The sound of music will surround Greenbriar Children's Center on Nov. 19.

The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and the center will join forces to present an outdoor concert, "Philharmonic in the Streetz."

This is the second such family friendly event to be held this year, but the first time the two organizations have collaborated. The concert is free and open to everyone, especially children, and designed to celebrate music and the neighborhood.

"Philharmonic in the Streetz" will feature entertainment on an outdoor stage, presented by Savannah Philharmonic musicians, Laiken Love & Fellowship of Love, Marco Alexander and Ricardo Ochoa and Friends.

"'Philharmonic in the Streetz' is our effort to bring together all sectors of our community and enjoy each other's company through the power of live music," says Peter Shannon, artistic director and conductor of the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra. "Savannah needs efforts like this more than ever.

"Behind the scenes, Marco Alexander will be going into the surrounding schools and Greenbriar to speak to youth about his own powerful journey and how to succeed in the face of adversity. It's one of my favorite events on the Philharmonic calendar."

Read more about the Savannah Philharmonic and Chorus concert Nov. 18 at Lucas Theatre.

Special activities for children will be presented by local entertainer Magic Marc. In addition to music, free Leopold's ice cream will be available, and Tricks Barbecue will sell barbecue dinners.

The mission of Greenbriar Children's Center is to promote the healthy development of children and the strengthening of families by providing services that include an emergency shelter, runaway and homeless support, residential care, independent living, family preservation, early childhood education and care, as well as Project Safe Place.

"People tell you often that the sky is the limit," Alexander says. "I am one who finally understands that statement and can honestly challenge it by saying that the sky is never the limit.

"There is so much more left to discover, if you only use what you've gone through as motivation," he says. "Your present is never your final destination."


What: "Philharmonic in the Streetz"

When: 1-4 p.m. Nov. 19

Where: Greenbriar Children's Center, 3709 Hopkins St.

Cost: Free