Philadelphia Orchestra surprises passersby with 30 pop-up performances across Philly

"We are your orchestra, we're the community's orchestra."

Justin Udo
September 17, 2018 - 5:25 pm
The Philadelphia Orchestra offered a lunchtime surprise a Reading Terminal Market Monday, featuring a brass quartet.

Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Orchestra offered a lunchtime surprise a Reading Terminal Market Monday, featuring a brass quartet.

Orchestra CEO Matías Tarnopolsky said for their fourth annual Audience Appreciation Day, they're presenting 30 free concerts throughout the city all in one day.

The quartet played a mini mid-day pop-up concert, which bystander Antoinette enjoyed.

"It's a wonderful thing for the people that are here that wouldn't have the chance otherwise," she said.

Many of the onlookers said they could not think of a better way to spend their lunch, and they're happy the orchestra came to the people.

"We are your orchestra, we're the community's orchestra, and this puts us right among the people we play for every day at the Kimmel Center," Tarnopolsky said.

Throughout the day, orchestra artists performed at City Hall, Jefferson Station and the Museum of the American Revolution.