Social Series

Our Social Series brings together leading concert artists and Philadelphia’s finest purveyors of food and drink for a series of curated tasting events before the concerts and at intermission. Discover the artisans of our city—including cheesemongers, brewers, chocolatiers, vintners, bakers, coffee roasters, and more–and get to know our community.

Tastings begin 30 minutes before each event and take place at the American Philosophical Society’s Benjamin Franklin Hall, 427 Chestnut Street. As participants are confirmed, this page will be updated with the tastings for each concert.

Please note: Social Series events will not take place this fall due to COVID-19 restrictions.


Wu Man & Hsin-Yun Huang
Thursday, January 7

Wu Man, pipa
Hsin-Yun Huang, viola

Jason Vieaux & Clancy Newman
Friday, January 22

Jason Vieaux, guitar
Clancy Newman, cello

Musicians from Marlboro I
Tuesday, February 2

Musicians from Marlboro I

Anthony McGill
Wednesday, February 10

Anthony McGill, clarinet
Roberto Díaz, viola
Gloria Chien, piano

Sarah Shafer & Jazimina MacNeil
Sunday, February 21

Sarah Shafer, soprano
Jazimina MacNeil, mezzo
Jonathan Ware, piano
Odds Bodkin, narrator

Flutist Marina Piccinini
Wednesday, March 3

Marina Piccinini, flute
Peter Wiley, cello
Anna Polonsky, piano

Francesca dePasquale
Wednesday, May 5

Francesca dePasquale, violin
Reiko Uchida, piano

Jasper Quartet
Wednesday, May 26

Jasper Quartet
Sarah Shafer, soprano