Cinnaminson, New Jersey
June 24, 2001
It is located in the Fairmount Park which in itself is a very nice place to visit. Mann is a summer theater and it hosts a variety of musical events spring through fall. It is most famous for its summer PNC Concert Series with the Philadelphia Orchestra that take place every summer from the end of June to the end of July. For four weeks every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday you can come here to listen to the music by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Rossini, Gershwin, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Sibelius, Dvorak, Liszt, Strauss, and so on. Every summer one of the concerts is entirely devoted to Tchaikovsky and always end with "1812 Overture" and fireworks. Another concert consists of Broadway hits. The music is performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra with different conductors and such soloists as Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Andre Watts, Pamela Frank. Tickets can be bought at the Academy of Music Box office (Broad & Locust St.) or at the Mann Box office. There are seats under the roof and on the lawn. On the day of performance day and lawn tickets are $8. Parking is free on the street or you can park at the Mann Center parking for a fee.
From journal Philadelphia - city of culture, Part II