|About LiveConnections||Bridge Session schedule||ClassicAlive season|
Since 2008, LiveConnections has created innovative, boundary-crossing music programming and education out of partner venue World Cafe Live. Through live concerts, interactive programs for youth and video technology, LiveConnections commissions collaborations that join artists from different genres — particularly classical with world, jazz, or popular styles — to highlight how music crosses cultures and to reimagine the landscape of live music. Our programs reach people who would not normally experience this kind of music, from urban youth to special needs populations to general audiences.
LiveConnections and World Cafe Live are completely separate entities with separate missions, budgets, staffing and programming. LiveConnections programs are funded through the generosity of many foundations and individual donors, making it important to properly attribute LiveConnections. When referring to any of the above programs, please reference LiveConnections as the presenting organization. Only refer to World Cafe Live when talking about the physical location of an event.
OK: “ClassicAlive concert presented by LiveConnections at partner venue World Cafe Live” or “LiveConnections concert held at World Cafe Live” or “LiveConnections concert”
NOT OK: “concert at World Cafe Live” or “World Cafe Live concert”
Philadelphia 10/15/2013 - Alaina Mabaso of Flying Kite talks with Alex Shaw and David Bradley about LiveConnections' Bridge Sessions. "The underlying message is that it's OK to experiment and connect with others who are different from you."
Philadelphia 10/11/2013 — Featuring a range of musicians from diverse musical cultures, LiveConnections’ 2013-2014 concert season highlights the role of the soloist in pushing the boundaries of classical music traditions. The new season features a lineup of soloists who have inspired or created new collaborative works or commissions that provide new ways of interpreting or listening to classical music.
Philadelphia 09/16/2013 — LiveConnections, a local music nonprofit, has been serving students and special-needs audiences in the Philadelphia area for five years, reaching more than 14,000 participants through its educational Bridge Sessions. As school district budgets have become increasingly uncertain, LiveConnections’ lineup of teaching artists provides crucial music education that many students might not otherwise receive.
Philadelphia 08/28/2013 — Five years ago, a group of Philadelphia school students made their way across town to the first educational program presented by a brand new arts nonprofit, LiveConnections, at the World Cafe Live venue at 30th and Walnut. The students were introduced to percussion traditions from around the world by artists who invited them to connect their own passions and experiences to music through up-close, hands-on activities.
Philadelphia 04/29/2013 — Music nonprofit LiveConnections is no stranger to innovative collaborations and boundary-crossing music. On June 6 and 7, LiveConnections presents a groundbreaking collaboration between classical guitarist Jason Vieaux, Arabic violinist Hanna Khoury and composer David Ludwig.