Beginning one hour before every Philadelphia Orchestra subscription concert, a special PreConcert Conversation gives you insights into the music and music-makers you will hear on the program. PreConcert Conversations are free to all ticket holders and include informal interviews with renowned guest artists and composers, discussions led by Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians, and behind-the-scenes information. These lively and engaging programs are held in the Rendell Room of the Kimmel Center or in Verizon Hall.
Please note that there will not be a PreConcert Conversation in advance of the Mahler Eight performances on March 10, 11, 12, or 13. However, the Orchestra joins the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in a panel discussion as part of HSP’s Memories and Melodies program series. The discussion, Tuesday, March 8, at 6:30 PM, features Yannick Nézet-Séguin, historian Jack McCarthy, and professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania Simon Richter, and explores the connection between the “Symphony of a Thousand” and the international emergence of The Philadelphia Orchestra. For tickets to this event and more information, please visit www.hsp.org.