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Performing for Pope Francis and the World: A Moment in History for The Philadelphia Orchestra

September 21, 2015

As we count down to Pope Francis’s arrival in Philadelphia, and the Orchestra’s two appearances this weekend, take some time and listen to President and CEO Allison Vulgamore talk with WRTI’s Susan Lewis about the Orchestra’s role and what they will perform.

Listen here.

Allison Vulgamore with Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput in Rome this past June.


The Orchestra’s participation in the Festival of Families concert on September 26 and the Papal Mass on September 27 has been made possible through the generous support of the Maguire Foundation, Harry and Kay Halloran, Chris Donahue/Federated, the Connelly Foundation, Andrew Lesko, Thomas Ajamie, Christian and Adrianna Henkels Fund/Schwab Charitable, Jeremiah and Kathleen O’Grady, Ed Kicak, and Vincent Roberti, in addition to an extraordinary partnership with Senator Robert P. Casey and the advocacy of Senator Pat Toomey and Congressman Brendan Boyle.