Philadelphia Arts

A partnership of Philadelphia cultural organizations will launch the city's first Philadelphia Music Week later this month, and A Tempo this Saturday (10/5 at pm) will preview what's in store. Host Rachel Katz will speak with Patricia Johnson, senior director of communications and marketing at The Curtis Institute of Music, Roberta Johnson, vice president of audience engagement for the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, and William Toms, co-founder and chief creative officer of REC Philly, about the initiative's goals and some of the events and groups that will be participating.

Mark Garvin

When the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania opened in 1971, its goal was to serve the diverse and changing audiences of Philadelphia and the region. Executive and Artistic Director Christopher Gruits, who took the helm in September 2016, has kept that mission front and center in planning the center's programming.

Opera Philadelphia

With the successful launch of its new Fall festival format under with its belt, Opera Philadelphia this week announced its plans for its O18 Festival. The festival will run September 20-30, 2018, bringing two world premieres, two new productions and some other treats to opera audiences at a variety of venues.

Opera Philadelphia recently announced the details of its inaugural 017 Festival, as 12-day festival featuring performances of five productions in diverse venues. A Tempo host Rachel Katz speaks with Opera Philadelphia's Vice President of Artistic Operations, David Levy, and New Works Administrator, Sarah Williams. Plus the week's news headlines.