The Kimmel Center

As America and the world reexamine race and equality, creatives are addressing these issues by producing art and music. NPR Music stations invited artists to join the the national discussion—and Philadelphia-based Vocussionist Bethlehem Roberson responded with her piece, "Evolution."

Listen to concert pianist Ching-Yun Hu, founder and director of the Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (PYPA), plays works by Chopin, Albeniz, and Alkan live from our performance studio.

It's a coincidence that Philadelphia Orchestra performances of Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story In Concert are scheduled for this week, while the world is watching millions of people suffering in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

Credit: Jessica Griffin/Philadelphia Orchestra

His Excellency President Elbegdorj — the leader of the growing democracy situated between China and Russia — spent last Friday, September 23rd in Philadelphia, following the conclusion of his work at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.