The Philadelphia Orchestra presents TeenTix, a ticket program for middle and high school students aimed to provide low-priced tickets. For select concerts, the Orchestra makes a limited number of $10 seats available for Middle School and High School students throughout the 2017-18 season.
Here is how the program works:
Tickets: All tickets must be purchased in person with the student present at the Kimmel Center Box Office between the hours of 10:00am and 7:00pm. Tickets are $10 and will be made available the day of the performance for the dates listed below. Only one ticket per student may be purchased and students must present their school ID at the box office window - sorry no exceptions.
Seating: Seating is at the discretion of the Box Office. Seat locations will be throughout the hall.
Parents: A parent or guardian is permitted to purchase a $10 ticket if they would like to attend the concert with their child. Seating with your child is also at the discretion of the Box Office, and not guaranteed.
Concerts: Available concerts through TeenTix are intended to offer the most tickets possible, however tickets are subject to availability.
Handel and Britten begins our annual winter festival featuring music from the majestic British Isles.
Hear! Hear the pipes are calling! These are the first Philadelphia Orchestra performances of Peter Maxwell Davies’s sprightly composition, inspired by the high-spirited Orkney Islands wedding of friends and featuring, yes, a bagpipe solo. First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang is the violin soloist for Bruch’s fantasia of traditional folk songs from the Highlands and beyond. Mendelssohn took a walking tour of Scotland as a young man and returned home with the first strains of his “Scottish” Symphony—one of his most cherished works.
Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla has taken the symphonic world by storm; she was just 29 years old when she became music director of the City of Birmingham Symphony in 2016. (The Guardian: Her “combination of precision, poise and power is remarkable.”) Hear what all the well-deserved excitement is about as she makes her Philadelphia Orchestra debut. Pianist Menahem Pressler also made an important debut here in Philadelphia: After fleeing Nazi Germany with his family, he gave his first American performances with Eugene Ormandy in 1947 at the age of 23. In the 70 years since, he’s toured the world as a leading soloist and founder of the revered Beaux Arts Trio. Mahler’s Fourth Symphony is based on one of his own songs, an ethereal depiction of a child’s vision of paradise. Heavenly!
Once more, one of America’s most acclaimed and most frequently performed living composers, Philadelphian Jennifer Higdon, graces us with a brilliant new work, this time for those stalwarts of the brass section, the trombones and tuba. Hear them shine in this rare turn in the spotlight. Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony may seem overshadowed by the magnificent Ninth that followed, but there’s compositional genius (and humor) to burn here. Zoltán Kodály’s Dances of Marosszék are the rural counterpart of Brahms’s more urbane Hungarian Dances; they make wonderful bookends for this strikingly original program.
These concerts will be LiveNote enabled.
Michael Tilson Thomas conducts his own thought-provoking meditation on civilizations and destiny. This work is presented in a uniquely theatrical style with a jazz band, lead singer, and two back-up vocalists. Soprano Measha Brueggergosman, who sang the world premiere, is our soloist. Inspired by American poet Carl Sandburg’s text, his words are as relevant today as when they were written almost 100 years ago. Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique” Symphony shares a similar contrast of hope and devastation that is both thrilling and deeply introspective.
These concerts will be LiveNote enabled
Additional dates may be released at a later time.