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Friday, March 31 // 5:30 PM

Liebesfreud “Last Fridays” Concert Series


Liebesfreud "Last Fridays" Concert Series at the Philadelphia Art Alliance

Third Floor Shanis Programming Space

Geoffrey Michaels & Philip Kates, violins
David Giles, viola ~ Charles Forbes, cello

Please join us in celebrating Hadyn's Birthday! Can you guess the evening's Program #83? Come by for the third concert of the 2017 "Last Fridays" series and find out!

For more information, please visit the Liebesfreud website.

Tuesday, April 4 // 7:30

Classical Concert Series – Jasper String Quartet

Tickets: Adults $20 and Students $10, PAA Members $17.50

 Jasper String Quartet
J Freivogel, violin I
Sae Chonabayashi, violin II
Sam Quintal, viola
Rachel Henderson Freivogel, cello


The Philadelphia Art Alliance is pleased to announce the rescheduled date for the performance of the Jasper String Quartet on April 4. Winner of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, Philadelphia's Jasper String Quartet is the Professional Quartet in Residence at Temple University's Center for Gifted Young Musicians.

The Jaspers perform pieces emotionally significant to its members ranging from Haydn and Beethoven through Berg, Ligeti, and living composers. They have commissioned string quartets from some of today’s best composers, including Aaron Jay Kernis, Andrew Norman, Nicholas Omiccioli, Conrad Tao and Annie Gosfield. At the PAA, they will present a program including works by Mozart, Mazzoli, and Dvorak.

Interviews may be scheduled through Jim McClelland at 215-925-2038 / jmmc34@comcast.net. Photos available on request. The series is made possible by a generous gift from the Jim McClelland Fund for the Performing Arts of the Philadelphia Foundation.

The PAA would also like to thank WRTI, our media partner.


Tickets for this performance will be available at the door.
Advance tickets are available online.


Thursday, April 6 // 6 pm

Saturnalia Books 2017 Annual Poetry Reading


Saturnalia Books Presents its 2017 Annual Poetry Reading

Featuring Cortney Lamar Charleston, Allison Titus,
Stephanie Rogers, and Fritz Ward

Saturnalia Books, a Philadelphia-based poetry publisher, hosts its twelfth annual poetry reading celebrating this year's books. The evening's poets are Cortney Lamar Charleston, winner of the 2016 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize for Telepathologies, selected by D.A. Powell; Allison Titus, the author of the poetry collections, The True Book of Animal Homes (Saturnalia Books, 2017), Sum of Every Lost Ship, and a novel, The Arsonist's Song Has Nothing to Do with Fire; Stephanie Rogers, the author of Plucking the Stinger (Saturnalia Books, 2016); and Fritz Ward, the author of Tsunami Diorama. The event is free and open to the public. A wine and cheese reception will follow.

For more information, please visit the Saturnalia Books website.

Saturday, April 15

Escape to Tuscany this Mother’s Day

Dear Friends and Supporters-


The Philadelphia Art Alliance has received a very exclusive and unique opportunity from a loyal, anonymous supporter to offer the following to our friends followers. All proceeds of this e-auction will support and further the mission of the PAA.

Bid now for a one week stay at the Villa Sassella in Tuscany over the week of Mother's Day (May 14-20). Retail value of the stay at this luxurious villa is $7,500 per week.

Bids over $4,000 are being accepted and will be offered to the highest bidder.  Airfare is additional.  Please see below for details and kindly telephone Maria Newman at 215.545.4302 for additional information.

Alternatively, you may email your sealed bid(s) to: mnewman@philartalliance.org.


Make this Mother's Day a memorable one!


Ancient silver-green olive groves. Handsome rows of Cypress trees lining narrow country lanes. Sun-kissed fields. Leisurely meals enjoyed al fresco overlooking the rolling hills. Stone villages perched on hillsides. And some of the world’s most coveted food and wine. Is it any wonder that Tuscany is one of the world’s most beloved destinations?

Experience Tuscany as it is meant to be enjoyed when you bring the family or gather a group for a week in the beautifully restored 14th-century Villa Sassella. Located in Compignano, a small Tuscan hamlet steeped in history, Villa Sassella is nestled into a hillside and enjoys commanding territorial views.

Sitting on more than 60 acres, the villa is conveniently located just 40 minutes from the Pisa airport and an hour and a half from the charms of Florence. Take a swim in the pool, play doubles on the private court, or stroll the terraced olive groves.

Bid high to enjoy a Tuscan experience sure to awaken your spirit and soothe your soul.


Available only for May 14-20, 2017.


* Seven nights in five-bedroom Tuscan villa with private swimming pool and tennis courts

* Includes a fully equipped kitchen, large dining room, game room and several sitting rooms

* Italian cook, tennis or Italian instructors or local guides available for additional fees

Please make mutually agreeable arrangements in advance. Airfare is not included.

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