"These aren't your typical collaborations. LiveConnections ... creates synergy between Philadelphia-area musicians and other talent that would normally be unlikely bedfellows."
Philadelphia Magazine, 2015

"Breathtaking"
Philadelphia Weekly, 2014

 

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Are you ready for adventurous musical collaborations?

Prefer your cutting-edge music in an intimate venue with a cocktail in hand?

Our LiveConnections Presents concert series (formerly ClassicAlive) features collaborative concerts especially for adventurous music-lovers.  The performances provide the opportunity for musicians to create distinctive, boundary-crossing music, frequently involving new commissions and world premieres. Our partner venue World Cafe Live provides a relaxed atmosphere for audiences to experience cutting-edge compositions and innovative music.

Curated by double bassist Mary Javian, the concerts highlight LiveConnections’ distinctive cross-genre collaborations and interest in reaching new audiences. Programs typically pair classically trained musicians with artists from diverse genres, including rock, hip-hop, spoken word, traditional Arab music, dance and Brazilian percussion. LiveConnections initiates the partnerships and works with the artists to craft the programs and select repertoire. Importantly, several of the partnerships introduced by LiveConnections have resulted in ongoing collaborations between the artists and ongoing relationships with LiveConnections.

Our concert artists frequently participate in our educational Bridge Sessions as well, providing opportunities for youth to hear the same music as concert-going adults.

Check out our current season.

 

 

PAST SEASONS

 

2016-2017

 

2015-2016

 

2014-2015: Performer-Songwriters

 

2013-2014: The Soloists

 

2012-2013: The Collaborators

 

2011-2012:

  • Sixth Floor Trio
  • The Dali Quartet with Alô Brasil’s Alex Shaw
  • Network for New Music with spoken word poets Lamont “Napalm” Dixon and Jeanne McGinn
  • Serafin String Quartet
  • Indie-rocker Andrew Lipke with the Carpe Diem String Quartet

 

Latest News: Concerts

LA Opera’s Elizabeth Zharoff and Award-Winning Double Bassist Xavier Foley Team Up to Premiere Video Game Music at LiveConnections

April 25, 2017 — On June 2, two Curtis Institute grads will present an evening of classical tunes and original video game compositions at LiveConnections, in residence at World Cafe Live.

 

Grammy Award-Winning Jazz Bassist John Patitucci Teams Up With Daedalus Quartet In Philadelphia

March 8, 2017 — LiveConnections presents the unique pairing of John Patitucci and Daedalus Quartet on April 18 (during Philly Celebrates Jazz month), featuring world premieres of newly-commissioned music.

 

LiveConnections Celebrates Black History Month with Innovative Music Education and Concerts

January 18, 2017 — LiveConnections is hosting a series of unique and innovative programs throughout the month of February that celebrate Black History Month through education programs, live performance, and more.

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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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Big Hurrah Sponsors:
(as of 10/09/2017)

$5000 School Sponsor

Drexel University

 

Fox Rothschild

 

Philly Music Fest

 

World Cafe Live

 

WXPN

 

 

$2500 Collaboration Sponsor

Brandywine Realty

 

Cenero

 

Deloitte

 

Dranoff Properties

 

Pepper Hamilton

 

University of Pennsylvania

 

WRTI

 

 

$1000 Connecting Sponsors

Art-Reach

 

Ballard Spahr

 

BB&T

 

Chubb

 

Cozen O'Connor

 

Curtis Institute of Music

 

Jonathan Fink Group

 

honeygrow

 

ITEM Media

 

Law Rocks

 

Philadelphia Insurance Companies

 

RSK Advisory

 

TGS Financial

 

 

$500 Sponsors
The Art Shop
Benjamin Cobrin & Company
BWA architecture + planning
Coscia Moos Architecture, LLC
Grace Tavern
Keystone First
Dr. Karyn Scher
W. Michael Tuman, DMD
University City Science Center

 

 

Connector Award
Vinylux

 

 

Business Support

uprinting.com

 

 

Foundation Support 2016-2017:
Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation
Corrine R. & Henry Bower Memorial Trust
CHG Charitable Trust
Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation
The Allen Hilles Fund
Independence Foundation
Patricia Kind Family Foundation
Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation
Christopher Ludwick Foundation
The Presser Foundation
Rosenlund Family Foundation
Caroline J.S. Sanders Trust
The Scholler Foundation
Howell Lockhart Seiple Trust
Seybert Foundation
Joseph Kennard Skilling Trust
Paula Steinebach Trust
Strauss Foundation
Union Benevolent Association
Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial
Wyncote Foundation

 

 

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.

 

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