The Philadelphia Orchestra presents TeenTix, a ticket program for middle and high school students aimed to make low-priced tickets available to Philadelphia youth. For select concerts, the Orchestra makes a limited number of $10 seats available for middle school and high school students throughout the 2017-18 season.
Here is how the program works:
Tickets: All tickets must be purchased in person with the student present at the Kimmel Center Box Office between the hours of 10 AM and 7 PM. Tickets are $10 and will be made available the day of the performance for the dates listed below. Only one ticket per student may be purchased and students must present their school ID at the Box Office window—sorry no exceptions.
Seating: Seating is at the discretion of the Box Office. Seat locations will be throughout the hall.
Parents: A parent or guardian is permitted to purchase a $10 ticket if they would like to attend the concert with their child. Seating with your child is also at the discretion of the Box Office, and not guaranteed.
Concerts: Available concerts through TeenTix are intended to offer the most tickets possible, however tickets are subject to availability.
Stéphane Denève begins his newly extended tenure as Principal Guest Conductor with Mahler’s premiere symphony matched with a Philadelphia Orchestra premiere. Mahler’s groundbreaking First Symphony “changed the genre forever” (The Guardian). From the shimmering opening to the joyful finale, this work shakes the soul. The six members of the Grammy-winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird join the Orchestra for Jennifer Higdon’s On a Wire in its first-ever Philadelphia Orchestra performances. Higdon is hailed as one of American’s greatest living composers; Eighth Blackbird has been captivating audiences since its founding 20 years ago.
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“This is one of his greatest masterpieces,” says Yannick about Haydn’s The Seasons. “He put everything he had into that score.” From the first blush of spring to impending winter, Haydn’s exuberant oratorio, written close to the end of his life, encompasses a full year of living: sunrises and sunsets, a thundering storm, the wonder of nature and all the Earth’s creatures, sonorous calls to the hunt, and boisterous drinking songs. Yannick’s mission to bring great choral repertoire to Verizon Hall continues with gusto with what he calls Haydn’s “most touching work: grand scale and very full of life, joy, and hope.”
Spend Thanksgiving weekend with The Philadelphia Orchestra and a program filled with American music.
Frequent guest Donald Runnicles is an illustrious figure on opera podiums from San Francisco to New York to Berlin. This program highlights his mastery, from the fairy-tale charms of Hansel and Gretel to the powerful mythological romance of Tannhäuser. A renowned symphonic conductor as well, Maestro Runnicles will reveal all the charm and profundity of Mozart’s “Prague” Symphony. We open with Vaughan Williams’s 16th-century retrospective Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, featuring the uniquely lush Philadelphia strings.
Additional dates may be released at a later time.