The Philadelphia Orchestra extends its reach into the community on an ongoing basis with the goal of being an active, energetic, and musical participant in the lives of area residents, organizations, and community partners.
The Orchestra’s community programming engages multiple constituencies throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. Orchestra musicians also serve a key role in growing young musicians’ talent and love of classical music in their own dedicated community roles as teachers, coaches, and mentors.
The Orchestra’s partners in the 2013-2014 season included Bravo! Vail music festival; City of Philadelphia Office of the Mayor; Connelly Foundation; Delaware County Youth Orchestra; Delaware River Waterfront Corporation; Drexel University; Free Library of Philadelphia, Girard College; Albert M. Greenfield Foundation; HarpColumnMusic; Haverford School; Head Start; Jacobs Music; LiveConnections; Lower Merion Symphony; Lyra Society; Mann Center for the Performing Arts; Market and Shops at Comcast Center; MLK365/Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service; Music & Arts; Office of the Honorable Dwight Evans; Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development; Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership; Philadelphia International Music Festival; Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture, and Creative Economy: Philadelphia Region Youth String Music; Play On, Philly!; PNC Arts Alive; Project 440; Rock School for Dance Education; Salvation Army Kroc Center of Philadelphia; Saratoga Performing Arts Center; School District of Philadelphia; School District of Philadelphia All-City Orchestra and Choir; Settlement Music School; Temple University; Tune Up Philly; UPS; Urban Outfitters, Inc.; Virginia Harp Center; Wells Fargo; World Café Live; and the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County.