Classical artists . . .
Salon-style concerts . . .
Performance seminars . . .
the power of music closely shared
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FINE ART MUSIC COMPANY (formerly FINE ART PIANO COMPANY) brings together exceptional local musicians and listeners through creative concert programming held in the intimacy of smaller halls and salons. We feel the potency and depth of classical music is best experienced in settings that bring audience and musicians nearer one another.
Our mission is to intensify a tradition of creating the most intimate and meaningful experience possible of shared music-making.
CONCERTS & PERFORMING: We follow in the past tradition of closely- shared music playing among musicians and interested listeners that happened routinely in drawing rooms, parlors, salons. People could converse, respond openly and feel personally involved in the creative process of musical performance.
We design thematic concert programs of works with dynamic relation to each other, to stimulate an unusual depth of enjoyment and involvement for the listener. To help the music be more accessible to listeners, performers share ideas and background about the music, and open their own world of involvement with the audience, eliminating separation.
FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC Seminars:
A special way we have chosen to engage music lovers with deeper insights into fine music is to offer highly creative performance and listening seminars. “FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC: How does it do what it does?” is one such series, devoted to examining the potency of musical expression.
In a kind of master-class for listeners, musicians openly share their playing of classical pieces, revealing their own discovery of musical ideas. Audiences are invited to listen, respond, and participate in this discovery, leading to highly unusual moments of grasping together music in its pure and wordless form.
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BY WORKING to broaden audience appeal to the classical world of live performance, Fine Art Music Company is able to provide a more intimate and personally satisfying, musical experience for the listener, as well as closer, more ‘human’ interaction for the musicians.
IVY HALL (6331 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151)
Home to the International Institute for Culture (IIC), a non-profit educational and research center which seeks to promote international understanding through cultural means.
Beginning in 2010, under the auspices of IIC, Fine Art Music Company has presented its music concert-salons in Ivy Hall, located on historic Lancaster Avenue along the western edge of Philadelphia. Performances take place in its lovely, restored ballroom, seating 75 people.
CONCERTS AT IVY HALL –
The home-base for all of our musical events
and special programs
THE ETHICAL SOCIETY BUILDING (1906 S. Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103)
In 2013, Fine Art Music Company began bringing performances into this special performing venue, located on Rittenhouse Square in Center City, Philadelphia. With a good sized gathering space seating over 150 people, and offering a stage equipped with a Steinway concert grand piano, it is a favorite space amongst Philadelphia musicians to perform.
Our exciting Center City concert series, based at
the Ethical Society Building
In September, 2014, we were invited to create a concert series in collaboration with the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia, a 140-year-old organization that owns and operates the building. We now continually present a season of concerts between September and June.
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Beginning in our 2017-2018 season, we perform at a third venue, where we have hopes in continuing future appearances:
VENICE ISLAND PERFORMING ARTS AND RECREATION CENTER
7 LOCK STREET
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19127
~ located off of Main Street, Manayunk, along the Schulkyll River ~