“The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform a benefit in the spring with singer-songwriter Ben Folds at Verizon Hall as well as a sensory-friendly concert on the field of the Philadelphia Eagles NovaCare Complex, both as part of the orchestra’s ongoing education and outreach programs,” writes Peter Dobrin in Thursday’s (1/17) Philadelphia Inquirer. “The two March concerts were announced Wednesday in a lineup that also includes a series of chamber music concerts across the area…. The March 22 concert … will include orchestral arrangement of Folds’ songs, solo performances, and orchestra-only works. The show at the Eagles NovaCare Complex, as well as a benefit with Ben Folds, are set for March. Proceeds will benefit the orchestra’s education programs. The March 23 concert at the NovaCare Complex is to include core orchestral pieces by Verdi, Offenbach, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, and others, as well as ‘Fly, Eagles, Fly.’ … The chamber music concerts, which run from Feb. 10 to June 9, are scheduled at” area schools as well as at a church, a museum, and a park. “All the events are free—except the benefit concert with Folds.”

Posted January 17, 2019