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.
 

Martin Luther King, Jr., Tribute Concert
January 18, 2021

Johnson “Lift Every Voice and Sing”
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Conductor
Laurin Talese Vocalist

Traditional “Go Tell It on the Mountain”
Julia Li Violin
Christine Lim Violin
Che-Hung Chen Viola
Yumi Kendall Cello
Patrice Hawthorne Vocalist

Rivers Rumba, from Suite No. 2
Ohad Bar-David Cello
Ajibola Rivers Cello
Angela Zator Nelson Percussion

Castro Diversity
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor    
Jennifer Montone Horn
Jeffrey Lang
Horn
David Bilger
Trumpet
Jeffrey Curnow Trumpet
Anthony Prisk Trumpet
Nitzan Haroz Trombone
Matthew Vaughn Trombone
Blair Bollinger Bass Trombone
Carol Jantsch Tuba
Christopher Deviney Percussion

Frank Selections from Leyendas:  An Andean Walkabout
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Conductor

Barber Adagio for Strings
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Conductor
Charlotte Blake Alston Speaker

Tindley “We Shall Overcome”
Jeffrey Curnow Trumpet
Anthony Prisk Trumpet
Jennifer Montone Horn
Matthew Vaughn Trombone
Carol Jantsch Tuba
Laurin Talese Vocalist

The digital broadcast will also highlight prominent Philadelphians who are carrying on Dr. King’s vital work today, including founder and owner of Harriett’s Bookshop Jeannine Cook, Pennsylvania State Representative Jordan A. Harris, and Reverend Mark Tyler of Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Viewers will also hear from Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, President of Global Citizen and Founder and Director of the King Day of Service Todd Bernstein, PECO President and CEO Mike Innocenzo, and Reverend Abbey Tennis of the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia.

Please note: This performance will be available until Monday, January 25, at 11 PM ET.

Presented by:

PECO

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Tribute Concert is presented by PECO with additional support from the Annenberg Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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