Keep an Ear Out for Free Philadelphia Orchestra Concerts at SEPTA Stations

The orchestra is holding pop-up shows throughout the city on Monday as part of its annual audience appreciation concert series.

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The Philadelphia performs at the Kimmel Center. (Pete Checchia)

SEPTA riders are in for a surprise concert — by a Philadelphia Orchestra ensemble — during their afternoon commutes on Monday.

The performances at SEPTA’s Jefferson and Suburban stations are part of the orchestra’s annual audience appreciation concerts. As part of the series, which is in its fourth year, Philadelphia Orchestra members will hold 30 small, pop-up performances at makeshift venues across the city from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m on Monday.

Locations include: Parc (at 2 p.m.), The Museum of the American Revolution (at 2 p.m.), and several branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia (at various times). You can find more information on The Philadelphia Orchestra’s website.

This year’s audience appreciation series will end around 9 p.m. with a performance of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh-inning stretch of the Phillies game against the New York Mets at Citizen’s Bank Park — featuring violins and double bass.

Here’s a schedule of today’s remaining concerts:

  • 2 p.m. String Quartet
    Atria Senior Living
    20th and Race streets
  • 2 p.m. Brass Trio
    227 South 18th Street
  • 2 p.m.  String Quartet
    Museum of the American Revolution Lobby
    101 South 3rd Street
  • 3 p.m. String Quartet
    Philadelphia City Institute Branch Library
    1905 Locust Street
  • 4 p.m.  String Quartet
    Perkins Center for the Arts
    30 Irvin Ave., Collingswood, NJ
  • 4:30 p.m. String Quartet, Flute
    South Philadelphia Library
    Broad and Morris streets
  • 4:30 p.m. Bassoon and Strings
    Beaumont Retirement Community
    601 North Ithan Ave, Bryn Mawr
  • 4:45 p.m. String Quartet
    SEPTA Jefferson Station
  • 4:45 p.m. Clarinet Trio
    SEPTA Suburban Station
  • 5:15 p.m. Horn Quartet
    Triangles Plaza at Grays Ferry
    2235 South Street
  • 6 p.m. English Horn and Strings
    Church of the Redeemer
    230 Pennswood Road, Bryn Mawr
  • 6 p.m. String Quartet
    Christ Church
    20 North American Street
  • 6:15 p.m. String Quartet, Flute
    Julian Abele Park
    22nd and Carpenter streets
  • 6:30 p.m. Oboe Quartet
    Studio 54
    4522 Baltimore Ave
  • 6:30 p.m. String Quartet, Clarinet, Flute
    Rodeph Shalom
    615 North Broad Street
  • 7 p.m. Wind Octet
    St Paul’s Episcopal Church
    22 East Chestnut Hill Avenue, Chestnut Hill
  • 9 p.m. Violins and Double Bass
    Citizens Bank Park
    1 Citizens Bank Way