Philadelphia Orchestra announces Neighborhood Concert Series

    The Philadelphia Orchestra has just returned from a performance tour through Asia, and now it is gearing up to play closer to home. Maybe closer to your home.

    The Philadelphia Orchestra has just returned from a performance tour through Asia, and now it is gearing up to play closer to home. Maybe closer to your home.

    The pomp and flair announces two things for the Philadelphia orchestra: A triumphant return from Asia where they played to packed houses, and the announcement of three concerts they will perform for free in Philadelphia as part of the Neighborhood Concert Series: at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center in June, at Penn’s Landing on the 4th of July with a backdrop of fireworks, and in September outside City Hall.

    Orchestra president Allison Vulgamore says playing outside their Kimmel Center home is good for the organization.

    “When you step out of the concert hall and you connect with audiences in different setting, you are simply reminded that music is an international language,” says Vulgamore. “And it’s so easy to connect with audiences that haven’t heard you by just openly playing with your hearts. We brought that back from this tour – and we’re excited to put that in neighborhoods.”

    Vulgamore says having the orchestra to play to more diverse audiences is a priority of her tenure as president.

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