Classic Curations

2020  2021

Don’t miss the intimacy and authenticity of Chamber Orchestra concerts in the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater, where you can listen a little closer to the music of Mozart and Beethoven, performed by an ensemble known to deliver world-class performances with elegance and bravura.

We’re very excited about next season’s repertoire choices. Our six concert pairs represent some of Philadelphia’s very best reasons to venture out for live orchestral music:  from the season-opening Eroica to an anniversary concert pairing Beethoven with Brossé, and between them, a feast of Mozart, Vivaldi, Britten, and Vaughan Williams, among other favorites.  We’re equally excited by our outstanding artist roster – which showcases homegrown virtuosos who play to international acclaim, as well as guest conducting appearances by David Hayes and Jeffrey Brillhart.

COVID Update

Given both the current situation and all the uncertainties we’re facing — through, at very least, the end of 2020 — we have decided to pause subscription bookings and delay single ticket sales for now until we know more about how and when our concerts might be able to proceed. Despite months of contingency planning, fall and early winter concerts now look highly improbable, even in whatever alternate venues might technically be available to us. The two orchestra performances originally scheduled for 2020 will be rescheduled in 2021, and we will continue to investigate possibilities for new forms of streamed performance, which we can mount in their place this Fall to help fill the live performance void we all keenly feel. 

Explore the season

The Eroica Symphony

October 4 & 5

Death and the Maiden

November 8 & 9

Mozart & The Violin

January 24 & 25

Bach & Rameau

February 21 & 22

The Lark Ascending

April 11 & 12

Beethoven 5 & Brossé

May 16 & 17

The Eroica Symphony

*THIS PERFORMANCE WILL BE RESCHEDULED TO 2021

Dirk Brossé

conductor

Zhenni Li

piano

Nathan Bales – New Commissioned Work

Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 4

Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

Death and the Maiden

*THIS PERFORMANCE WILL BE RESCHEDULED TO 2021

David Hayes

conductor

 

Ludwig van Beethoven – Grosse Fuge

Dmitri Shostakovich – Chamber Symphony

Franz Schubert – Death and the Maiden

Mozart & The Violin

January 24 | 2:30 PM
January 25 | 7:30 PM

PERELMAN THEATER

Dirk Brossé

conductor

Bella Hristova

violin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 5

Caroline Shaw – Entr’acte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”

Bach & Rameau

February 21 | 2:30 PM
February 22 | 7:30 PM

PERELMAN THEATER

Jeffrey Brillhart

conductor & harpsichord

 

Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto Grosso in D Minor

Jean-Phillipe Rameau – Les Boréades: Entrée de Polymnie

Giovanni Battista Sammartini – Symphony in C Minor

Jean-Phillipe Rameau – Le Temple de la Glorie: Air de Tendre

Johann Sebastian Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 4

The Lark Ascending

April 11 | 2:30 PM
April 12 | 7:30 PM

PERELMAN THEATER

Dirk Brossé

conductor

Elena Urioste

violin

Benjamin Britten – Sinfonietta

Arvo Pärt – Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten

Ralph Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending

Thomas Adés – O Albion

Franz Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 104, “London”

Beethoven 5 & Brossé

May 16 | 2:30 PM
May 17 | 7:30 PM

PERELMAN THEATER

Dirk Brossé

conductor

Michelle Johnson

soprano

 

Dirk Brossé – Philadelphia Overture

Dirk Brossé – I Loved You

Dirk Brossé – Elegy for Strings

Ludwig van Beethoven – Ah! perfido, Op. 65

Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 5

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