LiveConnections Commissions
Since 2013, we've been commissioning Philadelphia-based composers to write new works crossing musical boundaries. Composers include David Ludwig, Kinan Abou-afach, Andrew Lipke and Uri Caine.


2014-2015 Season
Themed "Performer-Songwriters," this season highlighted performing artists who write and perform their own original music.


2013-2014 Season
Themed "The Soloists," this season featured innovative solo projects by classical artists.



Elizabeth Hainen and Charlotte Blake Alston – October 2013
Concert harp meets West African kora, Edgar Allen Poe's narrative meets Andre Caplet's musical interpretation. This concert of collaboration and connection featured renowned harpist Elizabeth Hainen and storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston.

[Images: Conrad Erb Photography]

Andrew Lipke & the Carpe Diem String Quartet – April 2012

Classical music meets bluegrass meets rock & roll in this engaging collaboration between the Carpe Diem String Quartet and Philadelphia singer-songwriter Andrew Lipke.

[Images: Conrad Erb Photography]

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Big Hurrah Sponsors:
(as of 09/14/2017)

$5000 School Sponsor

Drexel University


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$2500 Collaboration Sponsor





Fox Rothschild


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University of Pennsylvania





$1000 Connecting Sponsors

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Curtis Institute of Music


Jonathan Fink Group


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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. is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, tax ID 26-2666641. The official registration and financial information of may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.