The Pocket Philharmonic is an exciting new initiative from Guarneri Hall NFP. It’s designed to broaden access and engagement with classical music by bringing concerts to communities where it’s not traditionally heard. The “Pocket Phil” is made up of a diverse group of working professional musicians who will perform small-ensemble arrangements of symphonic works in neighborhood venues. In addition to the music, each event will also include interactive conversation between the artists and their audience.
The “Pocket Phil” will present a free inaugural performance on January 19th at 10:30 AM at the Old Town School of Folk Music’s Szold Hall. The program features Prokofiev’s War and Peace Overture and Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102, performed by an 8-piece string ensemble with the father-son duo of Stefan Hersh (violin) and Alex Hersh (cello) as soloists. The program will be an hour in total, including time for Q&A between the musicians and the audience. Free tickets are available by RSVP at the Old Town School. You’re invited!
Visit the Pocket Philharmonic’s own website.