Celli to Perform at Philharmonic in the Streetz
SAVANNAH, GA – Oct. 10, 2018 – The Savannah Philharmonic and Greenbriar Children’s Center are gearing up for “Philharmonic in the Streetz” from 1-4 P.M. on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 at Greenbriar Children’s Center, 3709 Hopkins St., Savannah. The event is cele\brating three successful years, and this will mark the second time it’s partnered with Greenbriar. Through Philharmonic in the Streetz, the Philharmonic aims to unite Savannah’s diverse cultures by hosting outdoor celebrations of music and community, where attendees from all around the area can enjoy entertaining performances and behold the powerful ways in which music brings people together. The Philharmonic holds the events in different neighborhoods, focusing on those where residents otherwise may not have the opportunity to experience an orchestral concert.
The block party headliner is the famous, all-female four-piece ensemble Celli. These four classically-trained cellists push the boundaries of traditional cello music. They enjoy performing the intricacies of classical music but are just as likely to be found playing rock and pop songs as well as their own original works.
Other featured musicians are Marco Alexander, Laiken Love, and students from DeRenne Middle School.
Philharmonic in the Streetz is unique in its blurring of lines between audience and musician; the crowd becomes a part of the show when guests are encouraged to dance, sing along and, occasionally, are invited to join the musicians on stage. Attendees can expect to hear everything from classical masterpieces, to blues, jazz and pop numbers.
A free, family-oriented event, “Philharmonic in the Streetz” is held twice each year and features a variety of activities for children, including local entertainer Magic Marc. Free Leopold’s ice cream will be provided, and Trick’s BBQ will sell its famous barbecue dinners.
“Philharmonic in the Streetz is truly for everyone. It’s the best way for us to share our love of music and unite Savannah neighborhoods to enjoy each other’s company and just have some fun. It’s one of our favorite events every season because we feel so connected to the audience,” said Philharmonic Education and Outreach Coordinator Kristen Spiridon, who also serves as the orchestra’s principal clarinet. “This event allows us to share our music in a relaxed atmosphere that’s interactive and inspiring for all ages.”
“We’re delighted to partner with the Philharmonic for the second year,” said Greenbriar Children’s Center Executive Director Gena Taylor. “It’s such a great event for children and families, and we feel that music and arts education is so beneficial to young people. We’re happy to help make this event possible by hosting ‘Phil in the Streetz’ at Greenbriar again this year.”
The mission of Greenbriar Children’s Center is to promote the healthy development of children and the strengthening of families by providing services that include an emergency shelter, runaway/homeless support, independent living, family preservation, early childhood education and care as well as Project Safe Place.
The Savannah Philharmonic aims to exhilarate, educate, and enrich a large and diverse audience in the greater Savannah community. The mission of the nonprofit organization is to provide the highest level of musical performances and educational programs featuring the highest caliber of professional musicians, a volunteer chorus, and internationally acclaimed soloists. To learn more about Greenbriar Children’s Center please visit, www.greenbriarchildrenscenter.org. For more information about Savannah Philharmonic, please visit www.savannahphilharmonic.org.
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