The Philadelphia Orchestra Brings Music to Philadelphia Communities with Free Concerts this Spring and Summer

Posted on January 27, 2020
Six FREE concerts to take place throughout the city February 16–July 26, 2020


Full Orchestra to return to Eagles’s NovaCare Complex for sensory-friendly concert


(Philadelphia, January 27, 2020)—In its ongoing work to deepen ties to Philadelphians and to make music accessible to all, The Philadelphia Orchestra continues its Free Neighborhood Chamber Concert Series for the third year. Taking place from February to July, the series features five chamber concerts around the city as well as a full-orchestra, sensory-friendly concert at the Eagles’s NovaCare Complex.

“Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin has long championed the Orchestra’s work within the communities of Philadelphia,” said Philadelphia Orchestra President and CEO Matías Tarnopolsky. “As Your Philadelphia Orchestra, we are dedicated to engaging and connecting with the residents of our beloved city through music. We look forward to inspiring others to build the foundation for a lifelong love of music, and to start education initiatives that expand access to the arts.”

Chamber performances will take place at Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein in Northeast Philadelphia, the Barbara and David Loeb Performing Arts Center in Germantown, NextFab in North Philadelphia, the East Passyunk Singing Fountain in South Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Zoo in West Philadelphia. The series will also include a full-orchestra, sensory-friendly concert at the Eagles’s NovaCare Complex. Pre-concert activities, including games and giveaways, will begin 90 minutes before each concert. All events are free and open to the public—online RSVPs at are encouraged. The Free Neighborhood Chamber Concert Series is generously supported by the William Penn Foundation and PNC Arts Alive.


Free Neighborhood Chamber Concerts

Spring and Summer 2020


All events are free with RSVP at



Sunday, February 16, 2020 3:00 PM (Pre-Concert Activities 1:30 PM)

Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein

9130 Academy Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19114

String Quartet



Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:00 PM (Pre-Concert Activities 1:30 PM)

Philadelphia Eagles’s NovaCare Complex (full-orchestra, sensory-friendly performance)

1 NovaCare Way, Philadelphia, PA 19145


Erina Yashima Conductor

Nathaniel Stampley Baritone


Williams “Superman March,” from Superman

Holst “Mars,” from The Planets

Mozart Overture to The Marriage of Figaro

Copland “At the River” and “The Dodger,” from Old American Songs

Bizet “Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre,” from Carmen

Oliveros “The Tuning Meditation,” from Four Meditations for Orchestra

Strauss “Thunder and Lightning” Polka

Tchaikovsky Fourth movement from Symphony No. 4

Cabaniss Drumlines



Sunday, April 19, 2020 3:00 PM (Pre-Concert Activities 1:30 PM)

The Barbara and David Loeb Performing Arts Center

5443 Greene St., Philadelphia, PA 19144

Woodwind Quartet



Sunday, May 10, 2020 3:00 PM (Pre-Concert Activities 1:30 PM)


1800 N. American St., Philadelphia, PA 19122



Sunday, June 28, 2020 3:00 PM (Pre-Concert Activities 1:30 PM)

East Passyunk Singing Fountain

1904 E. Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19148



Sunday, July 26, 2020 7:00 PM (Pre-Concert Activities 6:00 PM)

Philadelphia Zoo

3400 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104



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