SEPTA Music & Moves

Music & Moves

SEPTA’s Music & Moves program is designed to enhance the quality of performances at select SEPTA stations by connecting our valued customers to the diverse array of artistic development in our region. The program allows this diverse talent to gain exposure and performance experience while enhancing the everyday commute. If you know of a group that would like to perform, please email [email protected].

Performance Schedule (subject to change - so check back often!)

Tuesday, 11/28, 4:30p - 5:30p | Jefferson Station | Play On, Philly

Monday, 12/4, 5p - 6p | Suburban Station | Play On, Philly

Monday, 12/4, 5p - 6p | Jefferson Station | Play On, Philly

Thursday, 12/14, 4:30p-6p | Suburban Station | The New Hvddle

Sunday, 12/17, 3p-4p | Suburban Station | Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society

Monday, 12/18, 4:30p-5:30p | Suburban Station | The Brass Project's Caleb Wiebe

Monday, 12/18, 4:30p-5:30p | Jefferson Station | Play on, Philly

Thursday, 12/21, 4:30p-6p | Suburban Station | The New Hvddle

Thursday, 12/21, 5p-6p | Jefferson Station | PhilaSing

In addition to these pop-up performances, AthenianRazak LLC and SEPTA Music & Moves have partnered to bring you Frosty at Suburban Station Shops. Featuring performances from members of Philadelphia Jazz Project, there will be four FREE concerts in Suburban Station every Friday in December. The schedule is as follows: 

Friday, 12/1, 4:30p - 6p | Suburban Station | Marion Salaam

Friday, 12/8, 4:30p - 6p | Suburban Station | Shamika Byrd

Friday, 12/15, 4:30p - 6p | Suburban Station | Ella Gahnt & Kevin Valentine

Friday, 12/22, 4:30p - 6p | Suburban Station | Paul Jost

About the Performers

Play On, Philly (POP) provides high-quality music education to students who would typically lack access as a vehicle for life skills and academic achievement. They provide 2.5 hours of music instruction and ensemble practice every day after school and over 25 performance opportunities throughout the year. Students range from kindergarten to 12th grade and they are loaned one of fourteen orchestral instruments. POP is dedicated to the continued evaluation of their impact on academics and executive functioning. On average, POP students score ten points higher on standardized tests and have improved behavior and study skills. POP cultivates musical excellence, life-long skills, and confidence in its students.

The Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society's Concert Ensemble, under the direction of Kathleen Mayes, is an auditioned, professional-level, performing guitar ensemble. The Concert Ensemble specializes in performing exciting and colorful works composed or arranged for multiple guitars. It is committed to providing a valuable ensemble experience for guitarists of diverse backgrounds while maintaining musical excellence. The Concert Ensemble holds multiple concerts throughout the community in an effort to promote an appreciation for and explain the audience base of classical guitar music.

The Hvddle is an army of artists that team up to Inspire the world through art, teamwork and iInnovation. Founded in 2013 and in West Philadelphia, The Hvddle has performed all across America in different combos promoting positivity, love, and righteousness!  You can catch The Hvddle out street performing, in local venues, or on the big screen in front of 710 Beach Club in San Diego, California.

PhilaSing is an inter-community group of Philadelphians who love to sing and use music to connect with one another. The group is led by two professional musicians, Ami Yares and Emily Goldberg. Each month PhilaSing focuses on a theme that brings them together; their theme for December is light. They will share music that celebrates the light within the darkness of winter. 

The Brass Project is a brass sextet formed by leading players from the Curtis Institute of Music. These “six superb Curtis brass players” (Philadelphia Inquirer) united around a shared set of multifaceted goals: to expand the repertoire for chamber brass, to record and distribute new works, and to engage with a wide community through outreach and educational programs. 

  • Caleb Wiebe is a trumpeter from Indiana who has performed professionally with the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, with organist Clara Gerdes at the 2017 Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and as a founding member of The Brass Project. 

Philadelphia Jazz Project is a special initiative which works to inspire a network to support, promote, archive and celebrate the diverse elements within the Philadelphia jazz community, with the larger goal of connecting to the global community. Music & Moves will feature performances from the following members of the Philadelphia Jazz Project:

  • Marion Salaam is a vocalist and alto saxophonist, who is a multi-talented master of the Philadelphia Bebop tradition. Download Marion's mixtape here.

  • Shamika Byrd is a singer and actress with an astounding vocal range and a knack for fusing Gospel music and Jazz. Download Shamika's mixtape here

  • Ella Gahnt & Kevin Valentine are a team of Jazz singers who easily slide between old school classics and contemporary jewels.

  • Paul Jost is vocalist and musician who seeks to creatively capture the essence of the moment.

We encourage you stop by the performances and to share what you see and hear on social media. Please use #SEPTAMOVES when posting.

As always - Thanks for riding SEPTA!

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