Play On Philly Symphony Orchestra
The Play On Philly Symphony Orchestra (POPSO) is a tuition-free program designed to provide middle and high school students, in the Philadelphia area, with intensive musical training. As a member of the flagship ensemble at Play On Philly, you will have opportunities to play across the region in various venues, experience personal growth through music, and create lasting friendships with other musicians. Our program also gives you the chance to learn from professional musicians in the instrument fields of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion.
Along with joining the ensemble, high school students can choose to attend POP’s Identity, Power, and Music (IPM) workshop. IPM students discuss issues of race, gender, and identity in the context of media, art, and music. Through the exploration of these topics, students can learn discussion facilitation skills with their peers on issues of social justice, create music to express their experiences, and see themselves as agents of change in our world.
To register for the 2019/20 season, please complete the online registration form.
Questions? Please reach out to our POPSO and Community Engagement Coordinator, Ms. Moriah Sultes, at email@example.com or our Music Director, Mr. Andrés González at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Howard Center for the Arts, Roman Catholic High School
Monday: 4:30-6:30 pm Full Orchestra rehearsal
Tuesday: 4:30-6:30 pm Identity, Power, and Music Class
Wednesday: 4:00-6:00 pm Strings, Winds, and Percussion Ensemble
Thursday: 4:30-6:30 pm Sectionals
Session 1: September 30th to December 21st
Session 2: January 6th to March 14th
Session 3: March 15th to May 28th
Session 4: All-Day Summer Camp
Tentative Calendar of Events
Pop-Up at the Universities
11/15 Swarthmore College
03/14 Rowan University
05/08 University of Pennsylvania
11/22 POP Cello Ensemble
12/11 Winds and Percussion Ensemble
02/08 Strings Festival
05/27 Strings, Winds and Percussion Ensembles
01/18 and 1/20 Dr. Martin Luther King Day Concerts
05/29 Final Concert
05/23 Jubilee Concert
12/21 Side-by-Side with Astral Artists