Fall arts guide: Music listings

Still have ‘Call Me Maybe’ stuck in your head? Shake off summer bubblegum with these concerts.


Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber

Sept. 28

Painted Bride,

230 Vine St.


The avant-funk-jazz big band plays a dual set, paying tribute to Miles Davis’ “Bitches Brew” and James Brown’s “Cold Sweat.”


Sept. 29

Painted Bride

230 Vine St.


The Indian-music presenting organization begins its season with a “jugalbandi,” a duet between two styles — in this case the South Indian classical bamboo flute combined with a folk music tradition from the desert dunes of Rajasthan, in the North West of India.

Astral Artists

Sept. 29,

Kimmel Center

Broad & Spruce sts.


The classical organization, dedicated to promoting young and rising talent, celebrates its landmark 20th season with a gala concert featuring current and returning Astral musicians.


Zakir Hussain/Rakesh Chaurasia

Oct. 6

Painted Bride

230 Vine St.


Legendary tabla master Hussain returns to the Bride, accompanied by bansuri player Rakesh Chaurasia.

Philadelphia Orchestra

Oct. 18-21

Kimmel Center

Broad & Spruce sts.


New music director Yannick Nezet-Seguin begins his inaugural season with a gala concert featuring renowned soprano Renee Fleming, followed by performances of Verdi’s Requiem.

Network for New Music

Oct. 12

Annenberg Center

3680 Walnut St.,


The experimental chamber ensemble teams with Voice of This Generation for the first concert in their “electronic.nnm” series, offering a blend of acoustic and electric pieces combining poetry and music.

Ramsey Lewis

Oct. 19

Montgomery County

Community College

340 DeKalb Pike


The piano great revisits his 1974 electric album “Sun Goddess.”

The Crossing

Oct. 20

Presbyterian Church of

Chestnut Hill

8855 Germantown Ave.


Philly’s captivating new-music choir offers a repertoire inspired by the election, with recent politically-minded works by Ted Hearne and Pulitzer-winner David Lang.

Kenny Barron Trio

Oct. 20

Annenberg Center

3680 Walnut St.


The captivating pianist and Philly native returns along with his trio.

Mendelssohn Club

Oct. 21

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

1723 Race St.


The chorus teams with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia for a performance of Robert Moran’s 9/11 commemoration “Trinity Requiem,” along with Bruckner’s Mass No. 2 in E Minor.

Cage: Beyond Silence

Oct. 26-Jan. 20


In conjunction with the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s thrilling “Dancing Around the Bride” exhibition, this festival celebrates the centenary of pioneering composer John Cage with a series of concerts around the city.


Debashish Bhattacharya

Nov. 7

Calvary Center for Culture

and Community

801 S. 48th St.


The Indian slide guitarist is virtuosic enough to please both world music aficionados and pyrotechnic guitar fanatics.

Chick Corea and Gary Burton

Nov. 9, Kimmel Center

Broad & Spruce sts.


The two giants reprise their long-running piano/vibes collaboration, supplemented by the Harlem String Quartet.

Dave Douglas Quintet

Nov. 16-17

Chris’ Jazz Cafe

1421 Sansom St.


The always-compelling trumpeter/composer leads the new incarnation of his quintet, featuring some of jazz’s most intriguing young players.

Ron Carter

Nov. 17, Montgomery County Community College


The stately bassist of the classic Miles Davis Quintet steps into the spotlight.

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