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 every Monday at 7:00 PM ET, as well as on Facebook.


Harriett's Bookshop
October 19, 2020

Ohad Bar-David Cello
Ajibola Rivers Cello
Angela Zator Nelson Percussion


Traditional “Motherless Child”
Bach/arr. Rivers Magdalena
Argov “Lech lamidbar”
Rivers Blues, from Suite No. 1
Rivers Rumba, from Suite No. 2

Partner locations include the National Marian Anderson Museum, Harriett’s Bookshop, the Historic Belmont Mansion/Underground Railroad Museum, The Franklin Institute, and more. Repertoire is chosen specifically for, and in collaboration with, each location to speak to its unique mission, as well as interviews with leaders at each venue also help to tell their stories.

Other upcoming performance locations include NextFab, Taller Puertorriqueño, the Woodmere Art Museum, and Project HOME with more locations to be announced.


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

William Penn Foundation

PNC Arts Alive

National Endowment for the Arts

The Presser Foundation