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Violin PlayIN with Special Guest Itzhak Perlman

Due to impending weather, the Violin PlayIN with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and special guest Itzhak Perlman, originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, at 5:30 p.m., has been moved to Thursday, March 16, at 5:30 p.m., at Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center. The Philadelphia Orchestra deeply regrets any inconvenience to our loyal musical collaborators resulting from this weather-related change. All Tuesday reservations for the PlayIN will be honored on Thursday; new reservations are not needed.  For questions, please contact HEAR@philorch.org.   


The Philadelphia Orchestra invites student violinists up to 12th grade to participate in a FREE community event with violinists of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Tune up, rosin your bow, and join together with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and special guest artist Itzhak Perlman onstage in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Participants are encouraged to share their experience before, during, and after the event using social media (#PhilOrchPlayIN).

Register Here

What will we play?

Dvořák Humoresque
Seitz Allegro moderato from Concerto no. 5
Fiocco Allegro
Rachmaninoff/arr. Simonowsky Vocalise
Bach/arr.Saint Saëns Prelude from Partita No. 3 in E major
Bach/arr. Kreisler Gavotte from Partita No. 3 in E major
Brahms/arr. McLean Hungarian Dance No. 5
J. Strauss "Pizzicato" Polka
E. Rouse/arr. Jelesnik Orange Blossom Special
Elgar/arr. Simonowsky Salut D'Amour
Mozart/arr. Kreisler Rondo from Haffner Serenade in D major
Bach Allegro from Concerto for Two Violins in D minor

What do I need to bring?

Bring your violin, your registration ticket from Eventbrite, a portable music stand, and the music provided to you via e-mail.

Where can I find music?

After registering, you will receive PDF parts e-mailed to you from HEAR@philorch.org. Please print and bring your music with you. 

Where may I store my instrument case and coat during the event?

A secured storage area will be provided for participants during the PlayIN.

When should I arrive? How long will the event last?

Registered participants are asked to arrive by 5:00 PM. Staff and volunteers will be present to direct you as needed. The event begins promptly at 5:30 PM and will last 60 minutes.

Do I need to register if I want to watch from the audience?

No, this is a free, unticketed event and seating is general admission.


Contact HEAR@philorch.org  with questions about this exciting community event.