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West Philadelphia Orchestra to present free concert for kids at Calvary Center

Posted on 10 November 2013 by WPL

West Philadelphia Orchestra

Photo from West Philadelphia Orchestra’s Facebook page.

This is a reminder that the always entertaining West Philadelphia Orchestra is coming to the Calvary Center at 48th and Baltimore a free concert for kids tonight (Sunday) at 6 p.m. Philly’s Balkan brass band will also have a performance for grown-ups beginning at 7:30 p.m. that will feature Ismail Hakki Fencioğlu and Shtreiml (billed as “Turkish roots and Jewish blues.”) Tickets for this concert range from $5 for Crossroads members to $30 for ticket, which includes donation. The concerts are organized by Crossroads Music; visit their website for more information.

If you want a glimpse of what West Philadelphia Orchestra is about, check out the video below (hint: it’s impossible to sit still when you watch their performances).

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The wild West Philadelphia Orchestra at Penn Museum on Wednesday for $5

Posted on 19 July 2011 by WPL

West Philadelphia Orchestra
Photo from Westphiladelphiaorchestra.com.

As part of PM @ Penn Museum Summer Nights program, West Philadelphia Orchestra is performing tomorrow from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the museum’s Trescher Garden.

Fourteen musicians playing a wide range of instruments, including trumpets, baritone horns, saxophone, sousaphone, clarinets, violins, and drums, create an interesting blend of Eastern European folk sound and jazz, punk, and soul.

Just a reminder: tickets for Penn Museum Summer Nights concert series are only $5 and include museum admission. For more information go here.

Check out a cool fan video of one of West Philadelphia Orchestra’s performances.

 

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