Kimmel Center Celebrates Holidays with Tuba Christmas Concerts, 12/16; New Year’s Day Celebration, 1/1

Kimmel Center Celebrates Holidays with Tuba Christmas Concerts, 12/16; New Year’s Day Celebration, 1/1

The Kimmel Center rings in the holiday season with the return of the annual Tuba Christmas Celebration (Dec. 16), offering double the fun with two performances of up to 100 local tuba players gathering, rehearsing, and performing holiday classics, all in the same day! Details follow below on how local tuba players may join in on the community tradition.

Then, the Kimmel Center rings in the New Year with a free indoor celebration on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parade-enthusiasts can warm up indoors while enjoying Philadelphia’s historical Mummers Parade on Broad Street. The celebration will feature a series of free performances and activities, with festive treats and drinks available from Jose Garces catering.

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TubaChristmas Celebration takes place on the Commonwealth Plaza, Saturday, December 16, 2013 at 1pm and 6pm.

Toot your own horn at the annual TUBACHRISTMAS Celebration in the Kimmel Center's Commonwealth Plaza! The holidays come to life as more than 100 regional tuba, sousaphone and euphonium players join together to perform holiday classics free to the public and for all ages.

This year we'll be hosting two TUBACHRISTMAS Performances in one day. Participation in TUBACHRISTMAS is limited to the first 100 performers per performance. Tuba, euphonium, and sousaphone players interested in playing must RSVP via email to Jay Krush at Please indicate if you plan to register for Concert #1 or Concert #2 in your RSVP email. After 100 responses, players will be placed on a waiting list. There is a $5 registration fee for performers. Music will be for sale at the event, or can be ordered in advance. See for details. Musicians are encouraged to bring their own music stand if possible.

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