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.
Join us on a whirlwind tour of the music of South America and, courtesy of New Yorker George Gershwin, the Caribbean! His 1932 Cuban Overture is awash in rhumba rhythms. Principal Harp Elizabeth Hainen shines in Ginastera's Harp Concerto, given its world premiere by The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1965. Fellow Argentinian Astor Piazzolla's Tangazo mines the tango's rich emotional depths as only he could.
This first program features two Stokowski orchestrations: “Adoramus te Christe” by Palestrina (a composer Barnes felt affinity for) and Debussy's “The Sunken Cathedral.” Concertmaster David Kim solos in Chausson's elegant Poème, and Debussy's La Mer paints an indelible picture of the sea.
Louis Langrée returns to lead this feast of French favorites, some of them especially attuned to the spooky season! Dukas's The Sorcerer's Apprentice, immortalized in Fantasia, returns on subscription. The Saint-Saëns is delightfully macabre. And Franck's Accursed Huntsman tells the cautionary tale of a hunter who broke the Sabbath, to his eternal regret.
Acclaimed French conductor Emmanuelle Haïm makes her Philadelphia Orchestra debut, presenting two of the leading lights of English Baroque music. Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks has been lighting up the sky (in concert halls!) since 1749. In his cantata Il delirio amoroso (The Delirium of Love), soprano Erin Morley brings the “silken clarity … and the needlepoint precision of her coloratura” (The New York Times) to this Orpheus-like tale based on classical mythology.
You may think you know Appalachian Spring, but the newly completed version performed here is the complete chamber ballet score orchestrated for a large ensemble. (Eugene Ormandy himself asked Copland to expand the orchestration a half century ago.) Consider it our “simple gift” to you! Our good friend Cristian Macelaru leads this all-American program. He's arranged a suite from Jake Heggie's opera Moby Dick (“a masterpiece of clarity and intensity”—San Francisco Chronicle).
Additional dates may be released at a later time.