The POP Symphony Orchestra had the great honor of performing a piece written by the new composition class at St. Francis de Sales School with Metropolitan Opera Orchestra principal clarinetist Anthony McGill and members of Orchestra 2001. "Symphony in the key of unity," was composed by the students in Ben Mulholland's composition class. The composition class is part of a new program, "POP Creates' that is bringing composition, improvisation, technology, and world music and dance to POP.
The performance was part of Orchestra 2001's tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and was held on both Saturday, January 18, 2014 in the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center and again on Sunday, January 26, 2014 in the Lang Concert Hall at Swarthmore College.
The POP Symphony Orchestra also performed a spiritual medley arranged by Joseph Hart and the POP Wind Ensemble performed "Fanfare for Winds," by Sheridan Seyfried.
Thank you Mr. McGill and Orchestra 2001 for giving us the wonderful opportunity to perform with you!