Temple’s superb symphony orchestra and chorus are a centerpiece of cultural life on North Broad Street, and anytime they travel south of City Hall — like Sunday’s sojourn to the Kimmel Center for their annual spring concert — is a treat. This year, the gang will present a major premiere, a new work for tuba and orchestra by Michael Daugherty, an American composer well known for his colorful, often urban-inspired pastiches, regularly flavored with pop influences. His soloist is Philadelphia Orchestra principal Carol Jantsch, who teaches at Temple. The program also includes Barber’s Prayers of Kierkegaard, filling out an afternoon of big sounds.
Sun., March 24, 4 p.m., $20-$35, Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St., 215-893-1999, kimmelcenter.org.