Membership and Donor Resources

Make a gift to The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Annual Fund and support the music you love.

Your gift to the Orchestra’s Annual Fund impacts all of our work onstage, in schools and communities, around the world, and through broadcasts and digital media.

Your gift offers benefits designed to bring you closer to our mission. If you have questions about membership, please contact the Annual Fund Office at 215.893.3151 (Monday–Friday, 9 AM–5 PM) or [email protected].

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As we continue to monitor health and safety recommendations due to COVID-19, some of the benefits listed below have been adjusted or postponed for the 2021–22 season.

Please see our full statement regarding donor benefits for fall 2021.

Membership Levels 

Friends Circle 

Each Friends Circle level includes all benefits from the preceding levels.

$1–$99

  • Access to the Meet the Artists digital event series
  • Electronic or print access to Philadelphia Orchestra Impact Reports

$100–249

  • Two Open Rehearsal tickets
  • Early access to single tickets 
  • 10% discount on single tickets within the subscription series

$250–$499

  • Two additional Open Rehearsal tickets (for a total of four tickets)
  • Complimentary Philadelphia Orchestra gift*

$500–$1,499

  • Four additional Open Rehearsal tickets (for a total of eight tickets)
  • An invitation to a pre-concert backstage tour of Verizon Hall
$1,500–$2,499
  • An invitation for two to the Meet the Artists in-person event series*
  • An invitation for two to the Annual Rehearsal and Reception Event*
  • Acknowledgement of support in Playbill concert programs

$2,500–$3,499

  • Access to Tier One reserved seating and an intermission reception for all Open Rehearsals
  • Early registration access for all Orchestra tours and travel opportunities, including day trips and international tours

Ambassadors Circle 

The Maestros Circle has been renamed to better represent the tireless enthusiasm and advocacy of this group of generous donors. It is now the Ambassadors Circle.

Ambassadors Circle members enjoy additional benefits in appreciation for their generous contributions of $3,500 or more. Each level includes all benefits from the preceding levels.  

All Friends Circle Benefits, including:

  • Invitation for two to all events including Open Rehearsals, Meet the Artists events, the Annual Rehearsal and Reception Event, and backstage tours*
  • Acknowledgement of support in Playbill concert programs
  • Early registration access for all Orchestra tours and travel opportunities 
  • Electronic or print access to Philadelphia Orchestra Impact Reports

$3,500–$4,999

  • Use of the Founders’ Lounge at subscription series concerts
  • Access to purchase parking in the Kimmel Center garage (must be paid in advance; spaces are limited and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis)
  • Access to the dedicated priority services coordinator for ticket purchases, exchanges, and parking reservations

$5,000–$7,499

  • An invitation for two to the Ambassadors Circle House Party with Orchestra musicians and leadership*

$7,500–$9,999

  • Invitation for two to the annual Carnegie Hall Day Trip*

Presenters Circle 

Presenters Circle members receive special sponsorship recognition and customized stewardship experiences. Orchestra staff work with Presenters Circle members to arrange special experiences, offering members the opportunity to engage with musicians and guest artists. Presenters Circle members receive all benefits at the Friends Circle and Ambassadors Circle levels.

All Friends Circle Benefits, including:

  • Invitation for two to all events including Open Rehearsals, Meet the Artists events, the Annual Rehearsal and Reception Event, and backstage tours*
  • Acknowledgement of support in Playbill concert programs
  • Early registration access for all Orchestra tours and travel opportunities 
  • Electronic or print access to Philadelphia Orchestra Impact Reports

All Ambassadors Circle Benefits, including:

  • Use of the Founders’ Lounge at subscription series concerts†
  • Access to purchase parking in the Kimmel Center garage (must be paid in advance; spaces are limited and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis)
  • Access to the dedicated Priority Services Coordinator for ticket purchases, exchanges, and parking reservations
  • Invitation for two to the Ambassadors Circle House Party with Orchestra musicians and leadership and the annual Carnegie Hall Day Trip*

$10,000–$14,999

  • Recognition as sponsor of a Philadelphia Orchestra musician for a single concert, including an opportunity to visit the sponsored musician at the concert

$15,000–$24,999

  • Recognition as sponsor of a guest soloist or conductor for a single concert, including an opportunity to visit the sponsored artist at the concert

$25,000–$49,999

  • Playbill recognition as sponsor of a single subscription concert, including a customized sponsorship experience to meet the conductor and musicians

$50,000–$74,999

  • Playbill recognition as sponsor of a guest soloist or conductor for a full subscription concert weekend, plus a customized experience to meet the conductor and musicians

$75,000–$124,999

  • Playbill recognition as sponsor of a full subscription concert weekend, including customized experience to meet the conductor and musicians

Artistic Council 

Artistic Council members make annual commitments of $125,000 or greater and receive all benefits listed above along with individually tailored benefits that offer exclusive access to, and opportunities for, interaction with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Philadelphia Orchestra musicians, guest artists and conductors, and artistic personnel.

For more information about the Artistic Council, please contact Rebecca Kier at 215.893.1916 or [email protected].

Value of Goods and Services Received for Tax-Deduction Purposes

The Philadelphia Orchestra Association is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization and is required by law to provide a description and good faith estimate of the value of benefits, goods, or services offered in exchange for charitable contributions.

*The benefits listed below are considered goods or services provided to donors in exchange for their support. The value of benefits consumed should be deducted from the total amount of your contribution if you are declaring it to the IRS for tax-deduction purposes.  

Donors may elect to decline all benefits, in which case no goods or services will be offered in exchange for your contribution, and the full amount of your gift may be considered tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

  • Complimentary Philadelphia Orchestra gift ($250+): $10
  • Invitation for two to Meet the Artists events ($1,500+): $60 per event/couple or $30 per event/individual
  • Invitation for two to the Annual Rehearsal and Reception Event ($1,500+): $70/couple or $35/individual
  • Intermission Reception for Open Rehearsals ($2,500+): $20 per Rehearsal/couple or $10 per Rehearsal/individual
  • Use of the Wells Fargo Founders’ Lounge ($3,500+): $60 per concert/couple or $30 per concert/individual
  • Invitation for two to the annual House Party ($5,000+): $100/couple or $50/individual
  • Invitation for two to the annual Carnegie Hall Day Trip ($7,500+): $390/couple or $195/individual