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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    Upcoming Concerts


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    The Philadelphia Orchestra
    and Classical Mystery Tour:
    A Tribute to the Beatles

    Wednesday, July 23 8 PM
    Thursday, July 24
    8 PM
    Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

    Martin Herman Conductor

    Tickets: $60 with promo code YOUNGFRIENDS*

    Hear "Penny Lane" with live trumpets; experience the beauty of "Yesterday" with an acoustic guitar and strings; enjoy the rock and classical blend on the hard-edged "I Am the Walrus." From early Beatles music on through the solo years, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles presents more than two dozen Beatles songs performed as they were originally recorded, transcribed note-for-note, with original orchestrations played by the Orchestra.

    All artists, dates, prices, and programs subject to change. All tickets subject to availability.
    *Excludes tickets in the Front Orchestra, Orchestra Boxes, Tier 1 Boxes, Tier 3, Tier 3 Boxes, and Conductor's Circle


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    PIXAR In Concert
    Friday, July 25 7 PM
    Saturday, July 26
    2 PM
    Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

    Cristian Macelaru Conductor

    Tickets: $45 with promo code YFPIXAR*
    Maximum 4 tickets per Young Friend

    From the Toy Story trilogy to Finding Nemo, Wall-E and UP, Pixar has given audiences of all ages some of the most touching and memorable moments in movie history. Now, together with visually stunning film clips from all 14 Pixar hits, you can enjoy these remarkable scores performed as only The Philadelphia Orchestra can.

    Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts © Disney/ Pixar
    *Excludes tickets in the Orchestra Boxes, Tier 1, and Tier 1 Boxes


    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.

    Cocktails and a Concert: April 12, 2014


    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 tickets

    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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    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.

    1338 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107


    6 & 8

    Ax, from Bach to Strauss

    Thursday, February 6 8:00 PM
    Saturday, February 8 8:00 PM

    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.


    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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    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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