What in 1964 began as the Concerto Soloists 16 has grown into the 33-member ensemble and resident company of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, now called The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. The orchestra’s many high-profile collaborations have included performances with classical artists Isaac Stern, Plácido Domingo, The Eroica Trio, and Luciano Pavarotti, and pop artists Julie Andrews, Elvis Costello, Bernadette Peters, and Ben Folds.
In addition to a diverse repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary compositions, the ensemble offers audience members numerous opportunities to further enrich their experience of the music. These include the pre-concert Beyond the Baton series on Sundays, a post-concert discussion series called Classical Conversations (also on Sundays), and open rehearsals for students.
Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Information
- Venues: Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts; Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 North Broad Street; First Baptist Church, 123 South 17th Street; Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic; Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Avenue, Bryn Mawr
- Public Transportation: Varies by venue.
- Handicapped Accessibility: Varies by venue.
- Performances/Programs: Twelve concerts/six programs per subscription season; plus a five-concert residency at the Temple Performing Arts Center, 2010-2011 season, and additional concerts in surrounding area.
- Ticket Prices: Plaza tickets range from $24-81, First Balcony tickets from $48-81, Second Balcony Tickets from $24-48; Rush tickets are available one hour before concerts—community rush tickets at $19, general student rush at $10, and Curtis Institute student rush at $5.
- Subscriptions: Mini Subscription Packages—Four-Concert series from $92-308, Three-Concert series from $69-231; Six-Concert Season Pass from $135-460, Five-Concert Series from $115-385; also available are the Run of the House Series–$175 for five performances, $200 for six performances, and the Flex Series.