A Few Words About Philadelphia Voices

Philadelphia Voices is a creative community music project led by composer Tod Machover and The Philadelphia Orchestra in collaboration with you, the citizens of Philadelphia. 

We are thrilled that you are here, and invite you to feel, capture, listen to, and shape the voices of Philadelphia over the coming year, leading to the world premiere performances of Philadelphia Voices in April 2018.

Please check back on our website soon for the latest information about local events, workshops, and progress of Philadelphia Voices.

Public Launch of Philadelphia Voices at Kimmel Center

(May 4, 2017)

(Video Credit: The Philadelphia Orchestra)

Composer Tod Machover said, "Here's a little excerpt video from the public launch of our PHILADELPHIA 20VOICES project with the Philadelphia Orchestra which took place last month in Philly's Kimmel Center (world premiere in Philly and at Carnegie Hall in April 2018). Not the best video (only one side-view camera), but you'll hear me explain a little about the project, show our new mobile app for recording/sharing sounds and voices of Philly, and perform (starting at ca.1:24) with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and selected singers from the terrific Pennsylvania Girlchoir and Keystone State Boychoir. Listen to us make a bit of music together on the words "Philadelphia", "Benjamin Franklin" and "Democracy". A glimpse of what's to come (more info at http://philadelphia.media.mit.edu).....and something fun to listen to on July 4th weekend."


Yannick Nézet-Séguin Discusses Philadelphia Voices

(Video Credit: The Philadelphia Orchestra)

Download the Philadelphia Voices Mobile App

Record and share your favorite Philadelphia voices by using the mobile app specially-designed for Philadelphians.