Click above to buy a $34 second-tier ticket to “Mattila Debuts” on 1/15/10 at 8 p.m., “The Firebird” on 2/14/10 at 2 p.m., or “Philadelphia Premieres” on 2/18/10 at 8 p.m. ($71 Value).
- Buy here for a $47 front or center orchestra ticket to “Mattila Debuts” on 1/15/10 at 8 p.m., “The Firebird” on 2/14/10 at 2 p.m., or “Philadelphia Premieres” on 2/18/10 at 8 p.m. ($96 value).
- Buy here for a $52 first-tier rear box-seat ticket to “Mattila Debuts” on 1/15/10 at 8 p.m., “The Firebird” on 2/14/10 at 2 p.m., or “Philadelphia Premieres” on 2/18/10 at 8 p.m. ($106 value).
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This Valentine’s Day, give the classical music buff in your life a gift that makes up for last year’s gift of tickets to see Composerbot, the music-composing automaton that went “a little caca” immediately after completing its Ninth Symphony and devoured an innocent Ford Tempo. Today’s deal gets you a seat at your choice of three different Philadelphia Orchestra performances at Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center, with second-tier, front or center orchestra, and first-tier box seats available for all three shows. Prices start at $34 for second-tier seats ($71 value), go up to $47 for front or center orchestra seats ($96 value), and end at $52 for box seats ($106 value).
You’ll have your choice of three stellar performances: * On Friday, January 15, at 8 p.m., enjoy “Mattila Debuts”. For this show, Finnish soprano Karita Mattila will be singing Strauss’s Four Last Songs, Martinu’s Symphony no. 3, and the Adagio from Mahler’s Tenth. * On Valentine’s Day at 2 p.m., Andrey Boreyko will be conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra through “The Firebird”, featuring Barber’s Night Flight, Chopin’s second piano concerto, Kancheli’s “Morning Prayers,” and Stravinsky’s legendary Firebird suite. * On Thursday, February 18, at 8 p.m., conductor Rossen Milanov will be at the helm for “Philadelphia Premieres”, which features a little Barber and Rachmaninoff, as well as Richard Danielpour’s A Woman’s Life, which focuses on the life of American soprano Angela Brown.
If you can’t decide, then don’t. You can buy Groupons for all three concerts. Verizon Hall can house hundreds, so buy one for everyone in your scrappy, punk-rock marching orchestra.
You must bring your Groupon to the box office at least 48 hours ahead of your chosen show to receive your seats.
Two Yelp reviewers give the Philadelphia Orchestra an average of 4.5 stars: > * The Philadelphia O. is simply majestic. – K W., Yelp > * Pretty amazing. Incredible history of incredible musicians (and conductors) that have come through this town. – miriam b., Yelp
Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
The cello-shaped Verizon Hall serenades eyes with mahogany accents under the 150-foot barrel-vaulted glass ceiling of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. With seats for 2,500 audience members, the hall immerses both spectators and musicians in the clarity generated by its premium acoustics, which absorb vibrations from the subway tunnel below with 225 rubber isolation pads and allow for precise tuning with retractable curtains and sound-reflecting panels. Seasoned jazz artist Branford Marsalis confirmed Verizon Hall's sound acumen when he told NPR it is "the best concert hall on the East Coast."