With a repertoire that transcends classical mediums to include symphonic works, chamber pieces, and choral compositions, Camerata Philadelphia maintains a strong civic focus. This local commitment includes the Philadelphia Youth Ensemble—a conglomeration of ensembles designed for all skill levels that includes an annual summer camp—and the Philadelphia Community Conservatory, which offers private music lessons, masterclasses, and seminars. The camerata’s featured composers have included Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Beethoven, Mozart, Clara Wieck Schumann, Shostakovich, and Kevin Puts. Among the organization’s affiliated ensembles are the folk, jazz, and punk-inflected West Philadelphia Orchestra, the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale, and the Diane Monroe Jazz Trio.
Camerata Philadelphia Information
- Public Transportation: Varies by venue
- Handicapped Accessibility: Depends on venue, but generally good
- Performances/Programs: Approximately 10 concerts per season
- Ticket Prices: Range from free–$50 depending on concert. Student and senior discounts are often available.