From the powerful blasts of the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ on Halloween to those famous lush strings on full display in the romantic repertoire of Valentine’s Day, The Philadelphia Orchestra infuses the holidays with music and joy. Celebrate Christmas or ring in the New Year and create new family traditions. But remember that tickets sell quickly. Add these on to your subscription early for the best seats in the house!
Deemed one of the greatest horror movies of all time, Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror is a terrifying classic silent film from 1922 that set the standard for modern day vampire myths. Peter Richard Conte and the magnificent the magnificent Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ brings to life the creepy spine-tingling tail of Orlok, a count from Transylvania who is believed to be a blood-sucking vampire. Don't miss the chance to see, hear, and feel the haunting film that inspired dozens of Dracula stories.
What musical gifts does Santa have in store for you? Get in the Christmas spirit with our annual Christmas Kids’ Spectacular! You’ll hear your favorite jingles and carols like Sleigh Ride, “Joy to the World,” and “Deck the Halls,” and have a chance to sing along with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Plus we’ll have a few surprises along the way. Get your tickets early for this must-see family event of the holiday season!
Maybe you’re new to The Philadelphia Orchestra’s holiday music. Or maybe Eugene Ormandy’s 1962 The Glorious Sound of Christmas album is a prize in your record collection. Either way, we invite you to make us part of your annual traditions. Our Christmas concerts feature the full Orchestra, choir, and special guests, all led this year by the irresistible Thomas Wilkins, principal conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Buy your tickets early and put this heartwarming holiday break on your calendar now. Come December, you’ll be glad you did. ’Tis the season!
It wouldn't be the holiday season without Handel's divine Messiah. French conductor and vocalist Nathalie Stutzmann—who made her U.S. conducting debut with Messiah performances in Detroit and at the Kennedy Center—makes her Philadelphia Orchestra conducting debut leading this most famous of oratorios. With one performance only, this is guaranteed to sell out. Don't miss your chance to be in the hall when the audience stands for the “Hallelujah” Chorus. Wonderful!
Celebrate the arrival of 2017 with the Fabulous Philadelphians! The perennially popular Bramwell Tovey (“… please borrow, steal, and BEG BEG Bramwell Tovey to come back!” one fan implored us) leads the festivities with “his Noël Coward-esque wit and solid command of the Philadelphia Orchestra.” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) The Grammy-winning guest conductor promises an evening of delicious music—spiced with a dash of irreverence. Ring in the New Year in style!
“I love music passionately,” Debussy once said. All true artists know that love and music go hand in hand. On this February 14 we honor cupid and St. Valentine with music that whispers and sighs, sings and soars, and, above all, exalts the magic of love. Philadelphia favorite Cristian Macelaru leads this romantic evening, perfect for anyone in love, looking for love, or, like Debussy, purely in love with music itself.