189 Fans and Growing: Philadelphia’s Classical Music Meetup

By jacob on December 21, 2009

What does a classical music enthusiast do when he moves to Philly and wants to make new friends who share his interests?  If you’re Gary King, you start a Meetup online.

In the four years since its inception, the Philadelphia Fans of Classical Music has grown to 187 members from the Greater Philadelphia region including two dedicated individuals from Baltimore. The Fans meet monthly–or more often–in members’ homes to discuss some of the works or composers in upcoming concerts or to share  a favorite CD with the group and to select  which concerts to attend in the coming months. The group often gets together after the concerts for coffee and conversation.

If you’re interested in classical music, the Philadelphia Fans of Classical Music would like you to check out their Meetup.  Don’t worry; you don't have to be a musician or a musicologist or know how to read music to join this group.  One of the members describes it as “a friendly and varied group of people of different ages and backgrounds–musically, socially and ethnically.   A very nice mix.”  I can attest to that; I meet them at our concerts.