Join us for a day of festive music with some of the best regarded performance groups in Philadelphia.
Each of the 6 houses will host one of these premier Philadelphia musical organizations as well as some of the most talented Philadelphia area student musicians. Enjoy all these wondrous sounds while taking in the beauty of the houses decorated for the holidays.
Presented in collaboration with WRTI radio.
PROGRAM DETAILS* (*subject to minor changes)
Special “SOUNDS of the SEASON SINGERS SHOWCASE” at Mount Pleasant Mansion
Meet & greet with with WRTI classical host Gregg Whiteside, as he introduces:
10:15 – 11:45: The Quintave Singers, all-male choral group
12 – 12:45: Opera Philadelphia performs selections from Handel’s Messiah
1:00 – 3:45: Shamika Byrd and band
Morning (10:00 am – 12:30 pm)
Lemon Hill: Bernard Samuels & KB Classic – jazz piano trio with bass & drums
Mount Pleasant: Sounds of the Season Singers Showcase, introduced by WRTI classical host Gregg Whiteside:
- 10:30 – 11:45: The Quintave Singers, all-male choral group
- 10:00 – 11:00: Mary Roth – classical dulcimer
- 11:00 – 12:30: Little Big Sister Band – 3 sibling singers / songwriters
Woodford: Ministers of Apollo – 18th cent. duet-harpsichord & vocals
Historic Strawberry Mansion: V. Shayne Frederick – solo jazz piano
Cedar Grove: Meet & greet with WRTI classical host Debra Lew Harder, presenting:
soloists from Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Afternoon (1:00-3:30 pm)
Lemon Hill: Meet & greet with WRTI jazz host J. Michael Harrison as he introduces:
International master percussionist Pablo Batista & his Holiday Celebration – Latin jazz quartet
Mount Pleasant: Sounds of the Season Singers Showcase:
- 12 – 12:45: Opera Philadelphia performs selections from Handel’s Messiah
- 1:00 – 3:45: Shamika Byrd and band
Laurel Hill: Larry Tamanini (guitar) & his jazz trio
Woodford: Rob Curto (accordion) & Fish Harmonics – original American roots music
Historic Strawberry Mansion: Mary Roth – classical solo dulcimer
Cedar Grove: Julian Hartwell (piano) and his jazz trio
New for 2019! On “Sounds of the Season” and other Special Event Days, PHLASH buses will stop at Ridgeland Mansion for a delicious HOLIDAY LUNCH for only $10, provided by Joshua’s Catering from 11am – 3pm! Includes hot coffee or tea, soup of your choice, sandwich of your choice, and cookies.
Discounted All-House Pass: $35 — includes entry to all 6 participating houses (+ Ridgeland Mansion) as well as house to house transportation via the Holiday Houses Loop powered by PHLASH
Single entry: $8
Lunch Combo: $10
-Children 12 and under admitted free!
-Fairmount Park neighbors receive a generous discount! Enter your zip code as the discount code in the Ticketleap checkout (eligible zip codes: 19130, 19121, 19132, 19129, 19131, and 19104).
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