Featured in Disney's Fantasia, the "Pastoral" Symphony paints vivid scenes of gathering thunderstorms, wandering brooks, and breezy countrysides.
The famous Violin Concerto of Brahms is performed by the incomparable Gil Shaham.
Schools & Teachers
Bring the full experience of The Philadelphia Orchestra to your students with a program designed to integrate musical concepts and activities into your existing classroom curriculum. Enhance your students’ learning through the understanding and appreciation of orchestral music. To get the most value, use our curriculum guide to supplement your preparation, participate in a course for teacher professional development, and schedule a visit with one of our knowledgeable Docent volunteers at no extra charge. Philadelphia Orchestra School Concerts have been commended by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as a model program in alignment with the state’s Standards Aligned System.Learn More
Open Rehearsals for Students
Don't miss the opportunity to go behind the scenes and watch the Orchestra at work in rehearsal.Learn More
Compete to win an opportunity to perform as a soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra.Learn More
Musicians in the Schools
Create a unique experience for your students when musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra visit your school.Learn More
School Partnership Program
An in-depth partnership with Philadelphia area schools to provide access to the music of The Philadelphia Orchestra.Learn More
Billy Joel School Concert Program
Established in 2008 with a donation from legendary singer-songwriter and composer Billy Joel, the Billy Joel Fund for Music Education is specifically earmarked to expand and improve music education in the School District of Philadelphia.Learn More
Each year The Philadelphia Orchestra selects one youth orchestra to sit side-by-side with our world-renowned musicians in a rehearsal of quality orchestral literature led by a skilled conductor.Learn More