May 15, 2015 — We're honored by the many music celebrities who are stepping up in support of our Kids Count Campaign! They, of all people, know the power of music. Catch up on videos by The Bacon Brothers, Brandi Carlile, Jon Bon Jovi and more.
May 14, 2015 — For 8 days from May 11 through May 20, we're sending out daily email blasts full of quotes, stories, photos and videos of our education programs. Don't miss a day! Follow along here to read each day's message.
May 11, 2015 — We're excited to launch our 2015 Kids Count Campaign. Since 2008, we've reached more than 24,000 youth through our work. Almost all of these are from the city of Philadelphia. 99% participate for free. Our campaign goal is $25,000 in just 9 days. That's 2,000 more kids attending LiveConnections programs. Donate today!
February 16, 2015 — LiveConnections continues our 2014-2015 ClassicAlive concert series with three unique concerts featuring a Grammy winner and nominee, world premieres of new works, and an eclectic roster of acclaimed artists from Philadelphia and across the country. Now in its seventh year, LiveConnections brings together musicians of diverse backgrounds who may not typically perform together, to reach similarly diverse audiences through outreach programs and technology.
October 27, 2014 — LiveConnections is thrilled to announce our new commissioning project, "The New Sound of Philadelphia." Funded in part by a Presser Foundation 75th anniversary grant, this project will feature three boundary-crossing world premieres by Philly composers for Philly artists over the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 ClassicAlive seasons.
October 9, 2014 — LiveConnections kicks off their 2014-2015 ClassicAlive concert series with two innovative shows in November. On November 6th, indie rock, classical music, and spoken word collide when singer-songwriter Andrew Lipke premieres a new work for the Aizuri Quartet, joined by special guest Denice Frohman. On November 23rd, New York-based composer-performers Michi Wiancko and Judd Greenstein present original works, including a world premiere, for 5-string violin, Fender Rhodes keys and electronics.
July 17, 2014 - This year's Percussion Studio summer camp with Freire Charter School featured movement, poetry, bucket drums ... and The Bacon Brothers!
June 3, 2014 - Jordan Dodson is a young, classically trained guitar player who graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music — but he’s equally at home playing Bach as he is pop, minimalist or electronic music. He’s commissioned scores of new works from young composers to play as solos and with his group Marcel (founded at Curtis under the guidance of composition faculty — and previous LiveConnections collaborator — David Ludwig). In our May 4, 2014, concert at World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington, co-presented by the Wilmington Classical Guitar Society, Jordan performed works by several of his favorite young composers. We caught up with Jordon to hear more about his passion for new music.