The Kimmel Center is pleased to join The Philadelphia Orchestra in helping to make possible an impromptu, free public concert this evening, and invites all to join in celebrating our very own Fabulous Philadelphians.
A note from our friends at The Philadelphia Orchestra:
Originally scheduled to perform at Carnegie Hall’s Opening Night concert tonight, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin will “pop up” in an unscheduled appearance at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall instead of traveling to New York City.
- Pre-concert lobby activities begin at 5:30 PM
- Doors to Verizon Hall open at 6:00 PM
- All seating is general admission, and tickets are not required
- Musicians will be dressed in casual attire and the audience is invited to do the same
- The family-friendly program will last approximately 75 minutes with no intermission
- Following the concert Yannick will sign copies of his and the Orchestra’s new Deutsche Grammophon CD of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, in Commonwealth Plaza
Instruments in hand, rehearsed, and eager to perform, the musicians of the Orchestra will bring the music back home to perform for their loyal Philadelphia audience in a joyful celebration of spontaneous music making. In true Philly style the evening will offer more than a conventional concert.
Be there to help us create a joyful celebration of spontaneous music making!