Assistant Conductor Kensho Watanabe and the Fabulous Philadelphians will perform a FREE Giving Tuesday Concert to give back to the individuals and communities that so generously support the Orchestra all season long.
Pre-concert festivities for the Giving Tuesday Concert will begin at 5:00 PM in Commonwealth Plaza with the return of “ConductUS!”––a unique opportunity for audience members to conduct musicians from the Orchestra. One lucky participant may be selected to lead the Orchestra in the evening's concert!
The performance will begin at 6:30 PM and will feature varied works and seasonal favorites, including the “Russian Dance” from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. The program will also feature organist Peter Richard Conte performing excerpts from Guilmant's Symphony No. 1 for Organ and Orchestra and an appearance by Philadelphia Orchestra Albert M. Greenfield Student Competition winner violinist Hyun Jae Lim. In the spirit of the season, musicians will be dressed in colorful attire and the audience is invited to do the same.
This concert is FREE, but tickets are required. Please note that free tickets do not guarantee seating. Seating is general admission and first-come, first-served.
The Giving Tuesday Concert is part of the Orchestra's ongoing commitment to service through performances and activities in the concert hall and out in the community. Concertgoers are encouraged to donate new hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves to “Warmth In Winter,” a charity the Kimmel Center is supporting in partnership with Councilperson Blondell Reynolds Brown that benefits children in need.