New for the 2018-19 Season, the BSO is proud to introduce the Young and Free ticket program.
For select Classical and Pops concerts, children ages 7-17 may attend free with the purchase of an adult ticket. Reservations will need to be made in advance, by phone or in person. Some restrictions apply (see below).
Poulenc Concerto for Two Pianos
Fri, Nov 9, 8 pm (Meyerhoff)
Sat, Nov 10, 8 pm (Strathmore)
Sun, Nov 11, 3 pm (Meyerhoff)
Kwamé Ryan, conductor
Christina Naughton, piano
Michelle Naughton, piano
MENDELSSOHN Sinfonia No. 7 in D Minor
POULENC Concerto for Two Pianos
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 5, “Reformation”
Conductor Kwamé Ryan returns to the BSO, introducing the fast-rising Naughton sisters, twins and duo-pianists whom The Philadelphia Inquirer praised as “paired to perfection” after their Philadelphia Orchestra debut. They perform Poulenc’s brilliantly witty Concerto for Two Pianos, portraying a musical game between close friends who just happen to be keyboard virtuosos. The program concludes with Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5.
Rodgers and Hammerstein
Fri, Jan 25, 8 pm (Meyerhoff)
Jack Everly, conductor
Ben Crawford, vocalist
Ted Keegan, vocalist
Jack Everly leads Broadway stars and the BSO in some of the greatest Rodgers and Hammerstein hits, including memorable songs from The King and I, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma! and more.
Respighi Pines of Rome
Thu, Jan 31, 8 pm (Strathmore)
Fri, Feb 1, 8 pm (Meyerhoff)
Marin Alsop, conductor
Colin Currie, percussion
JENNIFER HIGDON Low Brass Concerto (BSO Co-commission)
HELEN GRIME Percussion Concerto (US Premiere)
RESPIGHI Brazilian Impressions
RESPIGHI Pines of Rome
Respighi's Pines of Rome and the composer's lesser-known but infectiously brilliant gem, Brazilian Impressions, form the centerpiece of this program. This concert also features the works of two powerhouse women composers, including Jennifer Higdon’s Low Brass Concerto, co-commissioned by the BSO. Percussionist Colin Currie returns with a new concerto by Scottish composer Helen Grime.
Christina Bianco: Woman of a Thousand Voices
Thu, Feb 28, 8 pm (Strathmore)
Fri, Mar 1, 8 pm (Meyerhoff)
Jack Everly, conductor
Christina Bianco, vocalist
You'll think you're at a concert featuring Celine Dion, Julie Andrews, Bernadette Peters and more as actress, singer and impressionist Christina Bianco takes center stage with Jack Everly and the BSO SuperPops. Bianco captured international acclaim as a YouTube sensation with her diva impression videos, and has performed on major television programs such as The Ellen Degeneres Show and The Today Show.
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1
Thu, Mar 28, 8 pm (Strathmore)
Fri, Mar 29, 8 pm (Meyerhoff)
Sat, Mar 30, 8 pm (Meyerhoff)
Markus Stenz, conductor
Lars Vogt, piano
SCHOENBERG Pelléas und Mélisande
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1
Renowned German pianist Lars Vogt is showcased in Brahms’ First Piano Concerto, a pillar of the romantic repertoire. Principal Guest Conductor Markus Stenz leads the Orchestra in Schoenberg’s lush, late-Romantic orchestral tone poem, Pelléas und Mélisande.
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Fri, May 10, 8 pm (Meyerhoff)
Sat, May 11, 8 pm (Meyerhoff)
Peter Oundjian, conductor
Jonathan Carney, violin
BRAHMS Violin Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 11, "The Year 1905"
BSO Concertmaster Jonathan Carney takes center stage for Brahms’ beloved Violin Concerto, featuring some of the most beautiful melodies in classical music. Conductor Peter Oundjian leads the Orchestra in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11, “The Year 1905,” perhaps the most poignant, dramatic and powerful of his 15 symphonies.
Guidelines and Restrictions: Limited quantity of free tickets available for each performance, with quantity based on demand. Up to 2 free children’s tickets available per 1 full price adult ticket. Full price will be defined as the standard single ticket OR subscriber rates, cannot be used in combination with special offers. Reservations will need to be made in advance, by phone or in person. Party must be seated together, ticket buyers adding children’s tickets to previously purchased tickets may need to be reseated, price differences apply. Offer does not apply to premium seating.