The Kimmel Center
Home of The Philadelphia Orchestra
The performing arts complex in the heart of Philadelphia includes state-of-the-art performance spaces, backstage facilities, and audience amenities enclosed under a soaring glass-arched roof. Verizon Hall, the first major concert hall to open in the 21st century, is one of the world's best performance venues. This elegant cello-shaped 2,500-seat auditorium combines warmth and richness of design within extraordinary sightlines and acoustically advanced technologies.
The Philadelphia Orchestra's New York Series
The Philadelphia Orchestra first appeared at New York's Carnegie Hall in November 1902.
Academy of Music
The Academy of Music opened in 1857 and is the oldest grand opera house in the United States still used for its original purpose. The Academy of Music served as The Philadelphia Orchestra’s home for more than a century, from the ensemble’s founding in 1900 up to the opening of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in December 2001. The Orchestra purchased the Academy in 1957 and still performs there each January on the occasion of the Academy’s Anniversary Concert and Ball.
Owned by The Philadelphia Orchestra Association, the Academy of Music is operated and managed by Kimmel Center, Inc.
Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Summer Home of The Philadelphia Orchestra
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s premier outdoor cultural arts center offering a diverse season of world-class entertainment. The Philadelphia Orchestra began performing concerts in Fairmount Park at the Robin Hood Dell in 1930 in a band shell on the east side of the Schuylkill River. The ensemble continued performing there until 1976 when the Mann Center for the Performing Arts opened on the west side of the Schuylkill, becoming the home of the Orchestra’s summer concert series.
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Since opening in 1966, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center has established a reputation as one of America’s most prestigious summer festivals. The Philadelphia Orchestra has shared the Saratoga season with the New York City Ballet every year, with each taking up residency for two to four weeks. In addition to the Orchestra’s own concerts each summer, many Philadelphia musicians are featured in Saratoga Chamber Music Festival performances.
Bravo! Vail Festival
For six weeks every summer, internationally acclaimed soloists join The Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and the Dallas Symphony featured in programs of the great classics, plus jazz and pops. Stellar chamber music artists, including members of all three resident orchestras, come together in a diverse and eclectic chamber music series. Through world-class performances, dedicated leadership, and generous support from the community, the Festival has grown from a handful of attendees to an annual audience of more than 60,000. Since 2007 The Philadelphia Orchestra has presented six concerts as part of its annual Vail summer residency.