SOLD OUT. .Patrick Kerssen Trio presents Vince Guaraldi, the Man Behind "Peanuts"

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Sunday, December 3 2023 2:00 PM 4:00 PM EST


FREE Holiday Matinee.  Patrick Kerssen Trio presents Vince Guaraldi, The Man Behind "Peanuts"

Some of the best known piano trio recordings of all time, Vince Guaraldi's "Peanuts" soundtracks made him one of the most famous pianists of the 20th century. However, the breadth and quality of his work expands far beyond Charlie Brown, Linus, and Lucy. 

This program explores the life and music of Guaraldi, touching on his original compositions, the "Peanuts" soundtracks and their history, his deep affinity for bossa nova, what led to the "Peanuts" music and where it led him.

Celebrate the holiday season, Patrick and his trio perform all of the best known tracks from the "Peanuts" specials, culminating in a Charlie Brown Christmas style dance party to finish up the show, always sure to leave the audience smiling!

Funding for this program provided by the Haverford Township Free Library and Kelly Music for Life.

Learn more about Patrick Kerssen at

The event is FREE to attend.  Donations are appreciated.  Reservations required due to space limitations.  Doors open at 1:30pm.

Free Parking in Oakmont Municipal lot behind Kelly Center off Darby Road.

The Kelly Center is operated by Kelly Music for Life, Inc., a non-profit 501c3 pure public charity that supports Music Education, the Arts, and other community initiatives.  For more information and donations to support visit

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