Almost anything in the world can become a percussion instrument if you use your imagination! Percussion instruments are the oldest and largest instrument family, and their sound is created by striking or shaking the instrument. This family includes the xylophone, glockenspiel, chimes, cymbals, and drums. Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Timpani player Don Liuzzi will guide you through these big and small, loud and soft instruments. We'll clap our hands and stomp our feet through this performance!
For a second season, we specifically welcome children with sensory sensitivities and their families to our relaxed sensory friendly Saturday performances of Sound All Around.
Our aim is to create a safe and accepting environment where children, including those on the autism spectrum and with other developmental disabilities, and their families can experience live music together. “I'm thrilled to see The Philadelphia Orchestra welcoming children and families who often do not have the opportunities to experience and enjoy the arts in a public and community space,” said Roger Ideishi, program director for Temple University's College of Public Health Program in Occupational Therapy. “This initiative demonstrates The Philadelphia Orchestra's commitment to providing music enrichment for ALL children and families regardless of ability level.”
Flexible refund policy: The Philadelphia Orchestra are committed to making every effort for you and your family to have a successful concert experience. If you are unable to attend the concert for which you purchased tickets, you may switch concert times, exchange for a different Sound All Around, or receive a full refund.
The Sound All Around concert series is presented by PNC Grow Up Great and is endowed in perpetuity by the Garrison Family Fund for Children's Concerts.