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Philadelphia Orchestra Opening Night Concert and Gala 2019


The Philadelphia Orchestra Volunteers, Board, and Musicians

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Opening Night Concert and Gala 2019
Thursday, September 18, 2019
The Kimmel Center for Performing Arts

Our acclaimed music director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will launch his eighth season leading your Orchestra at our Opening Night event, kicking off our city’s cultural season. Joining Yanick and the Orchestra as a very special guest soloist will be world-renowned tenor and conductor Plácido Domingo.

Plácido Domingo is a paragon of the opera world, continuing to add roles to his repertoire while amassing raves and standing ovations all across the globe. The legendary Spanish opera superstar joins Yannick and our Fabulous Philadelphians, performing beloved highlights of Italian grand opera.

Opening Night Co-Chairs Richelle Rabenou, Yumi Kendall (assistant principal cello), and Peter Shaw, along with Volunteer Association President Nancy Galloway, Board Chairman Richard Worley, and the Opening Night Gala Committee look forward to welcoming you to this special evening, featuring great music, high couture and black tie, and delicious food and champagne with Philadelphia’s cultural leaders and arts patrons.

Opportunities to attend and support the Opening Night Gala are now available at the sponsorship, principal benefactor, benefactor, and patron levels. To make sure you are on the invitation list, please contact Dorothy Byrne in the Volunteer Relations Office at


All premium Opening Night sponsors ($1,500+) are entitled to:

  • Invitation to Pre-Gala Reception at the fully restored 1868 Rittenhouse Square townhouse of Constance and Michael Cone on June 23, 2019 (space limited, reply needed by June 7)
  • Name included among sponsors on Gala invitation
  • Pre-concert Red Carpet Reception for all guests
  • Name on sign outside Kimmel Center prior to event and on signage at Opening Night Gala
  • Name recognized in Playbill 
  • Mention in press releases to publicize the event and on event website


Join Us at one of the following levels:


Concert Only: Prices for concert-only tickets range from $95 to $250 and are available currently as add-on tickets to 2019-20 subscription purchases. For more information, please call Ticket Philadelphia at 215.893.1999.




If you would like to pay by check, please click here to download the RSVP form and mail the completed form with your check to:
Dorothy Byrne
Senior Manager, Volunteer Relations
The Philadelphia Orchestra
One South Broad Street, 14th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107


published | April 20, 2019