Saturday, June 9th
"100 Years of Spring" Stravinsky Celebration Comes To Reading Terminal Market
“100 Years of Spring” Stravinsky Celebration Comes To Reading Terminal Market
June 9, 2012, 12 pm to 1:30 pm
Venders, shoppers, and music enthusiasts can enjoy the sound of a grand piano in an unlikely place. Composer/musician Neil Alexander brings his solo piano arrangement of Stravinsky?s Le Sacre Du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) to the new Rick Nichols Room in Reading Terminal Market for a free public performance. The music is widely recognizable from the ?Walt Disney?s Fantasia? segment spanning Earth inception to dinosaur demise. Captivated as a child by the film experience, Alexander entered a long relationship with Stravinsky?s music. Next year marks the 100-year anniversary of the Paris premier of The Rite of Spring and the riotous reaction allegedly occurring on that historic night. Alexander begins an international series of centennial performances and is delighted to include Philadelphia?s Reading Terminal Market. Additional music includes samplings of Gershwin and Alexander?s original compositions. Other free area performances include Broad Street Market in Harrisburg at 11 am on June 8, and First Reformed Church in Lancaster as part of Lancaster Summer Arts Festival at 7 pm June. The farm/food market performances are part of an effort to bring music, originally directed at audiences of elite society, to places of public gathering where social division is less significant and advocate the coexistence and importance of both food and music. ?100 Years of Spring? is a sponsored project of Artspire, a program of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), a 501©(3) tax-exempt organization. For additional information go to: www.100yearsofspring.org.
Taste of Philadelphia: Market Tours
Every Wednesday & Saturday Learn the story behind cheese steaks, hoagies, pretzels and other Philly food favorites, and the 114-year history of the vibrant Reading Terminal Market where they’re sold during this 75-minute, food-writer-led walking tour.
The tour leaves from the Market information desk at 12th and Filbert streets in the heart of downtown Philadelphia at 10 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday. Reservations Required.
Cost is $15.95 for adults and $8.95 for children ages 7 to 11. Private tours also available.
Call 215-545-8007 ×3 or visit www.tasteofphillyfoodtour.com for information and to make reservations.
Enjoy Live Music in the Market
Piano, jazz, soft rock, and more:
Here are a couple of highlights in current schedule of upcoming musical performances in the Market.
And best of all, it’s free! So come on down, grab a bite and have a listen.
- The Reading Terminals perform the 2nd Friday of every month.
- Piano Playing
Green Court Seating Area
Every Wednesday & Saturday Learn the story behind cheese steaks, hoagies, pretzels and other Philly food favorites, and the 116-year history of the vibrant Reading Terminal Market where they’re sold during this 75-minute, food-writer-led walking tour.
La Cucina at the Market is proud to continue the tradition of cooking and entertaining classes at Reading Terminal Market. When taking a class, you’ll not only get to observe and sample some fine dishes, but you’ll also find great merchants from whom to purchase your ingredients year ‘round.
What makes our cooking courses the best? Our instructors are great teachers, as well as great chefs. You will receive samples of all the dishes prepared; you will take home recipes for everything; and you will enjoy the wonderful setting.
Please call 215-922-1170 to register