Special Event to Benefit Kennett Symphony:

The Philadelphia Orchestra Percussion Group


Sunday, June 12, 2022, 1:00 – 3:00pm

Mendenhall Inn, 323 Kennett Pike (Route 52), Chadds Ford, PA

Discover your rhythm with The Philadelphia Orchestra Percussion Group (POPG). POPG is a group of six percussion masters who will take you on a musical travelogue: from the bongo jams in the parks of San Juan Puerto Rico to the folk percussion traditions of Korea and back again to Kennett Square where you and our audience will perform a fun rhythmic dialogue with POPG!

COVID PROTOCOLS for the June 12, 2022 concert at Mendenhall: Masks optional


1:00pm- 1:45pm: Welcome Reception

1:45pm: Concert doors open. General admission seating. Concert begins at 2:00pm. Please note: Due to the intimate setting of the concert, latecomers will be seated in between programmed pieces.

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Concert

DRESS: Dressy Casual

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Symphony Under The Stars

Sunday, June 26, 2022 – 7:30pm
Open Air Theatre, Longwood Gardens

(In case of inclement weather, concert will be held indoors at Unionville High School, 750 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, PA)

  • The Lark Ascending – Ralph Vaughan Williams, Kennett Symphony Instrumental Competition Winner Kristy Chen, violin
  • Selections from The Planets – Gustav Holst
  • Star Wars Suite – John Williams

Enjoy a beautiful summer evening outdoors. The Lark Ascending is a piece that is indebted to English folk music which portrays nostalgia for a simpler time; joining us
will be our Instrumental Competition winner Kristy Chen, currently a student at the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music. The Planets was inspired by the astrological significance of the planets and is the perfect piece to hear under a night sky. We close with John William’s legendary score for Star Wars, an instantly recognizable work that hearkens back to old Hollywood film scores.

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