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  • Verizon Hall, in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
    Wednesday, May 28th
    4:30-6pm
    Meet at 4:30 in the Kimmel Center lobby
    260 South Broad Street (at the southwest corner of Spruce Street)

In December 2001, The Philadelphia Orchestra moved to its new home, Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, located on the Avenue of the Arts (aka Broad Street) in Center City Philadelphia. David Thiele, Assistant Production Manager for Verizon Hall, and George Blood, Recording Engineer for The Philadelphia Orchestra, will lead a behind-the-scenes tour of this much-admired performance space. Attendees will learn how the variable acoustics mechanisms, stage lifts, and audiovisual components work, as well as visit tech attics and other areas not included in the public tours.
For more information visit: www.kimmelcenter.org
There is no charge for this tour, but attendance is limited to 40. Please indicate your participation on the registration form.


  • Visit the state-of-the-art studios of Safe Sound Archive
    Thursday, May 29th
    7pm departure from the Sheraton Hotel
    36th and Chestnut Streets

Safe Sound Archive is a leading provider of archival audio services, including preservation, conservation, and archival storage for sound collections. Clients include the Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, and a number of museums and archives around the country. Transportation from the Penn campus to Safe Sound, which is located in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, will be provided by our host.
For more information visit: www.safesoundarchive.com
There is no charge for this tour, but space is limited. Please indicate your participation on the registration form.

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