Don’t Miss Out: The Philadelphia Orchestra Is Holding a Bunch of Pop-Up Concerts Today

Quick! Check out this schedule of free small ensembles to find one near you.

Musicians from the Philadelphia Orchestra are holding free pop-up concerts across the city today after they called a strike before last Friday’s traditional Opening Night Gala.

To make amends, members of the orchestra are holding 20 concerts by small ensembles through 7:30 p.m. today, in locations like the Reading Terminal Market, the Free Library’s Rittenhouse Square branch, Temple University and The Porch at 30th Street Station.

Check out the orchestra’s website for more details. Here’s a schedule of today’s remaining concerts:

  • 2:15 p.m. String Quartet 
    Rittenhouse Square Branch Library
    1905 Locust Street
  • 3 p.m. String Quartet
    Perkins Center for the Arts
    Collingswood, New Jersey
  • 4 p.m. String Bass Quartet
    Haddon Township Library
  • 5 p.m. String Quartet with English Horn and Bass
    Elkins Central Train Station
  • 6 p.m. String Quartet with Clarinet 
    Triangle Plaza
    23rd and South streets
  • 6 p.m. String Quartet with Oboe and Piano
    Episcopal Church of the Redeemer
    Bryn Mawr
  • 6:30 p.m. String Quartet with Bass and Piano
    Murphy Hall, Stiteler Auditorium
    Arcadia University
  • 7 p.m. String Quartet
    St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
    Chestnut Hill
  • 7:30 p.m. Wind Quartet
    Marshall Auditorium, Haverford College

Private performances:

  • 2 p.m. String Quartet 
    Inglis House, 2600 Belmont Avenue
  • 5 p.m. String Duo
    New College House, University of Pennsylvania
    34th and Chestnut streets

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