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We're HEAR Week

HEAR is the Orchestra’s portfolio of programs that promotes Health, champions music Education, eliminates barriers to Accessing the Orchestra, and maximizes impact through Research.

We're HEAR Week

As part of its ongoing commitment to community service, The Philadelphia Orchestra celebrated its first-ever “We’re HEAR Week”—a series of events that kicked off a season of service to Philadelphia and the greater Delaware Valley region. 

The "We’re HEAR Week" partnered Philadelphia Orchestra musicians with local hospitals, schools, and non-profit centers for master classes, public performances, music therapy sessions, instrument donations, and more. The week included two events that were free and open to the public and more than 25 private functions with community partners across the city, including a chamber performance at Taller Puertorriqueño, and the Orchestra’s first-ever sensory-friendly concert that featured the full Orchestra in Verizon Hall led by Philadelphia Orchestra Assistant Conductor Kensho Watanabe.

Press about "We're HEAR Week"

The Philadelphia Inquirer
A Philadelphia Orchestra first: Into the sensory-friendly realm

6abc Action News
Philadelphia Orchestra performs sensory concert
Performing for the kids

CBS Philly
Philadelphia Orchestra Donates Instruments to Aspiring Musicians
Philly Orchestra Brings Hope, Inspiration To Those With Health Challenges