Tempesta di Mare is Philadelphia’s only full-time organization dedicated to the performance of Baroque music. Consisting of two ensembles—the Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra and the Chamber Players, the group plays on period instruments, presenting works by hallmark composers like Bach, Handel, and Telemann alongside modern-day world premieres of rare works by Johann Friedrich Fasch and Johann Gottlieb Janitch. In addition to touring outside the city, Tempesta di Mare performs 10 concerts per year as part of its Greater Philadephia Concert Series, which began in 2002. Tickets are $20 for seniors, $10 for college students, and free for students in grades 3-12.
Tempesta di Mare (Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra) Information
- Public Transportation: Depends on venue
- Handicapped Accessibility: Depends on venue
- Performances/Programs: 10–15 performances per season
- Ticket Prices: $25 General; $35 Preferred; $10 College, $20 Seniors; Free for students (grades 3-12). A couple of concerts are offered free
- Subscriptions: Both the Philadelphia Series and the Chestnut Hill Series are $145 for individuals and $40 for college students (full time). Benefits include preferred seating for all 5 programs, free admission to special events and receptions, pre-concert talks and masterclasses, and free ticket exchanges
- Donations: Individual donations start at $25. Supporter level or higher ($50+) includes invitations to special events throughout the season. “Investor” level or higher ($100+) includes a live-concert CD.