Share a Magical Musical Evening with Tommy Mesa and Play On Philly

Join us for a brilliant night celebrating our shared commitment to transformative music education. Prepare to be dazzled by acclaimed cellist and recipient of the Sphinx Organization’s 2023 Medal of Excellence, Tommy Mesa, and inspired by our young POP musicians. We look forward to sharing a joyful night of fellowship and community with our friends and supporters.

Perelman Theater
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

300 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Evening’s Events

6:00 pm
Cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer bar and live music

7:30 pm
Concert featuring performances by guest artist Tommy Mesa and Play On Philly students

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2024 Evening of Harmony Guest Artist

Tommy Mesa

Cuban American cellist Dr. Tommy Mesa has established himself as one of the most charismatic, innovative, and engaging performers of his generation. The recipient of the Sphinx Organization’s 2023 Medal of Excellence, its highest honor, Mesa has appeared as soloist at the Supreme Court of the United States on four occasions and with major orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Orchestra among others. Mesa gave the world premiere of Jessie Montgomery’s cello concerto in the 2022-23 season, performing her concerto at major halls across the United States and Brazil, including Miami’s New World Center and New York’s Carnegie Hall. His orchestral recording debut of the work was released in July 2023 on Deutsche Grammophon. Mesa’s career launched after becoming the First Prize winner in the 2016 Sphinx Competition and a winner of the 2017 Astral Artists National Auditions. He received his BM from The Juilliard School, MM from Northwestern University, and his DMA from the Manhattan School of Music.  Mesa’s first solo album, Division of Memory on the PARMA Recordings label, received rave reviews such as in PianoMania, “Do not hold your breath for Yo-Yo Ma to record this repertoire, for the just-as-excellent Mesa has the field entirely to himself.”

Ways to Support Evening of Harmony

Event FAQs

Can I pay by check?

Yes! Make your check payable to Play On Philly and mail it to PO Box 8662, Philadelphia PA 19101. Include a note that the check is for either a sponsorship or tickets and include the name(s) of the guest(s) so that name badges can be prepared for you.

What portion of the ticket is tax deductible?

For $50 concert ticket purchases only, no part is tax deductible. For $150 reception ticket purchases, no part is tax deductible.

What’s the event address?

Perelman Theater
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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What parking is available?

Please see the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts “How To Find Us” page here.

Is the venue wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the venue is wheelchair accessible from both its Broad Street and Spruce Street entrances. Entrances are at sidewalk level (no steps). Ramps and/or level floors enter every level of Verizon Hall and Perelman Theater. A curb cut on the corner of Broad Street and Spruce Street allows for access from the sidewalk.