PRINCETON, NJ - The Arts Council of Princeton, in partnership with the Princeton Shopping Center and Edens, present West Philadelphia Orchestra on August 17, at 6 p.m. in the Princeton Shopping Center, 301 North Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ. With a diverse line-up of professional Philadelphia musicians whose influences range from Sun Ra to Bulgarian brass bands, West Philadelphia Orchestra is a unique live ensemble in today’s auto-tuned musical world. They began playing Romanian ballads, Macedonian folk-dance songs, Bulgarian wedding music, and Klezmer in late 2006, and have continued expanding their repertoire of Eastern European music. The band also plays original tunes which blend other sounds, like jazz and classical, together with traditional Balkan sounds. With blistering beats and walls of brass, they inspire audiences to hold hands, gyrate, howl, and otherwise slip the yoke of the homogenized culture industry. Concerts will be held rain or shine; bring a lawn chair or blanket. In the case of rain, concerts will be held indoors at the Arts Council’s Pop-Up Studio in the Shopping Center. Ample parking is available at the Princeton Shopping Center. For more information and a full listing of concerts through August 24, 2017, visit artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609-924-8777. The Arts Council of Princeton, founded in 1967, is a non-profit organization with a mission of Building Community through the Arts. Housed in the landmark Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, designed by architect Michael Graves, the ACP fulfills its mission by presenting a wide range of programs including exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops in a wide range of media. Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population of the greater Princeton region. Established over 60 years ago, the Princeton Shopping Center has become a popular home for some of the Princeton area's most unique retailers and restaurateurs. Built as a California-style in 1954, the Shopping Center is known for its architectural design and unique layout - a rectangular format with a center courtyard boasting beautiful floral displays. The Princeton Shopping Center is located at 301 North Harrison Street in Princeton, New Jersey. For more information please call 609-924-8777 or visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org.