Featured in Disney's Fantasia, the "Pastoral" Symphony paints vivid scenes of gathering thunderstorms, wandering brooks, and breezy countrysides.
The famous Violin Concerto of Brahms is performed by the incomparable Gil Shaham.
MLK Tribute Concert
The Philadelphia Orchestra's annual FREE Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert
Celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with this free community concert, typically held each year on the holiday that commemorates Dr. King’s contributions and achievements. Combining the traditions of African-American culture and Western classical music, the concert pays tribute to Dr. King’s vision of a society free of prejudice and racial divisions, and his belief in the power of music to help create positive change.
Check this page for more information about the Orchestra’s next Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Student Speaker Recognition Program
Each year The Philadelphia Orchestra seeks nominations of outstanding Philadelphia area high school students in their junior year for recognition and participation in the Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert. Nominated students are invited to submit an original essay reflecting on the impact of the distinguished civil rights leader’s life and legacy. Up to two students are selected to present their speeches at the Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert. For more information about this program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts