We are pleased to announce that The Philadelphia Orchestra Association and Musicians have reached an agreement on a new three-year contract which restores the Orchestra to its normal concert schedule. Throughout the negotiations process, all participants recognized a shared commitment to assuring that The Philadelphia Orchestra will be maintained for generations to come.
To those patrons, students, and volunteers who had planned to attend the performances last weekend, we wish to express our regret for the cancellations. Each and every one of us takes our commitment to our musical audience very seriously, and we apologize for the inconvenience.
This 2016-17 season marks a new starting line for us. With full hearts and great optimism we are extremely grateful to all who have supported us.
We look forward to seeing you this season as our concerts in Verizon Hall resume immediately with a special appearance by our good friend Simon Rattle on Thursday and Yannick on the podium on Friday and Saturday as planned. And please join the Fabulous Philadelphians on Tuesday, October 4, for an entire day of free chamber concerts throughout the community. You can visit our website for more details.
Thank you for your ongoing support of The Philadelphia Orchestra.
Monday, October 3, 2016
Yeas, An Agreement HAS Been Reached . . . .
Here is a special message from The Philadelphia Orchestra: