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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.

The Maestro's Circle House Party has been rescheduled

With the coinciding Mother's Day holiday and a number of other May events for our close friends, we believe it most prudent to postpone this event to the fall, which will hopefully be more accessible for many of you. Please rest assured that all who would be included on May 11 will be included then!

We look forward to the event as a festive kickoff to the 2014-15 season, and will update you with details when confirmed. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events for Maestro's Circle members, and wish you a most joyous spring!

Lecture Luncheons

Double Tree Hotel (Broad and Locust Streets)
The Rittenhouse Square Volunteer Committee presents a one-hour lecture presentation prior to select Friday afternoon concerts. This presentation features musicians, musicologists, and composers, and is followed by a discussion with a celebrity guest and a delicious catered luncheon. This event is open to the public. Doors open at 10:45 AM and the program will begin shortly after 11 AM. The cost is $36.00 per person; $32.00 for groups of 10 or more. For information call: Fran Schwartz 215.884.2659.

October 17, 2014
November 14, 2014
March 6, 2015
March 27, 2015
April 10, 2015
May 15, 2015

Opening Night

The Philadelphia Orchestra's 2014 Opening Night Concert and Gala...à la française!
A celebration to kick-off the 2014-15 Season

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor and Piano
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano

Venez vous joindre à nous! Get ready to step out and be among the first to reserve your tickets for Opening Night by calling the Volunteer Relations Office 215.893.1956.

Morning Musicales

Morning Musicales, presented by The West Philadelphia Committee, was inaugurated in 1962 and has continued since then without interruption. Inspired by the late Mrs. Frederick T. van Urk, Morning Musicales provides an opportunity for excellent young performers to appear before discriminating audiences with the possibility of review by professional music critics. The series also helps to provide funds to support projects associated with The Philadelphia Orchestra.

In its 54th year of presenting emerging artists in the Music World, Morning Musicales returns to The Field Auditorium at The Curtis Institute of Music. Treat yourself to one or all three of these hour long concerts at 11 AM and meet the artist afterwards at a reception. Series tickets start at $50 and individual tickets may be purchased at the door for $20. If you are interested in receiving an invitation, please contact Cackie Rogers at

October 28, 2014
January 7, 2015
March 12, 2015


Interested in becoming more involved with The Philadelphia Orchestra?

Learn how to support the Orchestra by making a donation, or purchasing tickets or a subscription at or call 215.893.3151.