The Salon is an award-winning performance series founded by composer Andrea Clearfield in 1986. “One of the best-known music salons in the country” with a “deep bench of topflight musicians”, “an underground sensation” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), “one of Philadelphia’s hidden gems” (Temple News), and winner of the “Best of Philly Award 2008” (Philadelphia Magazine), it is now celebrating its 30th year. Modeled after the 19th Century European salons, The Salon builds audiences and fosters new art forms in an intimate and supportive atmosphere. The Salon was conceived with the idea of integrating different music genres as well as other arts and features classical chamber music, opera, jazz, original contemporary compositions, electronic, folk, experimental, world music, spoken word, dance and multimedia collaborations. The Salon has become a beloved Philadelphia cultural institution, sparking a large and growing intercultural and intergenerational community around the arts in Philadelphia and beyond. The Salon has inspired the creation of many other Salons around the country.
Illustration by Eve Myles. Logo design by Mia Bosna.