FRIDAY DECEMBER 13TH
WEST PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
1st set at 10 PM
2nd set at 12 AM
VEVERITSE BRASS BAND
1st set at 9 PM
2nd set at 11 PM
9 PM / $12 / 21+
We’ve got a two-fer this coming Friday, starting with a klezmer dance party at the Art Museum, and continuing with a Balkan dance party at Underground Arts:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
WP Klez O in some post-Hanukah klezmer madness, peppered with our spicy assortment of Balkan/Gypsy tunes featuring vocalist Petia Z. Show will be in the Great Hall and free with museum admission. Come early and check out the Leger exhibit – well worth it!
All-ages; plenty of room for dancing!
2 sets beginning at 5:45pm
…then later that night:
Balkan Dance Party at Underground Arts!!
1200 Callowhill St
3 sets of WPO
WPO will be opening for the spectacular Red Baraat this coming Friday, November 22, at The Blockley! Don’t miss this brass powerhouse showdown! This is an 18+ show.
3801 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia 19104
West Philadelphia Orchestra 8:30
Red Baraat 10pm 18+
Balkan Dance Party at Underground Arts
1200 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia 19107
As always, we’ll play until they send us home, so get your monthly fix – and it’s FRIDAY!
Joining WPO on the bill will be NYC-based Afrobeat band “Zongo Junction”.
If Talking Heads produced a Fela Kuti record of Sun Ra’s music, the product would probably sound something like Brooklyn’s Zongo Junction: a ten-piece psychedelic Afrobeat dance band.
The first two performances sold out, so get your tickets fast! We are honored to be playing the after-parties at each performance of this amazing opera.
Wednesday 11/6 & Thursday 11/7
Opera Company of Philadelphia presents: Svadba (Wedding)
Located at FringeArts, 140 N Columbus Blvd (at Race Street), Philadelphia 19106
WPO performs immediately following the opera (food & drink included)
THIS is happening next Thursday 10/3!!! Rotimi & de Afrophonik Crew will open the night with an Afro-beat dance party explosion! WPO will hit immediately after and keep the dance party going into the wee hours.
Thursday, October 3 at 9:30pm
No way: a free show, you say? Not just any free show, but 1) West Philadelphia Orchestra Balkan Dance Party 2) CD Release for TRINIDELPHIA and 3) Opening night for Fringe Fest!!! WAY!!!!
Trinidelphia will play music from their new recording at 11:00 PM, preceded and followed by two sets by the West Philadelphia Orchestra. WPO presents our monthly show not only with our very good friends in Trinidelphia, but also with the Late Night Fringe Cabaret 2013. Who knows what kind of zaniness these Fringe people have planned?
AND IT’S FREEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!
10:00 PM until ???
1200 Callowhill Street
Wednesday, August 20, WPO takes part in the Penn Museum’s annual summer concert series outside in the garden! We’ll play 2 sets beginning at 5:30 – bring the whole family. 3260 South Street.
Then on Saturday, August 24, we’ll be playing at the Rally for Rock on Liberty Landing. The event is a benefit for Rock to the Future, a nonprofit organization that provides free comprehensive music education to Philadelphia’s under-served youth. The event will be free for attendees. There’s some other crazy band called the Dead Milkmen on the bill, too. We play at 2:40 p.m.
Address: 926 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Hey folks – we’ve got two shows this coming week. First, come see us Sunday, August 4 at the Piazza during the 5th Annual 2nd Street Festival in NoLibs. Also on the bill: Buried Beds, Kuf Knotz, The Low Anthem, Weird Hot, and many others! WPO will play at 5:45pm. http://www.2ndstfestival.org
Then, dance your heart out at our monthly Balkan Dance Party at Underground Arts – next FRIDAY, August 9. As always, we’ll play 3 sets beginning at 10pm. Come early (7pm) to check out Derrick Hodge! http://undergroundarts.org/
Starting in September, we’ll be back to 1st Thursdays at UA.
Join us for two FREE outdoor shows coming up:
Wednesday, July 17: WPO takes part in Kahn Park’s annual summer concert series from 7:30-9pm!
Friday, August 2: Race Street Pier
WPO performs between 6:30-7:30pm!