Migrations That Made Our City
Philadelphia has been shaped by a long history of diverse cultures and traditions. In The Philadelphians, we explore the populations that migrated to and influenced our city, uncovering a unique, shared identity. Audiences will experience two periods in time, a contrast of colonial-era early music with new works that look back on our history. Along with junto-style discussion groups, period performance and modern interpretations will connect us with those who created our cultural landscape.
Who is Philadelphia? What can we learn from our heritage, and how will our city be changed by new waves of immigrants? Join us as we examine our ancestry through music and discover how we came to be Philadelphians.
18/19 Season Focus: African American Experience
In keeping with a great Philadelphia tradition, we will also present several junto-style discussions, inspired by Benjamin Franklin’s Junto Club, created to discuss issues, politics and philosophies of the day. Stay tuned for specific dates and more information.