Bridge Sessions

Interactive educational performances for urban youth & special needs populations that explore diverse musical styles & cultures.

Classic Alive

Innovative concerts that expand how classical music is experienced by presenting unique collaborations & engaging repertoire in a relaxed atmosphere.

Live Studio

Live streaming
to connect underserved populations with concerts & educational programming using state-of-the-art video technology.

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Join our team: full-time Program Coordinator position available

April 7, 2015 — Innovative music nonprofit LiveConnections seeks a full-time Program Coordinator to assist with programming and administrative duties for our growing arts organization. Applications are due May 15, 2015 April 30, 2015. (**NOTE: due to the high volume of applications already received, we are moving the deadline forward.**)

LiveConnections’ ClassicAlive Concert Series Continues, Sharing Unexpected Musical Collaborations with the Community

FlutronixFebruary 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.

LiveConnections Announces "The New Sound of Philadelphia"

Uri CaineOctober 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.

LiveConnections Transcends Musical Boundaries with Two Eclectic November Concerts

Andrew LipkeOctober 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.

Percussion Studio 2014

Percussion StudioJuly 17, 2014 - This year's Percussion Studio summer camp with Freire Charter School featured movement, poetry, bucket drums ... and The Bacon Brothers!


ClassicAlive: Q&A with Jordan Dodson

Kristin LeeJune 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.

Happy 6th birthday to LiveConnections! A celebratory Kids Count Campaign photo recap.

Percussion StudioMay 15, 2014 - In honor of our sixth birthday (today!), here's a recap of the Kids Count Campaign and a bunch of recent photos. Thanks to everyone who's made our campaign such a success!

ClassicAlive: Q&A with Kristin Lee

Kristin LeeApril 24, 2014 - Violinist Kristin Lee is a Juilliard-trained musician who plays in concert halls around the world — but she’s not at all afraid to step out of her traditional training to collaborate with artists including ?uestlove and The Roots. We caught up with Kristin to talk about her love for new, contemporary music and how her collaborations with instruments including steel pan, theremin and Indian singing evolved from the moment of commissioning.

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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 2014-2015:
CHG Charitable Trust
Connelly Foundation
Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation
The Light Up the Queen Foundation
Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation
Lomax Family Foundation
Presser Foundation
Scholler Foundation
Howell Lockhart Seiple Trust
Seybert Foundation
Paula Steinebach Trust
Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial
Wyncote Foundation


Bridge Session Sponsor 2014-2015:

Main Line Health


Big Hurrah Sponsors (as of 09/10/2014):

Ballard Spahr


Fox Rothschild


NRG Residential Solutions


Larry Real


World Cafe Live






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.