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.
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.
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.
January 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.
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.
December 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.
December 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.
December 1, 2015 — Want to help Philly kids make a hit song? Support a student-created album this Giving Tuesday.
November 18, 2015 — In this season of Thanksgiving, we thank you for inspiring us and share our first-ever Annual Report.
October 12, 2015 — LiveConnections' Big Hurrah on October 6 was truly the "feel-good event of the year!" Read about highlights of the annual fundraising and friend-building event.