Featured Events May

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.

A MARVEL OF MUSICIANSHIP

Classical and jazz pianist Fred Moyer has performed worldwide, from Windsor Castle to Carnegie Hall. He creates one-of-a-kind shows, blending live performance with recordings of world-famous orchestras, projecting his tremendous technique onto the open lid of the piano.

SINGING INTO SPRING

Always inspiring, the Abington Choral Club presents its delightful spring concert under the direction of Peter Hilliard.

A PLAYWRIGHT IN PERSPECTIVE

Actress and director Diane Steinbrink reveals the world of Southern playwright Alfred Uhry, who created “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Last Night at Ballyhoo,” as well as “Parade,” about a notorious case in Atlanta in which a Jewish man was put on trial and convicted of shocking crimes.

ORCHESTRAL OLD YORK ROAD

Old York Road Symphony, a full orchestra of some of the region’s most accomplished volunteer musicians, presents a concert of pop music under the baton of Jack Moore, popular host of classical radio station WRTI.

FOLK MUSIC, SLAVIC-STYLE

The Balalaika Orchestra, playing the beautifully distinctive stringed instruments native to Russia and the Ukraine, plays a variety of classical music, as well as Slavic folk tunes.

BOOGIE WOOGIE BIG BANDS

“Cut a Rug: Big Bands of World War II” is a new music program from Dr. Herb Kaufman, looking back at popular personalities, groups and sounds — including some of the most hummable, danceable tunes from an unforgettable era.

PLOTS AGAINST PRESIDENTS

Historian Dr. William Walker presents part two of “Presidential Assassins,” delving deeper into shocking assassination attempts and devious plots against presidents of the United States.

EMERALD ISLE FIGHTERS

Historic reenactor and lecturer Mike Jesberger presents “The Irish in the American Civil War,” examining the lives, customs and special fighting units of Irish-Americans who were called to duty when war broke out.

CHEERS TO (ROOT) BEER

Bill Double, author of “Charles E. Hires and the Drink that Wowed a Nation: the Life and Times of a Philadelphia Entrepreneur,” introduces us to the humble origins and meteoric business success of the effervescent farm boy turned soda salesman.

A SUPERCALIFRAGILISTIC SHOW

Local children’s dance troupe Dance Time Dance Academy returns to share its new ballet production of “Mary Poppins.”

May Trips:

 

  • Cher concert in NYC
  • Pennsylvania Ballet
  • Opera Philadelphia
  • Cheltenham Center for the Arts
  • The Metropolitan Opera series at Regal Warrington
  • And more!