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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Philadelphia Orchestra holds Collaborative Learning Week

Photo: Allie Volpe
"It’s all about teamwork this week with the Philadelphia Orchestra" reports Allie Volpe,

Photo: Double bassist Joseph Conyers (right) works with members of the bass section of the All City Music orchestra during a rehearsal. His organization, Project 440, will take over running the School District program. ( ED HILLE / staff hotographer ) Ed Hille

With a week full of events that will see the famed orchestra partnering with various local groups, music appreciators of all ages will find classical entertainment to enjoy.

Hundreds of students from over 30 Philadelphia high schools will play in Monday, March 2’s All-City Music Festival, featuring the All-City Choir, Band and Orchestra. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Kimmel Center (Broad and Spruce Streets), the free concert will see Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin serving guest conductor duties for the finale.

Students will get the chance to see the Philadelphia Orchestra in action before they hit the stage for the big show on Thursday, March 5. At 10:30 a.m., over 700 students will sit in on an open rehearsal at the Kimmel Center (Broad and Spruce Streets) before that evening’s 8 p.m. Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3. featuring pianist Emanuel Ax. Before the show, however, at 6 p.m. amateur cellists can get the chance to play with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Register ahead of time, though, or just come to watch the community take part in a free arts event.

The Philadelphia Orchestra collaborates on Saturday, March 7 with the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra when Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead a rehearsal at 10 a.m. at the Kimmel Center (Broad and Spruce Streets), where the young musicians will get pointers and tips from the pros.


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