Our City, Your Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra is proud to present Our City, Your Orchestra, a series of FREE online concerts performed by small ensembles, recorded without audiences at Black-owned businesses and iconic cultural locations throughout the region.

How to Watch

Performances will be streamed on this page on Mondays at 7:00 PM ET, as well as on Facebook.
 

William Way LGBT Center
June 28, 2021

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Piano
Chris Bartlett Piano
David Kim Violin
Juliette Kang Violin
Choong-Jin Chang Viola
Judy Geist Viola
Pierre Tourville Viola
Hai-Ye Ni Cello

Higdon “Quiet Art,” from Impressions, for string quartet
Mozart Selection from Piano Concerto No. 12
Mendelssohn Song Without Words, Op. 109, for viola and piano

The first season of Our City, Your Orchestra culminates with a visit to the William Way LGBT Community Center in celebration of Pride Month in June.

The William Way Community Center encourages, supports, and advocates for the well-being and acceptance of the LGBTQIA+ community of Philadelphia through service, recreational, educational, and cultural programming.

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will be joined by GRAMMY-winning composer and Philadelphia resident Jennifer Higdon and members of the Orchestra.

Watch the Series

Don't miss performances at the Franklin Institute, Harriett's Bookshop, Belmont Mansion/Underground Railroad Museum, Valley Forge Historical Park, and more.
 

Our City, Your Orchestra is supported in part by the William Penn Foundation, with additional support provided through the Connelly Foundation, PNC Arts Alive initiative, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Presser Foundation.

William Penn Foundation

Connelly Foundation

PNC Arts Alive

National Endowment for the Arts

The Presser Foundation