April 18, 2018

EAGLES FAMILY FUN: Mann Announces Phila Eagles Concert with NFL Films and Orchestra

The Mann announced that they are partnering with the Eagles, NFL Films, and The Philadelphia Orchestra to create a unique concert experience this summer for Eagles fans. Merrill Reese will emcee the evening and it raises funds for the Eagles Autism Challenge and the Mann’s free arts education programming.  I recently became a fan of the Eagles. I mean that's what happens when you move closer to Philly. It becomes infectious and you just can't sit back and not become a fan?! The Mann always has fun things for families in the summer. Check this event out! On July 24th (my son's birthday), they will be having an Eagles family fun concert event to congratulate the Eagles for winning the Superbowl! What sold me on this event is that the Mann has partnered with Art-Reach to make this a sensory-friendly event for children and adults on the spectrum. For those that don't know, my son is on the spectrum. Check out the information below.


A Championship Season with The Philadelphia Orchestra to feature legendary NFL Films symphonic music paired with stunning video highlights from Eagles’ Unforgettable Season

Sensory-friendly performance to benefit Eagles Autism Challenge
and the Mann’s arts education programs

PHILADELPHIA (April 18, 2018) – Eagles fever will take over the Mann Center for the Performing Arts on July 24 when A Championship Season with The Philadelphia Orchestra takes center stage for a revelatory evening.  Presented by the Mann, Philadelphia Eagles and NFL Films, the performance will take the audience on a visual journey of the Eagles’ crowning championship season, set to a live soundtrack of NFL Films symphonic music performed by the world-class Philadelphia Orchestra. The “Voice of the Eagles,” the great Merrill Reese, will emcee the evening and SWOOP and the Eagles Cheerleaders will join in on the celebration.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Philadelphia Eagles, NFL Films and The Philadelphia Orchestra to present this celebration and to support two great causes in the process,” said President Catherine Cahill, Mann Center for the Performing Arts.

A portion of the proceeds from A Championship Season will benefit Eagles Autism Challenge, which supports innovative research and programs to help unlock the mystery of autism, and the Mann’s arts education programs, which provide free opportunities for all children to be inspired by the arts through the magic and richness of live performances.  In support of Eagles Autism Challenge, the Mann has partnered with Art-Reach to make the performance a sensory-friendly event.  The evening will be designed to create a welcoming environment for individuals on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities.

“The Philadelphia Orchestra has been captivating audiences for more than a century with its artistic excellence, enriching performances and celebrated legacy,” said Ryan Hammond, Eagles Autism Challenge Executive Director. “We are excited for everyone to take in this inclusive musical masterpiece at the historic Mann Center on July 24 and are thrilled to announce that proceeds will benefit the Eagles Autism Challenge.”

“NFL Films is honored to collaborate with the Philadelphia Eagles, the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra and the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in a celebration, with Eagles fans, of their historic championship season. Nothing stirs the soul like a 90-piece orchestra performing the music of NFL Films below a 40 foot screen reliving the dramatic moments of the Eagles’ march to their Super Bowl victory,” said Dave Robidoux, NFL Films’ award-winning composer.

Fans are encouraged to wear their team gear and pack a picnic to spread out on the lawn before the show. Tickets for the event go on sale to the public April 20.

About the Mann
As one of the foremost outdoor music centers in the country, the Mann, a leading non-profit organization, has a historical legacy of artistic excellence as a world-class entertainment destination presenting premier artists in association with AEG Presents. Each summer season, renowned symphony orchestras, iconic rock stars and the latest touring artists in indie rock, hip hop, R&B and pop take the stage here.  The Mann is the summer home of The Philadelphia Orchestra and has presented critically acclaimed performers in every decade since the 1930s.  Located in the heart of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, the Mann hosts more than 200,000 visitors annually.  Signature concert experiences are surrounded by Philadelphia’s stunning skyline and include seats beneath the Mann’s acoustically acclaimed pavilion; picnics, blankets and music under the stars on its great lawn; and dining in Crescendo, the venue’s spectacular tented restaurant.  For more information, visit www.manncenter.org.

About The Philadelphia Orchestra
The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the preeminent orchestras in the world, renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for a legacy of innovation in music-making. The Orchestra is inspiring the future and transforming its rich tradition of achievement, sustaining the highest level of artistic quality, but also challenging—and exceeding—that level, by creating powerful musical experiences for audiences at home and around the world. Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is now confirmed to lead The Philadelphia Orchestra for a decade into the future, through the 2025-26 season, an extraordinary and significant long-term commitment. His highly collaborative style, deeply-rooted musical curiosity, and boundless enthusiasm, paired with a fresh approach to orchestral programming, have been heralded by critics and audiences alike. Musician-led initiatives shine a spotlight on the Orchestra’s musicians, as they spread out from the stage into the community, and the Orchestra’s numerous education and community partnership initiatives are an important focus of the organization’s offerings. For more information on The Philadelphia Orchestra, please visit www.philorch.org.

About the Eagles Autism Challenge
The Eagles Autism Challenge is a landmark cycling and 5K run/walk fundraising event dedicated to raising funds for innovative autism research and programs. Set to take place on Saturday, May 19, the Eagles Autism Challenge features the Wawa Junior 15-Mile Ride, Wawa Shorti 30-Mile Ride and the Wawa Classic 50-Mile Ride, along with the family-friendly “five Below 5K Run/Walk.” All routes begin and end at Lincoln Financial Field, with the finish line taking place at the 50-yard line. One hundred percent of participant-raised funds will be directed to autism research and programs at three nationally recognized institutions: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University, and Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. For more information or to register, please visit www.eaglesautismchallenge.org.

About NFL Films
Since 1965, NFL Films has revolutionized the way America watches football and set the standard in sports filmmaking. Exclusive all-access sound, stunning cinematography, stirring orchestral music and poignant storytelling are the trademarks of NFL Films. Winner of 126 Emmy® awards, the production division of the National Football League is widely recognized as the most honored filmmaker in sports.

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