Philadelphia Orchestra to perform outside City Hall

August 12, 2008 6:45:15 PM PDT
The Philadelphia Orchestra is going to end its summer Neighborhood Concert season with a first: The orchestra will perform at Dilworth Plaza on the west side of City Hall.

The concert on Tuesday, Sept. 23, will be free and open to the public. It will begin at 7 p.m.

Associate conductor Rossen Milanov will lead a program that features music of Leonard Bernstein, Giuseppe Verdi, Arturo Marquez, Aaron Copland, and George Gershwin.

The Philadelphia Orchestra performs all over the world, but president and CEO James Undercofler says this will be the first time in its 108-year history that it has given a concert at Philadelphia City Hall.

Undercofler says it will help connect the orchestra with people who might not otherwise attend a performance.

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