Kimmel Center Announces 2005-06 Season

Classic Arts News   Kimmel Center Announces 2005-06 Season
Philadelphia's Kimmel Center announced yesterday its schedule of visiting orchestras, recitals, dance, jazz, pop, and world music for 2005-06.

The four-year-old complex, the home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, will host 128 artists and ensembles in Verizon Hall and the smaller Perelman Theater.

Orchestras on the schedule include the New York Philharmonic, with pianist Andr_ Watts; the Berlin Staatskapelle, led by Daniel Barenboim; the Boston Symphony Orchestra, visiting with music director James Levine for the first time; the Pittsburgh Symphony; and the National Symphony, with pianist Emanuel Ax.

Recitalists include violinist Hilary Hahn performing with pianist Natalie Zhu; pianists Yefim Bronfman and Lang Lang; and baritones Thomas Hampson and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Violinist Gil Shaham performs with the Academy of St. Martin the Fields; pianist Leif Ove Andsnes appears with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra.

The jazz series includes performances by vocalist Tony Bennett, pianist Chick Corea, bassist Christian McBride, saxophonist Michael Brecker, vibraphonist Gary Burton, pianist Marcus Roberts, drummer Roy Haynes, pianist Danilo P_rez, the SF JAZZ Collective, the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Star Band, and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.

Dance highlights include two visits from Philadelphia's own Philadanco, and tap star Savian Glover performing Classical Savion, set to Vivaldi, Bach, Mendelssohn, and Bšrtok.

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