Philadelphia Orchestra’s casual “Play-Ins” continue in 2014

Posted on: February 3, 2014

From February through May, musicians from the Philadelphia Orchestra will participate in four “Play-Ins,” launched last season. Performances, held at Verizon Hall and other settings, allow amateur musicians to play side-by-side with musicians from the orchestra. The first to be held in 2014, a Woodwind Play-In, will take place on February 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Commonwealth Plaza at the Kimmel Center. Also planned are a Harp Play-In (March 14, 6:30 p.m., Centennial Hall, Haverford School, Haverford, PA); Brass Play-In (April 10, 6 p.m., Temple Performing Arts Center, North Philadelphia); and Double Bass Play-In (May 3, 5:30 p.m., Verizon Hall stage). Each Play-In will be filmed and featured on the orchestra’s website, with Twitter updates posted via the hashtag #PhilOrchPlayIn. Play-Ins were conceived by musicians of the orchestra and coordinated collaboratively by musicians, staff, and board members. “Our Play-Ins are an opportunity to grow the body of talent that is already here,” said President and CEO Allison Vulgamore, “nurtured through the work of Settlement Music School, the Curtis Institute of Music, Play On Philly!, the All-City Orchestra, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, and Astral Artists, to name just a few of our valued partners.” For more information about Play-Ins, visit philorch.org/playin. Footage from a Cello Play-In is posted on YouTube.

Posted February 3, 2014