The Philadelphia Orchestra will play only two of its traditional three free neighborhood concerts this year.
Violinist Leila Josefowicz will join the orchestra Oct. 9 on Penn's Landing's Great Plaza for a 6:30 p.m. performance that includes two works by Kreisler and Massenet's "Meditation" from Thaïs. The ensemble will perform pieces by Elgar, Barber, Copland, and the last movement of Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World").
The orchestra will play Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. in the headquarters of Urban Outfitters Inc. at the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia. Works include the first suite from Grieg's incidental music to Peer Gynt and Rossini's Overture to William Tell. The indoor space can accommodate 1,500.