“The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform a free concert Tuesday at the Kimmel Center as part of the nationwide #GivingTuesday campaign that seeks charitable contributions,” writes Stephan Salisbury in Wednesday’s (11/26) Philadelphia Inquirer. “There will be holiday music in Commonwealth Plaza starting at 6 p.m., with opportunities to conduct the players…. The 75-minute concert begins at 7:30. Music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead the ensemble in seasonal favorites from Tchaikovsky, Leroy Anderson, and Brahms, plus works by Pulitzer Prize-winning Philadelphia composer Jennifer Higdon and others. Orchestra officials promise some ‘audience participation surprises.’ Musicians will be dressed in colorful attire, and the audience is invited to do the same. Orchestra officials also ask audience members to give by bringing a contribution for Cradles to Crayons, a charitable group aiding children…. GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92d Street Y in partnership with the U.N. Foundation to promote the idea of a single day of generosity. It now engages more than 10,000 organizations worldwide,” including the League of American Orchestras and many of its member orchestras. To donate to the League on Giving Tuesday, click here.
More information about #GivingTuesday is available here.

Posted November 26, 2014