West Philadelphia Orchestra

West Philadelphia Orchestra

The West Philadelphia Ochestra (WPO), is 13 or 14 of Philadelphia's best and most daring musicians, from all different backgrounds (jazz, classical, experimental, indie), playing music, much of it Romani, from Romania, Hungary, Serbia, and Macedonia. Now the group is doing more original music, with all the dififerent influences fused into the fray. 'Overflowing joy' is an apt adjective for the WPO expenience. In September of 2006, Gregg Mervine assembled 7 musicians on a West Philly porch and attempted to play his various transcriptions. Through... more