Our City, Your Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra is proud to present Our City, Your Orchestra, a series of free online concerts performed by small ensembles at Black-owned businesses, non-profit institutions, and iconic cultural locations throughout the Philadelphia region, will return with new monthly, two-part episodes.

New episodes will be available on this page on the 1st and 15th day of each month.

Upcoming episodes

 

Asian Arts Initiative: Episode 2

October 15, 2021

Hirono Oka Violin
Meng Wang Viola
John Koen Cello
Olivia Staton Flute and Piccolo
Paul Demers Clarinet
Daniel Matsukawa Bassoon
Jeffrey Curnow Trumpet
Christopher Deviney Percussion
Don S. Liuzzi Percussion
Hamza Able Percussion  
Griffin Harrison Percussion
Hanna Kim Percussion
JungWoong Kim Dancer

Cuong In Autumn
Liuzzi Seoul Spirit
 

Asian Arts Initiative: Episode 1

October 1, 2021

Hirono Oka Violin
Meng Wang Viola
John Koen Cello
Marina Murayama Nir Flute, Guitar, and Vocalist
Olivia Staton Flute and Piccolo
Paul Demers Clarinet
Daniel Matsukawa Bassoon
Jeffrey Curnow Trumpet
Christopher Deviney Percussion
Anne Ishii Percussion

Murayama Earth Body Core
Holst "Prelude: Song of the Fisherman" and “Dance under the Cherry Tree,” from Japanese Suite
Traditional "Mo Li Hua"
Hisaishi Selection from Medley from the film My Neighbor Totoro

Connecting cultural expression and social change, Asian Arts Initiative uses art as a vehicle to explore the diverse experiences of all communities that include Asian Americans. Located in Philadelphia’s Chinatown North, Asian Arts Initiative is a multidisciplinary arts center offering exhibitions, performances, artist residencies, youth workshops, and a community gathering space where anyone can create art that reflects our lives, and think critically and creatively about the future we want to build for our communities. Philadelphia Orchestra musicians join with Asian Arts Initiative staff for a diverse program incorporating song, percussion instruments, and dance.

Watch the Series

Catch up on 2020–21 performances at William Way LGBT Center, the Franklin Institute, Harriett's Bookshop, Belmont Mansion/Underground Railroad Museum, Valley Forge Historical Park, and more.
 

Our City, Your Orchestra is supported in part by the William Penn Foundation, with additional support provided through the Connelly Foundation, PNC Arts Alive initiative, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Presser Foundation.

William Penn Foundation

Connelly Foundation

PNC Arts Alive

National Endowment for the Arts

The Presser Foundation