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Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will be rededicated as Marian Anderson Hall, home of The Philadelphia Orchestra

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Free Pride Pre-Concert Celebration

Jun 03, 2023
4:00 PM

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Join us for pre-concert entertainment before The Philadelphia Orchestra’s annual Pride Concert in Verizon Hall. Featuring local Philly LGBTQ+ organizations and cabaret-style performances with host Jess Conda.

4–5 PM
Meet local Philly LGBTQ+ organizations and learn more about the incredible work they do:

  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Radiance Medical Group/Ally Wellness
  • Mayor's Office GOAL
  • Your Empowered Sexuality 
  • Philly Family Pride
  • William Way 
  • T.A.K.E Resource Center
  • Office of LGBT+ Affairs
  • Bebashi
  • Prevention Metts Fashion
  •  Mazzoni Center

Moulin Rouge! The Musical Art Experience: Create your own TRUTH, BEAUTY, FREEDOM, LOVE (with a rainbow twist) artwork. Select pieces will be displayed in The Academy of Music during the run of Broadway's Moulin Rouge! The Musical!

4-4:30 PM

Drag Queen Storytime with VinChelle!

Join us at the Plaza stage where you will be transported to far off lands with one of Philly's most fabulous Queens!

*Perfect for your littlest art lovers!

5–6 PM
Cabaret-style Showcase

Enjoy a lively cabaret-style showcase featuring members of Martha Graham Cracker's legendary band, performances by John Jarboe of the Bearded Ladies Cabaret, Shannon Turner of Glitter & Garbage Cabaret, and PJ Brown of PJ Brown & Her Resistance.

7 PM
The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Free Pride Concert 
(Free; tickets required)

Legendary conductor Marin Alsop leads your Philadelphia Orchestra joined by the ANNA Crusis Feminist Choir, the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus, and Philadelphia Voices of Pride for a celebratory concert of music by LGBTQ+ composers and allies. Hear the world premiere of Laura Karpman’s The Marvels Suite in advance of the film release and a diverse range of choral works, including Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.” The concert is free; tickets are required. Reserve your free tickets HERE.

*Tickets are not required for pre-show activities. Free tickets are required for the concert at 7 PM. 


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Commonwealth Plaza

Inside the Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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