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Open Rehearsals

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Friends’ Circle members and above will have behind-the-scenes access to a working session of the Orchestra with esteemed guest artists and conductors.

Open Rehearsal tickets are required for attendance and are available by logging onto MY ACCOUNT. Open Rehearsal tickets expire one year from the date of your gift. Seating is general admission on the Orchestra level and select areas of Tier 1. These are working rehearsals and as a courtesy to the musicians, seating may not be allowed in the rows closest to the stage. Children under the age of eight will not be admitted. When approved by the conductor, seating in the Conductor’s Circle is available to Maestro’s Circle members who make their reservation by calling 215.893.1908.

All open rehearsals are held in Verizon Hall and begin promptly at 10:30 AM.

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Rafael Frübeck de Burgos Conductor
Lise de la Salle Piano

Beethoven Overture to King Stephen
Beethoven Symphony No. 8
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2
Respighi The Pines of Rome

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Manfred Honeck Conductor
Christian Tetzlaff Violin

Strauss Overture to Die Fledermaus
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5
Dvořák Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”)

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Tugan Sokhiev conductor
Vadim Gluzman violin

Rimsky-Korsakov “Battle of Kerzhenets,” from The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Musorgsky Pictures from an Exhibition

Thursday March 20, 2014
Herbert Blomstedt Conductor

Mozart Serenade in B-flat major (“Gran Partita”)
Brahms Symphony No. 1

Thursday May 1, 2014
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Lisa Batiashvili Violin

Barber Adagio for Strings
Bartók Violin Concerto No. 1
Bruckner Symphony No. 9

Closed Rehearsal

Pre-Rehearsal Breakfast and Closed Rehearsal

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

Thursday, March 6, 2014 Guest Speaker - Stéphane Denève
Stéphane Denève Conductor
Nikolaj Znaider Violin

Beethoven Violin Concerto
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10

“Meet the Artist” Salon Series

Principal Player Circle members and above have the opportunity to attend lively receptions with wine and hors d’oeuvres, followed by an engaging question-and-answer session with well-known special guests. All Salon Series events begin at 5:30 PM and end at approximately 7:30 PM.

Friday, November 1, 2013
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Curtis Institute of Music
Lenfest Hall
1616 Locust Street

Friday, December 13, 2013
Cristian Măcelaru
The Rittenhouse Hotel
210 West Rittenhouse Square

Friday, February 28, 2014
Tommie Evans
Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
433 Chestnut Street

Friday, April 25, 2014
Daniel Han
BNY Mellon Building
Pyramid Club
1735 Market Street

The Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

Maestro’s Circle Partners, Champions, and Fabulous Philadelphians have 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.

Friday, May 2, 2014
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Lisa Batiashvili Violin

Barber Adagio for Strings
Bartók Violin Concerto No. 1
Bruckner Symphony No. 9

E-mail Annual Fund staff to make your reservation today.

Maestro’s Circle House Party

Maestro’s Circle Partners, Champions, and Fabulous Philadelphians celebrate the end of the Orchestra’s regular subscription season with Orchestra musicians and leadership. Invitations will be sent out closer to the event.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Lecture Luncheons

Double Tree Hotel (Broad and Locust Streets)
The Rittenhouse Square Volunteer Committee presents a series of one-hour lecture presentations prior to select Friday afternoon concerts at the Double Tree Hotel (237 South Broad Street) featuring musicians, musicologists, and composers. The lecture is followed by a discussion with a celebrity guest and a delicious catered luncheon! This event is open to the public. Please call Debby Robinson at 215.407.1633 to make a reservation, and join us for this wonderful opportunity to learn the story behind the music!

Lecture Luncheon Brochure

September 27, 2013
October 18, 2013
November 8, 2013
December 13, 2013
March 7, 2014
April 25, 2014

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New Jersey Committee Spring Musicale

Sunday, April 27th
Private Home in Moorestown, NJ

The New Jersey Committee for The Philadelphia Orchestra invites you to our annual Spring Musicale, featuring members of The Philadelphia Orchestra! Enjoy wine, appetizers, and desserts! For more information, please contact the Volunteer Relations Office at 215.893.3124.

Download Invitation (PDF)

The 23rd Annual Philadelphia Orchestra Golf Classic

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
11:00AM - 7:00PM
Applebrook Golf Club

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.


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