Paragon Philharmonia

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Paragon Philharmonia takes classical musicians out of the concert halls and into the community. We care deeply about creating engaging, accessible, and inclusive classical music experiences and breaking down the barriers between musicians and audiences.  


3 violinists, 1 bassoonist, 1 percussionist, and a conductor walked into a Zoom... 

Over the course of the past two years, musicians had all of their concerts canceled and watched as many ensembles were forced to shut their doors forever. Just as people need air, musicians need to make music and connect with audiences, and we knew that something had to be done. When all hope seemed lost, an eclectic group of passionate musicians who had played together pre-pandemic decided to do something about it. We hopped on Zoom and formed the group Paragon Philharmonia!

This all volunteer-led group is an ensemble of professional musicians helmed by Maestra Miriam Burns. From casual outdoor pop-up performances to online interactive shows to fully staged concerts, we want to reach our audiences where they are. As we got our bearings this year, we found ourselves playing to sold-out audiences. Thanks to incredible support from the community, we are thrilled to have been named the ensemble-in-residence at Grace Episcopal Church in The Plains, Virginia! Our first season included a series of five concerts featuring small ensembles and our chamber orchestra led by Maestra Burns.

With your support, we can expand and do more! Please consider supporting this fledgling ensemble with a gift of any amount. Thank you so much for supporting Paragon Philharmonia - it's been an incredible first year, and we can't wait to explore everything that comes next with you!

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