The famous Violin Concerto of Brahms is performed by the incomparable Gil Shaham.
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.
Meet andMinglewith new friends and Orchestra musicians
The Young Friends of The Philadelphia Orchestra membership program brings together dynamic young adults in the greater Philadelphia area with a love for music and a burgeoning interest in exploring arts and culture. As a Young Friend, experience the magnificence and exquisite beauty of the world-renowned Philadelphia Sound from the best seats in Verizon Hall starting at $45 per ticket.
Join the Young Friends program today and your membership will entitle you to the following:
- Tickets starting at $45 for any seat in the house using promo code YOUNGFRIENDS
- Two Garces Catering drink tickets
- Invitations to special Young Friends events
- Discounts at local area restaurants
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Young Friends may select and purchase the best seats in the house starting at only $45 per ticket!
- Must use promo code YOUNGFRIENDS when purchasing.
- Browse the concert(s) you wish to purchase from the calendar and click Buy Tickets
- Enter promo code YOUNGFRIENDS before selecting your seating options
- Select your seats or choose "Best Available" and continue through to checkout
- To be eligible for Young Friends you must be born after October 1, 1972 and over the age of 21.
- You must register via the registration page online to become a member. No registrations will be accepted at the Kimmel Center Box Office.
- The Philadelphia Orchestra reserves the right to check your ID to verify eligibility for this program.
- $45 tickets are not available for Opening Night, Academy of Music Anniversary Concert and Ball, or Marian Anderson Award concerts.
These premium concerts are $55 at the Young Friends price. Tickets are going quickly, so buy yours today!
Friday, May 3 8 PM
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
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.
Thursday, May 9 8 PM
Thursday, May 16 8 PM
Thursday, May 23 8 PM
Eastern Europe comes alive in Janácek's Sinfonietta, a festive work with a stunning opening brass fanfare that includes 12 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.
Attend special pre- and post-concert events and cocktail receptions at some of the area’s most popular and interesting venues. Meet and Mingle with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and other music-lovers like yourself.
Saturday, May 18
Cocktail Hour 6 PM
Tietra, 15th and Locust Streets
Concert 8 PM, Kimmel Center
|Featured in Disney’s Fantasia, the “Pastoral” Symphony paints vivid scenes of gathering thunderstorms, wandering brooks, and breezy country sides. Welcome spring with the Young Friends of The Philadelphia Orchestra before the evening’s concert with drink specials and complimentary bites in the al fresco atmosphere of Tietra.
Simon Rattle Conductor
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Cocktail Hour 6 PM 10 Arts Broad & Chestnut Streets
Concert 8 PM Kimmel Center
Raise a glass to musical innovation as we celebrate The Philadelphia Orchestra’s unrivaled legacy of “firsts” in music-making. Enjoy drink specials and complimentary light fare in the chic and sophisticated 10 Arts lounge before heading down Broad Street for one of the season’s most highly-anticipated concerts, featuring dancers, video projection, and theatrical lighting.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet Piano
Ridge Theater Company
Bob McGrath Artistic Director
Knussen New Work (world premiere)
Ravel Piano Concerto in G major
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
Concert Tickets: $55 with Young Friends membership
Admission to cocktail hour is free with concert ticket
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