Welcome to the 2019-20 season!


Yannick Nézet-Séguin, BeethovenNOW, WomenNOW, and Music That Transforms

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Season Overview


The Philadelphia Orchestra celebrates Beethoven’s 250th birthday by performing his symphonies in dialogue with music by composers of today.

The Symphonies: March 12–April 5

Experience all nine of Beethoven’s masterworks in a concentrated four-week period!

The Piano Concertos: January 23–February 8

Don’t miss all five piano concertos in three binge-worthy weeks—including a special one-week return to the Academy of Music—with three of the world’s greatest pianists: Yefim Bronfman, Daniil Trifonov, and Emanuel Ax.


Women innovators and creators take center stage as Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra present composers, conductors, instrumentalists, vocalists, and thinkers in programs that showcase rarely heard works of the past and inspiring music of today. A world premiere by Valerie Coleman during opening weekend sets the stage for a celebration of women’s voices, and Gabriela Lena Frank joins the Orchestra as composer-in-residence.

Music that Transforms

Experience the genius of John Adams and 16 other living composers who feature prominently in a season of distinctive, inspiring musical voices. Strauss’s revolutionary opera Elektra comes to life as Yannick leads a stunning symphonic staging. Be inspired by Bach’s Mass in B minor, one of the greatest choral works ever written. And re-live timeless films as the Orchestra performs live the extraordinary original scores to Fantasia, An American in Paris, and Up.

Due to rapidly evolving developments, and in accordance with the City of Philadelphia’s recommendation that all large gatherings be suspended to limit community transmission of COVID-19, all scheduled Philadelphia Orchestra rehearsals, performances, and events through May 10, 2020, are cancelled. Learn more