Philadelphia Sinfonia & Play On, Philly! Side-by-Side Concert

Sunday, December 6th, 5:00pm
Lew Klein Hall
Temple Performing Arts Center
1837 N Broad St, Philadelphia 19122

Join us for this holiday concert featuring 2 groups of talented musicians, together for the first time! Featuring both groups of talented young musicians performing individually, then coming together in a joint grand finale!

The program will include:
- Nabucco Overture – Guiseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
- Blue Danube Waltz, Op. 314 – Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899)
- A Christmas Festival – Leroy Anderson (1908-1975)
(Program subject to change)

SinfoniaPlay On Philly photo

Philadelphia Sinfonia Players – Gary D. White, music director & conductor
Play On, Philly! – Mario Flores, conductor

About PLAY ON, PHILLY! - an innovative education and social initiative that provides opportunities for personal development to children through the study of music.

About PHILADELPHIA SINFONIA – one of the premiere youth orchestras in the tri-state area, teaching talented young musicians to discover their full artistic potential.

From Gary White, Sinfonia’s Artistic Director:

By partnering Play On, Philly! with Philadelphia Sinfonia Players, our students come together and learn to blend all their ideas and fuse their energy into an exciting and unified musical performance. This special joint concert, and the process leading to the final performance, teaches all our students life skills about working together in a selfless, cooperative, caring and passionate way! 

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PDP is proud to be a Community Partner for this event!

Disrupting Racism Films: Tools for Community Action and Healing

Sunday, November 5, 2017
4 pm – 6 pm
Yardley United Methodist Church, 300 Yardley-Langhorne Rd Yardley, PA 19067

This event will include two 30-minute films:

Not in Our Town – Ordinary citizens in Billings, Montana stand
up when attacked by white supremacists.

Waking in Oak Creek – Oak Creek, WI aSikhTemple transforms the community through forgiveness after a deadly crime.

Barbara Simmons of The Peace Center will facilitate a discussion after the screenings. Participants will be given tools to interrupt hate and bigotry.

Sponsored by The Peace Center and Yardley United Methodist Church


“Because of the War” Film Premiere

Sunday, October 15, 2017
4:00pm to 7:00pm
International House, 3701 Chestnut St, Philadelphia PA 19104

Be part of this special event including drinks and dessert. Hosted by Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change and Philadelphia Folklore Project. Tickets are $20/$25, additional donations are welcome!

PFP Event

In Philadelphia, four Liberian women use their music to address injustice and inspire action for social change. Survivors of Liberia’s civil wars, they are accomplished, brilliant singers – mothers, refugees, immigrants, Africans – who haven’t stopped contributing positively to the world, no matter the obstacles. Because of the War documents the power of traditional songs to make meaningful connections between and among people, and to help re-build communities.

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Peace Day Philly 2017 Schedule

A huge THANK YOU to the many organizations and individuals that created Peace Day Philly 2017!

CLICK HERE for the 2017 Guide 
CLICK HERE for the Detailed Schedule

CLICK HERE for Police Organized Activities that will take place in Districts throughout the city! Some libraries and schools across the city will also be involved. Contact a school or library in your community to see if they are participating in PDP!

Ashack and Drum Circle
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