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 2018-19 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.
Cristian Macelaru returns to take us to sunny Spain, joined by the Grammy™-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. They star in Rodrigo's Concierto andaluz, a sparkling blend of Baroque music and traditional Spanish sounds. Chabrier may have been a Frenchman, but his España was inspired by a trip to Spain; this piece will take you there.
We welcome back Esa-Pekka Salonen for a program of music that's sure to win hearts, minds, and ears. There's more to Richard Strauss's Zarathustra than the few notes heard in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey: It's a unique experience in the concert hall with orchestra and the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ. The Viola Concerto was one of Bartók's last compositions.
A Czech composer's take on a Russian-Ukrainian novelist's (Gogol) tale of a Cossack hero—Janácek's tone poem Taras Bulba is gorgeous music! And so, of course, is Weber's Clarinet Concerto No. 2, thrillingly realized by our brilliant Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales. Brahms's penultimate symphony shows the master composer at the peak of his musical powers, a fitting conclusion to this dynamic program, led by Andrés Orozco-Estrada.
Hannibal completes his tenure as composer-in-residence with the world premiere of Healing Tones, a hymn for the City of Brotherly Love. He's spent the past two years immersing himself in Philadelphia, collecting inspiration, texts, and music from all walks of life. Given his past triumphs here (including One Land, One River, One People), Hannibal's new piece is sure to enthrall. Yannick continues his complete cycle of the Sibelius symphonies with the Second.
With a premiere performance by Fritz Kreisler, and a premiere recording by a teenaged Yehudi Menuhin, Elgar's Violin Concerto was no doubt destined to become a staple of the violin repertoire. Our soloist, Nikolaj Znaider, is internationally renowned as a violinist. And he has a special connection to the Elgar Concerto: He plays Kreisler's Guarneri violin! Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 is among his most popular works, with its stirring evocation of “fate,” from somber to triumphant.
Additional dates may be released at a later time.