Celebrate St. Patrick's Day At The Annenberg Center, 3/17

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day At The Annenberg Center, 3/17Ireland's leading musical export, Téada, returns to Philadelphia after a nine-year hiatus to make their Annenberg Center debut on St. Patrick's Day, Saturday, March 17, at 8:00 PM. Hailed for their "fierce familiarity with the old ways" (Irish Music Magazine), the group revels in the timeless, expressive force of traditional tunes passed down through generations of musicians. The St. Patrick's Day celebration will also include a free lobby performance by the University of Pennsylvania's Tír na nÓg Irish Dance Troupe and Irish beer specials at the lobby bar. Tickets to the Saturday, March 17, 8:00 PM performance are available at AnnenbergCenter.org or 215.898.3900.

Téada (pronounced TAY-da, meaning "strings" in Gaelic) was founded and is led by County Sligo fiddler Oisin Mac Diarmada (Oh-sheen Mac DER-muddah) and includes original members flutist Damien Stenson, uilleann piper Sean Gavin, guitarist Sean McElwain, and bodhrán (Irish drum) player Tristan Rosentock. For the Annenberg Center St. Patrick's Day performance, the group expands to include champion step-dancer Samantha Harvey and legendary singer and musician Séamus Begley. Téada's most recent recording release, In Spite of the Storm (Gael Linn, 2013), follows a string of acclaimed albums on the Green Linnet and Compass labels,

The Annenberg Center's 2017-18 Season

The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' 2017-18 season, the first under the leadership of Executive and Artistic Director Christopher A. Gruits, features a return to a full dance series of six dance ensembles; premiere theatrical productions; musical artists from diverse genres including jazz, world music, classical and hip-hop; a three-week Cuba Festival, and family and holiday programming. Four world premieres and nine Philadelphia premieres will take place on the Annenberg Center's stages and six artists or companies will make their Philadelphia debuts. The Annenberg Center launched its inaugural artist residency with renowned choreographer Mark Morris and a new residency partnership with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.

About the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts serves as a major cultural destination and crossroads connecting Penn and the greater Philadelphia region through innovative human expression in theatre, music, dance, and film, serving an annual audience of almost 50,000. The Annenberg Center also serves as a key resource for the arts at Penn, connecting master artists with Penn students in support of and as an enhancement to the arts curriculum. Student performing arts groups are also key users of the Annenberg Center's multiple performance and rehearsal spaces, while also staffing many operational roles throughout the academic year. In reflection of Penn's core values as a world-respected academic institution, the Annenberg Center emphasizes artistic and intellectual excellence, diversity, and rigor in its presentations; prioritizes broad inclusiveness in the artists, audiences, and groups it serves; manages outstanding performance, conference, and meeting facilities; and stresses comprehensive event planning, production support, and customer service. The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is a major provider of performing arts access for school children and actively engages a broad range of primary, secondary, and post-secondary student audiences and inclusive constituencies from the campus, community, and greater Philadelphia region.


Téada

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Saturday, March 17 @ 8 PM

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Oisín Mac Diarmada, Fiddle

Séamus Begley, Vocals, Accordion

Paul Finn, Accordion

Damien Stenson, Flute

Seán Mc Elwain, Guitar

Tristan Rosenstock, Bodhrán

Samantha Harvey, Dance, Piano

Ireland's leading musical export, Téada, returns to Philadelphia after a nine-year hiatus to make their Annenberg Center debut with the timeless, expressive force of traditional tunes passed down through generations of musicians. A lively evening of Irish music and St. Patrick's Day revels!

Visit AnnenbergCenter.org for ticket information.

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