Cello Play-In

The Philadelphia Orchestra invites cellists of all ages and abilities to participate in an exciting FREE community event, a Cello Play-In!

Saturday, December 15, 2012
Commonwealth Plaza, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
6:30 PM 

Now’s your chance to play with the professionals! Grab your cello and join members of The Philadelphia Orchestra cello section in the lobby of the Kimmel Center for an hour of merry music-making. Also making an appearance will be guest conductor Gianandrea Noseda and cellist Alisa Weilerstein, who will be featured on that evening’s subscription concert performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto.

 

Due to overwhelming enthusiasm and interest in The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Cello Play-In, registration has been closed for participation in this event. Please consider joining us to observe the Cello Play-In as an audience member and staying to hear The Philadelphia Orchestra. Send an email request to education@philorch.org to learn how to save 20% on up to four tickets for that night’s concert featuring guest artist Alisa Weilerstein performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto and conductor Gianandrea Noseda leading Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3 (“Polish”).

  

What music will we play?

Musical selections will be varied, with everything from Bach to the Beatles, beloved holiday music, and well-known favorites such as “Auld Lang Syne.” Four parts have been provided according to the following suggested playing levels: advanced/professional (Cello 1), intermediate/advanced (Cello 2), intermediate (Cello 3), and beginner (Cello 4). Choose one part only and click on the corresponding number below to download and print your music for that part. The selections have been organized in the order they will be performed at the Cello Play-In. Be sure to bring your music with you!

Arrangements are made available courtesy of David Johnstone at johnstone-music.com and the Theodore Presser Company.

 

     

  

Advanced/
Professional

Intermediate/
Advanced

Intermediate

Beginner

 

Videos

Listen or play along as members of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s cello section perform six of the musical selections from the Cello Play-In!

JS Bach: Air on the G String

Handel: Cantate Domino

Piazzolla: Oblivion

Webber: I Don’t Know How to Love Him

Purcell: Trumpet Tune

Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus

 

What do I need to bring?

Don’t forget to print and bring your music for the Cello Play-In, as well as a rockstop and folding music stand.


Where may I store my cello case during the event?

A storage area will be provided for participants during the Cello Play-In. For those attending The Philadelphia Orchestra’s concert that evening, cases may be moved to a secured area (a “cello check”) and picked up after the concert.

 

When should I arrive? How long will the event last?

Participants are asked to arrive between 5:45 and 6:15 PM, and seating will be first-come, first-served. Volunteers will be present to direct you as needed. The event begins at 6:30 PM and will run approximately one hour.

 

What’s next? Do I need to register?

Due to overwhelming enthusiasm and interest in The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Cello Play-In, registration has been closed for participation in this event. Please consider joining us to observe the Cello Play-In as an audience member and staying to hear The Philadelphia Orchestra. Send an email request to education@philorch.org to learn how to save 20% on up to four tickets for that night’s concert featuring guest artist Alisa Weilerstein performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto and conductor Gianandrea Noseda leading Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3 (“Polish”).

So that everyone can enjoy the event, please note that seating for the Cello Play-In is first-come, first-served and that registration does not guarantee seating. Please plan to arrive on time!

 

Contact education@philorch.org with questions about this exciting community event.

 

Support for this event has been provided by the Volunteer Committees for The Philadelphia Orchestra.