Music is an agent for change and we at the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic are committed to being part of the solution. We believe that we can continue to make our community better through music.

There is a pathway to music as a tool for change, and that path is education and inclusivity. We have these building blocks in place, and now we have the opportunity to use this foundation for the betterment of our community.
In addition to expanding the diversity of our main stage audiences, we must continue to expand our community outreach and educational programs:

  • – Seek out underserved audiences and invite them into the concert hall

  • – “The Music in our Schools” program (strings, winds, brass, and percussion) should give priority to schools where music programs do not exist and the arts are not part of the students’ lives

  • – The Young People’s Concert (YPC) will make every attempt to include schools with underserved populations.

  • – Connect with all faith leaders in our community to find talented high school music students who might not even know about our mentoring program and assist these qualified students financially

  • – Expand community outreach with “Meet the Maestra” programs in schools and recreational centers.

We will continue to enrich the lives of all our young people and add value to their futures by sharing the gift of music. Please join us in bringing diversity into our community. Use your voice to make a difference in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Donald Brobst, President
NEPA Philharmonic Board of Directors

Mélisse Brunet, Music Director
NEPA Philharmonic

Nancy Sanderson, Executive Director
NEPA Philharmonic

Jaya Yoga & The Marketplace at Steamtown Announce the 8th Annual” Yoga on the Roof, Sunday, July 4, 2021 at 9 AM.
NEW LOCATION: Electric City Garage at Steamtown Mall. 1 Hour of Yoga with Live Music by NEPA Philharmonic Musicians will be Followed by Treats Provided by Maximum Zen Cafe. Proceeds Benefit the Young Peoples’ Programs of our Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic

Jaya Yoga, Clarks Summit, and The Marketplace at Steamtown will once again host “Yoga on the Roof”, 9 AM on Sunday, July 4th, to kick off the Philharmonic’s 50th Season and Independence Day 2021.  There will be a one hour yoga practice accompanied by live music on the roof of the Electric City Garage, followed by a light breakfast provided by Donna Fitzgerald Vanan’s Maximun Zen Café.  Free parking and the elevator to the roof can be accessed from Penn Avenue.

According to Jaya owner Hilary Steinberg, this year will mark the 8th consecutive year of Yoga on the Roof.  “The opportunity to do yoga with live music on a beautiful rooftop overlooking the historic city of Scranton is unique.  All levels of yogis are encouraged to participate in this fun event”.

Preregistration at www.nepaphil.org  will be required before end of day Friday, July 2nd.    Because COVID restrictions have been lifted and the new roof is even larger, additional men and women can participate.

 A required donation of $10 is part of the on-line only registration and a waiver must be signed on the website.  Funds raised will support the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic’s educational programs: “Music in our Schools”, “Meet the Maestra”, Young People’s Concert, and the yearlong NEPA Phil’s juried “Mentoring Program” for talented, regional high school students, which is accepting applications now.

Leading the yoga practice will be Jaya instructors Hilary Steinberg, and Janelle Tench.  Sound will be provided by Vince LoRusso. Yogis are asked to bring their own yoga mats, hand sanitizers, and water.

Due to Covid 19, the Philharmonic’s free July 3rd and 4th concerts have been canceled but are expected to return in 2022.


The Phil’s 21-22 Season will open in October, 2021.  An announcement regarding the exciting 2021-2022 season will be forthcoming.  For information about NEPA’s professional symphony orchestra, go to www. nepaphil.org or call 570.270.4444.

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    Thank you to our first responders

    NEPA Philharmonic’s Principal Clarinetist, Pascal Archer and pianist Spencer Myer perform a deeply moving tribute to Covid-19 frontline workers in our community.

    Video courtesy of Spencer Myer & Pascal Archer

    Get to know your orchestra

    If you’ve ever seen a professional musician, they move a certain way. Their body really communicates a whole other aspect of the experience and it’s really beautiful. Get to know your Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic.

    Video courtesy of Discover NEPA

    The NEPP Mentoring Program

    The NEPP Mentoring Program offers a unique learning opportunity for high school musicians from this region. Not just limited to students who hope to pursue a career in music, the program is designed to foster a love of music, build the next generation of audiences and teach the students the discipline required to achieve musical excellence.

    Mainstage Series

    Our MainStage Series includes Masterworks and PNC Pops concerts. These shows are the cornerstone of our annual programming and consist of traditional, contemporary and holiday selections.

    PNC Chamber Series

    Hear our incredible Philharmonic players up close and personal. Broaden your knowledge of the composers you love.


    As people who love music, we have an opportunity to make the study and appreciation of music relevant for our young people.


    Four youth oriented live concerts with coordinating classroom materials are presented to over 6,000 students each year.

    Schools & Education
    KIDS web

    Our organization is proud to introduce music that enriches the lives of the children and young people by offering unique programs that bring great value to our lives.

    Plan Your Visit

    You will see many people in the audience who dress formally, but you will also see other people who are dressed quite casually. If you would like to see typical audience attire, we suggest you visit our photo gallery.

    Approximately two hours, including intermission.

    We think the Holiday and Pops concerts are kid-friendly. There is plenty of action and stimulus to entertain a young audience. The Masterworks concerts are up to your discretion. If your child is able to sit quietly, then please bring them.

    Yes. Please arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to the concert to purchase tickets as the box office.