The Whistling Orchestra of Philadelphia
Whistlers from across Philadelphia are being brought together for the first time to perform as The Whistling Orchestra of Philadelphia. The selected Philadelphians will be performing a new composition written specifically for whistling by the artist Emma Smith. Commissioned by Temple Contemporary at the Tyler School of Art, Smith’s new work is inspired by music in the workplace and is composed in response to local archives and shared memories of making music at work in Philadelphia.
Emma Smith is a visual artist based in the UK, who works internationally. She has a social practice and creates public platforms for experimentation, research and action through site-specific events and installations. The Whistling Orchestra of Philadelphia is commissioned by Temple Contemporary at the Tyler School of Art. Our mission is to re-imagine the social function of art. The Whistling Orchestra of Philadelphia is generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the ensemble's home page.
In The News
- The Citizen Recommends: The Whistling Orchestra, Philadelphia Citizen, March 15, 2019.