The Philadelphia Orchestra captivates and inspires their audience nightly. They exceed expectations with their distinct sound and artistic leadership. Students can see and hear for themselves, for free, October 20th when The Philadelphia Orchestra presents their annual Free College Concert at the Kimmel Center. The event is part of Campus Philly’s Open Arts College Night series – three major events welcoming students who sign up for a free Open Arts membership this fall.
Campus Philly interviewed Jeremy Rothman, the Vice President of Artistic Planning for The Philadelphia Orchestra, to learn more about the Orchestra’s talents and this exciting event.
“This concert is a chance for college students to experience a great conductor like Donald Runnicles and the exciting artistry of cellist Johannes Moser, so you’ll know you’re hearing some of the finest artistry in the world with the Orchestra,” said Rothman. “I am most looking forward to hearing the Elgar Cello Concerto again. Johannes performed it with us over the summer when the Orchestra was completing its summer residency in Saratoga Springs, New York, and his performance brought the audience to their feet. It’s a great piece and I’m looking forward to experiencing it again at home in Philadelphia.”
Students are able to enjoy The Philadelphia Orchestra easily between the Free College Concert and the eZseatU ticketing program- thanks to sponsorship from PNC. This concert and ticketing program allow students in the region access to world-class ensembles and guest artists weekly for a membership fee of just $25 for the year.
With the variety of sounds and a great repertoire, The Philadelphia Orchestra always has something new to share with students. Come as you are, relax, and enjoy the concert. While there is common courtesy to abide by as not to disturb other audience members, the Free College Concert is meant to be fun! Believe it or not you can actually keep your phone out! The program will be LiveNote™–enabled, meaning students are encouraged to use the LiveNote app on their phone during the concert to learn more about the music performed in real time.
Big thanks to Jeremy Rothman for the insider look at The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Free College Concert. We are more excited than ever to attend! Whether you are an orchestra enthusiast or novice – this concert is for you. We can read about how spectacular The Philadelphia Orchestra is but the only way to truly understand is to hear for ourselves.
The Philadelphia Orchestra Free College Concert
October 20th, Festivities begin 7:00pm