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Where to Watch Free Philadelphia Orchestra Pop-up Concerts

Philadelphia Orchestra members will perform for free at 32 random locations on September 23rd.


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The Philadelphia Orchestra | Photo by Pete Checchia

Don’t miss out: Philadelphia Orchestra members will perform for free at 32 random locations in the region on Monday.

The pop-up concerts are part of the orchestra’s fifth annual Audience Appreciation Day, and they’re happening all over Philadelphia and beyond. You’ll find performances at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, the Comcast Technology Center, and Jefferson Station, as well as smaller locations, like a Center City coffee shop, a Bryn Mawr retirement home, and a West Philly yoga studio.

The concerts kicked off at 9:30 a.m. and will run until 7:30 p.m. Expect each one to last about half an hour. Chances are there’s a performance scheduled somewhere near you — you’ll find a list of times and locations below.

11 a.m. Cello Duo; Elixr Coffee, 207 S. Sydenham St.
11 a.m. String Quartet; Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square
11:30 a.m. String Trio, Bassoon; Elkins Central, 7876 Spring Ave., Elkins Park
12 p.m. Violinist David Kim and organ; Wanamaker Grand Court Organ at Macy’s Center City
12 p.m. String Quartet; Temple University, Charles Library, 1900 N. 13th St.
12 p.m. String Trio; University of Pennsylvania Van Pelt Library, 3420 Walnut St.
12:30 p.m. String Quartet; Comcast Technology Center Atrium Café
12:30 p.m. String Quartet, Clarinet; Franklin Institute Atrium
12:30 p.m. Percussion Trio; University of the Arts, Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall
12:45 p.m. Piano Trio, Harp; St. Mark’s Church, 1625 Locust St.
1 p.m. String Quartet; Deliverance Evangelistic Church, 2001 West Lehigh Ave.
1:30 p.m. String Trio; Elcy’s Café, Glenside
2 p.m. Piano Trio; Atria Senior Living, 20th and Race
3:30 p.m. Piano Trio; The Watermark at Logan Square
4:30 p.m. Low Brass Trio; Beaumont Retirement Community, Ithan Ave., Bryn Mawr
4:30 p.m. Woodwind Trio; Donatucci Branch Public Library, 1935 Shunk St.
4:45 p.m. String Quartet; SEPTA Jefferson Station
5:15 p.m. Horn Sextet; Triangles Plaza at Grays Ferry, 2235 South St.
5:30 p.m. String Quartet; Perkins Center for the Arts, Collingswood, N.J.
5:30 p.m. Double Bass Quartet; First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School, 4300 Tacony St.
6 p.m. Piano Quartet, Flute; Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr
6 p.m. Woodwind Quintet; Studio 34 Yoga, 4522 Baltimore Ave.
6 p.m. Piano, Clarinet, Cello; Philadelphia Boys and Girls Choirs, Hamilton Hall, 1336 Spring Garden St.
6 p.m. Piano Trio; African Episcopal Church of St Thomas, 6361 Lancaster Ave., Overbrook
6:15 p.m. String Quartet; Julian Abele Park, 22nd and Carpenter
7 p.m. String Quartet; St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill
7 p.m. String Trio Christ Church, 20 N. American St.
7 p.m. String Quartet; Jacobs Music, 150 Barclay Farms Shopping Center, Rt. 70, Cherry Hill, N.J.
7:30 p.m. String Quartet; Trinity at 22nd, 2212 Spruce St.

More information is available on the Philadelphia Orchestra’s website.