Programs: Calendar April 2017

Syringa bloom

Member and Alumni Preview: Lilac Day at the Arboretum

Barnes members, students, and alumni are invited for a special preview of the Barnes Arboretum and celebration of the lilac collection. View a pruning demonstration by Ann Dixon, Barnes Arboretum gardener, and take part in guided tours highlighting the arboretum’s fragrant and colorful lilacs, including a variety of Syringa vulgaris named for the Barnes Foundation. Enjoy a presentation about Laura Barnes with archival photos and documents detailing the lilac grove’s design and importance. A great opportunity to share with family and friends!

Saturday, April 29
10 am–4 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA 19066 Free

Michelle Ortiz walking tour

Wanderlust walking tour: Michelle Ortiz

Artist and muralist Michelle Ortiz focuses on people and communities whose histories are often lost or co-opted. Join Ortiz for a walking tour through South Philly’s Italian Market. Learn about the contributions immigrant communities have made to our city, and meet vendors who will share their immigrant experiences and family histories. Meet at the northwest corner of 9th and Washington.




Saturday, April 29
10–11:30 am The northwest corner of 9th Street and Washington Avenue $15; members and students $10

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Philadelphia Girls Choir

Resounding Voices Choral Series: Philadelphia Girls Choir

In the first of our new, free series “Resounding Voices,” which showcases choral traditions from around the world, the Philadelphia Girls Choir makes its debut appearance at the Barnes Foundation, led by Nathan Wadley and Laura Harmon. As the sister choir of the Philadelphia Boys Choir, the Girls Choir appears in celebration of underrepresented female composers and librettists in “Songbird.” This concert is a multi-cultural kaleidoscope highlighting the unique perspective of women in music, featuring the music of Sarah Bareilles, Susan Brumfield, Sarah Quartel, Mary Lynn Lightfoot, Maddalena Casulana, and more.

Sunday, April 30
3–4:15 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free

For more information, call 215.278.7200.