Help Meet the 2018 Board Challenge!
Two members of The Philadelphia Orchestra Board of Directors—Bob Rechnitz and his wife, Joan, and the Skylight Foundation—have offered a generous challenge grant totaling $750,000, with a goal of inspiring broad-based support for the Orchestra’s 2017-18 Season.
All new, increased and additional gifts made by August 31, 2018—by any donor at any level—will be matched dollar-for-dollar. As an added incentive, all donors who meet the challenge will receive a complimentary pair of Open Rehearsal tickets for the 2018-19 season!*
Please respond to the 2018 Board Challenge by making a gift and doubling the impact of your generous support of The Philadelphia Orchestra—thank you!
*These tickets are our way of saying “Thank You!” and will be in addition to any Open Rehearsal ticket benefits to which your membership level entitles you. Redemption vouchers for your complimentary tickets, in addition to our 2018-19 Open Rehearsal Calendar, will be mailed to all eligible donors in early September.
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The Philadelphia Orchestra is a Philadelphia icon with an international reputation for musical excellence. Our performances build upon the Orchestra’s long-standing tradition of passionate music-making and innovative programing.
Youth and Music
The Philadelphia Orchestra’s School Concerts and engagement programs reach tens of thousands of students each year. Through our School Partnership Program and Musicians in the Schools, the Orchestra sends teaching artists and musicians to Philadelphia schools. Our college programs offer full-time college students the opportunity to see unlimited concerts all season long, access to student rush tickets, and numerous moments to connect on-campus and in concerts.
The Orchestra presents free outdoor Neighborhood Concerts that celebrate the vitality of neighborhoods throughout the Philadelphia region. The Philadelphia Orchestra also honors the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a free community tribute concert each year.