Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic musicians to perform at July 4 rooftop-yoga event

Posted on: June 30, 2022

“There’s only one place we know of where you can ring in America’s birthday with yoga, set to live orchestra music, on a rooftop,” writes Elizabeth Worthington in Tuesday’s (6/28) WNEP-TV (Scranton, PA). “Hilary Steinberg, the owner of Jaya Yoga in Clarks Summit, has helped organize Yoga on the Roof for nearly a decade’s worth of Independence Days…. ‘The energy is palpable, and the music is transformative,’ Steinberg said. That music comes from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. This year’s event … supports its multiple music education programs throughout the region…. ‘It’s one of the best regional orchestras in the state,’ board member Carol Dembert, who helps organize this event, said…. Funds raised from this event go towards ‘Music in our Schools,’ ‘Meet the Maestra,’ ‘NEPA Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concert,’ and ‘Mentoring Program’ for talented regional high school students…. Donna Vannan… the owner of Maximum Zen Bakery [which] is providing post-yoga treats, [says], ‘I think music is a very important part of life, and it’s wonderful that (the Philharmonic’s) around, and people can participate with the yoga.’ ” Nancy Sanderson is executive director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic; Mélisse Brunet is music director.