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.
Stairs are located on the north and south sides of the Kimmel Center, providing access to the Lower Level and Tiers 1-3.
Elevators on the northwest and southwest corners of the building provide access to Commonwealth Plaza (Ground Floor) and Tiers 1-3. One elevator on each side services the Kimmel Center parking garage. An additional elevator is located on the northeast side of the Kimmel Center, by the Spruce Street entrance, providing access to the parking garage, Lower Level, Commonwealth Plaza (Ground Floor), and Tiers 1-2.
Restrooms are located on the Lower Level and are accessible by the north and south stairs and the northeast elevator. Restrooms are also located in the northwest and southwest corners of Tiers 1-3. Additional restrooms are above the Perelman Theater on Tier 1.
The complimentary coat check is located on the north side of the Lower Level, accessible by the north stairs and the northeast elevator.
All Philadelphia Orchestra concerts begin on time. Please give yourself plenty of time to get to your seats before the starting time.
In order to minimize disturbances to other audience members who have already begun listening to the music, late seating breaks usually occur after the first piece on the program or at intermission. If you arrive after the concert begins, you will be asked to wait in Commonwealth Plaza until the piece concludes. If you sign up for the concert reminder e-mails, we will update you in advance regarding late seating information for your concert.