Orchestras & Classical Music

Valley Forge & Montgomery County

Fans of classical music in Montgomery County, rejoice! Montco boasts six orchestras. You can catch the Fabulous Philadelphians in the city, but the suburbs are a hotbed of classic concerts too.

ABINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Abington

Music at Abington, presents a community concert series featuring professional performance ensembles and soloists in addition to the resident Abington Symphony Orchestra and Oratorio Choir. Admission is free, but a freewill offering welcomed.

AMBLER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Ambler

This collection of 50 talented musicians has been bringing sweeping musical scores to suburban audiences since 1951. The Ambler Symphony Orchestra's season generally comprises three concerts for adults and one for children, in an effort to spark a love of classical music in future generations. A yearly highlight is the Christmas concert at the historic (and gorgeously restored) Ambler Theater.

AUDUBON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Trappe

Under the capable baton of Michael Smith, a Royersford native, the Audubon Symphony Orchestra has an active season that includes concerts each winter and spring. The collection of musicians had a rather humble beginning (as a community orchestra organized by a local YMCA), but the symphony now readily tackles the classics with aplomb.

LOWER MERION SYMPHONY

Lower Merion Township

The Lower Merion Symphony has been performing along the Main Line for nearly 25 years. The symphony is unique among Montgomery County orchestras in that it continues to perform all of its concerts for free.

SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Lansdale

In the 45-year history of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra, it has built a reputation as one of the finest in the region. The orchestra's four-concert season features solo performances from noted musicians on cello, violin, and piano, and each performance includes a pre-concert conversation with Maestro Allan Scott and the featured artist.

PENNSYLVANIA PHILHARMONIC

Ardmore

The Pennsylvania Philharmonic grew out of the former Pottstown Symphony Orchestra, which had a 44-year history of musicianship in Montgomery County. Concert sites dot the county, including performances at the Upper Dublin School District Performing Arts Center in Fort Washington and Pottstown High School.

THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA

Philadelphia

Among the most highly regraded orchestras in the country, the Philadelphia Orchestra has been captivating audiences for more than a century. Just a short drive from Montgomery County, a concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra is a must for any lover of classical music.

STEVE KRAMER, CLASSICAL MUSICIAN

International concert cellist, chamber musician, and music teacher, Steve Kramer offers high-class entertainment for corporate events, private functions, and weddings. String players, wind players, and percussionists are available in smaller and larger ensembles.      

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