On Sunday, December 16 at 6:00 pm, we will celebrate Beethoven’s birthday by
performing our tenth annual benefit concert for the Community Outreach Partnership.
The concert takes place at Trinity Memorial Church, 22nd and Spruce Streets.
A wine and cheese reception for the audience and musicians will follow.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Donors who make a gift
of $50 or more to Wintershelter prior to the concert will automatically
receive complimentary admission. Donations can be made online at
www.communityoutreachpartnership.org/donate, or at the office: Community
Outreach Partnership Office, 2212 Spruce Street, Philadelphia. For more
information or to donate by phone call 215-732-2515.
Wintershelter is a Philadelphia-based program to accommodate and feed
homeless men. Other programs of the Community Outreach Partnership include
Communicare, an elder visitation program; Cook-off, a meal program for
home-bound persons; Greens-on-the-Go, a Center City Community Supported
Agriculture program ; and Sustainable 19103, a lecture series on urban
Liebesfreud is an ensemble devoted primarily to the performance of great
literature for the string quartet. The group takes its name, which means
Love’s Joy, from the title of a heartfelt piece by beloved violinist Fritz
Kreisler. The main focus of Liebesfreud’s work is the heart of the
classical repertoire, as exemplified by the quartet’s programs of Haydn,
Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert at the Kimmel Center (“Free in the Plaza”
series), the Philadelphia Art Alliance (“Last Fridays” series) and, since
2003, the annual Beethoven’s Birthday celebrations at Trinity.
As Mr. Forbes will be on another continent on December 16,
we are profoundly grateful and honored that
Hai-Ye Ni, principal cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra,
will join us in this performance of Beethoven’s great Opus 130 quartet.