CENTER CITY | AVENUE OF THE ARTS
SOUTH BROAD STREET. SATURDAY. Philadelphia’s premier annual white-tie gala celebrated the Academy of Music’s 158th birthday and a special guest appearance of Al Pacino on the stage with Yannick Nezet-Seguin – Conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra and violinist Simone Porter.
The Academy of Music Anniversary Concert and Ball is a Philadelphia tradition that celebrates both The Academy of Music – as the oldest known continuously operating opera house in the U.S. – and the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra.
The Junior Chorus members (3rd and 4th graders) from the Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School did a fantastic performance singing in the Bellevue Hotel lobby for the Academy of Music Anniversary Concert and Ball guests.
The songs are as follows:
“Magic In The Air” which Kelly was so awesome and took the tune of “One More Sleep Til Christmas” by Paul Williams and made it fit for the Academy.
” Walking In The Air” : music and lyrics by Howard Blake
” Thank You For The Music” (from”Abba:The Album”) by Benny Anderson and Bjorne Ulvarus
“When You Wish Upon A Star” by Leigh Harline and lyrics by Ned Washington
“Do Re Mi” by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
“A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes” by Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston
“Climb every Mountain” from the Sound Of Music