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.
 

Daddy Dressed Me & The Fabric Workshop and Museum
June 14, 2021

Harold Robinson Bass
Daniel Matsukawa Bassoon
Jennifer Montone Horn
Jeffrey Curnow Trumpet
Don Liuzzi Percussion

Mouret/arr. Matsukawa Rondeau, from Suite of Symphonies No. 1
Mahler/arr. Liuzzi Michael’s Mahler Jam
Younan Ava’s Groove (world premiere)
Bizet/arr. Kelly & Matsukawa “Habanera,” from Carmen
Chopin/arr. Kelly Hal’s Prelude

In celebration of Father’s Day, the Orchestra teams up with Michael Gardner’s Daddy Dressed Me for a special episode filmed at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM). Gardner began sewing in 2014 as a way to bond with his nine-year-old daughter, Ava, while looking for a new creative challenge. He created Daddy Dressed Me to help Ava build self-esteem and establish confidence in herself and her abilities.

Principal Bass Harold Robinson, Principal Bassoon Daniel Matsukawa, Principal Horn Jennifer Montone, Associate Principal Trumpet Jeffrey Curnow, and Principal Timpani Don Liuzzi perform upbeat music that sets the scene for a fashion show in the FWM galleries featuring Ava modeling clothing designed by her father, including pieces made with custom fabric designed and screen-printed in FWM’s renowned print studios.

Harold Robinson holds the Carole and Emilio Gravagno Chair.
Daniel Matsukawa holds the Richard M. Klein Chair.
Jennifer Montone holds the Gray Charitable Trust Chair.
Jeffrey Curnow holds the Gary and Ruthanne Schlarbaum Chair.
Don Liuzzi holds the Dwight V. Dowley Chair.

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