VERY Instrumental: The 2016 Performing Arts Season

Posted on September 30 in Articles | Written by

The fall brings the opening of the 2016-2017 seasons of performing arts to the city. The opening galas for the Opera, Orchestra and Ballet are just around the corner and opening performances follow. This season is shaping up to be one of the best Philadelphia has seen!


Opera Philadelphia
Opera Philadelphia begins its 42 nd season this week and the annual Opera Gala will be held at Dilworth Park this Friday evening. The new season includes  Breaking the Waves and  The Marriage of Figaro.  O, Opera Philadelphia’s new opening festival spans twelve days, seven operatic happenings, six venues across the city and three world premieres.


The Philly POPS
For a VERY Fun twist on music, don’t miss thePhilly POPS season! The 2016-2017 season includes performances around Elvis, the jazz greats and a Sgt. Pepper Celebration. Don’t miss out on their Christmas Spectacular for a VERY festive twist to the holiday season.

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for an unrivaled legacy of “firsts” in music-making, The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the preeminent orchestras in the world. The Orchestra is one of the many performing arts organizations that offer a Young Friends division. The Orchestra’s Young Friends receive exclusive offerings, including complimentary cocktails at Bar Volver, located in the Kimmel Center.

Pennsylvania Ballet
The Pennsylvania Ballet has been preforming at the Academy of Music for 53 years. The 2016-2017 season debuts this October with Cinderella and includes the holiday classic, The Nutcracker. This season’s opening gala, Princesses & Pirates, will be held at the Academy on October 7th.

Friends of the Avenue of the Arts
Friends of the Avenue of the Arts is a community group that showcases the events and performances along the Avenue of the Arts. The group hosts numerous outreach events to meet others who support the arts as well as coordinating tours and social events for members around the performances.  The group also helps promote smaller theater groups around the city.
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