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Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Free College Concert, September 21

August 18, 2016

Concert kicks off the 2016-17 eZseatU program; eZseatU allows college students to attend unlimited subscription concerts for $25, making the arts accessible to students

(Philadelphia, August 18, 2016)—The Philadelphia Orchestra’s college student program, eZseatU, kicks off its 2016-17 season with the ninth annual Free College Concert on Wednesday, September 21, at 8 PM, at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The popular membership program gives college students the opportunity to attend an unlimited number of concerts by the Fabulous Philadelphians for an annual fee of just $25. Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin makes his first-ever appearance at the Free College Concert, conducting Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique. The free concert in Verizon Hall is open to all full-time college students in the greater Philadelphia region and will be LiveNote™ enabled, allowing concertgoers to access custom-created information about the music through the mobile app, which follows along with the pieces in real time, providing musical, emotional, and historical highlights.

Tickets for the Free College Concert are currently available on philorch.org. Students must have a printed ticket and a valid full-time student ID to attend the concert. Pre-concert entertainment begins at 6:30 PM with a performance by the University of Pennsylvania Marching Band, and Campus Philly will have a table set up with information about area activities for students. Immediately following the concert, the party continues in the Kimmel Center’s Commonwealth Plaza, where Curtis Cooper will perform, and free food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

To purchase an eZseatU annual membership, visit philorch.org to create an account and pay a one-time fee of $25. Members then reserve spots online beginning each Tuesday for a concert that week and print the free ticket. Students must bring a valid student ID to gain admission. Additional tickets for up to four full-time student guests are available for just $8 each for most concerts.

The eZseatU program falls under the Access branch of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s HEAR initiative, a portfolio of programs that promotes Health and wellness, champions music Education, eliminates barriers to Accessing the Orchestra, and maximizes impact through Research. Generous support is provided by the Amy P. Goldman Foundation. For more information, please visit philorch.org/eZseatU.

Free College Concert
September 21 at 8 PM – Wednesday evening – Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor

Berlioz              Symphonie fantastique

Every year, a free concert just for college students kicks off The Philadelphia Orchestra’s eZseatU program, where thousands of students fill Verizon Hall to experience the famous Philadelphia Sound. A post-concert party held in the Kimmel Center’s Commonwealth Plaza with free food and more live music completes this festive night. A ticket, as well as a full-time college student ID, is required for entrance to the concert.

Tickets for the Free College Concert are now available on philorch.org.

This concert will be LiveNote enabled.

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