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The Philadelphia Orchestra Announces Free Neighborhood Chamber Concert Series for 2017-18 Season

March 22, 2018

(Philadelphia, March 22, 2018)—Continuing its work to reach deeper into the communities of Philadelphia, and as part of its ongoing commitment to community service, The Philadelphia Orchestra announces four free community concerts at venues and neighborhoods off the Avenue of the Arts where the Orchestra is expanding its presence. These Neighborhood Chamber Concerts, featuring ensembles of varying sizes, will take place from April through July at the following locations: the Museum of the American Revolution in Old City, Second Mt. Zion Baptist Church in West Philadelphia, Historic Strawberry Mansion in East Fairmount Park, and Penn Treaty Park in Fishtown. These events are FREE and open to the public but online RSVPs at www.philorch.org are encouraged to receive the latest information regarding these concerts.

The Free Neighborhood Chamber Concert Series supports the Orchestra’s HEAR initiative, a portfolio of programs that promotes Health, champions music Education, enables broad Access to Orchestra performances, and maximizes impact through Research. By providing access to music for new audiences, the Orchestra strives to strengthen its ties to the city it calls home. These concerts are generously supported by the William Penn Foundation’s New Audiences/New Places grant.

“It is critical to our mission and our future that we continue to expand the breadth and reach of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s music,” said Dr. Michael Albaugh, director of collaborative learning at The Philadelphia Orchestra. “Through these Neighborhood Chamber Concerts, we look forward to sharing our music with audiences who may not have had the opportunity to experience it in Verizon Hall or elsewhere in the city. Our goal is to deepen our community connections and develop long-term relationships with these new audiences and venues.” 

Full details on the four performances can be found below. More information can be found at www.philorch.org/HEAR.


The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Free Neighborhood Chamber Concert Series

Spring/Summer 2018


Sunday, April 22, 2018, 3:00 pm (pre-concert activities begin at 11:00 am)

Museum of the American Revolution

101 S 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

This event is free and open to the public with no RSVP needed,

but regular museum admission is still required to access the exhibits.


April 29, 2018, 2:00 pm

Second Mt. Zion Baptist Church

3814 Parrish St., Philadelphia, PA 19104


May 6, 2018, 3:00 pm

Historic Strawberry Mansion

2450 Strawberry Mansion Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19132


July 21, 2018, 5:00 pm

Penn Treaty Park

1301 N. Beach St, Philadelphia, PA 19125 

Support for these concerts is generously provided by the William Penn Foundation.



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