The Philadelphia Orchestra will present Our City, Your Orchestra Live, a free concert on Wednesday, May 31, at 7 p.m. in the stadium at Northeast High School, 1601 Cottman Ave.
The concert will feature works by Leonard Bernstein, John Williams, Valerie Coleman and others, along with a performance by the Northeast High marching band.
“It’s a nice selection of music that’s easy to listen to,” said Holly Blake, who plays bassoon and contrabassoon.
The evening will include food trucks, games, face painting, moonbounces and balloon art.
Blake is especially looking forward to the concert, as she is a 1974 Northeast graduate.
“It’s very exciting to go back there,” she said.
Blake said it should also be exciting for patrons to see a free full orchestra concert in a neighborhood setting.
“It’s a great chance to hear an orchestra in your own backyard,” she said. “It’s great that it’s so accessible.”
Blake – whose husband, Mark Gigliotti, plays the bassoon in the orchestra – hopes the crowd enjoys the show and comes to see the orchestra at its home at the Kimmel Center.
Reserve tickets at philorch.org. ••