This weekend, the Free Library of Philadelphia opened a new photography exhibition in the West Gallery of the Parkway Central Library. Running through November 27, “Celebrate Philadelphia Performers” features iconic images of Philadelphia-area vocalists, musicians, and bands from a wide range of musical genres, from blues to classical to New Orleans funk and more. Curated by Sabina Clarke with photographs by Katharine Gilbert, “Celebrate Philadelphia Performers” illuminates the lives and craft of these diverse and talented musicians and entertainers.
After you check out the exhibition, why not stop by Parkway Central's Music Department, which has a large number of CDs, LPs, and books about music and dance, as well as musical scores ranging from classical to contemporary pop music. In addition, it houses four large special collections: the Drinker Library of Choral Music; the Chamber Music Collection; the Sheet Music Collection; and the Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music, which is the largest lending library of orchestral music in the world.