Free neighborhood concerts bring ensembles of varying sizes to communities where the Orchestra does not frequently perform. These free concerts in parks, churches, museums, and community centers bring neighbors together to experience the Fabulous Philadelphians in familiar, local venues.
Our City, Your Orchestra
The Philadelphia Orchestra is proud to present Our City, Your Orchestra, a series of free digital concerts performed by small ensembles, recorded without audiences at Black-owned businesses and iconic cultural locations throughout the region.
Penn’s Landing, on the Delaware River Waterfront, provides a beautiful outdoor amphitheater where the Orchestra performs free summer concerts.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Tribute Concert
The Philadelphia Orchestra honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through an annual free community concert, combining music traditions of African-American culture with the traditions of Western classical music. The MLK Tribute Concert pays tribute to Dr. King’s vision of equality and his belief that music holds the power of change.
Come sit side-by-side with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra at one of the popular PlayIN events being presented this season. Musicians of all ages across a range of abilities are invited to join the Fabulous Philadelphians onstage—Philly style!—in a shared music-making event that will excite and inspire.
Beginning one hour before in-person Philadelphia Orchestra subscription concerts, a special Pre-Concert Conversation gives you insights into the music and music-makers you will hear on the program. Pre-Concert Conversations are free to all ticket holders and include informal interviews with renowned guest artists and composers, discussions led by Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians, and behind-the-scenes information. These lively and engaging programs are held in the Rendell Room of the Kimmel Center or in Verizon Hall.
Post-Concert Conversations on the Digital Stage
Select performances on the Orchestra's Digital Stage include interactive post-concert conversations following the performance premiere. Audiences can participate in Q&A sessions with Orchestra musicians and conductors along with guest artists.
Community Music Education
Michael M. Cone's Corner