Kimmel Center, Inc.

Updated
1 Dec 2016

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Holding It Down, Harlem Stage. Photo by Mark Millman Photography. Courtesy of Kimmel Center, Inc.

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Vijay Iyer performing in Holding It Down: The Veterans’ Dreams Project at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 2016. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.

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Holding It Down, Harlem Stage. Photo by Mark Millman Photography. Courtesy of Kimmel Center, Inc.

The Kimmel Center, Inc., best known as a presenting organization and home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Ballet, is one of the most well-attended cultural venues in Philadelphia. Work supported by the Center includes the 2016 presentation of the multimedia production Holding It Down, as well as Québec-based artist Robert Lepage's The Andersen Project, and the regional premiere of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play August: Osage County starring Estelle Parsons. The Center has also awarded grants in the past to the Kimmel Center for its music series, Fresh Ink, and made possible a 2012 partnership with the local cabaret troupe Bearded Ladies that resulted in the production of Wide Awake: A Civil War Cabaret.