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Orchestra to Hit the Right Notes at Fundraiser

March 07, 2014

Jason DePue. You know him as a member of the first violin section of the Orchestra. Don Liuzzi. He’s the Orchestra’s highly regarded principal timpani and a DePue of sorts when he takes the stage with Jason as a member of the DePue Brothers Band.

Hear these musicians play a vivid blend of bluegrass, classical, and rock when they headline the Volunteer Committees for The Philadelphia Orchestra’s On That Note festive fundraiser benefiting the Orchestra on Friday, April 4. In addition to Jason, the band includes his two brothers, Wallace and Zach, each a classical virtuoso as well.

Larry Groce, the host of public radio’s Mountain Stage, said following a performance on the program, “… nice guys, great players, and the audience jumped up and cheered. How much better does it get?”

Philadelphia’s iconic World Café Live is the setting for this fun way to support the Orchestra. From 6:30 to 11:00 PM, the evening includes, in addition to the DePue Brothers, the popular a cappella group the Tonics, who are also serving as auctioneers; great food; and a live auction.

The auction items include such awesome getaways as a week at a villa in Tuscany; five days on a game reserve in Namibia; and one week in a private condo in Vail, Colorado. Closer to home, items include dinner and a game in the Phillies Executive Suite; a cocktail buffet in your home with the Tonics; and a private tour of the Philadelphia Zoo for 10 people.

The night also includes a raffle and prizes include a lady’s cuff bracelet by Hidalgo Design, presented by Diesinger and Dolan; a private tour at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and a premium wine gift basket.

There is a special “Jammer” ticket for people ages 21-39 that includes an all-night open bar as well as the food and festivities all participants will enjoy.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Sara Smillie at 215.893.1956 or at ssmillie@philorch.org.

To see all of the auction items or for more information about On That Note, or to RSVP online, visit http://www.philorch.org/note.