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PlayIN for Brass with The Philadelphia Orchestra

Thursday • Aug 01, 2024

Step onto the main stage and play along with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra for the 6th annual Philadelphia Orchestra PlayIN event at SPAC. Trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba players of all ages are invited to join Philadelphia Orchestra musicians on the SPAC stage in a shared music-making event that will excite and inspire.


Important Details

  • Check-in time is 12:45pm at the Route 50 Gate entrance to SPAC.
  • Program begins at 1:30pm in the SPAC amphitheater.
  • Parking is available in the large SPAC parking lot on Route 50. Please do not enter from the Hall of Springs Gate.
  • REMEMBER TO BRING Your own copy of the printed music and your instrument!
  • An adult-size chair and a private music stand will be provided.

GUESTS AND AUDIENCE MEMBERS WELCOME! This is a FREE community event. Guests and observers are allowed to sit in the SPAC amphitheater to watch and listen to the program and should NOT register for the event. Registration is for participating musicians only!

PlayIN Program

  • Mendelssohn – War March of the Priests from Athalia
  • Handel – Water Music
  • Bach – Cantata 118
  • Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  • Sibelius – Andante Festivo
  • Susato – Suite of Dances
  • Thompson – Alleluia
  • Grainger – Irish Tune
  • Ward – America the Beautiful


Download Your Packet of Music Here:

Notes about the Music 

  • Some pieces are in 2, 3, 4, and 6 parts. Parts have been divided into the packets above. For example, Irish Tune by Grainger has 6 parts for trumpet. Parts 1-3 have been included in the Trumpet 1 packet and parts 4-6 have been included in the Trumpet 2 packet. If possible, be prepared to play ALL parts in your assigned packet. 
  • Participants are not required to play all pieces and may listen in their seats while more difficult pieces are being played. 
  • Euphoniums can choose any trombone part if there is no Euphonium part.
  • Only Bb Trumpet is needed. Both Bb and C Trumpet parts are provided for Mendelssohn. Players can choose either instrument. The Cornet part in Sibelius can be played on Trumpet.


Participants are encouraged to share their experience on social media using #PhilOrchPlayIN  


The PlayIN will be filmed and / or photographed to potentially be used for future promotion.  

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s PlayINs are funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.  

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