Featured Events January

Take a look at the perks of the Park! These exclusive events are just for Rydal Park residents.
Here’s a few highlights for the month.

STAGE LAUGHS

Versatile performer Gloria Samuelsohn presents a lighthearted jaunt through a range of plays and characters in her humorous monologue, “Theater Without a Capital T.”

HIGH-ENERGY HIGH SCHOOL REVUE

Known for excellent musical performances — as well as enthusiasm, stunning costumes and captivating choreography — the Cheltenham High School Touring Ensemble presents its highly anticipated annual song and dance show.

A ONE-MAN BAND TO REMEMBER

Crowd-pleasing entertainer Glenn Miller delights audiences with showmanship, musicality and humor. Playing trumpet, harmonica, trombone and his famous custom-built accordion, he delivers the sound and excitement of a 14-piece band.

JAZZ SINGER SERENADE

Vocalist, songwriter and bandleader Michelle Lordi has performed at venues and jazz festivals across the country. Accompanied by her four-piece band, she delivers melodies from the Great American Songbook in her own standout style.

SWEET SOUNDS OF SUCCESS

One of the largest and longest-established community schools of the arts in the nation, the Settlement Music School brings music, dance and the visual arts to people of all ages. A group of its faculty and advanced students demonstrates its talent with a concert of classical and semi-classical compositions.

THE PIANO MAN RETURNS

Acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Uhlig shares his musical artistry with wonderful piano settings of popular classics.

SOUND HISTORY: THE VICTORIAN ERA

With “A Musical Introduction to the Victorian Era,” historian and lecturer Dr. Herb Kaufman traces the musical tradition of this remarkable era in its historical context, from patriotic marches and political airs to minstrel music and sentimental ballads of loss and home.

THE ABDUCTION OF ABE

Years after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, a band of criminals attempted to steal Lincoln’s body from his final resting place in Springfield, Illinois. Historical lecturer Michael Jesberger presents “Stealing the Body of Abraham Lincoln,” a fascinating telling of this strange and often overlooked story.

FASHION AT THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART

This engaging overview of the Philadelphia Museum of Art special exhibition, “The Fabulous Fashion,” focuses on the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed, from romantic ball gowns to audacious contemporary ensembles and everything in between.

THE ART OF STUDIO CRAFT

The Michener Art Museum presents “Introduction to Studio Craft,” exploring craft work produced by independent studio artists creating with traditional materials, such as wood, glass, metal or clay. The Michener’s Studio Craft collection reflects an exciting range of style and tone and a reverence for materials.

January Trips:

 

  • Jazz Bridge concerts
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Ukrainian Heritage Museum
  • The Kimmel Center — “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”
  • And more!