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Our Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians Present: 26 Free Concerts, In Town and the Burbs, on Oct. 23rd!

Don't miss this! The Philadelphia Orchestra musicians are celebrating their loyal audience members on Monday, October 23rd with their 3rd annual Audience Appreciation Day—26 small ensemble, free concerts, every 30 minutes starting at 9 am, and going all the way until 7:30 pm—in the city and suburbs.

It is really to thank our audiences. Without our audiences, we would have no reason to play." -Violinist Barbara Govatos.

“This is all organized purely by the musicians," says Associate Concertmaster Ying Fu, "so it's a way we try to tell the people in the city how much we care about them, and how much we love them.”

These public concerts will pop up in libraries, schools, houses of worship, SEPTA stations, restaurants, and plazas all over the region, and are meant to be very laid-back and welcoming to everyone.

“We love going out in the community, especially compressing it into one day so people have the opportunity no matter where they live or work in the city."—Violinist Philip Kates

“Sometimes we forget in the business of our daily lives, how wonderful it is to take a few minutes and just enjoy some beautiful music, and how much we really need that these days.”—Violinist Dara Morales


So come see your Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians spread the joy of classical music all day long!

Please see below for a complete list of times and locations of these performances:

9:00 AM: Solo Violin
    City Hall, Main Entry Foyer
9:30 AM: Woodwind Trio
    Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School, 2600 South Broad Street
10:30 AM: String Quartet
    Bala Cynwyd Library
11:00 AM: Cello Duo
    Elixr Coffee, 15th and Locust Streets
12:00 PM: String Quartet
    Reading Terminal Market
12:00 PM: String Quartet
    Tyler Hall Atrium, Boyer School of Music, Temple University
12:00 PM: Brass Quintet
    The Porch at 30th Street Station
12:30 PM: String Quartet
    Philadelphia City Institute Branch Library, Rittenhouse Square
1:00 PM: String Quartet
    Deliverance Evangelistic Church, 2001 West Lehigh Ave
1:30 PM: Solo Violin
    Wellington at Hershey’s Mill, West Chester
2:00 PM: String Quartet
    Atria Senior Living
2:00 PM: Brass Trio
    Parc, Rittenhouse Square
2:45 PM: String Trio
    Elcy’s Cafe, Glenside
3:45: Chamber Orchestra
      South Philadelphia Library, Broad and Morris
4:00: Woodwind Quintet
      Haddon Township Library
4:00: String Quartet
      Perkins Center for the Arts, Collingswood, NJ
4:45: String Quartet
      Suburban Station
4:45: String Quartet
      Jefferson Station
5:00: String Quartet
      University of Pennsylvania, New College House, 34th and Chestnut Streets
5:00: String Ensemble
      Elkins Park Train Station
5:30: Percussion Group
      Triangles at Grays Ferry, 2235 South Street
6:00: String Quartet with Clarinet
      Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr
6:30: String Bass Quartet
      Arcadia University, Murphy Hall, Stiteler Auditorium
7:00: String Quartet
      St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill
7:00: Woodwind Quintet
     Marshall Auditorium, Haverford College
7:00: String Quartet
      Temple Beth Zion Beth Israel, Spruce Street, near Rittenhouse Square