European Festivals Tour

Dresden Music Festival, Dresden, Germany

Visit http://www.musikfestspiele.com/cms/en/home/ for more information.

European Festivals Tour

Berlin Music Festival, Berlin, Germany

European Festivals Tour

Rheingau Music Festival, Frankfurt, Germany

Visit http://www.alteoper.de/ for more information.

European Festivals Tour

Philharmonie, Cologne, Germany

Visit http://en.koelner-philharmonie.de/home/ for more information.

European Festivals Tour

Philharmonie, Essen, Germany

Visit http://www.philharmonie-essen.de/ for more information.

European Festivals Tour

BBC Proms, London, England

Visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms for more information.

European Festivals Tour

Cité de la Musique, Paris, France

Visit http://www.sallepleyel.fr/ for more information.

Free Neighborhood Concerts

Urban Outfitters Inc. HeadquartersThe Navy Yard5000 S. Broad StreetBuilding 543

Free Neighborhood Concerts

The RiverStage at the Great Plaza at Penn's LandingColumbus Boulevard between Market and Walnut Streets

Wells Fargo continues its commitment to The Philadelphia Orchestra Neighborhood Concerts as presenting sponsor for the eighth consecutive year.

Please note the Penn’s Landing 6:30 PM concert start time reflects a change from a previously published earlier time for logistical reasons.

This concerts is FREE and open to the public. Seating is general admission and first come, first served. Seating for this concert will be outdoors. We encourage you to bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy an evening with The Philadelphia Orchestra.

POA Free College Night

Verizon Hall

Don't miss this year's FREE Concert for College Students! Come out for a night of festivities at the Kimmel Center featuring The Philadelphia Orchestra in concert with violinist Leila Josefowicz, pre-concert activities, and a post-concert party with food, drinks, and live music from a local band!

All ticket-holders must be full-time college students and present a valid student ID with printed ticket on the night of the concert. Tickets are general admission and seating is subject to availability.

eZseatU is made possible with support from PNC Arts Alive.

Sound All Around 1

Academy of Music Ballroom

Sound All Around 1

Academy of Music Ballroom

Sound All Around 1

Academy of Music Ballroom

Sound All Around 1

Academy of Music Ballroom

Sound All Around 1

Rendell Room

The Season Begins

Verizon Hall

Maestro Charles Dutoit ignites the start of his final season as chief conductor with the breathless "Classical" Symphony of Prokofiev. Beethoven's propulsive Seventh Symphony completes the program, which also features violinist Julian Rachlin in the shimmering Violin Concerto by Sibelius.

The Season Begins

Verizon Hall

Maestro Charles Dutoit ignites the start of his final season as chief conductor with the breathless "Classical" Symphony of Prokofiev. Beethoven's propulsive Seventh Symphony completes the program, which also features violinist Julian Rachlin in the shimmering Violin Concerto by Sibelius.

The Season Begins

Verizon Hall

Maestro Charles Dutoit ignites the start of his final season as chief conductor with the breathless "Classical" Symphony of Prokofiev. Beethoven's propulsive Seventh Symphony completes the program, which also features violinist Julian Rachlin in the shimmering Violin Concerto by Sibelius.

Lang Lang

Verizon Hall

A true mega-star of the musical world, Lang Lang celebrates the 200th birthday of Franz Liszt, performing his fiery Piano Concerto No. 1.

Lang Lang

Verizon Hall

A true mega-star of the musical world, Lang Lang performs Beethoven's elegant Piano Concerto No. 2 and Dutoit presents the riveting and powerful Symphony No. 10 of Shostakovich.

Lang Lang

Verizon Hall

A true mega-star of the musical world, Lang Lang celebrates the 200th birthday of Franz Liszt, performing his fiery Piano Concerto No. 1.

This performance will be offered in high definition across NCM Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN) in hundreds of locations. Visit www.FathomEvents.com for more information.

Simply Spooktacular

Verizon Hall

Philadelphia Orchestra musicians perform your favorite spooktacular classics, including Wagner's "The Ride of the Valkyries" and Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King." Haunting harmonies and mysterious melodies turn Verizon Hall into a chilling chamber of Halloween fright and delight. The Orchestra will be in their best costumes, so dress your family in theirs, too! Experience the excitement and enchantment of classical music at its ghoulish best.

Elgar: "Enigma" Variations

Verizon Hall

To 19th-century Germans, England was famously "the land without music." There had been no British composers of distinction for 200 years. So, when suddenly and unexpectedly an obscure provincial musician named Edward Elgar brought forth a strange orchestral piece--a set of variations on an unknown theme in which each movement was a portrait of one of his friends--it was a matter for astonishment, an enigma indeed. "Here," declared one critic, "is a man who knows what he wants to say and knows how to say it!"

Beyond the Score® is produced by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

"Enigma" Variations

Verizon Hall

Exactly what is Elgar's "enigma?" We may never know. But we can still enjoy these 14 charming variations on a theme that Elgar composed "to my friends pictured within." And Gautier Capuçon makes his Philadelphia Orchestra subscription debut with Schumann's noble Cello Concerto.

"Enigma" Variations

Verizon Hall

Exactly what is Elgar's "enigma"? We may never know. But we can still enjoy these 14 charming variations on a theme that Elgar composed "to my friends pictured within." And Gautier Capuçon makes his Philadelphia Orchestra subscription debut with Schumann's noble Cello Concerto.

Chamber Concert

Perelman Theater

Members of the Orchestra perform chamber music masterworks by Beethoven and Mozart.

Yannick and the German Requiem

Verizon Hall

Brahms called this his "Human Requiem." He affirms a universal message of hope with some of his most glorious music as Yannick continues his exploration of the great requiems.

Yannick and the German Requiem

Verizon Hall

Brahms called this his "Human Requiem." He affirms a universal message of hope with some of his most glorious music as Yannick continues his exploration of the great requiems.

Yannick Conducts Pines of Rome

Verizon Hall

Music Director Designate Yannick Nézet-Séguin steps forward to increase his time with The Philadelphia Orchestra and its audiences in 2011-12. Yannick now leads the Orchestra in this Italian-themed program.

Yannick Conducts Pines of Rome

Verizon Hall

Music Director Designate Yannick Nézet-Séguin steps forward to increase his time with The Philadelphia Orchestra and its audiences in 2011-12. Yannick now leads the Orchestra in this Italian-themed program.

Yannick Conducts Pines of Rome

Verizon Hall

Music Director Designate Yannick Nézet-Séguin steps forward to increase his time with The Philadelphia Orchestra and its audiences in 2011-12. Yannick now leads the Orchestra in this Italian-themed program.

Shostakovich's "Leningrad"

Verizon Hall

Jurowski leads the massive symphonic forces of Shostakovich's "Leningrad"--the composer's powerful tribute to his beloved hometown under siege.

Shostakovich's "Leningrad"

Verizon Hall

Jurowski leads the massive symphonic forces of Shostakovich's "Leningrad"--the composer's powerful tribute to his beloved hometown under siege.

Shostakovich's "Leningrad"

Verizon Hall

Jurowski leads the massive symphonic forces of Shostakovich's "Leningrad"--the composer's powerful tribute to his beloved hometown under siege.

Sound All Around: Double Bass

Academy of Music Ballroom

Introducing toddlers ages 3 to 5 to the instruments of the Orchestra: Double Bass.

Sound All Around: Double Bass

Academy of Music Ballroom

Sound All Around: Double Bass

Academy of Music Ballroom

Sound All Around: Double Bass

Academy of Music Ballroom

Chamber Concert

Perelman Theater

Join members of the Orchestra and special guest artists in the intimate setting of Perelman Theater.

Eschenbach Conducts Beethoven

Verizon Hall

Maestro Christoph Eschenbach returns to The Philadelphia Orchestra to lead two contrasting Beethoven symphonies--the classical whimsy of the Fourth is contrasted against the more sardonic and humorous Eighth. Curtis graduate Jennifer Koh performs Bruch's youthful yet expressive Violin Concerto No. 1.

Eschenbach Conducts Beethoven

Verizon Hall

Maestro Christoph Eschenbach returns to The Philadelphia Orchestra to lead two contrasting Beethoven symphonies--the classical whimsy of the Fourth is contrasted against the more sardonic and humorous Eighth. Curtis graduate Jennifer Koh performs Bruch's youthful yet expressive Violin Concerto No. 1.

Eschenbach Conducts Beethoven

Verizon Hall

Maestro Christoph Eschenbach returns to The Philadelphia Orchestra to lead two contrasting Beethoven symphonies--the classical whimsy of the Fourth is contrasted against the more sardonic and humorous Eighth. Curtis graduate Jennifer Koh performs Bruch's youthful yet expressive Violin Concerto No. 1.

Sounds of the New World

Verizon Hall

Jazz. Spirituals. Native-American rhythms. These sounds echo through the vibrant cities and across the vast landscapes of the Americas. Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales is featured in the Copland Clarinet Concerto, originally written for Benny Goodman.

Sounds of the New World

Verizon Hall

Jazz. Spirituals. Native-American rhythms. These sounds echo through the vibrant cities and across the vast landscapes of the Americas. Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales is featured in the Copland Clarinet Concerto, originally written for Benny Goodman.

Sounds of the New World

Verizon Hall

Jazz. Spirituals. Native-American rhythms. These sounds echo through the vibrant cities and across the vast landscapes of the Americas. Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales is featured in the Copland Clarinet Concerto, originally written for Benny Goodman.

The Philadelphia Legacy

Verizon Hall

Yannick celebrates two great Philadelphia Orchestra premieres--Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (1934), which became one of the most famous works written in the 20th century, and Jennifer Higdon's Concerto for Orchestra (2002), one of the most successful works of the 21st century. It's Yannick, Jennifer Higdon, and the music of Philadelphia together in a remarkable partnership.

The Philadelphia Legacy

Verizon Hall

Yannick celebrates two great Philadelphia Orchestra premieres--Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (1934), which became one of the most famous works written in the 20th century, and Jennifer Higdon's Concerto for Orchestra (2002), one of the most successful works of the 21st century. It's Yannick, Jennifer Higdon, and the music of Philadelphia together in a remarkable partnership.

The Philadelphia Legacy

Verizon Hall

Yannick celebrates two great Philadelphia Orchestra premieres--Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (1934), which became one of the most famous works written in the 20th century, and Jennifer Higdon's Concerto for Orchestra (2002), one of the most successful works of the 21st century. It's Yannick, Jennifer Higdon, and the music of Philadelphia together in a remarkable partnership.

The Philadelphia Legacy

Verizon Hall

Yannick celebrates two great Philadelphia Orchestra premieres--Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (1934), which became one of the most famous works written in the 20th century, and Jennifer Higdon's Concerto for Orchestra (2002), one of the most successful works of the 21st century. It's Yannick, Jennifer Higdon, and the music of Philadelphia together in a remarkable partnership.

Glorious Sound of Christmas

Verizon Hall

Named for the Orchestra's best-selling Christmas album, these concerts are ideal for listeners of all ages and are sure to put you into the holiday spirit!

Glorious Sound of Christmas

Verizon Hall

The Philadelphia Orchestra lends its lush sound to timeless holiday classics! Named for the Orchestra's best-selling Christmas album, these concerts are ideal for listeners of all ages and are sure to put you into the holiday spirit!

Glorious Sound of Christmas

Verizon Hall

The Philadelphia Orchestra lends its lush sound to timeless holiday classics! Named for the Orchestra's best-selling Christmas album, these concerts are ideal for listeners of all ages and are sure to put you into the holiday spirit!

Messiah

Verizon Hall

Messiah has been an annual Orchestra tradition since 1961. Start your holiday tradition with The Philadelphia Orchestra today.

New Year's Eve

Verizon Hall

Start your New Year’s celebration in style with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Celebrate the timeless music of old Vienna in an evening of music and dance inspired by the legendary waltzes.

Beethoven's Fifth

Verizon Hall

It's fate knocking at the door. The beginning four notes of Beethoven's Fifth are the most poignant ever written. David Zinman brings his own unique interpretive style to the work, including the brisk tempos Beethoven indicated, and a period-informed approach to orchestral sound. Walton's extremely challenging Viola Concerto will be in the virtuosic hands of Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Viola Choong-Jin Chang.

Beethoven's Fifth

Verizon Hall

It's fate knocking at the door. The beginning four notes of Beethoven's Fifth are the most poignant ever written. David Zinman brings his own unique interpretive style to the work, including the brisk tempos Beethoven indicated, and a period-informed approach to orchestral sound. Walton's extremely challenging Viola Concerto will be in the virtuosic hands of Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Viola Choong-Jin Chang.

Beethoven's Fifth

Verizon Hall

It's fate knocking at the door. The beginning four notes of Beethoven's Fifth are the most poignant ever written. David Zinman brings his own unique interpretive style to the work, including the brisk tempos Beethoven indicated, and a period-informed approach to orchestral sound. Walton's extremely challenging Viola Concerto will be in the virtuosic hands of Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Viola Choong-Jin Chang.

Beethoven Violin Concerto

Verizon Hall

The youthful Robin Ticciati, already featured on the world's greatest stages, leads Sibelius's sweeping Second Symphony in his Philadelphia Orchestra debut. The elegance and beauty of Arabella Steinbacher's musicianship is featured in Beethoven's soaring Violin Concerto.

Beethoven Violin Concerto

Verizon Hall

The youthful Robin Ticciati, already featured on the world's greatest stages, leads Sibelius's sweeping Second Symphony in his Philadelphia Orchestra debut. The elegance and beauty of Arabella Steinbacher's musicianship is featured in Beethoven's soaring Violin Concerto.

Beethoven Violin Concerto

Verizon Hall

The youthful Robin Ticciati, already featured on the world's greatest stages, leads Sibelius's sweeping Second Symphony in his Philadelphia Orchestra debut. The elegance and beauty of Arabella Steinbacher's musicianship is featured in Beethoven's soaring Violin Concerto.

Chamber Concert 3

Perelman Theater

Join members of the Orchestra and special guest artists in the intimate setting of Perelman Theater, where the virtuosity of each musician shines.

Beethoven by Blomstedt

Verizon Hall

Blomstedt is a leading interpreter of the works of Beethoven, presenting the triumphal "Eroica" Symphony and the noble Third Piano Concerto. These mark his first appearances with the Orchestra since 2006.

Beethoven by Blomstedt

Verizon Hall

Blomstedt is a leading interpreter of the works of Beethoven, presenting the triumphal "Eroica" Symphony and the noble Third Piano Concerto. These mark his first appearances with the Orchestra since 2006.

Beethoven by Blomstedt

Verizon Hall

Blomstedt is a leading interpreter of the works of Beethoven, presenting the triumphal "Eroica" Symphony and the noble Third Piano Concerto. These mark his first appearances with the Orchestra since 2006.

Bach to Mahler

Verizon Hall

Did Mahler foresee the personal tragedy that was about to sweep across his life amid a successful career? The dramatic and fateful music of his Sixth Symphony--depicted by forceful hammer blows and large brass chorales--eerily portends the heartbreak that would soon enter his world. Yannick contrasts the scope of this impressive symphony with the intimate setting of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, which he will lead from the harpsichord.

Bach to Mahler

Verizon Hall

Did Mahler foresee the personal tragedy that was about to sweep across his life amid a successful career? The dramatic and fateful music of his Sixth Symphony--depicted by forceful hammer blows and large brass chorales--eerily portends the heartbreak that would soon enter his world. Yannick contrasts the scope of this impressive symphony with the intimate setting of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, which he will lead from the harpsichord.

Arabian Nights

Verizon Hall

The luminous orchestration of spins an ages-old Arabian tale. And an audience favorite since her Philadelphia Orchestra debut at age 10, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg performs the daring Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1, in Luisotti's Philadelphia Orchestra debut.

Arabian Nights

Verizon Hall

The luminous orchestration of spins an ages-old Arabian tale. And an audience favorite since her Philadelphia Orchestra debut at age 10, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg performs the daring Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1, in Luisotti's Philadelphia Orchestra debut.

Arabian Nights

Verizon Hall

The luminous orchestration of spins an ages-old Arabian tale. And an audience favorite since her Philadelphia Orchestra debut at age 10, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg performs the daring Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1, in Luisotti's Philadelphia Orchestra debut.

Beethoven Lives Upstairs

Verizon Hall

What happens when a "madman" moves upstairs? Embark on the story of young Christoph and discover the genius of master composer Ludwig van Beethoven.

Orchestral Spectacular

Verizon Hall

Grammy Award-winning violinist James Ehnes returns with Mendelssohn's beloved Violin Concerto. Individual members of the Orchestra are highlighted throughout the program in Bartók's masterpiece, the Concerto for Orchestra, and the winds are imaginatively featured in Martin's Concerto for Seven Winds. A Philadelphia night to remember.

Orchestral Spectacular

Verizon Hall

Grammy Award-winning violinist James Ehnes returns with Mendelssohn's beloved Violin Concerto. Individual members of the Orchestra are highlighted throughout the program in Bartók's masterpiece, the Concerto for Orchestra, and the winds are imaginatively featured in Martin's Concerto for Seven Winds. A Philadelphia night to remember.

Orchestral Spectacular

Verizon Hall

Grammy Award-winning violinist James Ehnes returns with Mendelssohn's beloved Violin Concerto. Individual members of the Orchestra are highlighted throughout the program in Bartók's masterpiece, the Concerto for Orchestra, and the winds are imaginatively featured in Martin's Concerto for Seven Winds. A Philadelphia night to remember.

Sound All Around 3

Academy of Music Ballroom

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Christopher Deviney, Principal Percussion, joins award-winning storyteller, Charlotte Blake Alston, at the next Sound All Around program for an interactive concert designed with our youngest audience members in mind. Children ages 3-5 listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Concerts are 45 minutes long and are a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with music.

Sound All Around Percussion

Academy of Music Ballroom

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Christopher Deviney, Principal Percussion, joins award-winning storyteller, Charlotte Blake Alston, at the next Sound All Around program for an interactive concert designed with our youngest audience members in mind. Children ages 3-5 listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Concerts are 45 minutes long and are a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with music.

Sound All Around Percussion

Academy of Music Ballroom

Christopher Deviney, Principal Percussion, joins award-winning storyteller, Charlotte Blake Alston, for an interactive concert designed with our youngest audience members in mind.

Sound All Around Percussion

Academy of Music Ballroom

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Christopher Deviney, Principal Percussion, joins award-winning storyteller, Charlotte Blake Alston, at the next Sound All Around program for an interactive concert designed with our youngest audience members in mind. Children ages 3-5 listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Concerts are 45 minutes long and are a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with music.

Rachmaninoff Second Concerto

Verizon Hall

There is no better showcase for "The Philadelphia Sound" than the music of Rachmaninoff. Two more orchestral masterpieces by Strauss and Hindemith spotlight every facet of this ensemble's unique musical character.

Rachmaninoff Second Concerto

Verizon Hall

There is no better showcase for "The Philadelphia Sound" than the music of Rachmaninoff. Two more orchestral masterpieces by Strauss and Hindemith spotlight every facet of this ensemble's unique musical character.

Ax and Frühbeck

Verizon Hall

The classical and elegant stylings of Emanuel Ax draw out the finest textures of Mozart's impeccable writing. Frühbeck emphasizes the robust and full-bodied sounds of Brahms's lush orchestration. It's a perfect Philadelphia partnership of artists and music.

Ax and Frühbeck

Verizon Hall

The classical and elegant stylings of Emanuel Ax draw out the finest textures of Mozart's impeccable writing. Frühbeck emphasizes the robust and full-bodied sounds of Brahms's lush orchestration. It's a perfect Philadelphia partnership of artists and music.

Ax and Frühbeck

Verizon Hall

The classical and elegant stylings of Emanuel Ax draw out the finest textures of Mozart's impeccable writing. Frühbeck emphasizes the robust and full-bodied sounds of Brahms's lush orchestration. It's a perfect Philadelphia partnership of artists and music.

Chamber Music with Emanuel Ax

Perelman Theater

Join members of the Orchestra and special guest artists in the intimate setting of Perelman Theater, where the virtuosity of each musician shines.

Spanish Dances

Verizon Hall

Spanish guitar, flamenco rhythms, and thrilling orchestral colors. Frühbeck uniquely induces rousing scenes from his homeland of Spain.

Spanish Dances

Verizon Hall

Spanish guitar, flamenco rhythms, and thrilling orchestral colors. FrÜhbeck uniquely induces rousing scenes from his homeland of Spain.

Spanish Dances

Verizon Hall

Spanish guitar, flamenco rhythms, and thrilling orchestral colors. FrÜhbeck uniquely induces rousing scenes from his homeland of Spain.

Sound All Around Horn

Academy of Music Ballroom

Philadelphia Orchestra horn player Shelley Showers joins award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston at the next Sound All Around program for our youngest audience members.

Sound All Around Horn

Academy of Music Ballroom

Philadelphia Orchestra horn player Shelley Showers joins award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston at the next Sound All Around program for an interactive concert designed with our youngest audience members in mind.

Sound All Around Horn

Academy of Music Ballroom

Philadelphia Orchestra horn player Shelley Showers joins award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston at the next Sound All Around program for an interactive concert designed with our youngest audience members in mind.

Sound All Around Horn

Academy of Music Ballroom

Philadelphia Orchestra horn player Shelley Showers joins award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston at the next Sound All Around program for our youngest audience members.

Rhapsody in Blue

Verizon Hall

Music for the jazz hall, the ballet stage, and the silver screen. Gershwin's jazzy Rhapsody in Blue is presented for the first time in over 40 years on The Philadelphia Orchestra's subscription concerts. Bernstein's film score stands the test of time and Tchaikovsky's ballet is one of his most iconic works.

Rhapsody in Blue

Verizon Hall

Music for the jazz hall, the ballet stage, and the silver screen. Gershwin's jazzy Rhapsody in Blue is presented for the first time in over 40 years on The Philadelphia Orchestra's subscription concerts. Bernstein's film score stands the test of time and Tchaikovsky's ballet is one of his most iconic works.

Rhapsody in Blue

Verizon Hall

Music for the jazz hall, the ballet stage, and the silver screen. Gershwin's jazzy Rhapsody in Blue is presented for the first time in over 40 years on The Philadelphia Orchestra's subscription concerts. Bernstein's film score stands the test of time and Tchaikovsky's ballet is one of his most iconic works.

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27

Verizon Hall

Beneath the simplicity of Mozart's final piano concerto lies one of the most subtle and perfect architectural structures in music.

A Grand Tour

Verizon Hall

Gianandrea Noseda returns to lead a whirlwind tour, beginning in his native Italy with Rossini's famous William Tell Overture. First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang is featured as soloist in Prokofiev's bounding Violin Concerto No. 1, written at the time of the Russian Revolution. The program concludes with a sojourn to Scotland with Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3.

A Grand Tour

Verizon Hall

Gianandrea Noseda returns to lead a whirlwind tour, beginning in his native Italy with Rossini's famous William Tell Overture. First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang is featured as soloist in Prokofiev's bounding Violin Concerto No. 1, written at the time of the Russian Revolution. The program concludes with a sojourn to Scotland with Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3.

A Grand Tour

Verizon Hall

Gianandrea Noseda returns to lead a whirlwind tour, beginning in his native Italy with Rossini's famous William Tell Overture. First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang is featured as soloist in Prokofiev's bounding Violin Concerto No. 1, written at the time of the Russian Revolution. The program concludes with a sojourn to Scotland with Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3.

Memories of Prague

Verizon Hall

Mozart was inspired by the beauty and culture of Prague nearly 100 years before Dvorak composed his profound and melodious Symphony No. 7. James Conlon joins the Orchestra, continuing a close friendship for the past 35 years.

Memories of Prague

Verizon Hall

Mozart was inspired by the beauty and culture of Prague nearly 100 years before Dvorak composed his profound and melodious Symphony No. 7. James Conlon joins the Orchestra, continuing a close friendship for the past 35 years.

Memories of Prague

Verizon Hall

Mozart was inspired by the beauty and culture of Prague nearly 100 years before Dvorak composed his profound and melodious Symphony No. 7. James Conlon joins the Orchestra, continuing a close friendship for the past 35 years.

Musical Prodigies

Verizon Hall

Celebrate and discover the talents of young Philadelphia artists as the extraordinary winners of The Philadelphia Orchestra's Albert M. Greenfield Student Competition perform for you.

Debussy's La Mer

Verizon Hall

Salonen, the former music director of the Los Angeles Philarmonic, now crosses between worlds as a foremost composer and conductor. In a rare Philadelphia appearance, Salonen leads his own Violin Concerto plus Debussy's incandescent sea-scape, La Mer.

Debussy's La Mer

Verizon Hall

Salonen, the former music director of the Los Angeles Philarmonic, now crosses between worlds as a foremost composer and conductor. In a rare Philadelphia appearance, Salonen leads his own Violin Concerto plus Debussy's incandescent sea-scape, La Mer.

Debussy's La Mer

Verizon Hall

Salonen, the former music director of the Los Angeles Philarmonic, now crosses between worlds as a foremost composer and conductor. In a rare Philadelphia appearance, Salonen leads his own Violin Concerto plus Debussy's incandescent sea-scape, La Mer.

Chamber Concert 5

Perelman Theater

Join members of the Orchestra and special guest artists in the intimate setting of Perelman Theater, where the virtuosity of each musician shines.

Bronfman and Petrushka

Verizon Hall

Stravinsky's virtuosic score colorfully illustrates the charming tale of a puppet that comes to life and falls in love. Bronfman takes on the towering Bartók Second Piano Concerto, a demanding work for soloist and orchestra alike.

Bronfman and Petrushka

Verizon Hall

Stravinsky's virtuosic score colorfully illustrates the charming tale of a puppet that comes to life and falls in love. Bronfman takes on the towering Bartók Second Piano Concerto, a demanding work for soloist and orchestra alike.

Bronfman and Petrushka

Verizon Hall

Stravinsky's virtuosic score colorfully illustrates the charming tale of a puppet that comes to life and falls in love. Bronfman takes on the towering Bartók Second Piano Concerto, a demanding work for soloist and orchestra alike.

The Composer Is Dead

Verizon Hall

There's dreadful news from the concert hall—the composer is dead! Discover the instruments of the orchestra as the Inspector interrogates all of the usual suspects.

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Verizon Hall

Over a mere two years, Tchaikovsky poured out a stream of masterpieces, culminating in his Fourth Symphony, a 19th-century Russian music drama to rival the great literary dramas of Pushkin and Tolstoy.

Tchaikovsky's Fourth

Verizon Hall

Three mighty giants of Russian music--Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Shostakovich. After several highly-praised appearances, Jaap van Zweden returns to lead Tchaikovsky's beloved Fourth Symphony, which complements Rimsky-Korsakov's solemn Russian Easter Overture. Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony features the Orchestra's virtuosic strings.

Tchaikovsky's Fourth

Verizon Hall

Three mighty giants of Russian music--Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Shostakovich. After several highly-praised appearances, Jaap van Zweden returns to lead Tchaikovsky's beloved Fourth Symphony, which complements Rimsky-Korsakov's solemn Russian Easter Overture. Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony features the Orchestra's virtuosic strings.

Sound All Around Ensemble

Academy of Music Ballroom

Join us as Philadelphia Orchestra musicians create a very special ensemble for the final Sound All Around program of the season.

Sound All Around Ensemble

Academy of Music Ballroom

Join us as Philadelphia Orchestra musicians Joseph Conyers, assistant principal bass; Daniel Matsukawa, principal bassoon; Jeffrey Lang, associate principal horn (4/21); Shelley Showers, horn (4/23); and Christopher Deviney, principal percussion; create a very special ensemble for the final Sound All Around program of the season.

Sound All Around Ensemble

Academy of Music Ballroom

Join us as Philadelphia Orchestra musicians Joseph Conyers, assistant principal bass; Daniel Matsukawa, principal bassoon; Jeffrey Lang, associate principal horn (4/21); Shelley Showers, horn (4/23); and Christopher Deviney, principal percussion; create a very special ensemble for the final Sound All Around program of the season.

Sound All Around Ensemble

Academy of Music Ballroom

Join us as Philadelphia Orchestra musicians Joseph Conyers, assistant principal bass; Daniel Matsukawa, principal bassoon; Jeffrey Lang, associate principal horn (4/21); Shelley Showers, horn (4/23); and Christopher Deviney, principal percussion; create a very special ensemble for the final Sound All Around program of the season.

Rattle Returns

Verizon Hall

Simon Rattle, in a rare US guest-conducting appearance, leads the sweeping and expressive Third symphonies of both Brahms and Schumann. These create an ideal framework for the revolutionary style of Webern's hyper-romantic Six Pieces for Orchestra. Rattle and Philadelphia, a partnership not to be missed.

Rattle Returns

Verizon Hall

Simon Rattle, in a rare US guest-conducting appearance, leads the sweeping and expressive Third symphonies of both Brahms and Schumann. These create an ideal framework for the revolutionary style of Webern's hyper-romantic Six Pieces for Orchestra. Rattle and Philadelphia, a partnership not to be missed.

Rattle Returns

Verizon Hall

Simon Rattle, in a rare US guest-conducting appearance, leads the sweeping and expressive Third symphonies of both Brahms and Schumann. These create an ideal framework for the revolutionary style of Webern's hyper-romantic Six Pieces for Orchestra. Rattle and Philadelphia, a partnership not to be missed.

The Lure of Paris

Verizon Hall

Charles Dutoit tours two centuries of music from the City of Light ranging from the luminous music of Mozart and Saint-Saëns to the large and impressive forces of Debussy and Scriabin. Concertmaster David Kim is featured.

The Lure of Paris

Verizon Hall

Charles Dutoit tours two centuries of music from the City of Light ranging from the luminous music of Mozart and Saint-Saëns to the large and impressive forces of Debussy and Scriabin. Concertmaster David Kim is featured.

Elektra

Verizon Hall

Strauss's scandalous retelling of Sophocles's Greek tragedy is imagined through an impossibly-demanding score for a large orchestra and a brave cast of daring singers.

Elektra

Verizon Hall

Strauss's scandalous retelling of Sophocles's Greek tragedy is imagined through an impossibly-demanding score for a large orchestra and a brave cast of daring singers.

Chamber Concert 6

Perelman Theater

Join members of the Orchestra and special guest artists in the intimate setting of Perelman Theater, where the virtuosity of each musician shines.

Celebrating Dutoit

Verizon Hall

Acclaimed pianist Maria João Pires has graciously agreed to join The Philadelphia Orchestra as soloist in its May 17 and 19 concerts, replacing Maurizio Pollini, who was originally scheduled to appear. Mr. Pollini has regrettably withdrawn from the Orchestra’s performances, as well as all of his upcoming U.S. engagements, for health reasons.

Celebrating Dutoit

Verizon Hall

Acclaimed pianist Maria João Pires has graciously agreed to join The Philadelphia Orchestra as soloist in its May 17 and 19 concerts, replacing Maurizio Pollini, who was originally scheduled to appear. Mr. Pollini has regrettably withdrawn from the Orchestra’s performances, as well as all of his upcoming U.S. engagements, for health reasons.

Lecture Luncheons

POA Devo Event

Lecture Luncheons

Double Tree Hotel

The Rittenhouse Square Committee presents one-hour lecture presentation featuring musicians, musicologists, and composers who illuminate the music of that afternoon’s concert, followed by a celebrity guest and a catered luncheon.

Lecture Luncheons

Double Tree Hotel

The Rittenhouse Square Committee presents one-hour lecture presentation featuring musicians, musicologists, and composers who illuminate the music of that afternoon’s concert, followed by a celebrity guest and a catered luncheon.

Lecture Luncheons

Double Tree Hotel

The Rittenhouse Square Committee presents one-hour lecture presentation featuring musicians, musicologists, and composers who illuminate the music of that afternoon’s concert, followed by a celebrity guest and a catered luncheon.

Lecture Luncheons

Double Tree Hotel

The Rittenhouse Square Committee presents one-hour lecture presentation featuring musicians, musicologists, and composers who illuminate the music of that afternoon’s concert, followed by a celebrity guest and a catered luncheon.

Lecture Luncheons are open to the public. To join or renew, make your donation today.

20th Annual Golf Classic

POA Devo Event

penn Opening Night

Irvine Auditorium

Opening Night Concert and Gala of The Philadelphia Orchestra will be held at the University of Pennsylvania on October 13.

The concert, which is led by Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit will be performed at the historic Irvine Auditorium in the Perelman Quad. The concert begins at 7:00 PM as originally scheduled and will be performed without intermission. The Gala Dinner, which immediately follows the concert, will be held at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology.

Salon Series

National Liberty Museum

Join Principal Player Circle members at a “Meet the Artist” Salon Series event with Daniel Matsukawa, Philadelphia Orchestra's Principal Bassoon.

Salon Series

POA Devo Event

Salon Series

The Rittenhouse Hotel

Join Principal Player Circle members at a “Meet the Artist” Salon Series event with guest artist Arabella Steinbacher.

Salon Series events are an Annual Fund membership benefit. To join or renew, make your donation today.

Learn More about The Annual Fund

Salon Series

Academy of Vocal Arts

Join Principal Player Circle members at a “Meet the Artist” Salon Series event with guest artist Stewart Goodyear.

Open Rehearsal

Verizon Hall

Join Friends’ Circle members and above watch a working session of the Orchestra with Maestro Charles Dutoit and esteemed guest artist Gautier Capucon rehearsing the following pieces.

Open Rehearsal

Verizon Hall

Join Friends’ Circle members and above watch a working session of the Orchestra with Maestro Marin Alsop and esteemed guest artist Ricardo Morales rehearsing the following pieces.

Open Rehearsal

Verizon Hall

Join Friends’ Circle members and above watch a working session of the Orchestra with Maestro Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos and esteemed guest artist Emanuel Ax rehearsing the following pieces.

Open Rehearsal

Verizon Hall

Join Friends’ Circle members and above watch a working session of the Orchestra with Maestro Esa-Pekka Salonen and esteemed guest artist Leila Josefowicz rehearsing the following pieces.

Open Rehearsal

Verizon Hall

Join Friends’ Circle members and above watch a working session of the Orchestra with Maestro Charles Dutoit and esteemed concert master David Kim rehearsing the following pieces.

Notable Kitchen Tour and Chef

POA Devo Event

Closed Rehearsal

Verizon Hall

Musicians’ Circle donors and above can enjoy an exclusive pre-rehearsal breakfast and conversation with Maestro Gianandrea Noseda prior to the rehearsal. Breakfast begins at 9:30 AM at the Kimmel Center in the Rendell Room (located on Tier 1) with rehearsal beginning promptly at 10:30 AM in Verizon Hall.

Maestro Noseda and esteemed violinist Juliette Kang will rehearse the following pieces.

Rossini Overture to William Tell
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 (“Scottish”)

Carnegie Hall Patron Tour

Carnegie Hall

Maestro’s Circle Partners, Champions, and Fabulous Philadelphians enjoy the opportunity to travel with our musicians on The Philadelphia Orchestra’s train to New York and to enjoy dinner and a concert at Carnegie Hall(fees apply).

Yannick and the German Requiem

Verizon Hall

Brahms called this his "Human Requiem." He affirms a universal message of hope with some of his most glorious music as Yannick continues his exploration of the great requiems.

Salon Series

Moore College of Art & Design

Join Principal Player Circle members at a “Meet the Artist” Salon Series event with guest conductor Gilbert Varga.

Salon Series events are an Annual Fund membership benefit. To join or renew, make your donation today.

Learn More about The Annual Fund

Anniversary Concert

Academy of Music

The Philadelphia Orchestra returns once again for a performance in the magnificent Academy of Music.

FREE M.L. King Jr. Tribute

Martin Luther King High School

Celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with this free community concert.

A Conversation with Yannick

Gen. Admission Venue

Hear highlights of Yannick's inaugural season as music director, and enjoy happy hour specials at the Wolfgang Puck PECO Bar and live entertainment by PhilOrch Jazz.

Stokowski Celebration 1

Academy of Music

Two dynamic and beloved works, combined as Stokowski presented these masterpieces nearly 100 years ago. Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony paints scenic landscapes of the American countryside, inspired by folk tunes and spirituals. Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade, one of the most vibrant and colorful orchestral works ever written, based on the legendary tale of A Thousand and One Nights. Please call 215.893.1999 for tickets.

Stokowski Celebration 2

Academy of Music

One hundred years later, Yannick conducts repertoire from Leopold Stokowski's historic opening concert.

Stokowski 3 Family Concert

Academy of Music

Recorded by The Philadelphia Orchestra and Leopold Stokowski in the Academy of Music, Disney’s Fantasia has introduced young audiences to classical music for generations.

Stokowski Audience Choice

Academy of Music

Stokowski ended each season with selecting a program from audience requests. Now it’s your turn to help chose the final program of the year.

Opening Night

Verizon Hall

Make plans now for a festive evening of music with Renée Fleming and Yannick for his inaugural celebration. Join us for a toast as we welcome Yannick to Philadelphia!

The Verdi Requiem

Verizon Hall

A monumental work for a monumental occasion--the inaugural concerts of The Philadelphia Orchestra's eighth music director. Continuing his exploration of the great requiems, Yannick has assembled an international cast of spectacular vocalists for the profound drama and operatic style of Verdi's revered Requiem. The thundering of the famous "Dies irae," the brass choirs throughout the hall, and the multitude of voices raised to the heavens combine to create a powerful musical experience that will kickoff this remarkable season.

The Verdi Requiem

Verizon Hall

A monumental work for a monumental occasion--the inaugural concerts of The Philadelphia Orchestra's eighth music director. Continuing his exploration of the great requiems, Yannick has assembled an international cast of spectacular vocalists for the profound drama and operatic style of Verdi's revered Requiem. The thundering of the famous "Dies irae," the brass choirs throughout the hall, and the multitude of voices raised to the heavens combine to create a powerful musical experience that will kickoff this remarkable season.

The Verdi Requiem

Verizon Hall

A monumental work for a monumental occasion--the inaugural concerts of The Philadelphia Orchestra's eighth music director. Continuing his exploration of the great requiems, Yannick has assembled an international cast of spectacular vocalists for the profound drama and operatic style of Verdi's revered Requiem. The thundering of the famous "Dies irae," the brass choirs throughout the hall, and the multitude of voices raised to the heavens combine to create a powerful musical experience that will kickoff this remarkable season.

Bell, Bernstein, and Brahms

Verizon Hall

Violinist Joshua Bell returns to Philadelphia, performing Bernstein's lyrical Serenade, inspired by the great Greek philosophers and their testimonies on love and romance. The second half of the program features the Fourth Symphony of Brahms, long a favorite of Philadelphia audiences, known for its expressive melodies and rich harmonies. To open the program, Gabriela Lena Frank composes a celebratory new work--commissioned for the inaugural concerts of our new music director. Her music often reflects her diverse heritage from Peru, China, and Lithuania.

Bell, Bernstein, and Brahms

Verizon Hall

Violinist Joshua Bell returns to Philadelphia, performing Bernstein's lyrical Serenade, inspired by the great Greek philosophers and their testimonies on love and romance. The second half of the program features the Fourth Symphony of Brahms, long a favorite of Philadelphia audiences, known for its expressive melodies and rich harmonies. To open the program, Gabriela Lena Frank composes a celebratory new work--commissioned for the inaugural concerts of our new music director. Her music often reflects her diverse heritage from Peru, China, and Lithuania.

Bell, Bernstein, and Brahms

Verizon Hall

Violinist Joshua Bell returns to Philadelphia, performing Bernstein's lyrical Serenade, inspired by the great Greek philosophers and their testimonies on love and romance. The second half of the program features the Fourth Symphony of Brahms, long a favorite of Philadelphia audiences, known for its expressive melodies and rich harmonies. To open the program, Gabriela Lena Frank composes a celebratory new work--commissioned for the inaugural concerts of our new music director. Her music often reflects her diverse heritage from Peru, China, and Lithuania.

Cowboys, Caballeros & Copland

Verizon Hall

Jamie Bernstein, daughter of famed conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein, returns to Philadelphia with an interactive concert featuring the music of Aaron Copland.

Chamber Music Concert

Perelman Theater

Join members of the Orchestra and special guest artists in the intimate setting of Perelman Theater, where the virtuosity of each musician shines.

Music of Copland and Gershwin

Verizon Hall

As America elects its president, celebrate our democracy with composers whose music is as varied as the American landscape. Copland's Appalachian Spring portrays the American countryside with brilliant simplicity, while Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F is propelled by the urban energy of New York's jazz clubs. The music of Puerto Rican-born Roberto Sierra is known for its rhythmic propulsion and danceable melodies. Experience the Philadelphia premiere of his Sinfonia No.

Music of Copland and Gershwin

Verizon Hall

As America elects its president, celebrate our democracy with composers whose music is as varied as the American landscape. Copland's Appalachian Spring portrays the American countryside with brilliant simplicity, while Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F is propelled by the urban energy of New York's jazz clubs. The music of Puerto Rican-born Roberto Sierra is known for its rhythmic propulsion and danceable melodies. Experience the Philadelphia premiere of his Sinfonia No.

Music of Copland and Gershwin

Verizon Hall

As America elects its president, celebrate our democracy with composers whose music is as varied as the American landscape. Copland's Appalachian Spring portrays the American countryside with brilliant simplicity, while Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F is propelled by the urban energy of New York's jazz clubs. The music of Puerto Rican-born Roberto Sierra is known for its rhythmic propulsion and danceable melodies. Experience the Philadelphia premiere of his Sinfonia No.

The Stokowski Legacy

Verizon Hall

Inspired by Stokowski's original program of December 1935, when The Philadelphia Orchestra presented the U.S. premiere of Poulenc's Double Piano Concerto, Emmanuel Krivine presents a pairing of repertoire drawn directly from the archives. Recent graduates of the Curtis Institute of Music, twins Christina and Michelle Naughton play the Concerto with a unity of sound that astonishes. Franck's D minor Symphony and Stokowski's orchestration of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor are trademarks of the "Philadelphia Sound."

The Stokowski Legacy

Verizon Hall

Inspired by Stokowski's original program of December 1935, when The Philadelphia Orchestra presented the U.S. premiere of Poulenc's Double Piano Concerto, Emmanuel Krivine presents a pairing of repertoire drawn directly from the archives. Recent graduates of the Curtis Institute of Music, twins Christina and Michelle Naughton play the Concerto with a unity of sound that astonishes. Franck's D minor Symphony and Stokowski's orchestration of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor are trademarks of the "Philadelphia Sound."

The Stokowski Legacy

Verizon Hall

Inspired by Stokowski's original program of December 1935, when The Philadelphia Orchestra presented the U.S. premiere of Poulenc's Double Piano Concerto, Emmanuel Krivine presents a pairing of repertoire drawn directly from the archives. Recent graduates of the Curtis Institute of Music, twins Christina and Michelle Naughton play the Concerto with a unity of sound that astonishes. Franck's D minor Symphony and Stokowski's orchestration of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor are trademarks of the "Philadelphia Sound."

Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky

Verizon Hall

Prokofiev's overpowering score for large orchestra, chorus, and mezzo-soprano soloist is accompanied by Sergei Eisenstein's cinematic masterpiece. Sergei Eisenstein filmed this black-and-white masterpiece under the watchful eye of Stalin's reign. It portrays a proud event in Russian history: Nevsky's 13th-century victory over an invading army of Teutonic Crusaders.

Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky

Verizon Hall

Prokofiev's overpowering score for large orchestra, chorus, and mezzo-soprano soloist is accompanied by Sergei Eisenstein's cinematic masterpiece. Sergei Eisenstein filmed this black-and-white masterpiece under the watchful eye of Stalin's reign. It portrays a proud event in Russian history: Nevsky's 13th-century victory over an invading army of Teutonic Crusaders.

Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky

Verizon Hall

Prokofiev's overpowering score for large orchestra, chorus, and mezzo-soprano soloist is accompanied by Sergei Eisenstein's cinematic masterpiece. Sergei Eisenstein filmed this black-and-white masterpiece under the watchful eye of Stalin's reign. It portrays a proud event in Russian history: Nevsky's 13th-century victory over an invading army of Teutonic Crusaders.

Sound All Around Percussion

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston.

Sound All Around Percussion

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family and the final concert features all of the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble.

Sound All Around Percussion

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family and the final concert features all of the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble.

Sound All Around Percussion

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston.

Chamber Music Concert

Perelman Theater

Join members of the Orchestra and special guest artists in the intimate setting of Perelman Theater, where the virtuosity of each musician shines. Through a wide range of ensembles and musical styles, encounter the Orchestra’s musicians as individuals, with their unique talents and musical personalities.

An American in Paris

Verizon Hall

Take a musical journey from French Impressionism to jazz. Debussy's Images contains some of his boldest writing. The charming suite from Poulenc's ballet Les Biches, originally composed for the Ballets Russes, is filled with humorous, syncopated melodies. In An American in Paris, Gershwin vividly depicts taxi horns, smoky cafés, and falling in love in the City of Light.

An American in Paris

Verizon Hall

Take a musical journey from French Impressionism to jazz. Debussy's Images contains some of his boldest writing. The charming suite from Poulenc's ballet Les Biches, originally composed for the Ballets Russes, is filled with humorous, syncopated melodies. In An American in Paris, Gershwin vividly depicts taxi horns, smoky cafés, and falling in love in the City of Light.

An American in Paris

Verizon Hall

Take a musical journey from French Impressionism to jazz. Debussy's Images contains some of his boldest writing. The charming suite from Poulenc's ballet Les Biches, originally composed for the Ballets Russes, is filled with humorous, syncopated melodies. In An American in Paris, Gershwin vividly depicts taxi horns, smoky cafés, and falling in love in the City of Light.

Wagner's Ring

Verizon Hall

Stokowski regularly performed entire evenings of Wagner's music with The Philadelphia Orchestra. On the bicentennial of Wagner's birth, Donald Runnicles, one of the world's leading Wagnerian specialists, presents orchestral highlights from the Ring of the Nibelung in the spirit of Stokowski. Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 is a showcase for the brilliant and tempestuous composer's piano virtuosity.

Wagner's Ring

Verizon Hall

Stokowski regularly performed entire evenings of Wagner's music with The Philadelphia Orchestra. On the bicentennial of Wagner's birth, Donald Runnicles, one of the world's leading Wagnerian specialists, presents orchestral highlights from the Ring of the Nibelung in the spirit of Stokowski. Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 is a showcase for the brilliant and tempestuous composer's piano virtuosity.

Wagner's Ring

Verizon Hall

Stokowski regularly performed entire evenings of Wagner's music with The Philadelphia Orchestra. On the bicentennial of Wagner's birth, Donald Runnicles, one of the world's leading Wagnerian specialists, presents orchestral highlights from the Ring of the Nibelung in the spirit of Stokowski. Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 is a showcase for the brilliant and tempestuous composer's piano virtuosity.

A Holiday Spectacular!

Verizon Hall

Deck the halls and come-a-caroling with The Philadelphia Orchestra for a festive celebration filled with your favorite sounds of the season, sing-alongs, and of course, Santa!

Rachmaninoff in Philadelphia

Verizon Hall

Rachmaninoff said that he would "rather perform with The Philadelphia Orchestra than any other of the world." A relationship fostered by Stokowski, Rachmaninoff maintained a long-term connection to Philadelphia, appearing as both soloist and conductor. He even recorded the beloved Third Piano Concerto with the Orchestra in 1939. His Symphony No. 2, perhaps his greatest work, is filled with longing melodies and sweeping solos that highlight the amazing musicians of our Orchestra. These performances are supported by the Sergei Rachmaninoff Foundation.

Rachmaninoff in Philadelphia

Verizon Hall

Rachmaninoff said that he would "rather perform with The Philadelphia Orchestra than any other of the world." A relationship fostered by Stokowski, Rachmaninoff maintained a long-term connection to Philadelphia, appearing as both soloist and conductor. He even recorded the beloved Third Piano Concerto with the Orchestra in 1939. His Symphony No. 2, perhaps his greatest work, is filled with longing melodies and sweeping solos that highlight the amazing musicians of our Orchestra. These performances are supported by the Sergei Rachmaninoff Foundation.

Rachmaninoff in Philadelphia

Verizon Hall

Rachmaninoff said that he would "rather perform with The Philadelphia Orchestra than any other of the world." A relationship fostered by Stokowski, Rachmaninoff maintained a long-term connection to Philadelphia, appearing as both soloist and conductor. He even recorded the beloved Third Piano Concerto with the Orchestra in 1939. His Symphony No. 2, perhaps his greatest work, is filled with longing melodies and sweeping solos that highlight the amazing musicians of our Orchestra. These performances are supported by the Sergei Rachmaninoff Foundation.

Tchaikovsky and a Genius

Verizon Hall

Tchaikovsky wrote seven symphonies, but the Third is an-often neglected masterpiece. It gets its nickname, the "Polish," from the energetic folk dances of the finale. Recent MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Alisa Weilerstein is featured as soloist in Elgar's noble Cello Concerto.

Tchaikovsky and a Genius

Verizon Hall

Tchaikovsky wrote seven symphonies, but the Third is an-often neglected masterpiece. It gets its nickname, the "Polish," from the energetic folk dances of the finale. Recent MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Alisa Weilerstein is featured as soloist in Elgar's noble Cello Concerto.

Tchaikovsky and a Genius

Verizon Hall

Tchaikovsky wrote seven symphonies, but the Third is an-often neglected masterpiece. It gets its nickname, the "Polish," from the energetic folk dances of the finale. Recent MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Alisa Weilerstein is featured as soloist in Elgar's noble Cello Concerto.

Glorious Sound of Christmas

Verizon Hall

Named for the Orchestra’s best-selling Christmas album, these concerts are an ideal way to begin your celebrations on a joyous note!

Glorious Sounds of Christmas

Verizon Hall

Named for the Orchestra’s best-selling Christmas album, these concerts are an ideal way to begin your celebrations on a joyous note! The Orchestra lends its lush “Philadelphia Sound” to an evening of timeless holiday favorites.

Glorious Sound of Christmas

Verizon Hall

Named for the Orchestra’s best-selling Christmas album, these concerts are an ideal way to begin your celebrations on a joyous note! The Orchestra lends its lush “Philadelphia Sound” to an evening of timeless holiday favorites.

Messiah

Verizon Hall

A Philadelphia Orchestra tradition since 1961, this concert has become as much a part of the season as the movie classic It's a Wonderful Life. This performance sells out year after year, so order your tickets for this annual event today!

New Year's Eve

Verizon Hall

Ring in the New Year with The Philadelphia Orchestra! Start your evening with a festive concert which ends in time for you to continue on with your own celebrations.

Sound All Around Brass

Academy of Music Ballroom

Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston.

Sound All Around Brass

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family and the final concert features all of the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble.

Sound All Around Brass

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family and the final concert features all of the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble.

Sound All Around Brass

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family and the final concert features all of the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble.

Mozart in His Time

Verizon Hall

It is The Philadelphia Orchestra as you rarely hear it, our virtuosic musicians coming together as an ensemble to shape a musical interpretation that is all their own.

Mozart in His Time

Verizon Hall

It's The Philadelphia Orchestra as you rarely hear it, our virtuosic musicians coming together as an ensemble to shape a musical interpretation that is all their own. Concertmaster David Kim leads Mozart's A Little Night Music from his seat at the front of the violin section as it would have been done in Mozart's time, without a conductor. The frenetic beginning of Symphony No. 25 was chosen to open the memorable film Amadeus.

Mozart in His Time

Verizon Hall

It's The Philadelphia Orchestra as you rarely hear it, our virtuosic musicians coming together as an ensemble to shape a musical interpretation that is all their own. Concertmaster David Kim leads Mozart's A Little Night Music from his seat at the front of the violin section as it would have been done in Mozart's time, without a conductor. The frenetic beginning of Symphony No. 25 was chosen to open the memorable film Amadeus.

Chamber Music Concert

Perelman Theater

Join members of the Orchestra and special guest artists in the intimate setting of Perelman Theater, where the virtuosity of each musician shines.

Ravel and Shostakovich

Verizon Hall

La Valse is one of the greatest orchestral showpieces ever written. A master of orchestration, Ravel begins with an innocent waltz that builds to a raucous climax, only to come crashing down at the end in spectacular fashion. Shostakovich, equally brilliant in his use of the orchestra, composed some of his most profound - and politically subversive - music in his Fifth Symphony.

Ravel and Shostakovich

Verizon Hall

La Valse is one of the greatest orchestral showpieces ever written. A master of orchestration, Ravel begins with an innocent waltz that builds to a raucous climax, only to come crashing down at the end in spectacular fashion. Shostakovich, equally brilliant in his use of the orchestra, composed some of his most profound - and politically subversive - music in his Fifth Symphony.

Ravel and Shostakovich

Verizon Hall

La Valse is one of the greatest orchestral showpieces ever written. A master of orchestration, Ravel begins with an innocent waltz that builds to a raucous climax, only to come crashing down at the end in spectacular fashion. Shostakovich, equally brilliant in his use of the orchestra, composed some of his most profound - and politically subversive - music in his Fifth Symphony.

Yannick and Bruckner

Verizon Hall

Yannick's recordings of Bruckner are hailed by critics. Our new maestro believes the great Philadelphia Sound is perfectly suited for Bruckner's rich, bold orchestrations. Yannick considers Bruckner to be one of his favorite composers and in his first season as music director, he imparts his own passionate conviction about this great Viennese master. Bruckner himself was deeply influenced by Wagner, especially after attending a performance of Wagner's opera Parsifal.

Yannick and Bruckner

Verizon Hall

Yannick's recordings of Bruckner are hailed by critics. Our new maestro believes the great Philadelphia Sound is perfectly suited for Bruckner's rich, bold orchestrations. Yannick considers Bruckner to be one of his favorite composers and in his first season as music director, he imparts his own passionate conviction about this great Viennese master. Bruckner himself was deeply influenced by Wagner, especially after attending a performance of Wagner's opera Parsifal.

Beyond the Score: Beethoven 5

Verizon Hall

Few pieces in the history of the art of music have achieved the iconic power and reputation of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.

Watts and Beethoven

Verizon Hall

Philadelphia favorite André Watts returns to Philadelphia, joining forces with the revered Maestro Frühbeck performing Beethoven's grandest piano concerto, the "Emperor." Liszt, a super-star pianist in his own right, also composed brilliant tone poems such as Les Préludes. And Hindemith further stretches the demands of the orchestra in his compelling Concert Music for Strings and Brass. This program also features another charming orchestration by Stokowski of Bach's "Sleepers Awake."

Watts and Beethoven

Verizon Hall

Philadelphia favorite André Watts returns to Philadelphia, joining forces with the revered Maestro Frühbeck performing Beethoven's grandest piano concerto, the "Emperor." Liszt, a super-star pianist in his own right, also composed brilliant tone poems such as Les Préludes. And Hindemith further stretches the demands of the orchestra in his compelling Concert Music for Strings and Brass. This program also features another charming orchestration by Stokowski of Bach's "Sleepers Awake."

Carmina burana

Verizon Hall

Orff's raucous retelling of 24 medieval poems praises springtime, love, lust, and fortune. It requires a huge orchestra and a chorus singing a mix of old languages. The riveting choral refrains of "O Fortuna" open and close Carmina burana. While many sections of this iconic work have been re-used in movies and commercials, nothing equals the power when you hear this live, in its entirety.

Carmina burana

Verizon Hall

Orff's raucous retelling of 24 medieval poems praises springtime, love, lust, and fortune. It requires a huge orchestra and a chorus singing a mix of old languages. The riveting choral refrains of "O Fortuna" open and close Carmina burana. While many sections of this iconic work have been re-used in movies and commercials, nothing equals the power when you hear this live, in its entirety.

Carmina burana

Verizon Hall

Orff's raucous retelling of 24 medieval poems praises springtime, love, lust, and fortune. It requires a huge orchestra and a chorus singing a mix of old languages. The riveting choral refrains of "O Fortuna" open and close Carmina burana. While many sections of this iconic work have been re-used in movies and commercials, nothing equals the power when you hear this live, in its entirety.

Carnival of the Animals

Verizon Hall

Come one, come all, to our musical zoo. Hear the sounds all around; it’s a neat thing to do! Come hear our great music, and come hear our rhymes. At our carnival of fun, it’s the grandest of times!

Chamber Music Concert

Perelman Theater

Join members of the Orchestra and special guest artists in the intimate setting of Perelman Theater, where the virtuosity of each musician shines.

The Rite of Spring

Verizon Hall

Stravinsky's Rite of Spring received its U.S. premieres in both staged and concert versions right here in Philadelphia, under Stokowski's direction. Now, in a first-of-its-kind partnership with Philadelphia Live Arts, The Philadelphia Orchestra collaborates with the New York-based Ridge Theater Company to present a 21st- century treatment of The Rite of Spring with dancers, video projection, and theatrical lighting. Philadelphia also gave the first American performances of Ravel's Piano Concerto in G, which will be performed by star soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

The Rite of Spring

Verizon Hall

Stravinsky's Rite of Spring received its U.S. premieres in both staged and concert versions right here in Philadelphia, under Stokowski's direction. Now, in a first-of-its-kind partnership with Philadelphia Live Arts, The Philadelphia Orchestra collaborates with the New York-based Ridge Theater Company to present a 21st- century treatment of The Rite of Spring with dancers, video projection, and theatrical lighting. Philadelphia also gave the first American performances of Ravel's Piano Concerto in G, which will be performed by star soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

The Rite of Spring

Verizon Hall

Stravinsky's Rite of Spring received its U.S. premieres in both staged and concert versions right here in Philadelphia, under Stokowski's direction. Now, in a first-of-its-kind partnership with Philadelphia Live Arts, The Philadelphia Orchestra collaborates with the New York-based Ridge Theater Company to present a 21st- century treatment of The Rite of Spring with dancers, video projection, and theatrical lighting. Philadelphia also gave the first American performances of Ravel's Piano Concerto in G, which will be performed by star soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

The Rite of Spring

Verizon Hall

Composed for the Ballets Russes, Stravinsky's Rite of Spring remains one of the most powerful, unique, and challenging orchestral pieces ever written. Here, the work will be performed in the concert version without any additional visual elements.

Shostakovich 5

Verizon Hall

The enigma of Shostakovich's message will unfold before your eyes in this dramatic presentation of the composer's life and world.

Beethoven's "Eroica"

Verizon Hall

Beethoven is able to make the most profound statements by taking the simplest gestures and motifs, and expanding them into grand symphonies. His Eroica Symphony was originally dedicated to Napoleon, but perhaps the real hero of this symphony is the composer himself. Beethoven was a revolutionary of his time and continues to influence music being written today. Mozart was equally progressive, especially in his Piano Concerto No. 20 which was unusual for its bold, syncopated rhythms and chromatic melodies.

Beethoven's "Eroica"

Verizon Hall

Beethoven is able to make the most profound statements by taking the simplest gestures and motifs, and expanding them into grand symphonies. His Eroica Symphony was originally dedicated to Napoleon, but perhaps the real hero of this symphony is the composer himself. Beethoven was a revolutionary of his time and continues to influence music being written today. Mozart was equally progressive, especially in his Piano Concerto No. 20 which was unusual for its bold, syncopated rhythms and chromatic melodies.

Beethoven's "Eroica"

Verizon Hall

Beethoven is able to make the most profound statements by taking the simplest gestures and motifs, and expanding them into grand symphonies. His Eroica Symphony was originally dedicated to Napoleon, but perhaps the real hero of this symphony is the composer himself. Beethoven was a revolutionary of his time and continues to influence music being written today. Mozart was equally progressive, especially in his Piano Concerto No. 20 which was unusual for its bold, syncopated rhythms and chromatic melodies.

Sound All Around Woodwinds

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music!

Sound All Around Woodwinds

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family and the final concert features all of the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble.

Sound All Around Woodwinds

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family and the final concert features all of the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble.

Sound All Around Woodwinds

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family and the final concert features all of the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble.

Viennese Masters

Verizon Hall

Venerated conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi leads an all-Austrian program of two Viennese masters - Schubert and Bruckner. Schubert's beloved "Unfinished" Symphony has taken a rightful place among the standards of the repertoire, even if we may never understand why he abandoned the work after just two enduring movements. Bruckner's Fourth Symphony was his first great symphonic success, yet he never seemed to be satisfied either, continuing to improve and tinker with the final score. The result is a breathtaking work that inspires audiences every time it's performed.

Viennese Masters

Verizon Hall

Venerated conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi leads an all-Austrian program of two Viennese masters - Schubert and Bruckner. Schubert's beloved "Unfinished" Symphony has taken a rightful place among the standards of the repertoire, even if we may never understand why he abandoned the work after just two enduring movements. Bruckner's Fourth Symphony was his first great symphonic success, yet he never seemed to be satisfied either, continuing to improve and tinker with the final score. The result is a breathtaking work that inspires audiences every time it's performed.

Viennese Masters

Verizon Hall

Venerated conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi leads an all-Austrian program of two Viennese masters - Schubert and Bruckner. Schubert's beloved "Unfinished" Symphony has taken a rightful place among the standards of the repertoire, even if we may never understand why he abandoned the work after just two enduring movements. Bruckner's Fourth Symphony was his first great symphonic success, yet he never seemed to be satisfied either, continuing to improve and tinker with the final score. The result is a breathtaking work that inspires audiences every time it's performed.

Tchaikovsky's Fifth

Verizon Hall

The program opens with the imperial "Entrance of the Gods" from Das Rheingold at the very beginning of the Ring. Then, skipping past 16 hours of Wagner's music, American composer Christopher Rouse imagines a postlude to the Ring and uses the final chords of Götterdämmerung as the opening of his percussion concerto. A 1997 co-commission by The Philadelphia Orchestra, Der gerettete Alberich (Alberich Saved) is brought back this season in honor of the Wagner bi-centennial.

Tchaikovsky's Fifth

Verizon Hall

The program opens with the imperial "Entrance of the Gods" from Das Rheingold at the very beginning of the Ring. Then, skipping past 16 hours of Wagner's music, American composer Christopher Rouse imagines a postlude to the Ring and uses the final chords of Götterdämmerung as the opening of his percussion concerto. A 1997 co-commission by The Philadelphia Orchestra, Der gerettete Alberich (Alberich Saved) is brought back this season in honor of the Wagner bi-centennial.

Tchaikovsky's Fifth

Verizon Hall

The program opens with the imperial "Entrance of the Gods" from Das Rheingold at the very beginning of the Ring. Then, skipping past 16 hours of Wagner's music, American composer Christopher Rouse imagines a postlude to the Ring and uses the final chords of Götterdämmerung as the opening of his percussion concerto. A 1997 co-commission by The Philadelphia Orchestra, Der gerettete Alberich (Alberich Saved) is brought back this season in honor of the Wagner bi-centennial.

We’ve Got the Beat!

Verizon Hall

Let the rhythm move you as percussion takes center stage with the energy and excitement of world-renowned soloist Colin Currie and the West African musical traditions of the Bernard Woma Ensemble.

The St. Matthew Passion

Verizon Hall

Originally premiered on Good Friday in 1727, Bach's setting of the Gospel of St. Matthew features solo voices, children's choir, double choir, and a double orchestra. Yannick re-introduces this passion oratorio--not performed by the Orchestra in nearly 30 years--over the Easter weekend.

The St. Matthew Passion

Verizon Hall

Originally premiered on Good Friday in 1727, Bach's setting of the Gospel of St. Matthew features solo voices, children's choir, double choir, and a double orchestra. Yannick re-introduces this passion oratorio--not performed by the Orchestra in nearly 30 years--over the Easter weekend.

Garrick Ohlsson and Brahms

Verizon Hall

Garrick Ohlsson's powerful yet graceful style is the perfect match for Brahms's First Piano Concerto. With the endearing melodies and waltzes from his opera Der Rosenkavalier Richard Strauss elicits exceptionally powerful sounds from the orchestra.

Garrick Ohlsson and Brahms

Verizon Hall

Garrick Ohlsson's powerful yet graceful style is the perfect match for Brahms's First Piano Concerto. With the endearing melodies and waltzes from his opera Der Rosenkavalier Richard Strauss elicits exceptionally powerful sounds from the orchestra.

Garrick Ohlsson and Brahms

Verizon Hall

Garrick Ohlsson's powerful yet graceful style is the perfect match for Brahms's First Piano Concerto. With the endearing melodies and waltzes from his opera Der Rosenkavalier Richard Strauss elicits exceptionally powerful sounds from the orchestra.

Sound All Around Strings

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music!

Sound All Around Strings

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family and the final concert features all of the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble.

Sound All Around Strings

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family and the final concert features all of the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble.

Sound All Around Strings

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family and the final concert features all of the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble.

Beyond the Score: Prokofiev 5

Verizon Hall

In 1936, after nearly 20 years in the West, Prokofiev returned to his native Russia, now the Soviet Union, where he found it more difficult than he had thought to write music to please the Communist authorities.

Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev

Verizon Hall

The premiere of Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony was the pinnacle of his career. Composed in the final days of World War II, the symphony is marked by the optimism of impending victory. While Prokofiev's Symphony is firmly rooted in a Russian style, Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence is inspired by his infatuation with the sights and sounds of Italy. This work, originally scored for string sextet, will be performed in an expanded version for the full strings of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev

Verizon Hall

The premiere of Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony was the pinnacle of his career. Composed in the final days of World War II, the symphony is marked by the optimism of impending victory. While Prokofiev's Symphony is firmly rooted in a Russian style, Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence is inspired by his infatuation with the sights and sounds of Italy. This work, originally scored for string sextet, will be performed in an expanded version for the full strings of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Chamber Music Concert

Perelman Theater

Join members of the Orchestra and special guest artists in the intimate setting of Perelman Theater, where the virtuosity of each musician shines.

Bach and his Brandenburgs

Verizon Hall

The Brandenburg Concertos of Bach are the flagship works of the Baroque era. Virtuosic soloists from The Philadelphia Orchestra will be featured in four of these sparkling and propulsive works. The performance is further enhanced by Baroque specialist Nicholas McGegan who brings a fresh and animated approach to these familiar masterworks. Even the famous "Air on the G String" from Bach's Third Orchestral Suite will sound like never before.

Bach and his Brandenburgs

Verizon Hall

The Brandenburg Concertos of Bach are the flagship works of the Baroque era. Virtuosic soloists from The Philadelphia Orchestra will be featured in four of these sparkling and propulsive works. The performance is further enhanced by Baroque specialist Nicholas McGegan who brings a fresh and animated approach to these familiar masterworks. Even the famous "Air on the G String" from Bach's Third Orchestral Suite will sound like never before.

Bach and his Brandenburgs

Verizon Hall

The Brandenburg Concertos of Bach are the flagship works of the Baroque era. Virtuosic soloists from The Philadelphia Orchestra will be featured in four of these sparkling and propulsive works. The performance is further enhanced by Baroque specialist Nicholas McGegan who brings a fresh and animated approach to these familiar masterworks. Even the famous "Air on the G String" from Bach's Third Orchestral Suite will sound like never before.

Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery

Verizon Hall

The Philadelphia Orchestra celebrates Vivaldi, Venice, and violins in this compelling mystery.

Mozart and Brahms

Verizon Hall

While Brahms struggled over his First Symphony for nearly two decades, he composed his radiant second symphony in a burst of creativity over a few short months. It's pastoral qualities were inspired by the bucolic setting where he wrote this score in the summer of 1877. Conversely, Elgar's spirited Cockaigne Overture, "In London Town" draws its character from the urban sounds of marching bands, church bells and drunken revelers. Curtis graduate Jonathan Biss returns to perform Mozart's rarely-heard Piano Concerto No. 13.

Mozart and Brahms

Verizon Hall

While Brahms struggled over his First Symphony for nearly two decades, he composed his radiant second symphony in a burst of creativity over a few short months. It's pastoral qualities were inspired by the bucolic setting where he wrote this score in the summer of 1877. Conversely, Elgar's spirited Cockaigne Overture, "In London Town" draws its character from the urban sounds of marching bands, church bells and drunken revelers. Curtis graduate Jonathan Biss returns to perform Mozart's rarely-heard Piano Concerto No. 13.

Mozart and Brahms

Verizon Hall

While Brahms struggled over his First Symphony for nearly two decades, he composed his radiant second symphony in a burst of creativity over a few short months. It's pastoral qualities were inspired by the bucolic setting where he wrote this score in the summer of 1877. Conversely, Elgar's spirited Cockaigne Overture, "In London Town" draws its character from the urban sounds of marching bands, church bells and drunken revelers. Curtis graduate Jonathan Biss returns to perform Mozart's rarely-heard Piano Concerto No. 13.

Hilary Hahn Returns

Verizon Hall

Hilary Hahn returns to Philadelphia for Korngold's Violin Concerto. This colorful and cinematic score stemmed from his success in Hollywood writing many treasured film soundtracks. Trademark fanfares, folk melodies, and thunderous crescendos punctuate Mahler's first symphony, along with humorous folk tunes and inventive orchestrations. Plus a chance to hear a rarely-heard and vibrant work by another 20th century master, Strauss's Love Scene from his opera Feuersnot.

Hilary Hahn Returns

Verizon Hall

Hilary Hahn returns to Philadelphia for Korngold's Violin Concerto. This colorful and cinematic score stemmed from his success in Hollywood writing many treasured film soundtracks. Trademark fanfares, folk melodies, and thunderous crescendos punctuate Mahler's first symphony, along with humorous folk tunes and inventive orchestrations. Plus a chance to hear a rarely-heard and vibrant work by another 20th century master, Strauss's Love Scene from his opera Feuersnot.

Hilary Hahn Returns

Verizon Hall

Hilary Hahn returns to Philadelphia for Korngold's Violin Concerto. This colorful and cinematic score stemmed from his success in Hollywood writing many treasured film soundtracks. Trademark fanfares, folk melodies, and thunderous crescendos punctuate Mahler's first symphony, along with humorous folk tunes and inventive orchestrations. Plus a chance to hear a rarely-heard and vibrant work by another 20th century master, Strauss's Love Scene from his opera Feuersnot.

Sound All Around Ensemble

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston.

Sound All Around Ensemble

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family and the final concert features all of the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble.

Sound All Around Ensemble

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family and the final concert features all of the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble.

Sound All Around Ensemble

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family and the final concert features all of the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble.

Simon Rattle and Lang Lang

Verizon Hall

The Orchestra enjoys a historic connection with the great Finnish master Jean Sibelius--Stokowski led the U.S. premieres of his last three symphonies. Rattle conducts the final two, together without interruption. Musical mega-star and Curtis graduate Lang Lang performs Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto, a revolutionary work that foreshadowed the Romantic era in music. Plus a kinetic work by young American composer Andrew Norman. The title "Unstuck" refers to the moment when he overcame writers block and began composing at a furious pace.

Simon Rattle and Lang Lang

Verizon Hall

The Orchestra enjoys a historic connection with the great Finnish master Jean Sibelius--Stokowski led the U.S. premieres of his last three symphonies. Rattle conducts the final two, together without interruption. Musical mega-star and Curtis graduate Lang Lang performs Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto, a revolutionary work that foreshadowed the Romantic era in music. Plus a kinetic work by young American composer Andrew Norman. The title "Unstuck" refers to the moment when he overcame writers block and began composing at a furious pace.

Chamber Music Concert

Perelman Theater

Join members of the Orchestra and special guest artists in the intimate setting of Perelman Theater, where the virtuosity of each musician shines.

Rattle Conducts Beethoven

Verizon Hall

Featured in Disney's Fantasia, the "Pastoral" Symphony paints vivid scenes of gathering thunderstorms, wandering brooks, and breezy countrysides.

Rattle Conducts Beethoven

Verizon Hall

Featured in Disney's Fantasia, the "Pastoral" Symphony paints vivid scenes of gathering thunderstorms, wandering brooks, and breezy country sides. Both Webern's Passacaglia and Berg's Wozzeck received their U.S. premieres in Philadelphia as part of Stokowski's vision for 20th-century music. Barbara Hannigan stuns audiences with her dramatic portrayal (and provocative costuming) in scenes from Ligeti's thrilling opera, Le Grande Macabre.

Rattle Conducts Beethoven

Verizon Hall

Featured in Disney's Fantasia, the "Pastoral" Symphony paints vivid scenes of gathering thunderstorms, wandering brooks, and breezy country sides. Both Webern's Passacaglia and Berg's Wozzeck received their U.S. premieres in Philadelphia as part of Stokowski's vision for 20th-century music. Barbara Hannigan stuns audiences with her dramatic portrayal (and provocative costuming) in scenes from Ligeti's thrilling opera, Le Grande Macabre.

Gil Shaham Plays Brahms

Verizon Hall

The famous Violin Concerto of Brahms is performed by the incomparable Gil Shaham.

Gil Shaham Plays Brahms

Verizon Hall

astern Europe comes alive in Janácek's Sinfonietta, a festive work with a stunning opening brass fanfare that includes 14 trumpets. A folk ethos likewise infuses the music of Dvorák; the latter credited Brahms with the success of his career, as the elder composer encouraged him greatly. The famous Violin Concerto of Brahms is performed by the incomparable Gil Shaham.

Gil Shaham Plays Brahms

Verizon Hall

The Philadelphia Orchestra will honor its former music director and conductor laureate, Wolfgang Sawallisch–who passed away February 22, 2013 during these performances, which feature repertoire that reflects his indelible artistic imprint on the Orchestra.

Greenfield Competition

Verizon Hall

Student Finalists selected from the 2012 Albert M. Greenfield Student Preliminary Auditions compete for the opportunity to perform as a soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra during the 2012-13 season. These auditions will take place with the finalists performing on the stage of Verizon Hall in front of a live audience. The annual Philadelphia Orchestra Albert M. Greenfield Student Competition is open to all accomplished young instrumentalists, pianists, and vocalists, who reside in, or study regularly with a teacher who resides in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Vail 1

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, CO

Vail 2

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, CO

Vail 3--Cirque de la Symphonie

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, CO

Vail 4--Wicked Divas

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, CO

Vail 5

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, CO

Vail 6

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, CO

SPAC--Opening Night

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY

SPAC--The Lure of Paris

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY

SPAC--Cirque de la Symphonie

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY

SPAC--Arabian Nights

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY

SPAC--Lang Lang!

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY

SPAC--Italian Opera Night

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY

The concert will also include works from Lucia di Lammermoor, Manon Lescaut,, Cavalleria rusticana, and Adriana Lecouvreur.

SPAC--Masterpieces

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY

SPAC--The Wizard of Oz

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY

SPAC--Evening with Joshua Bell

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY

SPAC--An Evening with Yo-Yo Ma

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY

SPAC--Sinatra and Beyond

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY

SPAC--Tchaikovsky Spectacular

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY

A Night with Young Friends

DoubleTree Hotel, Standing O Bar

Meet other music enthusiasts and mingle with Orchestra musicians at this special post-concert cocktail reception just for Young Friends!

College Night Art Exhibit

Comcast Circle

Enjoy the artistic inspiration and talent of local student artists at this special art exhibit post-concert event for college students.

Concert tickets required for admission to exhibit. Non-student audience members are invited to browse the exhibit before the evening’s concert and during intermission.

21st Annual POA Golf Classic

Applebrook Golf Club, Malvern, PA

Co-Chairs David Kim and Joe Clark And The Volunteer Committees of The Philadelphia Orchestra Present The 21st Annual Philadelphia Orchestra Golf Classic

After a wonderful day of golf you'll enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a full dinner. There will be a silent auction, tournament awards, and much more!

The evening will also include delightful entertainment performed by members of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

San Francisco Concert 1

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Concert 2

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA

Mann--Beethoven's 9th

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Mann--All Tchaikovsky

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Mann--Idina Menzel

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Mann--Chris Botti

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Mann--Music of John Williams

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Mann--Symphonic Spectacular

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

West Side Story

Verizon Hall

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this iconic film, as The Philadelphia Orchestra plays Leonard Bernstein's electrifying score live while the re-mastered film is shown in hi-def on the big screen with the original vocals and dialog intact.

West Side Story

Verizon Hall

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this iconic film, as The Philadelphia Orchestra plays Leonard Bernstein's electrifying score live while the re-mastered film is shown in hi-def on the big screen with the original vocals and dialog intact. Winner of ten Academy Awards®, the film, directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, features Robbins' choreography, screenplay by Ernest Lehman, book by Arthur Laurents and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

West Side Story© 1961 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved. © A.M.P.A.S.

West Side Story

Verizon Hall

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this iconic film, as The Philadelphia Orchestra plays Leonard Bernstein's electrifying score live while the re-mastered film is shown in hi-def on the big screen with the original vocals and dialog intact. Winner of ten Academy Awards®, the film, directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, features Robbins' choreography, screenplay by Ernest Lehman, book by Arthur Laurents and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

West Side Story© 1961 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved. © A.M.P.A.S.

China Then and Now

Coca-Cola Bottling Plant, Shanghai, China

Ambassador Platt, who facilitated The Philadelphia Orchestra’s historic 1973 tour of China, will discuss U.S.-China cultural diplomacy and, in particular, the long-term relationship between The Philadelphia Orchestra and China. He will be accompanied by Herold Klein and Renard Edwards, two Philadelphia Orchestra musicians who performed on the historic tour.

Open to Coca-Cola employees and guests.

POA Pop-Up Performances

Locations throughout historic Beijing, China, including the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Royal Garden of Prince Gong

Philadelphia Orchestra chamber ensembles will present “impromptu” informal short performances at some of Beijing’s most historic sites to launch the Residency Week with the general public.

Open to the public.

The Importance of Culture

U.S. Embassy, China

Ambassador Nicholas Platt will host a discussion with Professor Yuan Ming, Professor of International Relations and Director, Institute of International Relations, Beijing University, about the importance of culture in Sino-U.S. relations over the decades.

Invited guests and invited media.

NCPA Residency Week Opening

National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Blossom Hall, China

The launch of the Residency Week will include performances by chamber ensembles from The Philadelphia Orchestra and the National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra.

Historical Exhib Ribbon Cuttin

National Centre for the Performing Arts, Exhibit Room by Concert Hall Entrance, China

The NCPA will host an archival exhibition of photographs and videos that include U.S. President Richard Nixon’s 1972 visit to China and The Philadelphia Orchestra’s visit in 1973. The exhibit celebrates over 70 years of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s engagement with China, a relationship unmatched by any other American cultural organization.

By invitation only.

Night of Perfect Harmony 1

China

This prestigious and world-renowned brand partners with musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra to demonstrate the creation of the “perfect harmony” that goes into blending one of the world’s greatest cognacs and creating the sound of one of the world’s greatest orchestras.

Open to Hennessy invited guests.

Philadelphia Orchestra Rehears

National Centre for the Performing Arts, Concert Hall, China

Open to National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra musicians, Central Conservatory of Music students, invited guests, and invited media.

Orch Sectionals & Master Clas

National Centre for the Performing Arts, China

Master classes and sectionals conducted by Philadelphia Orchestra musicians for musicians from the National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra.

Open to invited guests and invited media.

Philadelphia Orchestra Concert

National Centre for the Performing Arts, Concert Hall, China

Open to the public.

Philadelphia Orchestra Rehears

National Centre for the Performing Arts, Concert Hall, China

In honor of China’s National Children’s Day, this concert rehearsal will be open to students from Middle School 101 and the Chinese Migrant Workers School.

Open to invited guests and invited media.

Orch Sectionals & Master Clas

National Centre for the Performing Arts, China

Musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra will conduct sectionals and master classes with musicians from the NCPA Orchestra (or at Forbidden City Concert Hall for musicians of the Beijing Symphony Orchestra).

Open to invited guests and invited media.

Philadelphia Orchestra Concert

National Centre for the Performing Arts, Concert Hall, China

This will be the world premiere performance of Niao Qing Si (An Interrupted Dream) by Du Wei, the winner of a Chinese nation-wide juried competition. The grand prize of this competition includes the world premiere performance of the winner’s piece by The Philadelphia Orchestra at this concert.

Maizidian International Commun

Maizidian International Community, Chaoyang District, China

A concert by a chamber music ensemble from The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Open to the public.

1973 Musicians at Great Wall

Great Wall Badaling, China

Dignitaries and Philadelphia Orchestra veterans of the 1973 tour will revisit the site at which the historic 1973 photo was taken. A brass ensemble from the Orchestra will give a short performance.

Open to invited guests and invited media.

Residency Comm Event 1

Dongcheng Special Education School, China

An educational concert by a chamber music ensemble from The Philadelphia Orchestra programmed for this special needs audience.

Open to invited guests and invited media.

Residency Comm Event 2

National Centre for the Performing Arts, Concert Hall, China

Maestro Charles Dutoit conducts the National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra in a reading rehearsal.

Open to invited guests and invited media.

Chamber Arts Meets Music

Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, China

A concert by a chamber music ensemble from The Philadelphia Orchestra in celebration of the opening of a new exhibit, “Water Works,” by noted Chinese artist Yun-Fei Ji.

Open to the public and invited Sponsor guests.

Chamber Orchestra Concert

National Centre for the Performing Arts, Concert Hall, China

This historic concert will include performances by members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and the National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra, and combined ensembles.

Open to the public.

Philadelphia Orchestra Concert

Tianjin Grand Theatre, China

Open to the public

Residency Community Event

Macao, China

A concert by a chamber music ensemble from The Philadelphia Orchestra programmed for a student/community audience.

Night of Perfect Harmony 2

Guangzhou, China

This prestigious and world-renowned brand partners with musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra to demonstrate the creation of the “perfect harmony” that goes into blending one of the world’s greatest cognacs and creating the sound of one of the world’s greatest orchestras.

Open to Hennessy invited guests.

Philadelphia Orchestra Concert

Guangzhou Opera House, China

Open to the public.

Drexel SARI Opening Event

Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Official opening of joint-initiative by Philadelphia’s Drexel University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Open to invited guests.

Philadelphia Orchestra Concert

Shanghai Grand Theatre, China

Open to the public.

YFriends: cocktails/concert

Cocktail Hour - Del Frisco’s 5:30-7:30 PMPhiladelphia Orchestra Concert - Academy of Music 8 PM

Join us at Del Frisco’s for drinks and complimentary appetizers before heading over to the Academy for a dazzling multi-media concert experience that will transform this historic Philadelphia landmark in music and imagery.

Free Neighborhood Concerts

Curtis Arboretum

The FREE Neighborhood Concert Series continues The Philadelphia Orchestra's commitment to celebrating the vitality of neighborhoods throughout the Philadelphia region.

Free Neighborhood Concerts

The RiverStage at the Great Plaza at Penn's LandingColumbus Boulevard between Market and Walnut Streets

The FREE Neighborhood Concert Series continues The Philadelphia Orchestra's commitment to celebrating the vitality of neighborhoods throughout the Philadelphia region.

Anniversary Concert

Academy of Music

Free College Concert

Verizon Hall

Lecture Luncheons

DoubleTree Hotel

Lecture Luncheons

DoubleTree Hotel

Lecture Luncheons

DoubleTree Hotel

Event Lecture Luncheons

DoubleTree Hotel

Event Lecture Luncheons

DoubleTree Hotel

Event Lecture Luncheons

DoubleTree Hotel

Open Rehearsals

Verizon Hall

Join Friends’ Circle members and above watch a working session of the Orchestra with Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero and esteemed guest artist Kirill Gerstein rehearse the following pieces.

Barber Medea’s Dance of Vengeance
Gershwin Piano Concerto in F
Copland Appalachian Spring
Sierra Sinfonia No. 4

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Open Rehearsals

Verizon Hall

Join Friends’ Circle members and above watch a working session of the Orchestra with Maestro Gianandrea Noseda and esteemed guest artist Alisa Weilerstein rehearse the following pieces.

Borodin Overture to Prince Igor
Elgar Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 3 (“Polish”)

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Open Rehearsals

Verizon Hall

Join Friends’ Circle members and above watch a working session of the Orchestra with Maestro Rafael Fr?hbeck de Burgos, esteemed guest artist David Bilger and The Philadelphia Singers Chorale rehearse the following pieces.

Haydn Symphony No. 1
Hummel Trumpet Concerto
Orff Carmina burana

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Open Rehearsals

Verizon Hall

Join Friends’ Circle members and above watch a working session of the Orchestra with Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin, esteemed guest artists Malin Christensson Soprano, Karen Cargill Mezzo-soprano, Andrew Staples Tenor, Andrew Foster-Williams Bass-baritone, Luca Pisaroni Bass-baritone, Westminster Symphonic Choir, and The American Boychoir rehearse the following piece.

Bach The Passion According to St. Matthew

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Open Rehearsals

Verizon Hall

Join Friends’ Circle members and above watch a working session of the Orchestra with Maestro Donald Runnicles and esteemed guest artist Jonathan Biss rehearse the following pieces.

Elgar Cockaign Overture (“In London Town”)
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 13, K. 415
Brahms Symphony No. 2

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Tour and Chef Showcase

POA Devo Event

A premier Market Place will feature gourmet delights, housewares and personal items for your shopping pleasure.

Please join us for this exciting signature fundraising event for The Philadelphia Orchestra. This self-guided tour will offer seven outstanding Main Line kitchens from Newtown Square to Villanova.

You’ll experience unique, innovative and beautiful designs showcasing the visions of some of the area's finest architects, kitchen designers, builders and specialty contractors.

Salon Series

Top of the Tower, Three Logan Square

Join Principal Player Circle members at a “Meet the Artist” Salon Series event with guest artists Christina and Michelle Naughton.

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Salon Series

The Rittenhouse Hotel

Join Principal Player Circle members at a “Meet the Artist” Salon Series event with guest artist Denis Matsuev.

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Salon Series

National Museum of American Jewish History

Join Principal Player Circle members at a “Meet the Artist” Salon Series event with guest artist Colin Currie.

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Salon Series

Rodin Museum

Join Principal Player Circle members at a “Meet the Artist” Salon Series event with guest conductor Sir Simon Rattle.

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Marian Anderson

Verizon Hall

The Marian Anderson Award will be honoring the Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning actor James Earl Jones.

Jewel Noel

POA Devo Event

The St. Matthew Passion

Verizon Hall

Yannick re-introduces this passion oratorio—not performed by the Orchestra in nearly 30 years—over the Easter weekend.

Closed Rehearsals

POA Devo Event

Musicians’ Circle donors and above can enjoy an exclusive pre-rehearsal breakfast and conversation with Maestro Jaap van Zweden prior to the rehearsal. Breakfast begins at 8:30 AM at the Kimmel Center in the Rendell Room (located on Tier 1) with rehearsal beginning promptly at 10:00 AM in Verizon Hall.

Maestro Jaap van Zweden and the Fabulous Philadelphians will rehearse the following pieces.

Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence, for string orchestra
Prokofiev Symphony No. 5

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Carnegie Hall Patron Tour

Carnegie Hall

MLK Tribute Concert

Martin Luther King High School

Come and celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as newly-inaugurated Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in a free community concert.

Morning Musicales

The Curtis Institute of Music, Field Concert Hall

Morning Musicales

The Curtis Institute of Music, Field Concert Hall

The Orchestra's First Lady

Woodmere Art Museum,Philadelphia, PA

Perfect Harmony 2013

The Acorn Club,Philadelphia, PA

This special evening event includes cocktails, supper, musical presentations, and a one-of-a-kind silent and live auction where most of the items have been donated by Orchestra musicians.

Academy Ball Pre-Party

Tiffany & Co.,1414 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Florida Tour West Palm Beach 2

Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, FL

The Philadelphia Orchestra heads to Florida under the baton of guest conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos for a five-concert tour kicking off on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. The Orchestra’s week-long tour through the Sunshine State includes stops in West Palm Beach, Miami, Naples, and Sarasota and features virtuosic pianist and Philadelphia favorite André Watts as guest soloist. This tour marks The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 16th visit to Florida since its first trip to the state with Eugene Ormandy in 1939. The Orchestra’s last tour to Florida occurred in 2006.

Florida Tour Miami

Knight Concert Hall, The Adrienne Arsht Center, FL

The Philadelphia Orchestra heads to Florida under the baton of guest conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos for a five-concert tour kicking off on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. The Orchestra’s week-long tour through the Sunshine State includes stops in West Palm Beach, Miami, Naples, and Sarasota and features virtuosic pianist and Philadelphia favorite André Watts as guest soloist. This tour marks The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 16th visit to Florida since its first trip to the state with Eugene Ormandy in 1939. The Orchestra’s last tour to Florida occurred in 2006.

Florida Tour Naples

Philharmonic Center for the Arts, FL

The Philadelphia Orchestra heads to Florida under the baton of guest conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos for a five-concert tour kicking off on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. The Orchestra’s week-long tour through the Sunshine State includes stops in West Palm Beach, Miami, Naples, and Sarasota and features virtuosic pianist and Philadelphia favorite André Watts as guest soloist. This tour marks The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 16th visit to Florida since its first trip to the state with Eugene Ormandy in 1939. The Orchestra’s last tour to Florida occurred in 2006.

Florida Tour Sarasota

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, FL

The Philadelphia Orchestra heads to Florida under the baton of guest conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos for a five-concert tour kicking off on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. The Orchestra’s week-long tour through the Sunshine State includes stops in West Palm Beach, Miami, Naples, and Sarasota and features virtuosic pianist and Philadelphia favorite André Watts as guest soloist. This tour marks The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 16th visit to Florida since its first trip to the state with Eugene Ormandy in 1939. The Orchestra’s last tour to Florida occurred in 2006.

Florida Tour West Palm Beach 1

Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, FL

The Philadelphia Orchestra heads to Florida under the baton of guest conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos for a five-concert tour kicking off on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. The Orchestra’s week-long tour through the Sunshine State includes stops in West Palm Beach, Miami, Naples, and Sarasota and features virtuosic pianist and Philadelphia favorite André Watts as guest soloist. This tour marks The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 16th visit to Florida since its first trip to the state with Eugene Ormandy in 1939. The Orchestra’s last tour to Florida occurred in 2006.

Greenfield Student Competition

Perelman Theater

Beethoven 9--"Ode to Joy"

Verizon Hall

The Ninth Symphony, with its universal message of freedom and brotherhood, is the crowning achievement of Beethoven’s revolutionary works. The famous “Ode to Joy” serves as a message of hope for all mankind.

Beethoven 9--"Ode to Joy"

Verizon Hall

The Ninth Symphony, with its universal message of freedom and brotherhood, is the crowning achievement of Beethoven’s revolutionary works. The famous “Ode to Joy” serves as a message of hope for
all mankind.

Beethoven 9--"Ode to Joy"

Verizon Hall

The Ninth Symphony, with its universal message of freedom and brotherhood, is the crowning achievement of Beethoven’s revolutionary works. The famous “Ode to Joy” serves as a message of hope fo rall mankind.

Yannick Conducts Mahler 4

Verizon Hall

From the opening sleigh bells to the heavenly song of the final movement, Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 is a sunny and optimistic work, drawing balance and influence from the Classical era.

Yannick Conducts Mahler 4

Verizon Hall

From the opening sleigh bells to the heavenly song of the final movement, Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 is a sunny and optimistic work, drawing much of its balance and influence from the Classical era. Benjamin Britten, born 100 years ago, also drew inspiration from an earlier period, using themes from 17th-century composer Henry Purcell in his orchestral showpiece Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell.

Yannick Conducts Mahler 4

Verizon Hall

From the opening sleigh bells to the heavenly song of the final movement, Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 is a sunny and optimistic work, drawing much of its balance and influence from the Classical era. Benjamin Britten, born 100 years ago, also drew inspiration from an earlier period, using themes from 17th-century composer Henry Purcell in his orchestral showpiece Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell.

Bronfman Plays Beethoven

Verizon Hall

Yefim Bronfman is one of the greatest living pianists, known for his unique blend of power, virtuosity, and grace.

Bronfman Plays Beethoven

Verizon Hall

Yefim Bronfman is one of the greatest living pianists, known for his unique blend of power, virtuosity, and grace. Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, with its delicate solo opening bars and fiery conclusion, is the ideal vehicle to showcase his talents. Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11 of 1957 was, on the surface, composed to appease Soviet bureaucrats and was a tribute to the tragic events of the failed 1905 Russian Revolution. But like Shostakovich’s Fifth and Tenth symphonies, it contains deeper political commentary on Soviet rule, namely the 1956 Hungarian uprising.

Bronfman Plays Beethoven

Verizon Hall

Yefim Bronfman is one of the greatest living pianists, known for his unique blend of power, virtuosity, and grace. Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, with its delicate solo opening bars and fiery conclusion, is the ideal vehicle to showcase his talents. Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11 of 1957 was, on the surface, composed to appease Soviet bureaucrats and was a tribute to the tragic events of the failed 1905 Russian Revolution. But like Shostakovich’s Fifth and Tenth symphonies, it contains deeper political commentary on Soviet rule, namely the 1956 Hungarian uprising.

Pines of Rome

Verizon Hall

This program kicks off a two-week residency, with perennial audience favorite Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, the second of which includes his 150th performance with the Orchestra in Philadelphia.

Pines of Rome

Verizon Hall

Perennial audience favorite Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos made his Philadelphia Orchestra (and United States) debut in 1969. This program kicks off a two-week residency, the second of which includes his 150th performance with the Orchestra in Philadelphia. Each season Maestro Frühbeck brings programs that delight and inspire the most exceptional music-making from our Fabulous Philadelphians. This program builds to a boisterous close with Respighi’s epic tone poem The Pines of Rome.

Pines of Rome

Verizon Hall

Perennial audience favorite Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos made his Philadelphia Orchestra (and United States) debut in 1969. This program kicks off a two-week residency, the second of which includes his 150th performance with the Orchestra in Philadelphia. Each season Maestro Frühbeck brings programs that delight and inspire the most exceptional music-making from our Fabulous Philadelphians. This program builds to a boisterous close with Respighi’s epic tone poem The Pines of Rome.

Ravel and Debussy

Verizon Hall

A French evening of exotic, colorful music complete with a trip to Spain and a visit to the land of Greek mythology.

Ravel and Debussy

Verizon Hall

A French evening of exotic, colorful music complete with a trip to Spain and a visit to the land of Greek mythology. Ravel’s Second Suite from his ballet Daphnis and Chloé is another great orchestral showpiece that includes the energetic General Dance as a rowdy fi nale. Debussy paints colorful images of a musical seascape in his most-famous work, La Mer. German violinist Augustin Hadelich makes his Orchestra debut performing Lalo’s exuberant Symphonie espagnole.

Ravel & Debussy

Verizon Hall

A French evening of exotic, colorful music complete with a trip to Spain and a visit to the land of Greek mythology. Ravel’s Second Suite from his ballet Daphnis and Chloé is another great orchestral showpiece that includes the energetic General Dance as a rowdy fi nale. Debussy paints colorful images of a musical seascape in his most-famous work, La Mer. German violinist Augustin Hadelich makes his Orchestra debut performing Lalo’s exuberant Symphonie espagnole.

Philadelphia Commissions

Verizon Hall

Composers have been so drawn to the lush beauty and unmatched virtuosity of the “Philadelphia Sound” that works have been written specifically for our ensemble and its principal players.

Rachmaninoff dedicated the Symphonic Dances, his final composition, to this Orchestra in 1940. It has gone on to be one of the most cherished works of the 20th century. Likewise, this season embarks on a multi-year project to premiere solo works with our principal players, crafted by the leading composers of today.

Philadelphia Commissions

Verizon Hall

Composers have been so drawn to the lush beauty and unmatched virtuosity of the “Philadelphia Sound” that works have been written specifically for our ensemble and its principal players.

Rachmaninoff dedicated the Symphonic Dances, his final composition, to this Orchestra in 1940. It has gone on to be one of the most cherished works of the 20th century. Likewise, this season embarks on a multi-year project to premiere solo works with our principal players, crafted by the leading composers of today.

Philadelphia Commissions

Verizon Hall

Composers have been so drawn to the lush beauty and unmatched virtuosity of the “Philadelphia Sound” that works have been written specifically for our ensemble and its principal players.

Rachmaninoff dedicated the Symphonic Dances, his final composition, to this Orchestra in 1940. It has gone on to be one of the most cherished works of the 20th century. Likewise, this season embarks on a multi-year project to premiere solo works with our principal players, crafted by the leading composers of today.

Yannick and Yuja

Verizon Hall

Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life) is an autobiographical work in which the story’s hero is actually a reflection of the composer himself. This noble and majestic tone poem depicts a hero in victorious battle along with humorous musical depictions of Strauss’s critics. In contrast to this more mature and self-reflective work, the Serenade for Winds is a lively piece Strauss wrote as a teenage student in Munich.

Yannick and Yuja

Verizon Hall

Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life) is an autobiographical work in which the story’s hero is actually a reflection of the composer himself. This noble and majestic tone poem depicts a hero in victorious battle along with humorous musical depictions of Strauss’s critics. In contrast to this more mature and self-reflective work, the Serenade for Winds is a lively piece Strauss wrote as a teenage student in Munich.

Yannick and Yuja

Verizon Hall

Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life) is an autobiographical work in which the story’s hero is actually a reflection of the composer himself. This noble and majestic tone poem depicts a hero in victorious battle along with humorous musical depictions of Strauss’s critics. In contrast to this more mature and self-reflective work, the Serenade for Winds is a lively piece Strauss wrote as a teenage student in Munich.

From Vienna to the New World

Verizon Hall

The program features works by composers who were influenced by the music and spirit of foreign culture.

From Vienna to the New World

Verizon Hall

Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck, Music Director of The Pittsburgh Symphony, makes his Philadelphia Orchestra debut. The program features works by composers who were influenced by the music and spirit of
foreign culture. Written during the Czech composer’s three-year stay in the U.S., Dvo?ak’s “New World” Symphony contains many influences of American folk music, spirituals, and landscapes. But it also contains a touch of nostalgia for his Czech homeland. His most popular symphony, its lush melodies and majestic conclusion have made it one of the most beloved works in the repertoire.

From Vienna to the New World

Verizon Hall

Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck, Music Director of The Pittsburgh Symphony, makes his Philadelphia Orchestra debut. The program features works by composers who were influenced by the music and spirit of foreign culture. Written during the Czech composer’s three-year stay in the U.S., Dvo?ak’s “New World” Symphony contains many influences of American folk music, spirituals, and landscapes. But it also contains a touch of nostalgia for his Czech homeland. His most popular symphony, its lush melodies and majestic conclusion have made it one of the most beloved works in the repertoire.

Perlman Returns

Verizon Hall

Itzhak Perlman returns to Philadelphia as both conductor and violinist for the first time on subscription concerts.

Perlman Returns

Verizon Hall

An unparalleled career, appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show to the Colbert Report, Itzhak Perlman has been a cultural icon for more than half a century. He returns to Philadelphia as both conductor and violinist for the first time on subscription concerts. He leads Beethoven’s Two Romances for violin and orchestra as soloist, then conducts the great Philadelphia strings in Dvo?ak’s lyrical and sparkling Serenade for Strings. Beethoven’s masterful Second Symphony and the Brahms Academic Festival Overture, complete with student songs, round out the program.

Perlman Returns

Verizon Hall

An unparalleled career, appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show to the Colbert Report, Itzhak Perlman has been a cultural icon for more than half a century. He returns to Philadelphia as both conductor and violinist for the first time on subscription concerts. He leads Beethoven’s Two Romances for violin and orchestra as soloist, then conducts the great Philadelphia strings in Dvo?ak’s lyrical and sparkling Serenade for Strings. Beethoven’s masterful Second Symphony and the Brahms Academic Festival Overture, complete with student songs, round out the program.

Perlman Returns

Verizon Hall

An unparalleled career, appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show to the Colbert Report, Itzhak Perlman has been a cultural icon for more than half a century. He returns to Philadelphia as both conductor and violinist for the first time on subscription concerts. He leads Beethoven’s Two Romances for violin and orchestra as soloist, then conducts the great Philadelphia strings in Dvorak’s lyrical and sparkling Serenade for Strings. Beethoven’s masterful Second Symphony and the Brahms Academic Festival Overture, complete with student songs, round out the program.

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Verizon Hall

Vivaldi's depictions of rustling leaves, barking dogs, shimmering snow, and the rejuvenation of spring are still as vivid as they were nearly 300 years ago.

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Verizon Hall

Vivaldi wrote over 500 concertos, but none more famous than his Four Seasons. His depictions of rustling leaves, barking dogs, shimmering snow, along with the rejuvenation of spring are still as vivid as they were nearly 300 years ago. Violinist Giuliano Carmignola joins early-music specialist Richard Egarr, who also presents the music of 17th-century composer Henry Purcell in his adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Haydn’s Symphony No. 101, one of his great “London” symphonies, is nicknamed “The Clock” for the “ticking” rhythm of its second movement.

Grimaud and Symphonie fantastique

Verizon Hall

Berlioz completed his revolutionary Symphonie fantastique just three years after the death of Beethoven. He used the orchestra in new and revolutionary ways to tell a semi-autobiographical story of obsessive love, hallucination, and death.

Grimaud and Symphonie fantastique

Verizon Hall

Berlioz completed his revolutionary Symphonie fantastique just three years after the death of Beethoven. He used the orchestra in new and revolutionary ways to tell a semi-autobiographical story of obsessive love, hallucination, and death.

Grimaud and Symphonie fantastique

Verizon Hall

Berlioz completed his revolutionary Symphonie fantastique just three years after the death of Beethoven. He used the orchestra in new and revolutionary ways to tell a semi-autobiographical story of obsessive love, hallucination, and death.

David Kim Plays Tchaikovsky

Verizon Hall

Two delightful pieces by Tchaikovsky are personally meaningful to David Kim, who was the only American awarded a prize at the 1986 quadrennial Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.

David Kim Plays Tchaikovsky

Verizon Hall

Two delightful pieces by Tchaikovsky are personally meaningful to David Kim, who was the only American awarded a prize at the 1986 quadrennial Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.

David Kim Plays Tchaikovsky

Verizon Hall

Two delightful pieces by Tchaikovsky are personally meaningful to David Kim, who was the only American awarded a prize at the 1986 quadrennial Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.

Tchaikovsky Week 1: Symphony No. 4

Verizon Hall

British conductor Robin Ticciati returns to Philadelphia after a highly acclaimed debut in 2012. The worldly young maestro launches a celebration of Tchaikovsky’s immense musical impact on other composers of his time. Over the course of three weeks, the composer’s greatest symphonic works will be heard along with his Russian contemporaries. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 opens with an ominous fanfare suggesting
the arrival of fate, taking us on an emotional journey toward an exhilarating affirmation of life’s many joys.

Tchaikovsky Week 1: Symphony No. 4

Verizon Hall

British conductor Robin Ticciati returns to Philadelphia after a highly acclaimed debut in 2012. The worldly young maestro launches a celebration of Tchaikovsky’s immense musical impact on other composers of his time. Over the course of three weeks, the composer’s greatest symphonic works will be heard along with his Russian contemporaries. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 opens with an ominous fanfare suggesting
the arrival of fate, taking us on an emotional journey toward an exhilarating affirmation of life’s many joys.

Tchaikovsky Week 1: Symphony No. 4

Verizon Hall

British conductor Robin Ticciati returns to Philadelphia after a highly acclaimed debut in 2012. The worldly young maestro launches a celebration of Tchaikovsky’s immense musical impact on other composers of his time. Over the course of three weeks, the composer’s greatest symphonic works will be heard along with his Russian contemporaries. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 opens with an ominous fanfare suggesting
the arrival of fate, taking us on an emotional journey toward an exhilarating affirmation of life’s many joys.

Tchaikovsky Week 2

Verizon Hall

Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor Cristian M?celaru makes his subscription debut, joined by Principal Cello Hai-Ye Ni. The great Rococo Variations are a showpiece for cello and orchestra. And in this season’s collection of serenades, Tchaikovsky’s expressive Serenade for Strings features that glorious sound of the Philadelphia strings. The Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor by Borodin are both thunderous and sensuous, including a melody made famous by the popular Broadway song “Stranger in Paradise” from Kismet. Originally composed for solo piano.

Tchaikovsky Week 2

Verizon Hall

Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor Cristian M?celaru makes his subscription debut, joined by Principal Cello Hai-Ye Ni. The great Rococo Variations are a showpiece for cello and orchestra. And in this season’s collection of serenades, Tchaikovsky’s expressive Serenade for Strings features that glorious sound of the Philadelphia strings. The Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor by Borodin are both thunderous and sensuous, including a melody made famous by the popular Broadway song “Stranger in Paradise” from Kismet. Originally composed for solo piano.

Tchaikovsky Week 2

Verizon Hall

Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor Cristian M?celaru makes his subscription debut, joined by Principal Cello Hai-Ye Ni. The great Rococo Variations are a showpiece for cello and orchestra. And in this season’s collection of serenades, Tchaikovsky’s expressive Serenade for Strings features that glorious sound of the Philadelphia strings. The Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor by Borodin are both thunderous and sensuous, including a melody made famous by the popular Broadway song “Stranger in Paradise” from Kismet. Originally composed for solo piano.

Tchaikovsky Week 3: The Violin Concerto

Verizon Hall

Young Russian conductor Tugan Sokhiev makes his Philadelphia Orchestra debut in the third and final week of our Tchaikovsky Celebration. The Violin Concerto stands as one of the greatest works ever written for the instrument. An essential part of the violin repertoire, its Russian folk melodies and driving rhythms give this work a universal appeal. Musorgsky composed his Pictures from an Exhibition for solo piano. But it is Ravel’s orchestration that brings vivid color to the depictions of festive market scenes, hatching chicks, catacombs, and the mighty gates of Kiev.

Tchaikovsky Week 3: The Violin Concerto

Verizon Hall

Young Russian conductor Tugan Sokhiev makes his Philadelphia Orchestra debut in the third and final week of our Tchaikovsky Celebration. The Violin Concerto stands as one of the greatest works ever written for the instrument. An essential part of the violin repertoire, its Russian folk melodies and driving rhythms give this work a universal appeal. Musorgsky composed his Pictures from an Exhibition for solo piano. But it is Ravel’s orchestration that brings vivid color to the depictions of festive market scenes, hatching chicks, catacombs, and the mighty gates of Kiev.

Radu Lupu Joins Yannick

Verizon Hall

This program featuring legendary Romanian pianist Radu Lupu is a journey to Eastern Europe—Hungary and the Czech Republic. Smetana’s “The Moldau,” from his larger collection of works called My Homeland, uses native folk tunes to depict two small streams building in strength and combining into the mighty Bohemian river. Dvo?ák’s Sixth Symphony was his fi rst major hit. Like in his other symphonies, Dvo?ák also uses Bohemian folk melodies to craft a traditional Germanic-style symphony. Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with a neo-classical fl air, was intended as a birthday gift for his wife.

Radu Lupu Joins Yannick

Verizon Hall

This program featuring legendary Romanian pianist Radu Lupu is a journey to Eastern Europe—Hungary and the Czech Republic. Smetana’s “The Moldau,” from his larger collection of works called My Homeland, uses native folk tunes to depict two small streams building in strength and combining into the mighty Bohemian river. Dvo?ák’s Sixth Symphony was his fi rst major hit. Like in his other symphonies, Dvo?ák also uses Bohemian folk melodies to craft a traditional Germanic-style symphony. Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with a neo-classical fl air, was intended as a birthday gift for his wife.

Radu Lupu Joins Yannick

Verizon Hall

This program featuring legendary Romanian pianist Radu Lupu is a journey to Eastern Europe—Hungary and the Czech Republic. Smetana’s “The Moldau,” from his larger collection of works called My Homeland, uses native folk tunes to depict two small streams building in strength and combining into the mighty Bohemian river. Dvo?ák’s Sixth Symphony was his fi rst major hit. Like in his other symphonies, Dvo?ák also uses Bohemian folk melodies to craft a traditional Germanic-style symphony. Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with a neo-classical fl air, was intended as a birthday gift for his wife.

Ax, from Bach to Strauss

Verizon Hall

Vladimir Jurowski returns for a two week-residency. For his fi rst program he contrasts composers from the Baroque with those from the height of Romanticism. Bach is performed along with Strauss and Mahler, exploring the evolution of music across three centuries. As part of the Strauss 150th anniversary year, legendary pianist Emanuel Ax performs the youthful Burleske for piano and orchestra. Written when he was 21, it is very much in the style of Liszt and Schumann but contains clear indications of the brilliant composer emerging with his own style.

Ax, from Bach to Strauss

Verizon Hall

Vladimir Jurowski returns for a two week-residency. For his fi rst program he contrasts composers from the Baroque with those from the height of Romanticism. Bach is performed along with Strauss and Mahler, exploring the evolution of music across three centuries. As part of the Strauss 150th anniversary year, legendary pianist Emanuel Ax performs the youthful Burleske for piano and orchestra. Written when he was 21, it is very much in the style of Liszt and Schumann but contains clear indications of the brilliant composer emerging with his own style.

Ax, from Bach to Strauss

Verizon Hall

Vladimir Jurowski returns for a two week-residency. For his fi rst program he contrasts composers from the Baroque with those from the height of Romanticism. Bach is performed along with Strauss and Mahler, exploring the evolution of music across three centuries. As part of the Strauss 150th anniversary year, legendary pianist Emanuel Ax performs the youthful Burleske for piano and orchestra. Written when he was 21, it is very much in the style of Liszt and Schumann but contains clear indications of the brilliant composer emerging with his own style.

All Rachmaninoff

Verizon Hall

The Philadelphia Orchestra had a historic connection to the great Russian composer, celebrated in this program exclusively of his works. Rachmaninoff’s setting of Edgar Allan Poe’s haunting poem “The Bells”
received its U.S. premiere in Philadelphia in 1920 with Leopold Stokowski. Inspired by an anonymous letter, Rachmaninoff was drawn to Poe’s text, composing this choral symphony. Between each of the four movements, Poe’s original text will be dramatically recited in English to capture the full essence of the words and music together.

All Rachmaninoff

Verizon Hall

The Philadelphia Orchestra had a historic connection to the great Russian composer, celebrated in this program exclusively of his works. Rachmaninoff’s setting of Edgar Allan Poe’s haunting poem “The Bells”
received its U.S. premiere in Philadelphia in 1920 with Leopold Stokowski. Inspired by an anonymous letter, Rachmaninoff was drawn to Poe’s text, composing this choral symphony. Between each of the four movements, Poe’s original text will be dramatically recited in English to capture the full essence of the words and music together.

All Rachmaninoff

Verizon Hall

The Philadelphia Orchestra had a historic connection to the great Russian composer, celebrated in this program exclusively of his works. Rachmaninoff’s setting of Edgar Allan Poe’s haunting poem “The Bells”
received its U.S. premiere in Philadelphia in 1920 with Leopold Stokowski. Inspired by an anonymous letter, Rachmaninoff was drawn to Poe’s text, composing this choral symphony. Between each of the four movements, Poe’s original text will be dramatically recited in English to capture the full essence of the words and music together.

Yannick's "Eroica"

Verizon Hall

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”) was originally intended as a grand and heroic tribute to Napoleon. Upon learning that Napoleon had crowned himself Emperor of all Europe, the disaffected Beethoven scratched out the dedication with such vigor that he tore through the paper. In the end, the hero of this Symphony is the composer himself, who succeeded in creating a new architecture for the symphonic form and ignited the Romantic style in music.

Strauss composed his Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings in 1945 amid the cultural and physical destruction of World War II.

Yannick's "Eroica"

Verizon Hall

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”) was originally intended as a grand and heroic tribute to Napoleon. Upon learning that Napoleon had crowned himself Emperor of all Europe, the disaffected Beethoven scratched out the dedication with such vigor that he tore through the paper. In the end, the hero of this Symphony is the composer himself, who succeeded in creating a new architecture for the symphonic form and ignited the Romantic style in music.

Strauss composed his Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings in 1945 amid the cultural and physical destruction of World War II.

Yannick's "Eroica"

Verizon Hall

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”) was originally intended as a grand and heroic tribute to Napoleon. Upon learning that Napoleon had crowned himself Emperor of all Europe, the disaffected Beethoven scratched out the dedication with such vigor that he tore through the paper. In the end, the hero of this Symphony is the composer himself, who succeeded in creating a new architecture for the symphonic form and ignited the Romantic style in music.

Strauss composed his Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings in 1945 amid the cultural and physical destruction of World War II.

Firebird and Cinderella

Verizon Hall

Stéphane Denève leads the first performances of his two-week residency in Philadelphia: an evening dedicated to dance music and a collaboration with the dancers of Philadanco. The program features large-scale suites from beloved fairytale stories by two legendary Russian composers—Stravinsky and Prokofiev. Stravinsky set the tale of a magical Firebird, based on a mythical Russian legend, as his first major success with the Ballets Russes in Paris.

Firebird and Cinderella

Verizon Hall

Stéphane Denève leads the first performances of his two-week residency in Philadelphia: an evening dedicated to dance music and a collaboration with the dancers of Philadanco. The program features large-scale suites from beloved fairytale stories by two legendary Russian composers—-Stravinsky and Prokofiev. Stravinsky set the tale of a magical Firebird, based on a mythical Russian legend, as his first major success with the Ballets Russes in Paris.

Beethoven's Violin Concerto

Verizon Hall

Beethoven’s only concerto for the violin is as much about the orchestra as it is the soloist. Written during the most prolifi c and groundbreaking period of his career, the Violin Concerto stands as one of the most sublime works of the entire repertoire.

Once again this season, Beethoven’s music is juxtaposed with the great symphonic master of the 20th century, Shostakovich. The Tenth Symphony was his fi rst symphonic work in eight years, written during the cultural “thawing” after Stalin’s death. On the surface, it contains Shostakovich’s soaring melodies and strident harmonies.

Beethoven's Violin Concerto

Verizon Hall

Beethoven’s only concerto for the violin is as much about the orchestra as it is the soloist. Written during the most prolifi c and groundbreaking period of his career, the Violin Concerto stands as one of the most sublime works of the entire repertoire.

Once again this season, Beethoven’s music is juxtaposed with the great symphonic master of the 20th century, Shostakovich. The Tenth Symphony was his fi rst symphonic work in eight years, written during the cultural “thawing” after Stalin’s death. On the surface, it contains Shostakovich’s soaring melodies and strident harmonies.

Beethoven's Violin Concerto

Verizon Hall

Beethoven’s only concerto for the violin is as much about the orchestra as it is the soloist. Written during the most prolifi c and groundbreaking period of his career, the Violin Concerto stands as one of the most sublime works of the entire repertoire.

Once again this season, Beethoven’s music is juxtaposed with the great symphonic master of the 20th century, Shostakovich. The Tenth Symphony was his fi rst symphonic work in eight years, written during the cultural “thawing” after Stalin’s death. On the surface, it contains Shostakovich’s soaring melodies and strident harmonies.

Fauré's Requiem

Verizon Hall

The Orchestra’s multi-season exploration of the great requiems continues with Fauré’s intimate and contemplative work. Its distinctive orchestration of lower strings is the centerpiece of a spiritual program featuring unique combinations and ensembles in styles ranging from Medieval chant to antiphonal brass to Brazilian rhythms.

Fauré's Requiem

Verizon Hall

The Orchestra’s multi-season exploration of the great requiems continues with Fauré’s intimate and contemplative work. Its distinctive orchestration of lower strings is the centerpiece of a spiritual program featuring unique combinations and ensembles in styles ranging from Medieval chant to antiphonal brass to Brazilian rhythms.

Fauré's Requiem

Verizon Hall

The Orchestra’s multi-season exploration of the great requiems continues with Fauré’s intimate and contemplative work. Its distinctive orchestration of lower strings is the centerpiece of a spiritual program featuring unique combinations and ensembles in styles ranging from Medieval chant to antiphonal brass to Brazilian rhythms.

Brahms's First

Verizon Hall

Brahms finally overcame his writer’s block when it came to writing a symphony at the age of 43. The shadow of Beethoven loomed so ominously that the composer took decades to complete his First Symphony. This triumphal work has rightfully found its place among the masterpieces of the 19th-century repertoire. A season-long collection of serenades would not be complete without the work of Mozart, who transformed this casual, entertaining genre into truly a genuine and legitimate style. His “Gran Partita” for 12 winds and one double bass is modest in instrumentation but profound in its scope.

Brahms's First

Verizon Hall

Brahms fi nally overcame his writer’s block when it came to writing a symphony at the age of 43. The shadow of Beethoven loomed so ominously that the composer took decades to complete his First Symphony. This triumphal work has rightfully found its place among the masterpieces of the 19th-century repertoire. A season-long collection of serenades would not be complete without the work of Mozart, who transformed this casual, entertaining genre into truly a genuine and legitimate style. His “Gran Partita” for 12 winds and one double bass is modest in instrumentation but profound in its scope.

Brahms's First

Verizon Hall

Brahms finally overcame his writer’s block when it came to writing a symphony at the age of 43. The shadow of Beethoven loomed so ominously that the composer took decades to complete his First Symphony. This triumphal work has rightfully found its place among the masterpieces of the 19th-century repertoire. A season-long collection of serenades would not be complete without the work of Mozart, who transformed this casual, entertaining genre into truly a genuine and legitimate style. His “Gran Partita” for 12 winds and one double bass is modest in instrumentation but profound in its scope.

Mozart's "Linz"

Verizon Hall

Mozart’s “Linz” Symphony was written in just fi ve days and established the style of his late, fi nal symphonies. But this program, led by Donald Runnicles, also celebrates the centenary of British composer Benjamin Britten. The program opens with the Four Sea Interludes from his opera Peter Grimes. These orchestral interludes—Dawn, Sunday Morning, Moonlight, Storm— stand on their own as vivid depictions of the British coast. Violinist Janine Jansen presents the composer’s virtuosic Violin Concerto, written while in self-imposed exile in North America prior to the tumult of World War II.

Mozart's "Linz"

Verizon Hall

Mozart’s “Linz” Symphony was written in just fi ve days and established the style of his late, fi nal symphonies. But this program, led by Donald Runnicles, also celebrates the centenary of British composer Benjamin Britten. The program opens with the Four Sea Interludes from his opera Peter Grimes. These orchestral interludes—Dawn, Sunday Morning, Moonlight, Storm— stand on their own as vivid depictions of the British coast. Violinist Janine Jansen presents the composer’s virtuosic Violin Concerto, written while in self-imposed exile in North America prior to the tumult of World War II.

Mozart's "Linz"

Verizon Hall

Mozart’s “Linz” Symphony was written in just fi ve days and established the style of his late, fi nal symphonies. But this program, led by Donald Runnicles, also celebrates the centenary of British composer Benjamin Britten. The program opens with the Four Sea Interludes from his opera Peter Grimes. These orchestral interludes—Dawn, Sunday Morning, Moonlight, Storm— stand on their own as vivid depictions of the British coast. Violinist Janine Jansen presents the composer’s virtuosic Violin Concerto, written while in self-imposed exile in North America prior to the tumult of World War II.

Beethoven's Seventh

Verizon Hall

Christoph von Dohnányi presents a program of German masterpieces. In his Symphony No. 7, Beethoven uses the smallest amount of material to craft a mighty symphony for the ages. From the emotive Allegretto of the second movement to the giddy Scherzo of the third movement and the noble finale, the Seventh stands as one of the most perfectly crafted works ever written. The success of Brahms’s Haydn Variations gave the composer the confi dence to complete his long-awaited First Symphony.

Beethoven's Seventh

Verizon Hall

Christoph von Dohnányi presents a program of German masterpieces. In his Symphony No. 7, Beethoven uses the smallest amount of material to craft a mighty symphony for the ages. From the emotive Allegretto of the second movement to the giddy Scherzo of the third movement and the noble finale, the Seventh stands as one of the most perfectly crafted works ever written. The success of Brahms’s Haydn Variations gave the composer the confi dence to complete his long-awaited First Symphony.

Beethoven's Seventh

Verizon Hall

Christoph von Dohnányi presents a program of German masterpieces. In his Symphony No. 7, Beethoven uses the smallest amount of material to craft a mighty symphony for the ages. From the emotive Allegretto of the second movement to the giddy Scherzo of the third movement and the noble finale, the Seventh stands as one of the most perfectly crafted works ever written. The success of Brahms’s Haydn Variations gave the composer the confi dence to complete his long-awaited First Symphony.

The "Organ" Symphony

Verizon Hall

Gianandrea Noseda returns to Philadelphia in a program featuring the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ in Saint-Saëns’s Symphony No. 3. This impressive work combines the power and lyricism of the orchestra with the remarkable sound and colors of the grand pipe organ. Audience favorite James Ehnes returns to Philadelphia to perform Prokofiev’s thrilling Second Violin Concerto. And the program opens with a suite from Alfredo Casella’s opera La donna serpente, premiered just three years before the Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2.

The "Organ" Symphony

Verizon Hall

Gianandrea Noseda returns to Philadelphia in a program featuring the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ in Saint-Saëns’s Symphony No. 3. This impressive work combines the power and lyricism of the orchestra with the remarkable sound and colors of the grand pipe organ. Audience favorite James Ehnes returns to Philadelphia to perform Prokofiev’s thrilling Second Violin Concerto. And the program opens with a suite from Alfredo Casella’s opera La donna serpente, premiered just three years before the Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2.

The "Organ" Symphony

Verizon Hall

Gianandrea Noseda returns to Philadelphia in a program featuring the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ in Saint-Saëns’s Symphony No. 3. This impressive work combines the power and lyricism of the orchestra with the remarkable sound and colors of the grand pipe organ. Audience favorite James Ehnes returns to Philadelphia to perform Prokofiev’s thrilling Second Violin Concerto. And the program opens with a suite from Alfredo Casella’s opera La donna serpente, premiered just three years before the Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2.

Mozart Celebration

Verizon Hall

Three different programs feature three great strengths of Mozart’s writing: his operas, his symphonies, and his piano concertos. The three overtures, taken from Mozart’s most successful collaborations with librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte. Three piano concertos from 1785. And his fi nal three symphonies.

Mozart Celebration

Verizon Hall

Three different programs feature three great strengths of Mozart’s writing: his operas, his symphonies, and his piano concertos. The three overtures, taken from Mozart’s most successful collaborations with librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte. Three piano concertos from 1785. And his fi nal three symphonies.

Mozart Celebration

Verizon Hall

Three different programs feature three great strengths of Mozart’s writing: his operas, his symphonies, and his piano concertos. The three overtures, taken from Mozart’s most successful collaborations with librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte. Three piano concertos from 1785. And his fi nal three symphonies.

Mozart Celebration

Verizon Hall

Three different programs feature three great strengths of Mozart’s writing: his operas, his symphonies, and his piano concertos. The three overtures, taken from Mozart’s most successful collaborations with librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte. Three piano concertos from 1785. And his fi nal three symphonies.

Bruckner's Final Symphony

Verizon Hall

Did Bruckner sense that his Ninth Symphony would be his final work? After nine years of toil over the score, only three of the four movements were completed upon his death in 1896.

Bruckner's Final Symphony

Verizon Hall

Did Bruckner sense that his Ninth Symphony would be his fi nal work? After nine years of toil over the score, only three of the four movements were completed upon his death in 1896. A clear nod to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, also his last, Bruckner begins his Ninth Symphony in the same key of D minor. Likewise, the second movement of the Bruckner, like the Beethoven, is a blistering and powerful Scherzo.

Salome

Verizon Hall

The fast-paced one-act opera Salome is among the most important musical works of the 20th century. It stands out for its revolutionary use of a largescale orchestra and virtuosic singers as much as for its graphic depiction of this deeply psychological tale.

Salome

Verizon Hall

The fast-paced one-act opera Salome is among the most important musical works of the 20th century. It stands out for its revolutionary use of a largescale orchestra and virtuosic singers as much as for its graphic depiction of this deeply psychological tale. Mahler, who attended the 1906 premiere along with Puccini, Zemlinsky, and Schoenberg, praised Salome as “one of the greatest masterworks of our time.” Strauss’s brilliant use of the orchestra and soloists are as demanding today as the day it premiered.

New Season Announcement

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Commonwealth Plaza

Join Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin for the announcement of The Philadelphia Orchestra's 2013-14 season.

Opening Night

Verizon Hall

The Opening Night Concert and Gala features one of the preeminent virtuoso violinists of our time, Anne-Sophie Mutter, joining Yannick in an all-Tchaikovsky evening for violin and orchestra.

Magical Musical Halloween

Verizon Hall

Enter the enchanted world of classical music as The Philadelphia Orchestra performs your magical musical favorites.

Christmas Kids Spectacular!

Verizon Hall

Begin a holiday tradition and celebrate the festive sounds of the season with The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Glorious Sound of Christmas

Verizon Hall

The Philadelphia Orchestra lends its lush sound to timeless holiday classics! Named for the Orchestra’s best-selling Christmas album, these concerts are the perfect way to begin your celebrations. Sarah Hicks, who made a smash debut on New Year’s Eve 2011 returns to the orchestra. Christmas has never sounded better.

Glorious Sound of Christmas

Verizon Hall

The Philadelphia Orchestra lends its lush sound to timeless holiday classics! Named for the Orchestra’s best-selling Christmas album, these concerts are the perfect way to begin your celebrations. Sarah Hicks, who made a smash debut on New Year’s Eve 2011 returns to the orchestra. Christmas has never sounded better.

Glorious Sound of Christmas

Verizon Hall

The Philadelphia Orchestra lends its lush sound to timeless holiday classics! Named for the Orchestra’s best-selling Christmas album, these concerts are the perfect way to begin your celebrations. Sarah Hicks, who made a smash debut on New Year’s Eve 2011 returns to the orchestra. Christmas has never sounded better.

Messiah

Verizon Hall

This Baroque classic has become as integral to the season as the film It’s a Wonderful Life and has been a Philadelphia Orchestra tradition since 1961. There is no better way to enjoy the glorious majesty of this work than with the Orchestra. This performance sells out every year, so order these tickets today!

New Year's Eve

Verizon Hall

Start your New Year’s Eve celebration in style with The Philadelphia Orchestra!

Cirque de la Symphonie

Verizon Hall

Two great artforms, both requiring agility, creativity, and a lifetime of practice, come together in this thrilling evening featuring Cirque de la Symphonie.

Cirque de la Symphonie

Verizon Hall

Two great artforms, both requiring agility, creativity, and a lifetime of practice, come together in this thrilling evening featuring Cirque de la Symphonie. Breathtaking acrobatics fly above the Orchestra, accompanied by stunning symphonic repertoire including Sibelius’s soaring Finlandia, Wagner’s “The Ride of the Valkyries,” Chabrier’s España, and selections from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake plus many new orchestral showpieces you will surely love. The program features aerialists, contortionists, dancers, strongmen, and special surprises.

Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Verizon Hall

From violin to tuba, flute to bassoon, take a tour of the orchestra, as each plays a tune.

Pinocchio and Cartoon Classics

Verizon Hall

The Fabulous Philadelphians bring your favorite cartoon classics to life, including Rossini’s famous overture to The Barber of Seville and Disney's Aladdin.

Mr. Mozart: Musical Genius

Verizon Hall

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads this program featuring popular works by Mozart and a performance by teenage piano virtuoso Jan Lisiecki.

Sound All Around

JOSEPH E. COLEMAN NORTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

For children, ages 3-5. Enter the captivating world of classical music with this free, interactive program with Philadelphia Orchestra musician Yumi Kendall and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston.

College Night Art Exhibit

COMCAST CIRCLE, TIER 1 OF THE KIMMEL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Hangzhou 5/31/13

Hangzhou Grand Theatre, Hangzhou, China

Shanghai 6/1/13

Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Shanghai, China

Shanghai 6/2/13

Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Shanghai, China

Tianjin 6/5/13

Tianjin Grand Theater, Tianjin, China

Beijing 6/6/13

National Center for the Performing Arts/”The Egg”, Beijing, China

Macao 6/8/13

The Venetian Theatre, Macao, China

Macao 6/9/13

The Venetian Theatre, Macao, China

Disney's Fantasia

Mann Center

Join us for a thrilling performance of Walt Disney’s groundbreaking marriage of symphonic music and animation, Fantasia. Magnificent repertoire from the original 1940 version and Fantasia 2000.

Michael Feinstein and Friends

Mann Center

Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," returns to the Mann with special guests.

Symphonic Sports-tacular

Mann Center

Philadelphia sports take center stage at the Mann this summer when the Phillies, Eagles, Sixers, Flyers, and Union join forces with the Fabulous Philadelphians for the world premiere of Symphonic Sports-tacular.

Legend of Zelda

Mann Center

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses returns to the Mann by popular demand with 50% all new images and music!

Russian Romance Revolution

Mann Center

Three Russian titans, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov have created some of the most popular orchestral music of all time.

Van Cliburn: A Tribute

Mann Center

The late American pianist Van Cliburn had a long and cherished relationship with Philadelphia audiences and our great orchestra.

Vail: Latin Jazz Night

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

Vail: Cirque de la Symphonie

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

Vail: Appalachian Spring

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

Vail: Yannick Conducts

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

Vail: Mahler's 4th

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

Vail: Verdi's Requiem

Gen. Admission Venue

Saratoga: Opening Night

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Saratoga: The 150th Anniversary of the Race Course Concert

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Saratoga: Bernstein Extra

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Saratoga: Yo-Yo Ma

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Saratoga: Songs of Elton John and More

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Saratoga: Night of the Drum

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Saratoga: Sarah Chang

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Saratoga: Rite of Spring

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Saratoga: Evening w Bela Fleck

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Saratoga: Johannes Moser Da!

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Saratoga: Fantasia

Gen. Admission Venue

Saratoga: Tchaikovsky

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

22nd Annual Golf Classic

Applebrook Golf Club, Malvern, PA

For the last 22 years, The Philadelphia Orchestra has hosted the annual Golf Classic, supported and attended by many of our region’s most avid golfers, community and corporate leaders, as well as some of the Orchestra’s own musicians.

Princeton Concert

Princeton University’s Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

Free Neighborhood Concert

Great Plaza at Penn's Landing

The Philadelphia Orchestra returns for a 6th season to present another FREE Neighborhood Concert on the RiverStage at the Great Plaza, presented by Wells Fargo. The concert will be followed by a land-side fireworks display.

Lecture Luncheons

Double Tree Hotel (Broad and Locust Streets)

Guest Lecturer: Bob Grossman, Principal Librarian, The Philadelphia Orchestra

Celebrity Guest: Janet Yamron, Professor Emerita, Temple University Boyer College of Music, DoubleTree Hotel

Lecture Luncheons

Double Tree Hotel (Broad and Locust Streets)

Guest Lecturer: Gilya Hodos, Pianist, Past President PA Music Teachers Association

Celebrity Guest: Jennifer Montone, Principal Horn,The Philadelphia Orchestra, DoubleTree Hotel

Lecture Luncheons

Double Tree Hotel (Broad and Locust Streets)

Guest Lecturer: Charles Abramovic, Professor of Piano, Temple University Boyer College of Music

Celebrity Guest: Carol Jantsch, Principal Tuba, The Philadelphia Orchestra, DoubleTree Hotel

Lecture Luncheons

Double Tree Hotel (Broad and Locust Streets)

Guest Lecturer: Paul Arnold, Violin, The Philadelphia Orchestra

Celebrity Guest: Andrea Clearfield, Composer, DoubleTree Hotel

Lecture Luncheons

Double Tree Hotel (Broad and Locust Streets)

Guest Lecturer: Kimberly Fisher, Principal Second Violin, The Philadelphia Orchestra

Celebrity Guest: Derek Barnes, Cello, The Philadelphia Orchestra, DoubleTree Hotel

Lecture Luncheons

Double Tree Hotel (Broad and Locust Streets)

Guest Lecturer: Michael Klein, Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music Studies, Temple University, Boyer College of Music

Celebrity Guest: Daniel Han, Violin, The Philadelphia Orchestra, DoubleTree Hotel

Magic of Music

Home of Felice Wiener, Wynnewood PA

The Rittenhouse Square Volunteer Committee hosts their annual fundraiser, starring some of our own Orchestra musicians! This evening of musical magic includes wine and hors d’oeuvres. Space is limited. For more information, please contact Erica Busillo, interim manager of volunteer relations, at ebusillo@philorch.org or 215.893.3124.

Tour & Chef Showcase

Main Line Homes

The Main Line Associates Volunteer Committee presents a self-guided tour of beautiful private Main Line kitchens. Each kitchen features a chef, floral display, and beautiful table setting for four. Proceeds from this event support The Philadelphia Orchestra’s fundraising efforts. This event is open to the public. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please go the website www.notablekitchens.com.

Individual Ticket On Sale

Box Office, Phone, and Web

Join us for the 2013-14 season, the second under Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Jewel Noel

Radnor Valley Country Club

The Chestnut Hill Volunteer Committee presents a gem of a luncheon at the Radnor Valley Country Club with shopping opportunities for jewels, accessories, baked goods, chocolates, and much more! Proceeds from this event support The Philadelphia Orchestra’s fundraising efforts. This event is open to the public. For more information, please contact Erica Busillo, Interim Manager of Volunteer Relations, at ebusillo@philorch.org or 215.893.3124.

Holiday Tea and Shopping Spree

Tavistock Country Club, New Jersey

NJ Committee Spring Musicale

Knowlton Home, Moorestown, NJ

157th Anniversary Concert

Academy of Music

Join us for Philadelphia's premier annual white-tie gala to celebrate this iconic building's 157th birthday, while contributing to the restoration and preservation of our national historic landmark.

Shop For A Cause

Eagle Village Shops in Wayne, PA

Salon Series

POA Devo Event

Salon Series

Curtis Institute of Music, Lenfest Hall, 1726 Locust Street

Salon Series

The Rittenhouse Hotel, 210 West Rittenhouse Square

Salon Series

Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, 433 Chestnut Street

Young Friends Opening Night Pre-Party

Box Office, Phone, and Web

Open Rehearsals

Verizon Hall

Join Friends and Maestro’s Circle members at a working session of the Orchestra with Maestro Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and esteemed guest artist Lisa de la Salle rehearse the following pieces.
Beethoven - Overture to King Stephen
Beethoven - Symphony No. 8
Liszt - Piano Concert No. 2
Respighi – The Pines of Rome

Open Rehearsals are an Annual Fund membership benefit. To join or renew, make your donation today.

Learn More about The Annual Fund

Open Rehearsals

Verizon Hall

Join Friends and Maestro’s Circle members at a working session of the Orchestra with Maestro Manfred Honeck and esteemed guest artist Christian Tetzlaff rehearse the following pieces.
Strauss – Overture to Die Fledermaus
Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 5
Dvorak – Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”)

Open Rehearsals are an Annual Fund membership benefit. To join or renew, make your donation today.

Learn More about The Annual Fund

Open Rehearsals

Verizon Hall

Join Friends and Maestro’s Circle members at a working session of the Orchestra with Maestro Tugan Sokhiev and esteemed guest artist Vadim Gluzman rehearse the following pieces.
Rimsky-Korsakov – “Battle of Kerzhenets,” from The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh
Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto
Musorgsky – Pictures from an Exhibition

Open Rehearsals are an Annual Fund membership benefit. To join or renew, make your donation today.

Learn More about The Annual Fund

Open Rehearsals

Verizon Hall

Join Friends and Maestro’s Circle members at a working session of the Orchestra with Maestro Herbert Blomstedt rehearse the following pieces.
Mozart – Serenade in B-flat major (“Gran Partita”)
Brahms – Symphony No. 1

Open Rehearsals are an Annual Fund membership benefit. To join or renew, make your donation today.

Learn More about The Annual Fund

Open Rehearsals

Verizon Hall

Join Friends and Maestro’s Circle members at a working session of the Orchestra with Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin and esteemed guest artist Lisa Batiashvili rehearse the following pieces.
Barber – Adagio for Strings
Bartók – Violin Concerto No. 1
Bruckner – Symphony No. 9

Open Rehearsals are an Annual Fund membership benefit. To join or renew, make your donation today.

Learn More about The Annual Fund

Closed Rehearsal

Verizon Hall

Musicians’ Circle donors and above enjoy an exclusive pre-rehearsal breakfast and conversation with Maestro Stéphane Dèneve prior to the rehearsal. Breakfast begins at 8:30 AM at the Kimmel Center in the Rendell Room (located on Tier 1) with rehearsal beginning promptly at 10:30 AM in Verizon Hall.
Maestro Stéphane Dèneve, esteemed guest artist Nikolaj Znaider and the Fabulous Philadelphians will rehearse the following pieces.
Beethoven – Violin Concerto
Shostakovich – Symphony No. 10

Carnegie Hall - Patron Tour

POA Devo Event

Did Bruckner sense that his Ninth Symphony would be his final work? After nine years of toil over the score, only three of the four movements were completed upon his death in 1896. A clear nod to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, also his last, Bruckner begins his Ninth Symphony in the same key of D minor. Likewise, the second movement of the Bruckner, like the Beethoven, is a blistering and powerful Scherzo.

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Verizon Hall

Vivaldi wrote over 500 concertos, but none more famous than his Four Seasons. His depictions of rustling leaves, barking dogs, shimmering snow, along with the rejuvenation of spring are still as vivid as they were nearly 300 years ago. Violinist Giuliano Carmignola joins early-music specialist Richard Egarr to present the music of 17th-century composer Henry Purcell in his adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Haydn’s Symphony No. 101, one of his great “London” symphonies, is nicknamed “The Clock” for the “ticking” rhythm of its second movement.

Sound All Around Percussion

Academy of Music Ballroom

Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston.

Sound All Around Percussion

Academy of Music Ballroom

Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family and the final concert features all of the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble.

Sound All Around Percussion

Academy of Music Ballroom

Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family and the final concert features all of the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble.

Concerts are 45 minutes long and a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with music. Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound All Around takes place in Center City Philadelphia at the historic Academy of Music.

Sound All Around Percussion

Academy of Music Ballroom

Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston.

Sound All Around Strings

Academy of Music Ballroom

Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston.

Sound All Around Strings

Academy of Music Ballroom

Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family and the final concert features all of the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble.

Concerts are 45 minutes long and a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with music. Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound All Around takes place in Center City Philadelphia at the historic Academy of Music.

Sound All Around Strings

Academy of Music Ballroom

Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family and the final concert features all of the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble.

Concerts are 45 minutes long and a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with music. Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound All Around takes place in Center City Philadelphia at the historic Academy of Music.

Sound All Around Strings

Academy of Music Ballroom

Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family and the final concert features all of the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble.

Concerts are 45 minutes long and a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with music. Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound All Around takes place in Center City Philadelphia at the historic Academy of Music.

Sound All Around Brass

Academy of Music Ballroom

Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston.

Sound All Around Brass

Academy of Music Ballroom

Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family and the final concert features all of the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble.

Concerts are 45 minutes long and a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with music. Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound All Around takes place in Center City Philadelphia at the historic Academy of Music.

Sound All Around Brass

Academy of Music Ballroom

Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family and the final concert features all of the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble.

Concerts are 45 minutes long and a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with music. Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound All Around takes place in Center City Philadelphia at the historic Academy of Music.

Sound All Around Brass

Academy of Music Ballroom

Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family and the final concert features all of the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble.

Concerts are 45 minutes long and a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with music. Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound All Around takes place in Center City Philadelphia at the historic Academy of Music.

Sound All Around Woodwinds

Academy of Music Ballroom

Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston.

Sound All Around Woodwinds

Academy of Music Ballroom

Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family and the final concert features all of the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble.

Concerts are 45 minutes long and a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with music. Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound All Around takes place in Center City Philadelphia at the historic Academy of Music.

Sound All Around Woodwinds

Academy of Music Ballroom

Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston.

Sound All Around Woodwinds

Academy of Music Ballroom

Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family and the final concert features all of the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble.

Concerts are 45 minutes long and a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with music. Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound All Around takes place in Center City Philadelphia at the historic Academy of Music.

Sound All Around Ensemble

Academy of Music Ballroom

Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston.

Sound All Around Ensemble

Academy of Music Ballroom

Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family and the final concert features all of the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble.

Concerts are 45 minutes long and a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with music. Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound All Around takes place in Center City Philadelphia at the historic Academy of Music.

Sound All Around Ensemble

Academy of Music Ballroom

Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family and the final concert features all of the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble.

Concerts are 45 minutes long and a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with music. Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound All Around takes place in Center City Philadelphia at the historic Academy of Music.

Sound All Around Ensemble

Academy of Music Ballroom

Sound All Around concerts are interactive programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close. Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family and the final concert features all of the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble.

Concerts are 45 minutes long and a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with music. Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound All Around takes place in Center City Philadelphia at the historic Academy of Music.

Morning Musicale

The West Philadelphia Volunteer Committee for The Philadelphia Orchestra

Morning Musicales, presented by The West Philadelphia Committee, was inaugurated in 1962 and has continued since then without interruption. Inspired by the late Mrs. Frederick T. van Urk, Morning Musicales provides an opportunity for excellent young performers to appear before discriminating audiences with the possibility of review by professional music critics. The series also helps to provide funds to support projects associated with The Philadelpia Orchestra. The Morning Musicale on October 31st welcomes Benito Meza, clarinetist, to the stage.

Morning Musicale

The West Philadelphia Volunteer Committee for The Philadelphia Orchestra

Morning Musicales, presented by The West Philadelphia Committee, was inaugurated in 1962 and has continued since then without interruption. Inspired by the late Mrs. Frederick T. van Urk, Morning Musicales provides an opportunity for excellent young performers to appear before discriminating audiences with the possibility of review by professional music critics. The series also helps to provide funds to support projects associated with The Philadelpia Orchestra. The Morning Musicale on January 8th welcomes Yulia Van Doren, soprano, to the stage.

Morning Musicales

The West Philadelphia Volunteer Committee for The Philadelphia Orchestra

Morning Musicales, presented by The West Philadelphia Committee, was inaugurated in 1962 and has continued since then without interruption. Inspired by the late Mrs. Frederick T. van Urk, Morning Musicales provides an opportunity for excellent young performers to appear before discriminating audiences with the possibility of review by professional music critics. The series also helps to provide funds to support projects associated with The Philadelpia Orchestra. The Morning Musicale on March 11th welcomes Ji-Yong, pianist, to the stage.

Free College Concert

Verizon Hall

Yannick CD Signing

Barnes and Noble, 3601 Walnut St, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will be signing copies of the Orchestra’s new studio album.

FREE Pop-Up Concert

Verizon Hall

Free Neighborhood Concert

Temple Performing Arts Center

Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads his first Neighborhood Concert when the Orchestra heads up North Broad Street this fall for a FREE concert at Temple University’s Performing Arts Center, Wednesday, November 6, at 6:30 PM. The concert is presented by Wells Fargo, a supporter of the Orchestra’s Neighborhood Concerts since 2003.

NJ Committe Children's Concert

Haddonfield Presbyterian Church, Haddonfield, NJ

23rd Annual Golf Classic

Applebrook Golf Club, Malvern, PA

For the last 23 years, The Philadelphia Orchestra has hosted the annual Golf Classic, supported and attended by many of our region's most avid golfers, community and corporate leaders, as well as some of the Orchestra's own musicians. The Golf Classic raises significant funds for the Orchestra's Education and Community Partnership programs, which enable the Orchestra to reach out to thousands of students and community members each year, bringing the power of classical music to the broader community, and to the next generation of audiences. This year's Classic will be held at Applebrook Golf Club. These original farmlands were deeded to the first settlers by William Penn in the late 1600s and have been transformed into one of the most unique golfing experiences available anywhere. Please note that Applebrook is a walking course, and that caddies will be provided and have been paid. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Relations Office at 215.893.3124.

Symphonie Fantastique

Carnegie Hall

Yannick's "Eroica" - Carnegie

Carnegie Hall

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”) was originally intended as a grand and heroic tribute to Napoleon. Upon learning that Napoleon had crowned himself Emperor of all Europe, the disaffected Beethoven scratched out the dedication with such vigor that he tore through the paper. In the end, the hero of this Symphony is the composer himself, who succeeded in creating a new architecture for the symphonic form and ignited the Romantic style in music.

Strauss composed his Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings in 1945 amid the cultural and physical destruction of World War II.

Bruckner's Final - Carnegie

Carnegie Hall

Did Bruckner sense that his Ninth Symphony would be his final work? After nine years of toil over the score, only three of the four movements were completed upon his death in 1896. A clear nod to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, also his last, Bruckner begins his Ninth Symphony in the same key of D minor. Likewise, the second movement of the Bruckner, like the Beethoven, is a blistering and powerful Scherzo.

MLK Tribute Concert

Girard College Chapel

Join The Philadelphia Orchestra in honoring the life and work of the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and in celebrating our Philadelphia community, with the uniting power of music. Volunteers will be collecting new school supplies in support of the King Day of Service signature project. We encourage patrons to bring school supplies to donate to local area public schools.

Radu Lupu - Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall

Gergiev Conducts

Verizon Hall

Who better to conduct some of the treasures of the Russian repertoire than Valery Gergiev in his only American symphonic guest conducting appearances this season? Written within seven years of each other, these three symphonies together illustrate how three giants of 20th-century Russian music responded to the upheaval of World War Two. Stravinsky’s Symphony in C was written between 1938 and 1940, as the composer endured illnesses and death in his family. The War forced him to emigrate from Europe, and he finished the piece in Hollywood.

Test 170 (Verizon Hall)

Verizon Hall

Test 170 (Verizon Hall)

Verizon Hall

Season Begins

Verizon Hall

Philadelphia favorite and Curtis Institute of Music graduate Lang Lang brings his international star power and dazzling virtuosity to Verizon Hall with Mozart’s buoyant Piano Concerto No. 17. A frequent guest with the Fabulous Philadelphians, the Chinese pianist regularly proves why the New York Times has called him “the hottest artist on the classical music planet.”

Season Begins

Verizon Hall

Philadelphia favorite and Curtis Institute of Music graduate Lang Lang brings his international star power and dazzling virtuosity to Verizon Hall with Mozart’s buoyant Piano Concerto No. 17. A frequent guest with the Fabulous Philadelphians, the Chinese pianist regularly proves why the New York Times has called him “the hottest artist on the classical music planet.”

Season Begins

Verizon Hall

Philadelphia favorite and Curtis Institute of Music graduate Lang Lang brings his international star power and dazzling virtuosity to Verizon Hall with Mozart’s buoyant Piano Concerto No. 17. A frequent guest with the Fabulous Philadelphians, the Chinese pianist regularly proves why the New York Times has called him “the hottest artist on the classical music planet.”

Yannick Conducts Rachmaninoff

Verizon Hall

Rachmaninoff, who said that he would “rather perform with The Philadelphia Orchestra than any other of the world,” enjoyed a long relationship with the Philadelphians not only as a composer but also as a soloist and conductor. This season Yannick conducts all three of his glorious symphonies, underscoring the Orchestra’s role as the premier interpreter of Rachmaninoff’s work.

Yannick Conducts Rachmaninoff

Verizon Hall

Rachmaninoff, who said that he would “rather perform with The Philadelphia Orchestra than any other of the world,” enjoyed a long relationship with the Philadelphians not only as a composer but also as a soloist and conductor. This season Yannick conducts all three of his glorious symphonies, underscoring the Orchestra’s role as the premier interpreter of Rachmaninoff’s work.

Yannick Conducts Rachmaninoff

Verizon Hall

Rachmaninoff, who said that he would “rather perform with The Philadelphia Orchestra than any other of the world,” enjoyed a long relationship with the Philadelphians not only as a composer but also as a soloist and conductor. This season Yannick conducts all three of his glorious symphonies, underscoring the Orchestra’s role as the premier interpreter of Rachmaninoff’s work.

The Stunning Slavic Mass

Verizon Hall

The Stunning Slavic Mass

Verizon Hall

The Stunning Slavic Mass

Verizon Hall

Sound All Around Percussion

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive
programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller
Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the
music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close.
Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound
All Around is a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with
music. Concerts are 45 minutes long.

Sound All Around Percussion

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive
programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller
Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the
music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close.
Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound
All Around is a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with
music. Concerts are 45 minutes long.

Sound All Around Percussion

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive
programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller
Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the
music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close.
Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound
All Around is a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with
music. Concerts are 45 minutes long.

Sound All Around Percussion

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive
programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller
Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the
music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close.
Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound
All Around is a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with
music. Concerts are 45 minutes long.

Also sprach Zarathustra

Verizon Hall

Favorite guest conductor Vladimir Jurowski returns to lead The Philadelphia Orchestra in two popular works: Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra—seared into the pop culture canon by Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey—and Mozart’s sprightly Violin Concerto No. 4. The young Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova—dubbed “one of the biggest joys of the London concert scene” (Financial Times) and “the most richly talented and expressive of violinists” (The Guardian) makes her Philadelphia Orchestra debut.

Also sprach Zarathustra

Verizon Hall

Favorite guest conductor Vladimir Jurowski returns to lead The Philadelphia Orchestra in two popular works: Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra—seared into the pop culture canon by Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey—and Mozart's sprightly Violin Concerto No. 4. The young Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova—dubbed "one of the biggest joys of the London concert scene" (Financial Times) and "the most richly talented and expressive of violinists" (The Guardian) makes her Philadelphia Orchestra debut.

Also sprach Zarathustra

Verizon Hall

Favorite guest conductor Vladimir Jurowski returns to lead The Philadelphia Orchestra in two popular works: Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra—seared into the pop culture canon by Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey—and Mozart's sprightly Violin Concerto No. 4. The young Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova—dubbed "one of the biggest joys of the London concert scene" (Financial Times) and "the most richly talented and expressive of violinists" (The Guardian) makes her Philadelphia Orchestra debut.

Halloween Fantastique

Verizon Hall

From Berlioz to Batman, The Philadelphia Orchestra performs your favorite “spook”-tacular classics and film soundtracks, accompanied by artists from Cirque de la Symphonie. The mysterious “March to the Scaffold” and other haunting harmonies will turn Verizon Hall into a chilling chamber of fantastical fright and delight! So join the Orchestra in your best costumes and experience the enchantment of symphonic music at it ghoulish best.

Mahler's "Resurrection"

Verizon Hall

“A symphony must be like the world,” Mahler said. “It must embrace everything.” The composer had a close association with The Philadelphia Orchestra: Leopold Stokowski and the Orchestra gave the U.S. premiere of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony (“Symphony of a Thousand”). Mahler’s Second, the “Resurrection” Symphony, is another major choral work, popular in his lifetime, grandly exploring the themes of life and death.

Mahler's "Resurrection"

Verizon Hall

“A symphony must be like the world,” Mahler said. “It must embrace everything.” The composer had a close association with The Philadelphia Orchestra: Leopold Stokowski and the Orchestra gave the U.S. premiere of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony (“Symphony of a Thousand”). Mahler’s Second, the “Resurrection” Symphony, is another major choral work, popular in his lifetime, grandly exploring the themes of life and death.

Mahler's "Resurrection"

Verizon Hall

“A symphony must be like the world,” Mahler said. “It must embrace everything.” The composer had a close association with The Philadelphia Orchestra: Leopold Stokowski and the Orchestra gave the U.S. premiere of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony (“Symphony of a Thousand”). Mahler’s Second, the “Resurrection” Symphony, is another major choral work, popular in his lifetime, grandly exploring the themes of life and death.

Halloween Organ Extravaganza

Verizon Hall

New to Philadelphia, celebrate Halloween like never before. Come to this late-evening concert in costume to hear (and see and feel) the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ as never before. The Philadelphia Orchestra presents three master organists who pull out all the stops for an evening of spine-tingling Halloween staples.

The All-Organ Weekend

Verizon Hall

Three eras, three concertos, three organists. After building for weeks, our King of Instruments celebration culminates with this extraordinary series of concerts, each featuring a major work for organ and orchestra and a preeminent soloist. Attend all three for an unrivaled journey through the repertoire.

The All-Organ Weekend

Verizon Hall

Three eras, three concertos, three organists. After building for weeks, our King of Instruments celebration culminates with this extraordinary series of concerts, each featuring a major work for organ and orchestra and a preeminent soloist. Attend all three for an unrivaled journey through the repertoire.

The All-Organ Weekend

Verizon Hall

Three eras, three concertos, three organists. After building for weeks, our King of Instruments celebration culminates with this extraordinary series of concerts, each featuring a major work for organ and orchestra and a preeminent soloist. Attend all three for an unrivaled journey through the repertoire.

Yuja Wang with NCPA Orchestra

Verizon Hall

The Philadelphia Orchestra is proud to present the first tour in North America of the National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra, along with Philadelphia trained Chinese pianist and audience favorite Yuja Wang. The Orchestra is the National Centre’s long-term strategic partner in China.

André Watts Plays Beethoven

Verizon Hall

Philadelphia favorite André Watts—who has been captivating Philadelphia Orchestra audiences since making his debut as a 10-year-old winner of the Orchestra’s Student Competition in 1957—performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1. This piano concerto wasn’t actually the first he wrote, but the composer himself was at the keyboard when the work premiered. Making his Philadelphia Orchestra debut is the exciting young conductor Jakub Hruša, music director of the Prague Philharmonia.

André Watts Plays Beethoven

Verizon Hall

Philadelphia favorite André Watts—who has been captivating Philadelphia Orchestra audiences since making his debut as a 10-year-old winner of the Orchestra’s Student Competition in 1957—performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1. This piano concerto wasn’t actually the first he wrote, but the composer himself was at the keyboard when the work premiered. Making his Philadelphia Orchestra debut is the exciting young conductor Jakub Hruša, music director of the Prague Philharmonia.

André Watts Plays Beethoven

Verizon Hall

Philadelphia favorite André Watts—who has been captivating Philadelphia Orchestra audiences since making his debut as a 10-year-old winner of the Orchestra’s Student Competition in 1957—performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1. This piano concerto wasn’t actually the first he wrote, but the composer himself was at the keyboard when the work premiered. Making his Philadelphia Orchestra debut is the exciting young conductor Jakub Hruša, music director of the Prague Philharmonia.

Josefowicz Plays Stravinsky

Verizon Hall

Two great interpreters of contemporary music bring their unique perspective to the familiar. The gifted Leila Josefowicz plays Stravinsky’s demanding neoclassical Violin Concerto, a work the composer—having scorned the violin concertos of Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms—said was influenced by no one. The Concerto inspired others, though. George Balanchine used the music in two of his ballets. Brahms’s Romantic Symphony No. 4, a paragon of the repertoire, gets a new life with Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki, making her Philadelphia Orchestra debut.

Josefowicz Plays Stravinsky

Verizon Hall

Two great interpreters of contemporary music bring their unique perspective to the familiar. The gifted Leila Josefowicz plays Stravinsky’s demanding neoclassical Violin Concerto, a work the composer—having scorned the violin concertos of Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms—said was influenced by no one. The Concerto inspired others, though. George Balanchine used the music in two of his ballets. Brahms’s Romantic Symphony No. 4, a paragon of the repertoire, gets a new life with Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki, making her Philadelphia Orchestra debut.

Morales Plays Rossini

Verizon Hall

A frequent soloist, Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales has been praised for his “fleet technique, utterly natural musical grace, and the lyricism and breath control of a fine opera singer.” (The New York Times) In these concerts, he brings his trademark personality and prowess to two excellent works for clarinet never performed by the Orchestra on subscription: Rossini’s animated Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra and Debussy’s challenging First Rhapsody.

Morales Plays Rossini

Verizon Hall

A frequent soloist, Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales has been praised for his “fleet technique, utterly natural musical grace, and the lyricism and breath control of a fine opera singer.” (The New York Times) In these concerts, he brings his trademark personality and prowess to two excellent works for clarinet never performed by the Orchestra on subscription: Rossini’s animated Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra and Debussy’s challenging First Rhapsody.

Morales Plays Rossini

Verizon Hall

A frequent soloist, Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales has been praised for his “fleet technique, utterly natural musical grace, and the lyricism and breath control of a fine opera singer.” (The New York Times) In these concerts, he brings his trademark personality and prowess to two excellent works for clarinet never performed by the Orchestra on subscription: Rossini’s animated Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra and Debussy’s challenging First Rhapsody.

Yannick Conducts Brahms

Verizon Hall

Yannick returns to lead The Philadelphians in Brahms’s beautiful Third Symphony, the most lyrical and sensitive of his works in the genre and inspired by the classicism of Haydn. Haydn’s bright and sparkling Concerto in C major was the first of his two cello concertos and for years was presumed lost. Fortunately for the music world, it was found. You’ll hear it on these programs with the virtuosic Jean-Guihen Queyras (making his Philadelphia Orchestra debut).

Yannick Conducts Brahms

Verizon Hall

Yannick returns to lead The Philadelphians in Brahms’s beautiful Third Symphony, the most lyrical and sensitive of his works in the genre and inspired by the classicism of Haydn. Haydn’s bright and sparkling Concerto in C major was the first of his two cello concertos and for years was presumed lost. Fortunately for the music world, it was found. You’ll hear it on these programs with the virtuosic Jean-Guihen Queyras (making his Philadelphia Orchestra debut).

Sound All Around Brass

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive
programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller
Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the
music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close.
Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound
All Around is a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with
music. Concerts are 45 minutes long.

Sound All Around Brass

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive
programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller
Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the
music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close.
Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound
All Around is a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with
music. Concerts are 45 minutes long.

Sound All Around Brass

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive
programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller
Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the
music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close.
Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound
All Around is a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with
music. Concerts are 45 minutes long.

Sound All Around Brass

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive
programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller
Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the
music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close.
Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound
All Around is a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with
music. Concerts are 45 minutes long.

Gershwin and Bernstein

Verizon Hall

After the success of Porgy and Bess, George Gershwin distilled the music into what came to be known as Catfish Row and when the symphonic suite premiered in Philadelphia in 1936 at the Academy of Music, Gershwin himself was at the piano. The multi-talented conductor, pianist, and composer Bramwell Tovey also presents his trumpet concerto, Songs of the Paradise Saloon. The work is derived from Tovey’s own opera, The Inventor, about a mass-murdering criminal.

Gershwin and Bernstein

Verizon Hall

After the success of Porgy and Bess, George Gershwin distilled the music into what came to be known as Catfish Row and when the symphonic suite premiered in Philadelphia in 1936 at the Academy of Music, Gershwin himself was at the piano. The multi-talented conductor, pianist, and composer Bramwell Tovey also presents his trumpet concerto, Songs of the Paradise Saloon. The work is derived from Tovey’s own opera, The Inventor, about a mass-murdering criminal.

Gershwin and Bernstein

Verizon Hall

After the success of Porgy and Bess, George Gershwin distilled the music into what came to be known as Catfish Row and when the symphonic suite premiered in Philadelphia in 1936 at the Academy of Music, Gershwin himself was at the piano. The multi-talented conductor, pianist, and composer Bramwell Tovey also presents his trumpet concerto, Songs of the Paradise Saloon. The work is derived from Tovey’s own opera, The Inventor, about a mass-murdering criminal.

A Christmas Kids Spectacular!

Verizon Hall

Deck the halls and come-a-caroling with The Philadelphia Orchestra for a festive celebration of your favorite sounds of the season, sing-alongs, and of course, a visit from Santa! Dancers and actors help the Orchestra bring pieces like The Nutcracker and ’Twas the Night Before Christmas to life. It’ll be lovely weather to hear Sleigh Ride together, so reserve your seats now and jingle all the way down to the Kimmel Center!

Glorious Sound of Christmas

Verizon Hall

On the heels of a rousing appearance with the Orchestra in 2012, the charismatic Tovey returns this season for three nights to lead a cheerful mixture of traditional favorites, his own arrangements and improvisations, and a special brand of storytelling. From Leopold Stokowski’s Christmas Day radio broadcast in 1930 to Eugene Ormandy’s best-selling 1962 recording, The Glorious Sound of Christmas, to Bramwell Tovey’s unforgettably moving recitation of Clement Clarke Moore’s “A Visit from St.

Glorious Sound of Christmas

Verizon Hall

On the heels of a rousing appearance with the Orchestra in 2012, the charismatic Tovey returns this season for three nights to lead a cheerful mixture of traditional favorites, his own arrangements and improvisations, and a special brand of storytelling. From Leopold Stokowski’s Christmas Day radio broadcast in 1930 to Eugene Ormandy’s best-selling 1962 recording, The Glorious Sound of Christmas, to Bramwell Tovey’s unforgettably moving recitation of Clement Clarke Moore’s “A Visit from St.

Glorious Sound of Christmas

Verizon Hall

On the heels of a rousing appearance with the Orchestra in 2012, the charismatic Tovey returns this season for three nights to lead a cheerful mixture of traditional favorites, his own arrangements and improvisations, and a special brand of storytelling. From Leopold Stokowski’s Christmas Day radio broadcast in 1930 to Eugene Ormandy’s best-selling 1962 recording, The Glorious Sound of Christmas, to Bramwell Tovey’s unforgettably moving recitation of Clement Clarke Moore’s “A Visit from St.

Messiah

Verizon Hall

A cornerstone of Philadelphia’s holiday tradition! Handel’s Messiah and the resounding joy of the “Hallelujah” Chorus have been performed by The Philadelphia Orchestra for over five decades. Get your tickets early: One performance only and it’s guaranteed to sell out.

New Year's Eve

Verizon Hall

Leading the city’s best New Year’s Eve celebration, Yannick returns to the podium to ring in the New Year together with the Fabulous Philadelphians Start your evening under the sparkling dome of the Kimmel Center. The concert ends early enough to make it home—or to your next party—by midnight!

Cirque de la Symphonie

Verizon Hall

The acrobats, aerialists, and jugglers of Cirque de la Symphonie made their Kimmel Center debut in 2014, flying high above the stage and out over the audience and musicians. They’re back this season for another set of heart-stopping, gravity-defying shows. The only cirque act to perform exclusively with symphony orchestras, Cirque de la Symphonie’s award-winning performers show off their stomach-flipping skills to an incredible program of orchestral showpieces provided by The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Cirque de la Symphonie

Verizon Hall

The acrobats, aerialists, and jugglers of Cirque de la Symphonie made their Kimmel Center debut in 2014, flying high above the stage and out over the audience and musicians. They’re back this season for another set of heart-stopping, gravity-defying shows. The only cirque act to perform exclusively with symphony orchestras, Cirque de la Symphonie’s award-winning performers show off their stomach-flipping skills to an incredible program of orchestral showpieces provided by The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Eschenbach Visits

Verizon Hall

Richard Strauss was just 18 when he wrote the first of his two horn concertos. Years of listening to his virtuoso horn player father rehearse imbued him with a deeply personal affinity for the instrument (the opening horn solo of Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks was inspired by a regular warm-up exercise). The fresh and dynamic Horn Concerto No. 1, performed with Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Horn Jennifer Montone as soloist, features all of the hunting call’s noble and heroic qualities—and makes a fitting end to our two-year, 150th anniversary celebration of the composer’s birth.

Eschenbach Visits

Verizon Hall

Richard Strauss was just 18 when he wrote the first of his two horn concertos. Years of listening to his virtuoso horn player father rehearse imbued him with a deeply personal affinity for the instrument (the opening horn solo of Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks was inspired by a regular warm-up exercise). The fresh and dynamic Horn Concerto No. 1, performed with Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Horn Jennifer Montone as soloist, features all of the hunting call’s noble and heroic qualities—and makes a fitting end to our two-year, 150th anniversary celebration of the composer’s birth.

Eschenbach Visits

Verizon Hall

Richard Strauss was just 18 when he wrote the first of his two horn concertos. Years of listening to his virtuoso horn player father rehearse imbued him with a deeply personal affinity for the instrument (the opening horn solo of Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks was inspired by a regular warm-up exercise). The fresh and dynamic Horn Concerto No. 1, performed with Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Horn Jennifer Montone as soloist, features all of the hunting call’s noble and heroic qualities—and makes a fitting end to our two-year, 150th anniversary celebration of the composer’s birth.

St. Petersburg Festival 1: Tchaikovsky

Verizon Hall

With the cold weather upon us, Glazunov’s “Winter” sets the stage for a journey to St. Petersburg. Yannick returns to lead The Philadelphia Orchestra in a three-week festival celebrating four great Russian masters. No matter how many times you’ve seen The Nutcracker, you won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to hear lesser-known highlights from Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous score in all its glory with the Fabulous Philadelphians on stage. The Nutcracker premiered at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg in 1892, four years after the tremendous Symphony No.

St. Petersburg Festival 1: Tchaikovsky

Verizon Hall

With the cold weather upon us, Glazunov’s “Winter” sets the stage for a journey to St. Petersburg. Yannick returns to lead The Philadelphia Orchestra in a three-week festival celebrating four great Russian masters. No matter how many times you’ve seen The Nutcracker, you won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to hear lesser-known highlights from Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous score in all its glory with the Fabulous Philadelphians on stage. The Nutcracker premiered at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg in 1892, four years after the tremendous Symphony No.

St. Petersburg Festival 1: Tchaikovsky

Verizon Hall

With the cold weather upon us, Glazunov’s “Winter” sets the stage for a journey to St. Petersburg. Yannick returns to lead The Philadelphia Orchestra in a three-week festival celebrating four great Russian masters. No matter how many times you’ve seen The Nutcracker, you won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to hear lesser-known highlights from Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous score in all its glory with the Fabulous Philadelphians on stage. The Nutcracker premiered at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg in 1892, four years after the tremendous Symphony No.

St. Petersburg Festival 2: Rachmaninoff

Verizon Hall

Rachmaninoff made his first U.S. appearance at the Academy of Music in 1909, conducting his new Second Symphony, a perfect showcase for the musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra. He fell in love with the Orchestra’s lush tone and from that point on, often composed with the sound of the Philadelphians in his head. His Prelude in C-sharp minor—a famous piece, often called for as an encore when Rachmaninoff was at the keyboard—takes on an even more foreboding tone in this orchestration by Leopold Stokowski, never before played on subscription.

St. Petersburg Festival 2: Rachmaninoff

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Rachmaninoff made his first U.S. appearance at the Academy of Music in 1909, conducting his new Second Symphony, a perfect showcase for the musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra. He fell in love with the Orchestra’s lush tone and from that point on, often composed with the sound of the Philadelphians in his head. His Prelude in C-sharp minor—a famous piece, often called for as an encore when Rachmaninoff was at the keyboard—takes on an even more foreboding tone in this orchestration by Leopold Stokowski, never before played on subscription.

St. Petersburg Festival 3: Shostakovich

Verizon Hall

Beethoven’s life-affirming Fifth Symphony was on the program when The Philadelphia Orchestra played its very first concert in 1900. It’s a work that will never stop resonating, from the opening knock of fate to the heroic, triumphant conclusion. Pairing the works of Beethoven and Shostakovich has been a multi-season theme and this program matches Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 with two works by the Russian master. The exceptional Russian-born Kirill Gerstein performs the Piano Concerto No.

St. Petersburg Festival 3: Shostakovich

Verizon Hall

Beethoven’s life-affirming Fifth Symphony was on the program when The Philadelphia Orchestra played its very first concert in 1900. It’s a work that will never stop resonating, from the opening knock of fate to the heroic, triumphant conclusion. Pairing the works of Beethoven and Shostakovich has been a multi-season theme and this program matches Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 with two works by the Russian master. The exceptional Russian-born Kirill Gerstein performs the Piano Concerto No.

St. Petersburg Festival 3: Shostakovich

Verizon Hall

Beethoven’s life-affirming Fifth Symphony was on the program when The Philadelphia Orchestra played its very first concert in 1900. It’s a work that will never stop resonating, from the opening knock of fate to the heroic, triumphant conclusion. Pairing the works of Beethoven and Shostakovich has been a multi-season theme and this program matches Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 with two works by the Russian master. The exceptional Russian-born Kirill Gerstein performs the Piano Concerto No.

Sound All Around Strings

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive
programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller
Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the
music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close.
Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound
All Around is a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with
music. Concerts are 45 minutes long.

Sound All Around Strings

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive
programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller
Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the
music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close.
Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound
All Around is a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with
music. Concerts are 45 minutes long.

Sound All Around Strings

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive
programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller
Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the
music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close.
Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound
All Around is a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with
music. Concerts are 45 minutes long.

Sound All Around Strings

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive
programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller
Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the
music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close.
Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound
All Around is a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with
music. Concerts are 45 minutes long.

David Kim and Imogen Cooper

Verizon Hall

Journey back in time to an era before the modern conductor. Once again, Concertmaster David Kim will lead the ensemble, as he did for adoring Philadelphia audiences in 2013, in a subscription concert featuring Mozart. In this performance, Grieg’s 1884 “Holberg” Suite, for strings only, is based on Norwegian dance music from the previous century. Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, the “Prague,” gives the Orchestra’s brilliant wind players many chances to shine. And Imogen Cooper leads from the keyboard in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

David Kim and Imogen Cooper

Verizon Hall

Journey back in time to an era before the modern conductor. Once again, Concertmaster David Kim will lead the ensemble, as he did for adoring Philadelphia audiences in 2013, in a subscription concert featuring Mozart. In this performance, Grieg’s 1884 “Holberg” Suite, for strings only, is based on Norwegian dance music from the previous century. Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, the “Prague,” gives the Orchestra’s brilliant wind players many chances to shine. And Imogen Cooper leads from the keyboard in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

David Kim and Imogen Cooper

Verizon Hall

Journey back in time to an era before the modern conductor. Once again, Concertmaster David Kim will lead the ensemble, as he did for adoring Philadelphia audiences in 2013, in a subscription concert featuring Mozart. In this performance, Grieg’s 1884 “Holberg” Suite, for strings only, is based on Norwegian dance music from the previous century. Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, the “Prague,” gives the Orchestra’s brilliant wind players many chances to shine. And Imogen Cooper leads from the keyboard in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

Oh, the Music You’ll Hear!

Verizon Hall

Come one and come all, for we want you to hear, a glorious sound that will make you all cheer! Dr. Seuss’s The Sneetches will bring you great glee, and our buddy Michael is one you must see. Clever music and rhymes will be accompanied by Dr. Seuss’s illustrations projected above the Orchestra. And you won’t want to miss other playful pieces, including “Entrance of the Gladiators” and the “Dance of the Comedians,” because there is fun to be done!

Gergiev Conducts

Verizon Hall

Who better to conduct some of the treasures of the Russian repertoire than Valery Gergiev in his only American symphonic guest conducting appearances this season? Written within seven years of each other, these three symphonies together illustrate how three giants of 20th-century Russian music responded to the upheaval of World War Two. Stravinsky’s Symphony in C was written between 1938 and 1940, as the composer endured illnesses and death in his family. The War forced him to emigrate from Europe, and he finished the piece in Hollywood.

Valentine's Concert

Verizon Hall

All the world’s a stage, and on our particular stage, we’re saluting Valentine’s Day with the help of William Shakespeare and the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre.

Gil Shaham

Verizon Hall

Conductor Robin Ticciati teams up with star violinist Gil Shaham in a program featuring four composers all united in having been at the forefront of new styles or schools. Wagner epitomized high Romanticism, broadening the sound world with lush orchestrations, as in his epic operas like Lohengrin. Debussy defined the Impressionistic era with translucent works, including his famous La Mer. Shaham’s virtuosity will highlight the progressive and ethereal harmonies of Berg’s music.

Gil Shaham

Verizon Hall

Conductor Robin Ticciati teams up with star violinist Gil Shaham in a program featuring four composers all united in having been at the forefront of new styles or schools. Wagner epitomized high Romanticism, broadening the sound world with lush orchestrations, as in his epic operas like Lohengrin. Debussy defined the Impressionistic era with translucent works, including his famous La Mer. Shaham’s virtuosity will highlight the progressive and ethereal harmonies of Berg’s music.

Gil Shaham

Verizon Hall

Conductor Robin Ticciati teams up with star violinist Gil Shaham in a program featuring four composers all united in having been at the forefront of new styles or schools. Wagner epitomized high Romanticism, broadening the sound world with lush orchestrations, as in his epic operas like Lohengrin. Debussy defined the Impressionistic era with translucent works, including his famous La Mer. Shaham’s virtuosity will highlight the progressive and ethereal harmonies of Berg’s music.

Higdon's Pulitzer Winner

Verizon Hall

Philadelphia’s own Jennifer Higdon, one of today’s most prominent composers, is inspired by one of her favorite composers, Claude Debussy. A leading interpreter of Higdon’s music, conductor Robert Spano pairs these two master colorists, both of whom created vibrant sound-paintings of cathedrals—one beneath the sea and one among the clouds. The program also includes Debussy’s lively Iberia, based on his impressions of Spain. Jennifer Higdon’s Violin Concerto, written in 2008, won the Pulitzer Prize two years later.

Higdon's Pulitzer Winner

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Philadelphia’s own Jennifer Higdon, one of today’s most prominent composers, is inspired by one of her favorite composers, Claude Debussy. A leading interpreter of Higdon’s music, conductor Robert Spano pairs these two master colorists, both of whom created vibrant sound-paintings of cathedrals—one beneath the sea and one among the clouds. The program also includes Debussy’s lively Iberia, based on his impressions of Spain. Jennifer Higdon’s Violin Concerto, written in 2008, won the Pulitzer Prize two years later.

Higdon's Pulitzer Winner

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Philadelphia’s own Jennifer Higdon, one of today’s most prominent composers, is inspired by one of her favorite composers, Claude Debussy. A leading interpreter of Higdon’s music, conductor Robert Spano pairs these two master colorists, both of whom created vibrant sound-paintings of cathedrals—one beneath the sea and one among the clouds. The program also includes Debussy’s lively Iberia, based on his impressions of Spain. Jennifer Higdon’s Violin Concerto, written in 2008, won the Pulitzer Prize two years later.

Sound All Around Woodwinds

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive
programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller
Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the
music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close.
Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound
All Around is a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with
music. Concerts are 45 minutes long.

Sound All Around Woodwinds

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive
programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller
Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the
music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close.
Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound
All Around is a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with
music. Concerts are 45 minutes long.

Sound All Around Woodwinds

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive
programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller
Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the
music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close.
Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound
All Around is a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with
music. Concerts are 45 minutes long.

Sound All Around Woodwinds

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive
programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller
Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the
music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close.
Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound
All Around is a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with
music. Concerts are 45 minutes long.

Ax Plays Beethoven

Verizon Hall

Beethoven is surrounded by British bookends in this concert led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Haydn’s Symphony No. 92, the “Oxford,” earned its name because the great composer performed it on the occasion of receiving an honorary degree from the University. Emanuel Ax solos in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3. The story goes that at its premiere performance, Beethoven hadn’t had time to finish copying out the score, so he played most of the solo part from memory. Ax is sure to amaze in this concert favorite. Unlike his first three symphonies, Vaughan Williams’s Symphony No.

Ax Plays Beethoven

Verizon Hall

Beethoven is surrounded by British bookends in this concert led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Haydn’s Symphony No. 92, the “Oxford,” earned its name because the great composer performed it on the occasion of receiving an honorary degree from the University. Emanuel Ax solos in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3. The story goes that at its premiere performance, Beethoven hadn’t had time to finish copying out the score, so he played most of the solo part from memory. Ax is sure to amaze in this concert favorite. Unlike his first three symphonies, Vaughan Williams’s Symphony No.

Ax Plays Beethoven

Verizon Hall

Beethoven is surrounded by British bookends in this concert led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Haydn’s Symphony No. 92, the “Oxford,” earned its name because the great composer performed it on the occasion of receiving an honorary degree from the University. Emanuel Ax solos in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3. The story goes that at its premiere performance, Beethoven hadn’t had time to finish copying out the score, so he played most of the solo part from memory. Ax is sure to amaze in this concert favorite. Unlike his first three symphonies, Vaughan Williams’s Symphony No.

Beethoven’s “Pastoral”

Verizon Hall

The Orchestra continues its two-year cycle of Beethoven symphonies with the composer’s Sixth (the “Pastoral”). Hard to believe, but this ode to the joys of walking in the Austrian countryside was actually composed (and premiered) at the same time as the much more assertive Fifth Symphony (heard on subscription in January).

Beethoven’s “Pastoral”

Verizon Hall

The Orchestra continues its two-year cycle of Beethoven symphonies with the composer’s Sixth (the “Pastoral”). Hard to believe, but this ode to the joys of walking in the Austrian countryside was actually composed (and premiered) at the same time as the much more assertive Fifth Symphony (heard on subscription in January).

Beethoven’s “Pastoral”

Verizon Hall

The Orchestra continues its two-year cycle of Beethoven symphonies with the composer’s Sixth (the “Pastoral”). Hard to believe, but this ode to the joys of walking in the Austrian countryside was actually composed (and premiered) at the same time as the much more assertive Fifth Symphony (heard on subscription in January).

The Planets

Verizon Hall

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg has been a Philadelphia favorite ever since she debuted with the Orchestra at the age of 10; Yannick Nézet-Séguin calls her “one of the great ladies of the violin.” In this concert she joins conductor Gianandrea Noseda for a performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, one of the most popular works in the violin repertory. Opening the concert is Respighi’s Second Suite of Ancient Airs and Dances for the Lute, based on Italian and French music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

The Planets

Verizon Hall

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg has been a Philadelphia favorite ever since she debuted with the Orchestra at the age of 10; Yannick Nézet-Séguin calls her “one of the great ladies of the violin.” In this concert she joins conductor Gianandrea Noseda for a performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, one of the most popular works in the violin repertory. Opening the concert is Respighi’s Second Suite of Ancient Airs and Dances for the Lute, based on Italian and French music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

The Planets

Verizon Hall

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg has been a Philadelphia favorite ever since she debuted with the Orchestra at the age of 10; Yannick Nézet-Séguin calls her “one of the great ladies of the violin.” In this concert she joins conductor Gianandrea Noseda for a performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, one of the most popular works in the violin repertory. Opening the concert is Respighi’s Second Suite of Ancient Airs and Dances for the Lute, based on Italian and French music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Mahler 5

Verizon Hall

Gianandrea Noseda conducts another Philadelphia first: the tuba featured as solo concerto instrument in a subscription concert. Michael Daugherty wrote his Reflections on the Mississippi for tuba and orchestra expressly for Principal Tuba Carol Jantsch, making her subscription debut. They worked closely together to shape the piece. She says he concluded that the existing solo tuba repertoire leaned more heavily on flash than soul, and she was very happy to help him correct that balance in this piece.

Mahler 5

Verizon Hall

Gianandrea Noseda conducts another Philadelphia first: the tuba featured as solo concerto instrument in a subscription concert. Michael Daugherty wrote his Reflections on the Mississippi for tuba and orchestra expressly for Principal Tuba Carol Jantsch, making her subscription debut. They worked closely together to shape the piece. She says he concluded that the existing solo tuba repertoire leaned more heavily on flash than soul, and she was very happy to help him correct that balance in this piece.

Mahler 5

Verizon Hall

Gianandrea Noseda conducts another Philadelphia first: the tuba featured as solo concerto instrument in a subscription concert. Michael Daugherty wrote his Reflections on the Mississippi for tuba and orchestra expressly for Principal Tuba Carol Jantsch, making her subscription debut. They worked closely together to shape the piece. She says he concluded that the existing solo tuba repertoire leaned more heavily on flash than soul, and she was very happy to help him correct that balance in this piece.

Make Your Own Musical Event

Verizon Hall

Beloved by generations of families, host Charlotte Blake Alston leads the audience on a journey of daring drama and scintillating sounds, where you are the story’s hero. You choose what music is performed and how the action unfolds in this interactive program featuring Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, Holst’s “Mars” from The Planets, and other music from film, opera, and ballet. Join us for this one-of-a-kind experience and listen as The Philadelphia Orchestra responds to your command!

St. Matthew's Passion

Verizon Hall

Audiences were mesmerized when The Philadelphia Orchestra performed the work in 2013 for the first time in 30 years. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion premiered on Good Friday in 1727. Nearly 300 years later, Philadelphia audiences can experience the groundbreaking creation much as the original 18th-century audience did that Easter weekend. Recounting the New Testament story of Jesus Christ’s final days—from the Last Supper to the Crucifixion—Bach calls for large-scale forces and a divided orchestra. Renowned stage director James Alexander’s brilliant minimalist staging enhances the storytelling.

St. Matthew's Passion

Verizon Hall

Audiences were mesmerized when The Philadelphia Orchestra performed the work in 2013 for the first time in 30 years. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion premiered on Good Friday in 1727. Nearly 300 years later, Philadelphia audiences can experience the groundbreaking creation much as the original 18th-century audience did that Easter weekend. Recounting the New Testament story of Jesus Christ’s final days—from the Last Supper to the Crucifixion—Bach calls for large-scale forces and a divided orchestra. Renowned stage director James Alexander’s brilliant minimalist staging enhances the storytelling.

Beethoven and Mozart

Verizon Hall

Our Beethoven cycle continues with his Symphony No. 4. Classically inspired, this witty and brilliant work shows the composer’s mastery of the symphony. Mozart’s Symphony in D major is drawn from movements of his “Posthorn” Serenade, which derived its title from a posthorn solo—a predecessor to the modern French horn. Beethoven’s Consecration of the House Overture, written for the opening of a theater in Vienna, was inspired by Beethoven’s studies of Bach and Handel and shows clears signs of their influence.

Beethoven and Mozart

Verizon Hall

Our Beethoven cycle continues with his Symphony No. 4. Classically inspired, this witty and brilliant work shows the composer’s mastery of the symphony. Mozart’s Symphony in D major is drawn from movements of his “Posthorn” Serenade, which derived its title from a posthorn solo—a predecessor to the modern French horn. Beethoven’s Consecration of the House Overture, written for the opening of a theater in Vienna, was inspired by Beethoven’s studies of Bach and Handel and shows clears signs of their influence.

Modern Fairy Tales

Verizon Hall

Rediscover your youth with this collection of grown-up fairy tales. You’ll remember Peter and the Wolf from your first concert experiences. Now enjoy Peter & the Wolf Live the 2008 Oscar® Winner - Best Animated Short Film, directed by Suzie Templeton. The claymation presentation is set in modern times, with a new and edgy interpretation, including a dark wolf who will surprise the big kid in all of us.. Roussel’s Spider’s Feast comes from a ballet with a grim plot: Insects are trapped in a spider’s web, but before it can eat them, a praying mantis comes along and eats the spider.

Modern Fairy Tales

Verizon Hall

Rediscover your youth with this collection of grown-up fairy tales. You’ll remember Peter and the Wolf from your first concert experiences. Now enjoy Peter & the Wolf Live the 2008 Oscar® Winner - Best Animated Short Film, directed by Suzie Templeton. The claymation presentation is set in modern times, with a new and edgy interpretation, including a dark wolf who will surprise the big kid in all of us.. Roussel’s Spider’s Feast comes from a ballet with a grim plot: Insects are trapped in a spider’s web, but before it can eat them, a praying mantis comes along and eats the spider.

Modern Fairy Tales

Verizon Hall

Rediscover your youth with this collection of grown-up fairy tales. You’ll remember Peter and the Wolf from your first concert experiences. Now enjoy Peter & the Wolf Live the 2008 Oscar® Winner - Best Animated Short Film, directed by Suzie Templeton. The claymation presentation is set in modern times, with a new and edgy interpretation, including a dark wolf who will surprise the big kid in all of us.. Roussel’s Spider’s Feast comes from a ballet with a grim plot: Insects are trapped in a spider’s web, but before it can eat them, a praying mantis comes along and eats the spider.

Peter and the Wolf

Verizon Hall

Close friend and Orchestra collaborator, conductor Stéphane Denève leads a program featuring Peter and the Wolf, Sergei Prokofiev’s musical tale that has entertained and educated audiences for nearly 80 years. The enchanting Michael Boudewyns returns to breathe life into the beloved characters of this children’s classic. You’ll hear the instruments of the orchestra transformed into the spirited young Peter, his grumbling grandfather, and the menacing wolf. A great introduction to the Orchestra!

Romeo and Juliet

Verizon Hall

This concert explores the unknown worlds of distant stars, buried ruins
of a past civilization beneath our feet, and the depths of our inner souls
and passions. Conductor Stéphane Denève is a strong proponent of John
Williams, the most prolifically heard 20th-century composer but performed
here for the first time on a subscription concert.

Romeo and Juliet

Verizon Hall

This concert explores the unknown worlds of distant stars, buried ruins
of a past civilization beneath our feet, and the depths of our inner souls
and passions. Conductor Stéphane Denève is a strong proponent of John
Williams, the most prolifically heard 20th-century composer but performed
here for the first time on a subscription concert.

Romeo and Juliet

Verizon Hall

This concert explores the unknown worlds of distant stars, buried ruins
of a past civilization beneath our feet, and the depths of our inner souls
and passions. Conductor Stéphane Denève is a strong proponent of John
Williams, the most prolifically heard 20th-century composer but performed
here for the first time on a subscription concert.

Bernstein's MASS

Verizon Hall

Yannick Nézet-Séguin calls it “the pinnacle” of the Orchestra’s requiem series. Having stirred audiences with the requiems of Mozart, Brahms, Verdi, and Fauré, the Orchestra presents Leonard Bernstein’s MASS, sure to be the theatrical highlight of our season and featuring collaborations with community performers. The legendary composer and conductor conceived this sacred work as a Mass for John F. Kennedy, in conjunction with the dedication of the Kennedy Center in 1971.

Bernstein's MASS

Verizon Hall

Yannick Nézet-Séguin calls it “the pinnacle” of the Orchestra’s requiem series. Having stirred audiences with the requiems of Mozart, Brahms, Verdi, and Fauré, the Orchestra presents Leonard Bernstein’s MASS, sure to be the theatrical highlight of our season and featuring collaborations with community performers. The legendary composer and conductor conceived this sacred work as a Mass for John F. Kennedy, in conjunction with the dedication of the Kennedy Center in 1971.

Bernstein's MASS

Verizon Hall

Yannick Nézet-Séguin calls it “the pinnacle” of the Orchestra’s requiem series. Having stirred audiences with the requiems of Mozart, Brahms, Verdi, and Fauré, the Orchestra presents Leonard Bernstein’s MASS, sure to be the theatrical highlight of our season and featuring collaborations with community performers. The legendary composer and conductor conceived this sacred work as a Mass for John F. Kennedy, in conjunction with the dedication of the Kennedy Center in 1971.

Bernstein's MASS

Verizon Hall

Yannick Nézet-Séguin calls it “the pinnacle” of the Orchestra’s requiem series. Having stirred audiences with the requiems of Mozart, Brahms, Verdi, and Fauré, the Orchestra presents Leonard Bernstein’s MASS, sure to be the theatrical highlight of our season and featuring collaborations with community performers. The legendary composer and conductor conceived this sacred work as a Mass for John F. Kennedy, in conjunction with the dedication of the Kennedy Center in 1971.

Sound All Around Ensemble

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive
programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller
Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the
music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close.
Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound
All Around is a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with
music. Concerts are 45 minutes long.

Sound All Around Ensemble

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive
programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller
Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the
music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close.
Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound
All Around is a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with
music. Concerts are 45 minutes long.

Sound All Around Ensemble

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive
programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller
Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the
music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close.
Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound
All Around is a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with
music. Concerts are 45 minutes long.

Sound All Around Ensemble

Academy of Music Ballroom

Nurture your child’s passion for music! Sound All Around concerts are interactive
programs with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller
Charlotte Blake Alston. Children listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the
music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close.
Named as Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly® 2007–Best Music Program, Sound
All Around is a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with
music. Concerts are 45 minutes long.

Beethoven’s First

Verizon Hall

Philadelphia-born violinist Sarah Chang highlights this concert. A child prodigy, she made her debut with the Orchestra in 1991, when she was just 10 years old. One critic declared: “The ancients would certainly have had Ms. Chang emerging fully formed from some Botticellian scallop shell.” She’ll be performing Dvorák’s Violin Concerto. The Concerto is just one element in a largely Eastern-European-themed concert. We’ll also hear Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 1, Ligeti’s Romanian Concerto, and Beethoven’s First Symphony.

Beethovens First

Verizon Hall

Philadelphia-born violinist Sarah Chang highlights this concert. A child prodigy, she made her debut with the Orchestra in 1991, when she was just 10 years old. One critic declared: “The ancients would certainly have had Ms. Chang emerging fully formed from some Botticellian scallop shell.” She’ll be performing Dvorák’s Violin Concerto. The Concerto is just one element in a largely Eastern-European-themed concert. We’ll also hear Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 1, Ligeti’s Romanian Concerto, and Beethoven’s First Symphony.

Beethoven’s First

Verizon Hall

Philadelphia-born violinist Sarah Chang highlights this concert. A child prodigy, she made her debut with the Orchestra in 1991, when she was just 10 years old. One critic declared: “The ancients would certainly have had Ms. Chang emerging fully formed from some Botticellian scallop shell.” She’ll be performing Dvorák’s Violin Concerto. The Concerto is just one element in a largely Eastern-European-themed concert. We’ll also hear Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 1, Ligeti’s Romanian Concerto, and Beethoven’s First Symphony.

Treasures Past and Present

Verizon Hall

Explore the breadth of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s repertoire, from the treasures of the past to the cutting edge works of the future. Rachmaninoff wrote his Symphony No. 3 for the Philadelphians and their resplendent strings. It had its world premiere performance in 1936 with Leopold Stokowski on the podium and its first recording three years later with the composer conducting. The beloved and expressive work is paired with Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto, written during the oppressive regime of the Soviet Union when the composer’s work was being denounced.

Treasures Past and Present

Verizon Hall

Explore the breadth of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s repertoire, from the treasures of the past to the cutting edge works of the future. Rachmaninoff wrote his Symphony No. 3 for the Philadelphians and their resplendent strings. It had its world premiere performance in 1936 with Leopold Stokowski on the podium and its first recording three years later with the composer conducting. The beloved and expressive work is paired with Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto, written during the oppressive regime of the Soviet Union when the composer’s work was being denounced.

Treasures Past and Present

Verizon Hall

Explore the breadth of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s repertoire, from the treasures of the past to the cutting edge works of the future. Rachmaninoff wrote his Symphony No. 3 for the Philadelphians and their resplendent strings. It had its world premiere performance in 1936 with Leopold Stokowski on the podium and its first recording three years later with the composer conducting. The beloved and expressive work is paired with Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto, written during the oppressive regime of the Soviet Union when the composer’s work was being denounced.

Play-In for Woodwind Quintet

Commonwealth Plaza, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

2014-15 Season Announcement

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center

The Philadelphia Orchestra will unveil its 2014-15 season Wednesday, February 19, at 5:30 PM (doors open 5 PM) during a joint announcement and conversation with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and President and CEO Allison Vulgamore. The announcement will include performances by special guest musicians. Following the announcement, patrons can mingle with Orchestra musicians.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s third season as music director will include season-long explorations of new compositions, celebrations of legendary composers, and unforgettable musical experiences.

TuneIN for an evening prelude

Verizon Hall

Grab some friends and come to the Kimmel Center to TuneIN to an evening prelude! Frequent guest conductor and Philadelphia Orchestra friend Stéphane Denève is on the podium and at the keyboard for an evening complete with musical illustrations from the stage. The Orchestra is joined by the dancers of Philadanco for this distinctive concert.

Play-In for Harp

Centennial Hall, The Haverford School

PlayIN for Brass

Temple Performing Arts Center

PlayIN for Double Bass

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Now’s your chance to play with Philadelphia Orchestra musicians, conducted by Henry G. Scott, bass. Principal Bass Harold Robinson, Assistant Principal Bass Joe Conyers, Robert Kesselman and David Fay, bass will play side-by-side with participants.

Greenfield Student Competition

Verizon Hall

Private Benefit Performance

Wharton-Sinkler Estate, Wyndmoor, PA

Bell Returns

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail, CO

Mahler's 1st

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail, CO

Brahms Symphony No. 3

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail, CO

Disney's Fantasia

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail, CO

Beethoven's "Eroica"

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail, CO

Rachmaninoff and Brahms

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail, CO

Mahler’s “Resurrection”

Carnegie Hall

Yannick Conducts Brahms

Carnegie Hall

Joyce DiDonato Perspectives

Carnegie Hall

Treasures Past and Present

Carnegie Hall

Classical Mystery Tour with the Philadelphia Orchestra: A Tribute to the Beatles

Verizon Hall

From early Beatles music on through the solo years, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles presents more than two dozen Beatles songs performed as they were originally recorded, transcribed note-for-note, with original orchestrations played by the Orchestra.

Classical Mystery Tour with the Philadelphia Orchestra: A Tribute to the Beatles

Verizon Hall

Hear "Penny Lane" with live trumpets; experience the beauty of "Yesterday" with an acoustic guitar and strings; enjoy the rock and classical blend on the hard-edged "I Am the Walrus." From early Beatles music on through the solo years, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles presents more than two dozen Beatles songs performed as they were originally recorded, transcribed note-for-note, with original orchestrations played by the Orchestra.

Beijing May 21

National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing

The Philadelphia Orchestra and the National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra Together in Concert

Beijing May 22

National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing

Beijing May 23

National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing

Shanghai May 25

Shanghai Grand Theatre, Shanghai

Shanghai May 26

Shanghai Concert Hall, Shanghai

The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Shanghai City Symphony Orchestra Sound of Friendship Citizen Concert

Changsha May 27

Hunan Grand Theatre, Changsha

Shenzhen May 29

Shenzhen Concert Hall, Shenzhen

Macao May 30

Venetian Theatre, Macao

Macao May 31

Venetian Theatre, Macao

The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Macau Orchestra Together in Concert

Tokyo June 2

Suntory Hall, Tokyo

Tokyo June 3

Suntory Hall, Tokyo, Japan

Taipei June 5

National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan

Il Volo

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Selling out arenas around the world, singing sensation Il Volo, one of PBS’ hottest artists, makes its debut at the Mann with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Hand-picked by Barbra Streisand to accompany her as special guest for 13 shows of her last North American tour, the Italian pop trio has also released two massively-selling albums as well as starred in three incredible PBS specials. For the first time ever, these two world-class artists come together for one unforgettable evening only at the Mann.

Gladiator Live

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

See Gladiator Live with The Philadelphia Orchestra and a full chorus performing Hans Zimmer’s epic score. Witness this Best Picture and 5-time Academy Award-winning movie on a giant screen as you’ve never seen or heard it before.

Gospel Meets Symphony

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Star Trek into Darkness

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Boldly go where no man has gone before. See Star Trek Into Darkness, the highest grossing Star Trek movie ever, on a giant screen together with The Philadelphia Orchestra playing Michael Giacchino’s amazing score live. An unforgettable Star Trek experience.

West Side Story

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Winner of ten Academy Awards ® including Best Picture, West Side Story, (directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents and screenplay by Ernest Lehman) comes to life on a huge screen with Leonard Bernstein's electrifying score played live by The Philadelphia Orchestra. With Robbins' breath-taking choreography and such memorable songs with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, as "Maria", "The Jet Song", "Tonight", and "America", this will be an evening the entire family can enjoy.

Wolf Trap Concert

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, VA

Triumphant performance of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” masterpiece and more by preeminent singers and one of the world’s leading orchestras in its only 2014 DC-area appearance.

Sound All Around Concert

Parkway Central Library Auditorium, Free Library of Philadelphia1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia

This interactive 45-minute program focuses on the flute and features award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston, Philadelphia Orchestra flutist Loren N. Lind, and pianist Graeme Burgan.

Side-by-Side Rehearsal

Salvation Army Kroc Center of Philadelphia 4200 Wissahickon Ave., Philadelphia

The Orchestra joins with musicians from two youth orchestras, Tune Up Philly and Philadelphia Region Youth String Music (PRYSM), ensembles of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, in a Side-by-Side rehearsal at the Salvation Army Kroc Center of Philadelphia.

Side-by-Side Rehearsal

Harriton High School600 N. Ithan Ave., Rosemont

Philadelphia Orchestra members participate in a Side-by-Side rehearsal with the Lower Merion Symphony, conducted by newly-named Orchestra Assistant Conductor Designate Lio Kuokman.Tickets are not required; available seating is first come, first served.

Lunchtime Concert

Market & Shops at Comcast Center, 1701 JFK Blvd., Philadelphia

The Lunchtime Concert and “Conduct Us” Opportunity is presented by Wells Fargo.
Would-be conductors will have the opportunity to guide a performance of members of the famous Philadelphia string section during this one-of-a kind lunchtime concert Thursday, May 15, at noon at the Market & Shops at Comcast Center. During the performance, audience members may step up and take the baton to conduct the musicians themselves in an excerpt from the first movement from Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music).This event is free and open to the public.

Free Neighborhood Concert

Urban Outfitters, Inc., Headquarters at the Navy YardNavy Yard, Building #543, 16th Street and Flagship Avenue

Philadelphia Orchestra newly-named Orchestra Assistant Conductor Designate Lio Kuokman leads his first Neighborhood Concert when the Orchestra heads down to the Navy Yard for a FREE concert hosted by Urban Outfitters, Inc.

Beethoven's 9th

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

There is no more uplifting music on the planet – Beethoven’s anthem extolling the brotherhood of humankind for all time! Join The Philadelphia Orchestra to enjoy this monumental masterpiece. It will truly be a summer night to remember.

Philadelphia Orchestra SingIN

Verizon Hall

The Philadelphia Orchestra: PIXAR in Concert

Verizon Hall

From the Toy Story trilogy to Finding Nemo, Wall-E and UP, Pixar has given audiences of all ages some of the most touching and memorable moments in movie history. Now, together with visually stunning film clips from all 14 Pixar hits, you can enjoy these remarkable scores performed as only The Philadelphia Orchestra can.

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts Disney/Pixar

The Philadelphia Orchestra: PIXAR in Concert

Verizon Hall

From the Toy Story trilogy to Finding Nemo, Wall-E and UP, Pixar has given audiences of all ages some of the most touching and memorable moments in movie history. Now, together, with visually stunning film clips from all 14 Pixar hits, you can enjoy these remarkable scores performed as only The Philadelphia Orchestra can.

Ben Folds

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Ben Folds will feature high-energy performances of his new piano concerto, along with orchestral arrangements of many of his pop hits, on June 24th with The Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann.

People's Choice

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

You call the shots. Join WRTI listeners and vote for your favorite classical music works. This is truly a People’s Choice concert, showcasing the dynamic young Astral Artist Eunice Kim.

Please register in advance for your complimentary tickets. Registration opens June 16th at 10:00AM. Walk-up tickets will distributed based upon availability at the Mann's box office the evening of the concert. Undercover and lawn seating is first-come, first-served. Preferred seating is available for Members of the Mann.

Penns Landing Free Concert

Great Plaza at Penn's Landing

The Philadelphia Orchestra returns for a 7th season to present another FREE Neighborhood Concert on the RiverStage at the Great Plaza, presented by Wells Fargo. The concert will be followed by a land-side fireworks display.

Free Family Concert

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail, CO

Gates open at 10:30 am with an Instrument Petting Zoo. This is a FREE concert and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Even the youngest members of the family can be exposed to the sounds of a live symphony orchestra in Bravo! Vail's first-ever appearance by over 30 members of The Philadelphia Orchestra at the annual Free Family Concert.

SPAC Opening

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY

An Evening on the Rhine

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY

A Night with Yo-Yo

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY

Cirque de la Symphonie

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY

POPS: On Broadway

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY

Yannick Returns!

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY

Nu Shu: Secret Songs of Women

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY

Celebration of an Artist

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY

Itzhak Perlman

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY

Evening with Alisa Weilerstein

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY

Tchaikovsky Spectacular

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY