Featured Events September
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.
LIFE IS A CABARETTalented baritone Rob Cox, accompanied by accomplished pianist Jeff McDonnell, will bring an artful collection of intimate cabaret music to Rydal Park.
ARTISTIC COLLAGEThis month, Rydal Park’s eclectic blend of arts programming will include art classes, book club, First Friday musicals, karaoke, Saturday night movies, a Sunday jazz brunch and much more.
BLENDED FAMILYAcoustic Blender, an extremely talented quartet of folk musicians, will mix its own compositions with classics of the ‘50s and ‘60s in this delicious concoction of songs.
FROM SPIRITED DISCUSSIONS TO SPIRITUAL SERVICESThis month will bring many offerings that nurture the body, mind and soul, from worship services to current events discussions, from Jewish studies and comparative religious studies to fitness classes and trips to the Briar Bush Nature Center.
SUMMER HUMMERSMultitalented singer/performer Deirdre Finnegan, accompanied by the brilliant Bob Lesso on piano, will dazzle with an evening of familiar, toe-tapping melodies that will inspire the audience to hum along.
COOL TUNES FOR WARM DAYSPhiladelphia-based musician Marlene Williams will lead a residents’ sing-along, incorporating the perfect selections to conjure up a relaxed summer mood.
STRUMMERTIMEStrumming his seven-string guitar, the award-winning Pete Smyser will lead musicians in a “lazy days of summer” presentation of selections from the Great American Songbook.
ENJOYING A CONCERT AT EVERY STAGEThe popular Festival Strings Orchestra will finish up its final two open rehearsals in a fascinating series that reveals the inner workings of the musical creative process. The program will culminate with the masterful concert that the group has been planning!
ILLUMINATING CAVE ARTThe University of Pennsylvania’s Dr. Stephen Phillips will present “At the Dawn of Human Art: Inside the Painted Caves of Southwest France.” In this not-to-be missed seminar, Dr. Phillips will paint a vivid picture of the little-known cave drawings created thousands of years ago.
A SERIES IN GREAT DEMANDResident Rudi Lea will wow Rydal Park yet again as she hosts this segment of the Great Composers series, which blends live performances by residents with the best YouTube videos of famous concerts.
As temperatures reach their peak, so will the opportunities to get out and enjoy the season, with excursions to:
- The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
- Alderfer Auction
- The Philadelphia Insectarium & Buttery Pavilion
- And more!