Young Friends

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.

Join the Young Friends program today and your membership will entitle you to the following:

  • Special savings on tickets for the best seats using promo code YOUNGFRIENDS
  • Invitations to special Young Friends events 
  • Discounts at local area restaurants
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Ticket Details

Young Friends may select and purchase the best seats in the house and receive special ticket savings! Ticket prices are $45, $60, or $75 depending on the performance you choose, and all fees are included.

  • Must use promo code YOUNGFRIENDS when purchasing.
  1. Browse the concert(s) you wish to purchase from the calendar and click Buy Tickets
  2. Enter promo code YOUNGFRIENDS before selecting your seating options
  3. Select your seats or choose "Best Available" and continue through to checkout
  • Most Philadelphia Series and Holiday concerts included. (Philadelphia Series concerts are all concerts in the Philadelphia Orchestra season except for those listed below.)
  • No additional fees on Young Friends tickets.
  • Limit two tickets per concert per membership may be purchased under the Young Friends price. Additional tickets at the regular price will include all normal fees.
  • Any section of the house with a lower ticket price than the young friends price will remain at that lower price.
  • Registration for this program must be completed online.
  • Once you are a registered member, tickets may be purchased online, over the phone, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office.
  • Family and Sound All Around concerts are not included in this ticket price because regular tickets for these performances are already lower than the young friends price.
  • Special events such as Opening Night and Academy of Music Anniversary Concert and Ball are not included in this ticket price.
  • Concerts and their designations of standard, premium, and premium plus are subject to change.
  • Ticket policy 
  • Restrictions

    • To be eligible for Young Friends you must be born after September 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.
    • Young Friends ticket price is not available for Opening Night, Cirque de la Symphonie, Academy of Music Anniversary Concert and Ball, and Salome.
    • Tier 1 Box seats are not included in the Young Friends price for concerts designated as Premium Plus or $75.
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    All concerts featured here are only $75 for Young Friends

    Beethoven 9–"Ode to Joy"

    September 26 & 28 8 PM
    September 27 2 PM

     

    Grimaud and Symphonie Fantastique

    December 5 & 7 8 PM
    December 8 2 PM

             

    Perlman Returns

    November 21 & 23 8 PM
    November 22 & 24 2 PM

     

    Fauré's Requiem

    March 13 & 15 8 PM
    March 14 2 PM

    All concerts featured here are only $60 for Young Friends

    Yannick Conducts Mahler 4

    October 4 & 5 8 PM
    October 6 2 PM

     

    Tchaikovsky Week 3: The Violin Concerto

    January 23 & 24 8 PM

             

    Pines of Rome

    October 17 & 19 8 PM
    October 18 2 PM

     

    All Rachmaninoff

    February 13, 14, & 15 8 PM

             

    Yannick & Yuja

    November 7 & 9 8 PM
    November 8 2 PM

     

    Yannick's Eroica

    February 20 & 22 8 PM
    February 23 2 PM

             

    Glorious Sound of Christmas

    December 19, 20, 21 7 PM

     

    Firebird and Cinderella

    February 28 2 PM
    March 1 8 PM

             

    Messiah

    December 22 2 PM

     

    The "Organ" Symphony

    April 11 & 12 8 PM
    April 13 2 PM

             

    New Years Eve

    December 31 7:30 PM

     

    Mozart Celebration

    April 24, 25, & 26 8 PM
    April 25 2 PM

    All concerts featured here are only $45 for Young Friends

    Bronfman Plays Beethoven

    October 10 & 12 8 PM
    October 11 2 PM

     

    Radu Lupu joins Yannick

    January 30 & February 1 8 PM
    January 31 2 PM

             

    Ravel and Debussy

    October 24 & 26 8 PM
    October 25 2 PM

     

    Ax, from Bach to Strauss

    February 6 & 8 8 PM
    February 7 2 PM

             

    From Vienna to the New World

    November 14 & 16 8 PM
    November 15 2 PM

     

    Brahms's First

    March 20, 21, & 22 8 PM

             

    Vivaldi's Four Seasons

    November 29 & 30 8 PM
    December 1 2 PM

     

    Mozart's "Linz"

    March 27 & 29 8 PM
    March 28 2 PM

             

    David Kim Plays Tchaikovsky

    December 12 & 14 8 PM
    December 13 2 PM

     

    Beethoven's Seventh

    April 3 & 5 8 PM
    April 4 2 PM

             

    Tchaikovsky Week 1: Symphony No. 4

    January 10 & 11 8 PM
    January 12 2 PM

     

    Bruckner's Final Symphony

    May 1 & 3 8 PM

             

    Tchaikovsky Week 2: The Serenede

    January 16 & 18 8 PM
    January 17 2 PM

       

     

    Events

     

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

    Cocktail Hour 6:30 PM
    Kimmel Center Tier 1 Lounge

    Concert 8 PM, Kimmel Center

    Concert Tickets: $60 with Young Friends membership
    Admission to cocktail hour is free with concert ticket

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    Become a Young Friend

    Meet and mingle with other Young Friends of The Philadelphia Orchestra and surprise special guests before the concert on Saturday, April 12 in the Kimmel Center Tier 1 Lounge and enjoy a complimentary drink along with light fare.

    The "Organ" Symphony

    Gianandrea Noseda Conductor
    James Ehnes Violin
    Michael Stairs Organ

    Casella Symphonic Fragments from La donna serpente
    Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2
    Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 ("Organ")

    Raise a glass to musical innovation as we celebrate the combined power and lyricism of the orchestra with the remarkable sound and colors of the grand pipe organ. Enjoy a complimentary drink and light fare along with other Young Friends in the Kimmel Center’s Tier 1 Lounge before delighting in the sounds of The Fabulous Philadelphians.  

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    Past Events

    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.

    Dinner and a Concert

    Dinner and a Concert

    The Philadelphia Orchestra invites you to treat yourself and a guest to a night with dinner and a concert, exclusively for Young Friends! Delight in the cultural sounds of The Philadelphia Orchestra's concert Ax, from Bach to Strauss at the Kimmel Center and enjoy a dinner at the Capital Grille for only $90.

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    1338 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    215.545.9588

     

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    6 & 8


    Ax, from Bach to Strauss

    Thursday, February 6 8:00 PM
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    Saturday, February 8 8:00 PM
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    Vladimir Jurowski Conductor
    Emanuel Ax Piano
    Jeffrey Khaner Flute

    Bach Orchestral Suite No. 2
    Strauss Burleske, for piano and orchestra
    Bach Piano Concerto No. 1
    Mahler Todtenfeier

    Vladimir Jurowski returns for a two week-residency. For his first program he contrasts composers from the Baroque with those from the height of Romanticism. Bach is performed along with Strauss and Mahler, exploring the evolution of music across three centuries. As part of the Strauss 150th anniversary year, legendary pianist Emanuel Ax performs the youthful Burleske for piano and orchestra. Written when he was 21, it is very much in the style of Liszt and Schumann but contains clear indications of the brilliant composer emerging with his own style. Ax also performs Bach's Piano Concerto in D minor. Originally written for harpsichord, which was only just coming into favor as a solo instrument, this Concerto is distinct from the Strauss Burleske, demonstrating how solo keyboard music expanded nearly 200 years later. Likewise, the intimate music-making of Bach's French-style dance suite, the Orchestral Suite No. 2 featuring solo flute, also stands apart from Mahler's mighty Todtenfeier (Funeral Rites). Todtenfeier is a single movement tone poem that became the basis for the epic first movement of Mahler's Symphony No. 2, the "Resurrection" Symphony.

     

    Order your package today:

    1. Select your concert and dinner date
    2. Order your tickets through The Philadelphia Orchestra's website. YOUNGFRIENDS promo code is not required.
      Your package includes a ticket to the performance and a ticket for dinner at the Capital Grille.
    3. Make your dinner reservation
      Reservations for dinner are required. Once you have purchased click the button below or call the Capital Grille at 215.545.9588. Pre-concert reservations are available starting 5 PM through no later than 6 PM.
      Make a reservation

    Dinner reservations and tickets are required. Please call the Capital Grille at 215.545.9588 and mention the Young Friends of The Philadelphia Orchestra Pre-concert dinner and concert offer to make your reservation. Please present your Pre Theatre Menu Dinner ticket to your server at the Capital Grille. Pre-concert reservations on February 6 and 8 are available starting 5:00-6:00 PM. Please note that tax, gratuity, and alcoholic beverages are not included in the ticket price. The ticket and meal included in this package cannot be exchanged or refunded. Seating is limited, all Dinner and a Concerts tickets are subject to availability. Limit two dinner and a concert tickets per Young Friends membership.

    Monsters Ball

    Young Friends of the Academy of Music invite you to attend the 3rd Annual Monsters Ball!

    For the very first time, Young Friends of The Philadelphia Orchestra are invited to purchase tickets to the 3rd Annual Monsters Ball, brought to you by the Honigman Group. Proceeds from the event support the Academy of Music Restoration Fund and The Philadelphia Orchestra.

    Opening Night 2013


    Join us for Opening Night as a Young Friend and enjoy this spectacular evening for the best price in town!

    Your Young Friends ticket includes:

    •   Admission to the pre-concert Champagne Reception in Commonwealth Plaza
    •   Priority Concert seating in Conductor’s Circle seats
    •   Seating at the post-Concert dinner, catered by Jose Garces
    •   After-dinner musical entertainment by local favorite the DePue Brothers
    •   Recognition as a Young Friend in Playbill

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    BLACK CARS AND BLACK TIES

    Arrive in style to Opening Night and the Opening Night Young Friends pre-party with Uber.

    On behalf of the Philadelphia Orchestra, we're excited to offer all guests who are new to Uber a complimentary ride up to $25 using the promo code PHLORCH2013

    Uber is an iPhone/Android app that lets you tag your location and summon a professional driver to your side within minutes. Once in the car, the driver will take you wherever you need to go. The fare is billed to your card, with no need to tip, so you don't have to worry about handling cash.

    Just click the promo code below and sign up! You'll be riding in style in no time at all.

    PROMO CODE: PHLORCH2013

    HOW TO UBER

    Order a car
    Use the iPhone or Android app, or visit m.uber.com to request a ride

    Your Driver Comes to You
    Sit back and relax. We’ll text you when your Uber arrives.

    Hop in & Hop out
    After arriving at your destination, we’ll charge your credit card on file and email you a receipt.

    Cocktails and a Concert: Beethoven's Pastoral

     

    Saturday, May 18

    Cocktail Hour 6 PM

    Tietra, 15th and Locust Streets

    Concert 8 PM, Kimmel Center


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    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.

    Beethoven’s “Pastoral”

    Simon Rattle Conductor
    Barbara Hannigan Soprano

    Webern Passacaglia
    Berg Three Fragments from Wozzeck
    Ligeti Mysteries of the Macabre
    Beethoven Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”)

    Cocktails and a Concert: Philadelphia Firsts

       


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    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.

    Philadelphia Firsts

    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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    Opening Night 2012

    Stokowski Celebration: Cocktails and a Concert

    A Night with Friends: Memories of Prague

     

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