Our 5th annual Audience Appreciation Day has been full of great performances and fun engagement with the community of Philadelphia. Check out these links to media coverage:
“Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians show audience appreciation with pop-up ensembles” on KYW
"The Philadelphia Orchestra Ventures Out to Spread the Joy of Music" on 6ABC
Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians (POM)
5th Annual Audience Appreciation Day
Free Concerts Throughout our Community
September 23, 2019
An Invitation from the Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians:
One Monday each fall, The Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians (POM) voluntarily organize and donate a Day of Music throughout the greater Philadelphia area. This year, join us September 23rd for a series of free, informal small ensemble concerts, a token of appreciation to the Philadelphia area community. We'll perform in 25-30 different venues throughout the day, including schools, churches, public plazas, libraries, retirement homes, coffee shops, and even SEPTA stations. We hope to reach as many of our neighbors as possible with these up close and personal musical experiences, so that we can spread the joy and sense of meaning that music can bring to our lives. Come enjoy the music and get to know us! For a complete listing of events, click here!
Next week marks the powerful culmination of Hannibal Lokumbe’s tenure as Philadelphia Orchestra Composer-in-Residence with the world premiere of Healing Tones. Learn more about this work and the composer in this article in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Congratulations to our retiring colleagues whose final concert was last evening! Associate Principal Percussion Anthony Orlando played for 46 years, Principal Oboe Richard Woodhams, 41 years and Associate Principal Flute David Cramer, 37 years. It’s been an honor making music with you!
We are pleased to present our 4th Annual Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians (POM) Audience Appreciation Day!
Free Concerts Throughout our Communities
Monday, September 17, 2018
Click Here for more information.
Musicians from the Philadelphia Orchestra offer Chamber Music Concert to Benefit our Philadelphia community of Syrian refugees.
Monday, May 7, 6:00p.m.
Philadelphia Ethical Society
on Rittenhouse Square
Program to include works of Haydn, Mozart, Schubert and a piece composed by Orchestra violinist Philip Kates - dedicated to our newly settled neighbors - titled "Longing" .
Jennifer Montone, Horn
Elizabeth Masoudnia, English Horn
Ying Fu, violin
Jason dePue and Philip Kates, violin/viola
John Koen, Cello
Admission: $20, adult. $10, student.
Contributions of $50 or greater will receive mention in the program.
Tickets available online through nationally acclaimed refugee and immigrant aid society, HIAS Pennsylvania. http://hiaspa.org/chambermusic
Program length approximately one hour.
~ Reception to follow ~
The Philadelphia Orchestra has appointed Matías Tarnopolsky as president & CEO.
Read more about this in The Philadelphia Inquirer here.
Also the San Francisco Chronicle has an article here.
And The New York Times here.
Check out this great article by arts blogger Randy Cohen!
He makes a list of ten reasons to support the arts, check out the link for details!
Read the review and article in The Philadelphia Inquirer by David Patrick Stearns regarding our concerts last week and recording Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2.