Meet Our New Clients

Each year, the Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia has the privilege of working with hundreds of clients, from working artists, to executives at Fortune 500 companies. Here’s a look at a few of our newest clients.

Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra

The Philadelphia Virtuosi is one of America’s premier chamber orchestras. Moving beyond traditional performance boundaries, the orchestra has been captivating world audiences for over twenty five years. The orchestra’s dynamic virtuosity and intimate style seek to entertain and challenge those who attend their concerts.With a palette of stylistically diverse and innovative programming combined with exceptional guest artists, presentations are provocative, poetic, and reflect the passions of music director Daniel Spalding. Transforming lives through the richness and beauty of classical music is central to their mission and spirit. The Philadelphia Virtuosi is inaugurating a new series of concerts in center city Philadelphia at five different and diverse locations over the spring and summer. The first of these concerts will take place at the Arts Ballroom, 1324 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 on Friday, April 7, at 7:30 pm. A limited number of tickets for this gala opening, including wine and hors d’oeuvres, will be available for purchase at their website.


Philadelphia Orchard Project

The Philadelphia Orchard Project plants and supports community orchards in the city of Philadelphia. Since 2007, POP has worked with community-based groups and volunteers to plan and plant orchards filled with useful and edible plants in neighborhoods across the city. POP provides orchard design assistance, plant materials, and training in orchard care. Community organizations own, maintain, and harvest the orchards, expanding community-based food production. Orchards are planted in formerly vacant lots, community gardens, schoolyards, and other urban spaces, almost exclusively in low-wealth neighborhoods where people lack access to fresh fruit. Learn more about The Philadelphia Orchard Project at their website.


Yolanda Ward

After more than 35 years of climbing the ladder in corporate America, Yolanda Ward was laid off during the financial crisis in 2009, and had to begin her career again. After losing most of her finances in the layoff, Yolanda sacrificed everything she had left – her savings, 401K and her retirement – to pursue her new career as an artist. Eight years and a lot of hard work later, things have started to turn around. Yolanda has had several exhibitions, recently had an article written about her work in the Chestnut Hill Local, and her artwork is represented by EandS Gallery in Louisville Kentucky.

Yolanda’s chosen artistic medium is paper collage. She creates larger than life images which look like oil paintings from a distance, but are actually made entirely out of paper. Yolanda’s work can be seen at the EandS Gallery, and prints can be purchased on her website. Her work will also be at the Harlem Fine Arts Show in New York February 16th — February 19th with EandS Gallery, and she will be showing at Rydal Park in Jenkintown PA March 4th — April 30th.

Yolanda attributes her success to all the people who have encouraged and supported her throughout her journey.