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Donor Benefit Events

When you make a gift to The Philadelphia Orchestra, you receive member benefits designed to deepen your personal Orchestra experience.

Donor benefits are delivered based on your membership, which begins the month of your primary Annual Fund gift. For example, if you make your gift each December, your membership is active from December through November.

You will receive invitations to our benefit events throughout your active membership period. Participation in donor events may affect the tax deductibility of your gift. When making your gift, you may elect to decline donor benefits. Please note that if you prefer to decline these benefits, you will not receive certain event invitations.

If you have questions about these events, or would like to RSVP, contact the Annual Fund office at 215.893.3151 or [email protected].

Donor Events

Open Rehearsals

Members are invited to a subscription concert’s final working rehearsal, typically on Thursday mornings. Schedules, repertoire, and artists are subject to change. As a courtesy to the musicians and production staff, seating may not be allowed in the rows closest to the stage. Children under the age of eight will not be admitted. Rehearsals begin promptly at the start time.
Tickets are distributed as follows: $100 members are eligible to redeem a total of four tickets during their membership period; $500 members are eligible to redeem a total of eight tickets during their membership period; $1,500 members are eligible to redeem two tickets to all Open Rehearsals; $3,500 and above members are eligible to redeem as many tickets as they wish to all Open Rehearsals.
Open Rehearsal tickets are required for admittance into the concert hall. They are available to redeem online in My Account by clicking the Memberships tab, selecting your dates, and completing the checkout process.

Alternatively, contact us by phone or e-mail at 215.893.3151 or [email protected].

Open Rehearsal tickets are date specific, and exchanges can be made by contacting our office.
Members at the $3,500 level and above have access to the Tier I Founders Lounge before the Open Rehearsal begins and during the break. Light refreshments will be available.

Meet the Artists Events (In Person)

Members at the $1,500 level and above receive invitations to an event featuring a cocktail reception and hors d'oeuvres, followed by an interview with a guest conductor, soloist, or Philadelphia Orchestra musician(s) featured in a concert program.

Donors at all levels are invited to experience digital Meet the Artists events and will receive e-mail invitations as they are available.

Founders Lounge

Ambassadors Circle members have access to the Tier 1 Founders Lounge one hour before concerts and during intermission (6:30 PM on Thursdays, 1 PM on Fridays and Sundays, and 7 PM on Saturdays). Members enjoy complimentary food and beverages.

Kimmel Center Garage Pre-Paid Parking

New this season!

Ambassadors Circle members are eligible for discounted $25 parking passes on all pre-paid parking in the Kimmel Center parking garage. Parking must be reserved by calling or e-mailing the priority services coordinator. Pre-paid parking must be purchased in advance and is subject to availability.

No parking hangtag is required. To enter the garage, Ambassadors Circle members show their pre-paid ticket and are ushered to the reserved parking area.

Carnegie Hall Patron Day Trip

Members at the $10,000 level and above are invited to the annual Carnegie Hall Patron Day Trip. Patrons travel from 30th Street Station to New York City with Orchestra musicians on a charter Amtrak train. Upon arrival in New York, the schedule includes a specially planned cultural activity, dinner with musicians at a restaurant near Carnegie Hall, the Orchestra concert at Carnegie Hall, and return transportation to Philadelphia. This is truly a special experience!

Accessibility at Donor Events

Your Philadelphia Orchestra is committed to accessibility and to accommodating the needs of individuals with disabilities. In order to best accommodate your request, please contact us with your needs prior to the event.

We are committed to holding our events in venues that allow for wheelchair and other mobility device access to parking, seating, and restrooms.

Parking in the Kimmel Center garage is available for purchase to those with a Persons with Disability Parking Placard.

Personal care attendants may attend any benefit event in addition to your guests.

For events at Ensemble Arts Philly, we offer:

  • Assistive listening devices
  • Reserved seating near the front of the event for those with low vision or blindness
  • Large-print programs

We are here to serve our guests and make your donor experience as enjoyable as possible. Please contact us if you have any further requests or questions.

Most of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s events take place within the Ensemble Arts Philly venues. The Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center, Inc., complies with all applicable federal, state, and local statutes and laws to ensure accessibility to individuals with disabilities who use our facilities.

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