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Nightlife / Music / Performance

Opera Philadelphia: The Wake World

Monday, September 18 – Monday, September 25
In a one-act opera inspired by Aleister Crowley’s ecstatic fairy tale "The Wake World," visitors will experience the Barnes collection like never before.
Music / Performance

Barnes Ensemble Festival

Saturday, September 30 – Sunday, October 8
Young musicians from around the world will gather in Philadelphia to play at the Barnes Ensemble's premiere festival.
Free / Family / Performance / 5th Anniversary

Free First Sunday: Celebrate!

Sunday, October 1, 10am – 5pm
Performers include the Cambodian Association, Olive Dance Theatre, the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, The Renegade Company, and Sister Cities Girlchoir.
Free / Music / Performance / 5th Anniversary

Open Rehearsal with the Barnes Ensemble

Wednesday, October 4, 10am – noon
Sit in on a rehearsal of the Barnes Ensemble, a cutting-edge contemporary music collective debuting at the Barnes on October 8.
Nightlife / Music / Performance / 5th Anniversary

First Friday! Elio and Pablo

Friday, October 6, 6 – 9pm
Featuring Elio Villafranca and Pablo Batista, tonight’s performance fuses traditional and contemporary Cuban music.
Nightlife / Music / Performance / 5th Anniversary

Barnes Ensemble Premiere Concert: “Ramifications”​

Sunday, October 8, 7 – 9pm
Witness history in the making at the debut of the Barnes Ensemble.
Nightlife / Performance / 5th Anniversary

5th Anniversary Gala

Thursday, October 12, 6:30 – 11pm
At our benefit gala, we pay tribute to our founder Dr. Albert C. Barnes and the visionaries who paved the way for our expansion to the Parkway. Sold Out
Free / Family / Music / Performance

Free First Sunday: Crossing the Line

Sunday, November 5, 10am – 5pm
Look for a wide range of performances and presentations inviting audience participation. Presented by the Small But Mighty Artists emerging artist network
Nightlife / Music / Performance

Solo Series Concert: Cage, Cowell, Crumb—Pioneers of the Avant-Garde Piano

Wednesday, November 8, 6:15 – 9:30pm
World-renowned pianist Margaret Leng Tan presents the Philadelphia premiere of George Crumb’s first major piano work in more than 40 years.
Nightlife / Music / Performance

First Friday! A Celebration of Sun Ra

Friday, December 1, 6 – 9pm
This program celebrates the visionary artist with a mix of Sun Ra classics, jazz, poetry, funk, hip-hop, rock, and more.
Free / Family / Music / Performance

Free First Sunday: The Artist’s Process

Sunday, December 3, 10am – 5pm
This afternoon’s program is part of a yearlong competition for emerging artists organized by Art Sanctuary and Rush Arts Philly.