Let's celebrate Artweek, a statewide effort to raise awareness of the arts in Massachusetts through fun, engaging events that are free or low-cost. This year, Artweek, is April 27 - May 6, and locally, the Plymouth Bay Cultural District is a community hub for the variety of arts and cultural organizations who will be participating.
The Phil will be offering complimentary admission to the April 28th Passions Unbound Pre-concert Talk with Maestro Karidoyanes! Join us for a lively, informal discussion about the music planned for that evening's Passions Unbound concert. Hear directly from the Maestro as he shares his inspiration for the selections. Like what you heard at the talk? Enjoy a buy-one, get-one-free on Passions Unbound concert tickets! Pre-concert Talk begins at 6:30 PM at Memorial Hall, Plymouth. Concert begins at 7:30 PM. Simply visit the box office prior to the talk to receive your complimentary pass.
On Tuesday, April 10th from 2:30 to 4 PM, Steven Karidoyanes will share insight into the music planned for the Phil's April 28th concert, Passions Unbound. As music director and conductor for the Phil, Karidoyanes uses his expertise and wonderful humor to break down the music and get everyone excited about the upcoming program. This special free talk will be held at The Village at Duxbury and is open to the public. Any questions, please call the Phil office at 508-746-8008.
All About the Music, preconcert talk will also be presented prior to the concert on April 28th at Memorial Hall at 6:30 PM. Concert follows at Memorial Hall at 7:30 PM. Concert tickets on sale now.
Phil principal clarinetist, Catherine Hudgins to perform with Ensemble Chamarré during the Plymouth Center for the Arts' Festival on Sunday, October 22, 2017.
Ensemble Chamarré is dedicated to performing the powerful and moving "Quatuor pour la fin du temps" by Olivier Messiaen
Composed during an excruciatingly difficult time while Messiaen was captured and held in a German POW camp during World War II, the Quartet for the End of Time draws its inspiration from the Book of Revelation, birdsong, and the colors of the northern lights. The first performance was held in the camp during the bleak winter of 1941 with Messiaen at the piano, and fellow prisoners playing violin, cello, and clarinet. Ensemble Chamarré seeks to help the listener to experience the context of this extraordinary masterpiece of chamber literature by describing the conditions at the camp and details of Messiaen's experience as it relates to the music.
Performances in 2013 and 2014 were greeted with great enthusiasm from audience members, who described it as "a transforming experience". Listeners may draw inspiration from this musical and spiritual journey of triumph and redemption over despair. Ticket information
Do you have hidden treasure? Back by popular demand on October 28th: Art & Antiques Appraisal Event! And, a great way to support the Phil!
Bring your art, jewelry, etc..down the The Plymouth Exchange and let the experts do their thing! A dream team of appraisers--including Stephen Fletcher from Antiques Roadshow--will be on site to appraise your potential treasures!
The Plymouth Exchange, 44 Court Street, will host appraisals from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a fee of $10 per item with all fees benefitting the Plymouth Philharmonic. Large items or collections may be dropped off in advance by calling Peter Smith at 774-283-4697. Consignments will be accepted during the event with The Plymouth Exchange donating a portion of their proceeds to the Phil after the sale occurs.
Stop by and join the fun! Last year, a bowl valued at $60,000 was the exciting discovery! See photo gallery of last year's appraisal day.