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The Philadelphians:
Migrations That Made Our City

Philadelphia has been shaped by a long history of diverse cultures and traditions. In The Philadelphians, we explore the populations that migrated to and influenced our city, uncovering a unique, shared identity. Audiences will experience two periods in time, a contrast of colonial-era early music with new works that look back on our history.

In keeping with a great Philadelphia tradition, we will also present several junto-style discussions, inspired by Benjamin Franklin’s Junto Club, created to discuss issues, politics and philosophies of the day. In combination, these discussions, period performance and modern interpretations will connect us with those who created our cultural landscape.

Who is Philadelphia? What can we learn from our heritage, and how will our city be changed by new waves of immigrants? Join us as we examine our ancestry through music and discover how we came to be Philadelphians.

 

18/19 Season Focus: African American and Colonial European Experience

 

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
Origins & Diaspora

Oct 17 @ 7:30 PM

 

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Jordi Savall
The Routes of Slavery


Nov 1 @ 7:30 PM

 

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The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
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Feb 20 @ 7:30 PM

 

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Vessels

 

Mar 7 @ 8 PM

Mar 8 @ 8 PM

Mar 9 @ 8 PM

Mar 10 @ 7 PM

 

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The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
Call & Response


Mar 13 @ 7:30 PM

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Tempesta di Mare
Concerto Grosso


Mar 23 @ 8 PM

Mar 24 @ 4 PM

 

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Foreigners at the Heart of the Empire:
Immigration and Handel’s Semele

Junto Discussion

 

Apr 9 @ 5:30 PM

 

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Francis Hopkinson's Music

Penn Libraries Pop-Up Exhibit

Apr 16 from 2-4 PM

 

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The English Concert
Handel's Semele


Apr 16 @ 7 PM

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