Philly players sign up for today’s #playforthevote

Philly players sign up for today’s #playforthevote


norman lebrecht

November 02, 2020

The cellist Matt Haimovitz will join musicians across the US to #playforthevote on election day, November 3rd, offering a more positive voter experience to people waiting in long lines.

Haimovitz will play Bach suites, as well as works by US composers Philip Glass and Vijay Iyer in Des Moines, Iowa.

Outside Polling Station at Roosevelt High School Commons Area
4419 Center Street, Des Moines, IA, 50312
Tuesday, November 3rd, 5-6pm

Three members of The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform patriotic music and classics at the polls inside the Kimmel Center today, starting 3:00 PM. They volunteers are Elina Kalendarova (violin), Miyo Curnow (violin), Kerri Ryan (assistant principal viola), and Kathryn Picht Read (cello).


  • Greg Bottini says:

    Bravo, Matt!
    Please wear a mask….

  • papageno says:

    I vote for separation of arts and politics.

    • Larry W says:

      I hope when you vote you can sort out issues better than this. These musicians are supporting democracy, not any particular political party.

  • Heidi Rogers says:

    Go, Matt!!!!