2018–2019 Season

In countless Philadelphia debuts and exciting world, U.S. and local premieres, our 18/19 season simply shines.

Our partner, NextMove Dance, returns to the Annenberg Center for a co-presented series of 11 stunning dance companies, including four performing in Philadelphia for the first time. We continue our commitment to innovative, critically acclaimed theatre productions and showcase a diverse array of celebrated jazz, classical and world music artists. Early music graces our stage for the first time, and we take site-specific performances to Rittenhouse Square and even a local pub.

In our new series The Philadelphians, we explore the populations that came to and forever changed our city through period performance juxtaposed with new interpretations that look back on our history. We continue our Artist-in-Residence program with the renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem, featuring a world premiere by Philadelphia native Robert Garland. The Crossing, our local Grammy® Award-winning chamber choir, makes its Annenberg Center debut in a unique holiday concert. And, we shine a spotlight on jazz pianists with intimate shows by three vibrant, young artists.

Our 18/19 season reflects on current topics of immigration, race and gender, using the performing arts to share narratives, explore innovative ideas and uncover what connects us all. It’s truly a season showcasing the power of the arts to transform lives.

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18/19 Performances

Circa

Humans
September 28 – 29, 2018

Vijay Iyer

September 29, 2018

Max Richter

American Contemporary Music Ensemble
October 7, 2018

Private Peaceful

October 11 – 13, 2018

Spectrum Dance Theater

A Rap on Race
October 12 – 13, 2018

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

Origins & Diaspora
October 17, 2018

Jordi Savall

The Routes of Slavery
November 1, 2018

T.S. Monk

November 3, 2018

Nobuntu

November 17, 2018

Jessica Lang Dance

November 30 – December 1, 2018

Enchantment Theatre Company

The Snow Queen
December 8 – 9, 2018

The King’s Singers

December 9, 2018

The Crossing @ Christmas

December 14, 2018

Caleb Teicher & Company

December 14 – 15, 2018

Martha Graham Dance Company

The EVE Project
January 25 – 26, 2019

René Marie

Experiment in Truth
February 16, 2019

Cirque Mechanics

42FT - A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels
February 17, 2019

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

intersect10
February 20, 2019

Abbey Theatre

Two Pints
February 27 – March 3, 2019

Dance Theatre of Harlem

March 1 – 2, 2019

Vessels

March 7 – 10, 2019

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

Call & Response
March 13, 2019

Dance Heginbotham

March 15 – 16, 2019

The New Lionel Hampton Big Band

Featuring Jason Marsalis
March 23, 2019

Hiromi

April 11, 2019

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers

April 12 – 13, 2019

The English Concert

Handel's Semele
April 16, 2019

BODYTRAFFIC

April 26 – 27, 2019

Parsons Dance

May 10 – 11, 2019

Emmet Cohen Trio

A Handful of Keys
May 11, 2019

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The 18/19 dance series is presented by Annenberg Center Live and NextMove Dance.