Michael D'Avino, General Manager
The Philadelphia Wind Symphony is an adult wind symphony for high
quality players who share a common goal of engaging the community by bringing the best literature and performances of the
band and wind ensemble tradition to Center City Philadelphia. Organized in September 2011 by Artistic Director Virginia Allen,
this is a 51-member volunteer ensemble of woodwind, brass and percussion players who are semi-professional musicians, music
teachers, arts administrators, college music students, and music lovers.
The Philadelphia Wind Symphony
rehearses on Tuesdays, 7-9 pm. The University of the Arts (UArts) generously provides rehearsal and performance space for
the ensemble in Levitt Auditorium, which is located in Gershman Hall at the corner of Broad and Pine Streets. Through UArts,
the wind symphony has the ability to collaborate with other performing arts resources, including other instrumentalists, the
chorus, dancers, actors, and multimedia talents. The goal of the wind symphony is to perform several concerts each year and to
support community engagement programs, particularly music education programs for students in Philadelphia who play wind and
percussion instruments. We're also interested in finding ways to support our military veterans through music.
Although all positions
are currently filled, we continue to accept applications from players who would like to be placed on a sub list or considered
for membership in the future. All players in the wind symphony are non-paid volunteers. Anyone who would like to perform in
this ensemble should fill out and submit a survey. We will contact you and arrange a time to listen to you play a short audition (5 minutes of any piece of your choice).