Johnson House: Your City Our Orchestra

01marAll DayJohnson House: Your City Our Orchestra

Event Details

Your City Our Orchestra

Johnson House was a pivotal station along the Underground Railroad in the 1800s. Learn about the brave men and women abolitionists who advocate for racial and social justice yesterday and today!

In 2 episodes, Our City, Your Orchestra, a program of the Philadelphia Orchestra will feature Johnson House.

OCYO is a series of FREE online concerts performed by small ensembles of the Orchestra and recorded without audiences at Black-owned businesses and iconic cultural locations throughout the region.  Repertoire is chosen
specifically for, and in collaboration with, each location to speak to its unique mission, and includes interviews with leaders at each venue who also help to tell their stories.

Using music, live performances featuring Harriet Tubman and William Still, and interviews our story will be told.  Your journey will include African drummers, the perilous journey of enslaved Africans to America, and interviews of a Johnson descendant of the original owners, State Representative Stephen Kinsey, and current-day social justice advocates.

Episode 1: Tuesday, Mar 1, 2022
Episode 2: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Join us!  RSVP on the Philadelphia Orchestra website: 



All Day (Tuesday)


Johnson House Historic Site 6306 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA

Learn More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Yes, I would like to receive emails from Historic Germantown. Sign me up!

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Historic Germantown, Historic Germantown, Philadelphia, PA, 19144, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact