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Play On Philly Strings Festival

February 8
9:00 am
- 5:00 pm

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Lenfest Hall 1616 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Play On Philly is proud to host its first ever Strings Festival! Along with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and the Curtis Institute of Music, we are happy to invite all intermediate to advanced students from across Philadelphia to this daylong workshop and concert. During the workshop, students will work with the Ritz Chamber Players in instrument specific groups (Double Bass, Cello, Viola and Violin) on technique, then in large ensembles to prepare for the final concert. Before the performance, students will have the opportunity to join a discussion with the Ritz Players as they share their experiences as professional musicians.

The agenda is:

  • 9:00am – Registration
  • 9:30 – Instrument Warm-Ups
  • 10:30 – Break
  • 10:45 – Technique Class
  • 12:00 – Lunch
  • 1:00pm – Large Ensemble Rehearsals
  • 3:15 – Break
  • 3:30 – Open discussion with Ritz musicians
  • 4:15 – Concert
  • 5:00 – Dismissal


With a $25 registration fee, students will receive lunch, a snack, an event t-shirt, and access to the event itself. We ask that students dress in dark pants (to go with your t-shirt!). The concert is free and open to families. This event is for intermediate and advanced players only, students must have access to an instrument to participate. Upon registration, sheet music will be emailed to you directly. The deadline for registration is Friday, January 31st, 2020.

If you are already a member of POP, please contact your Site Coordinator for more information.

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