PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Footlights on. Curtains up. Box Office open. Tickets for the $10 million, 25-day Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) are now on sale.
From April 7 – May 1, 2011, PIFA will turn a bright spotlight on the city's arts and cultural scene. Audiences will revel in one-time, only-in-Philadelphia productions by some of the region's top talents, many of which will partner with or present international performers. More than 128 arts and cultural organizations will feature music, dance, fashion, song, fine arts, poetry, cuisine, special exhibitions, participatory events, street festivals, films and more—all generously flavored with the essence of Paris, circa 1910-1920, the theme of the festival.
Tickets to PIFA performances can be purchased on-line at PIFA.org or in person between 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the box office of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Ticket prices vary by performance/event and range from free to $125. For the most up-to-date list of programs and to purchase tickets, log onto PIFA.org or call the Kimmel Center Box Office at 215-893-1999.
While in Philadelphia for PIFA, arts fans will also want to dine, shop and make the most of their festival experience. For info about all there is to see and do in Philadelphia and for value-packed hotel packages, go to visitphilly.com
The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), inspired by the Kimmel Center, launches the city's art and cultural scene onto the world stage with a three-week festival offering performances, exhibits and events for loyal fans and casual attendees. Based on the philosophy of collaboration, innovation and creativity, PIFA's programs represent every arts discipline and include more than 100 partners. Offerings include newly commissioned works, classical performances and exhibits, surprising partnerships featuring local and international artists and exciting explorations of traditional, non-traditional, new and emerging art forms. In homage to the artistic energy of Paris 1910-1920, PIFA celebrates works from that era and new creations inspired by the brashly innovative spirit of the period. The festival was made possible by an extraordinary grant from Philadelphia philanthropist Leonore Annenberg, whose vision for a city-wide celebration of the arts shaped its philosophy and programming. PIFA takes place April 7-May 1, 2011.
A charitable, not-for-profit organization, the Kimmel Center provides a rich diversity of programming through its Kimmel Center Presents sponsored by Citi and Broadway Series of performances, as well as arts in education and community outreach. The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Academy of Music together serve as home to eight Resident Company performing arts organizations, including The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, American Theater Arts for Youth, Philadanco, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Peter Nero and the Philly Pops®. Kimmel Center, Inc. owns, manages, supports and maintains The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, which includes Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, Innovation Studio and the Merck Arts Education Center. Kimmel Center, Inc. also manages the Academy of Music, owned by The Philadelphia Orchestra Association.
SOURCE Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts