Free Neighborhood Concerts
About FREE Neighborhood Concerts
The FREE Neighborhood Concert Series continues The Philadelphia Orchestra's commitment to celebrating the vitality of neighborhoods throughout the Philadelphia region, bringing the Orchestra into communities in a variety of settings, and introducing the world-renowned ensemble to new audiences. The Orchestra revived its free Neighborhood Concerts in 2000 as part of its centennial celebrations as a tangible expression of the Orchestra’s gratitude to the people of Philadelphia for their 100 years of support. By bringing the gift of music into the communities where people live, the Orchestra has worked to break down perceived barriers that might separate it from many people in the community.
Wells Fargo proudly presents The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Free Neighborhood Concert Series.
Join us for a FREE Neighborhood Chamber Concert!
A string quintet of musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra performs as part of the Pastorius Park Free Summer Concert Series. The program includes works by Mozart, Lanner, J. Strauss Jr. and Sr., and Dvorak’s String Quintet in G major, Op. 77.
The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Free Neighborhood Concert Series is presented by Wells Fargo.
The Philadelphia Orchestra returns to the RiverStage at the Great Plaza for a ninth season to present another FREE Neighborhood Concert, presented by Wells Fargo, in partnership with the Delaware River Waterfront Corp. The concert, part of the Wawa Welcome America Festival, will be led by the Orchestra’s assistant conductor, Lio Kuokman, and will feature patriotic favorites in honor of the country’s 240th birthday. The concert will be followed by a fireworks display. For more information on the Free Neighborhood Concert Series visit www.philorch.org or call 215.893.1999.
Dukas - Fanfare from La Péri
Ewald - Brass Quintet No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 5
Jeffrey Curnow Trumpet
Anthony Prisk Trumpet
Jeffrey Lang Horn
Matthew Vaughn Trombone
Carol Jantsch Tuba
Reich - Music for Pieces of Wood
Morales - Little Rhumba
Don S. Liuzzi Percussion
Chistopher Deviney Percussion
Rolando Morales-Matos Percussion
Pablo Batista Percussion
Phil Obanion Percussion
Hindemith - Kleine Kammermusik (Quintet for Wind Instruments), Op. 24, No. 2
Rota - Petite Offrande musicale, for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon
David Cramer Flute
Jonathan Blumenfeld Oboe
Samuel Caviezel Clarinet
Angela Anderson Smith Bassoon
Jeffrey Lang Horn
Dvorák - from String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 ("American"):
I. Allegro ma non troppo
IV. Vivace ma non troppo
Gardel - "Por una cabeza"
Yayoi Numazawa Violin
Daniel Han Violin
David Nicastro Viola
Hai-Ye Ni Cello
Musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra perform in a smaller chamber-sized groups in The Piazza at Schmidt's Commons. Consider it Northern Liberties's Guide to the Orchestra, with a brass quintet, percussion ensemble, woodwind quintet, and string quartet performing works by Dukas, Hindemith, Dvorák, and more!
A limited number of chairs will be available. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own chair or blanket and picnic.
The Philadelphia Orchestra's Free Neighborhood Concert Series is presented by Wells Fargo. Additional funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Annenberg Foundation, and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.