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Free Pride Concert

Jun 03, 2023, 7:00 PM

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Performance Details

Marin Alsop Conductor
DeAnne Stewart Vocalist
Paulo Szot Baritone
ANNA Crusis Feminist Choir
Miriam Davidson Artistic Director
Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus
Joseph J. Buches Artistic Director
Philadelphia Voices of Pride
Daniel Schwartz Artistic Director

Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
Tower Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman
Karpman The Marvels Suite (world premiere)
Simon “Let the River Run,” from Working Girl
Brunner “Phoenix Song”
Various “Firework”
Lady Gaga and Laursen “Born This Way”
Higdon Fourth movement from Concerto for Orchestra
Bizet “Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre,” from Carmen
Rodgers “Some Enchanted Evening,” from South Pacific
Schönberg “Stars,” from Les Misérables
Tchaikovsky Fourth movement from Symphony No. 4

Program notes

Celebrate Pride with Your Philadelphia Orchestra! Legendary conductor Marin Alsop leads the Orchestra joined by the ANNA Crusis Feminist Choir, the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus, and Philadelphia Voices of Pride for our second annual Pride Concert dedicated to the Philadelphia region’s LGBTQ+ community.

The concert will celebrate music by LGBTQ+ composers and allies and will include works such as the world premiere of Laura Karpman’s The Marvels Suite in advance of the film release and a diverse range of choral works, including Lady Gaga’s and Jeppe Laursen’s “Born This Way.”

Joining the celebration, one of the stars of Moulin Rouge: The Musical will light up the stage in a rousing performance of Katy Perry’s “Firework,” and Tony-winning baritone Paulo Szot will shine in works by Bizet, Rodgers, and Schönberg.


Pride Pre-Concert Celebration (FREE; not ticketed)

4–7 PM

Join us for pre-concert entertainment featuring cabaret-style performances with members of Martha Graham Cracker’s legendary band, John Jarboe of the Bearded Ladies Cabaret, Shannon Turner of Glitter & Garbage Cabaret, and PJ Brown of PJ Brown & Her Resistance, with host and Philly stage veteran Jess Conda.

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Important: This is a free, general admission event. Tickets are required for entry into Verizon Hall. Ticket holders will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis beginning approximately 45 minutes prior to the start of the performance. Entry to the concert is not guaranteed. Please plan to arrive early, as you may need to wait in line. A standby line will let additional people into the concert if seats are still available at earliest convenience.


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The Pride Concert is supported in part by Donald E. Barb, Esq., and the Rev. Bruce H. Davidson; Christos Coutifaris and Deborah Driscoll, in memory of Woody Driscoll; and Dr. James F. Dougherty. Additional support is given by Arthur M. Kaplan and R. Duane Perry, and Allan Schimmel.

Verizon Hall

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