West Philadelphia Orchestra’s Klezmer Band
WPO’s Balkan dance parties at the now-shuttered Tritone were legendary. Your wedding/bar mitzvah/birthday blowout will be, too, if you book their traditional brass klezmer band, a Jewish folk group that plays everything from Busta Rhymes to Neutral Milk Hotel. - Philadelphia Magazine
Here we are playing a Martha Stewart “Real Wedding”:
Five members of the West Philadelphia Orchestra played Eastern European and Balkan folk music. During the ceremony, they covered “Postcards from Italy” by Beirut and “On an Aeroplane Over the Sea” by Neutral Milk Hotel, in addition to their own original folk songs. After the ceremony, the band led a parade up to the barn for cocktail hour. – marthastewartweddings.com
This one million-member Balkan folk music monster is the only band in Philadelphia that can make you dance till you drop using solely acoustic instruments. A horn section, percussion section, tuba, sax, traditional vocals – this is by far one of the most energetic acts in the city. Check them out, they host the Balkan Dance party at Underground Arts. – Get Lucid
First and foremost, thank you guys so much for making the trek out to South Jersey to visit our camp and entertain our campers and counselors. As soon as the concert ended, there was a unanimous understanding that your show was the best we have seen all year. All the campers are already chomping at the bit to have you guys back next year and I for one agree with them. Everyone absolutely loved it. So, from all of us here at the farm, thank you again. – Wesley Bogan, Appel Farm Arts and Music Center.
They’re one sexy eye and earful, that West Philadelphia Orchestra, even before Petia gets up there. I worked at a restaurant where the WPO played one night and now there is another human being in the world because of it. - Philebrity
they switch it up. They are versatile. They are intriguing.