.
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We offer live webcasts of select Bridge Sessions and concerts to reach people with disabilities who wouldn't otherwise be able to attend.
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"A Day In My Life" Album Release!

Henry H. Houston School and LiveConnections Release New Album: “A Day In My Life”

Check out 16 original songs by students at Philadelphia’s Henry H. Houston School, in collaboration with LiveConnections artists and more than a dozen guest musicians from across the city. The album’s the culmination of a year-long writing and music-making residency by LiveConnections at Houston. Click the link below to enjoy our first album!

https://soundcloud.com/liveconnectionsorg/sets/a-day-in-my-life

"A Day In My Life" Album Lyrics

 May 17, 2016 We’re excited to share “A Day in My Life,” the album created with Henry H. Houston School in Philadelphia. Here’s the lyrics to the project featuring the talents of more than 30 Houston students, lead project artists Andrew Lipke and David Bradley and several guest artists.

Kids Count Campaign 2016: A Future with Music

April 15, 2016 — We’re gearing up for our 2016 Kids Count Campaign—our goal is to raise $35,000 in just 10 days, from May 9-18. That means thousands of Philly kids being inspired by live music through our interactive Bridge Sessions.

LiveConnections Presents the Eclectic Chamber Group Ensemble39

March 7, 2016 — Considered one of the hottest ensembles in Philadelphia, Ensemble39's unique mix of strings and winds embraces many musical styles, including classical, jazz, klezmer, and more. For the LiveConnections Presents concert, they will perform the world premiere of a work by Kinan Abou-afach, commissioned by LiveConnections as part of its “New Sound of Philadelphia” project, which features genre-crossing commissions of Philadelphia-based composers writing for local ensembles.

Interview with 2015 Leeway Transformation Award Winner, Lela Aisha Jones

March 2, 2016 —  Live Connections had the honor of speaking with movement artist and 2015 Leeway Transformation Award recipient, Lela Aisha Jones. She touches on what inspires her to create such impactful work.

LiveConnections Presents Rising Star Cellist Gabriel Cabezas with the Sandbox Percussion Quartet

Sandbox PercussionJanuary 18, 2016 —  LiveConnections pairs a rising classical music star, cellist and Astra Artist Gabriel Cabezas, with the innovative Sandbox Percussion ensemble for the fourth concert of its 2015-2016 LiveConnections Presents concert series on Friday, February 12. Cabezas, who was recently on tour with Ben Folds as part of yMusic and has been hailed as “greatly gifted” by the Chicago Tribune, will join the talented Sandbox Percussion for a concert of new music.

"One Life Taken, One Life Saved"

January 7, 2016 We’re excited to share a ’sneak peek’ to “A Day in My Life,” the album we are making with Henry Houston Elementary School in Philadelphia. Here’s a demo of “One Life Take, One Life Saved,” featuring the talents of more than 30 Houston students, lead project artists Andrew Lipke and David Bradley and guest artists Alex Shaw and Valerie Chadwick. Inspired by a field trip to the National Constitution Center.

LiveConnections Presents Jazz Chanteuse Joanna Pascale & Innovative Chamber Ensemble Curtis 20/21

Joanna PascaleDecember 28, 2015 — LiveConnections continues to play musical matchmaker for the third concert of its 2015-2016 LiveConnections Presents concert series, bringing together musicians of diverse backgrounds who may not typically perform together. On Friday, January 22, jazz singer Joanna Pascale joins the new music ensemble of the internationally-renowned Curtis Institute of Music, Curtis 20/21, for an exciting concert of jazz-influenced classical music.

Percussion Club 2015

Percussion ClubDecember 21, 2015 — LiveConnections' after-school percussion ensemble at Christopher Columbus Charter School features homemade bucket drums, original rhythm poems and learning to work together as an ensemble.

Help Philly kids make a hit song!

Giving TuesdayDecember 1, 2015 — Want to help Philly kids make a hit song? Support a student-created album this Giving Tuesday.

 

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LiveConnections is grateful for the support of numerous individuals, companies and foundations who believe in our mission and help make our programs possible.
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Foundation Support 2015-2016:
Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation
CHG Charitable Trust
Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation
Samual S. Fels Fund
Independence Foundation
The Light Up the Queen Foundation
Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation
Christopher Ludwick Foundation
Presser Foundation
Rosenlund Family Foundation
Scholler Foundation
Seybert Foundation
Joseph Kennard Skilling Trust
Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial
Wyncote Foundation

 

Big Hurrah Sponsors:
(as of 10/06/2015)

$5000 School Sponsor

Main Line Health

 

Pepper Hamilton

 

Kal & Lucille Rudman Foundation

 

University of Pennsylvania

 

World Cafe Live

 

WXPN

 

$2500 Collaboration Sponsor

The Addis Group

 

Cenero

 

Fox Rothschild

 

WRTI

 

$1000 Connecting Sponsors

Leadership Philadelphia

 

Larry Real & Madeleine Gardberg

 

Triage MD, TDS Financial

 

Additional Support:

LiveConnections is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

 

Additional support provided in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.