Volver and The Kimmel Center: A stage for the performing and culinary arts

Producer: Monica Rogozinski

Volver, Chef Jose Garces’ flagship restaurant, has joined the Kimmel Center to further enhance visitors’ experience by combining great performances and fine dining.
Culinary Director Garces aims to make performance as important to his dishes as it is to the guests who visit the Kimmel. He looks at everything from the design of the food to the custom plates on which the food is served. Volver’s high level of service hasn’t gone unnoticed; Forbes Travel Guide just named it the only restaurant in Philadelphia with five stars.
This month alone, the Kimmel Center will feature orchestra performances led by Yannick Nezet-Seguin, a ballet score created by Balanchine, Neenan, and Scarlett, a comedy routine by Brian Regan, an Italian opera produced with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, and more. The Kimmel Center was originally designed as a public gathering space. With the addition of a restaurant, the center now has even more to offer its guests.
Last month on Friday Arts, The Art Alliance and Le Cheri banded together ideals of craft and design. Next month, see how restaurant LAPEG was conceived with the new FringeArts building, as FridayArts continues to explore the interconnection between art and food.  

Construction Time-Lapse

Watch the time-lapse video of the centerpiece of PIFA 2016 last April at the Kimmel Center’s Commonwealth Plaza. The installation ” The Kinetic Tree” was designed by 2015 MacArthur Genius Mimi Lien, with lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, and sound design by Nick Kourtides, the installation was equal parts interactive spectacle and live performance. Video courtesy of the The Kimmel Center for Performing Arts.

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