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You’re Invited to Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest!

Posted by:  Ensemble Arts Philly and The Philadelphia Orchestra on September 01, 2023

You’re invited to the best party of the year! Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest on Saturday, September 23 will bring together over 50 arts and cultural organizations from across the region for a day filled with festival-style performances, giveaways, and the best ticket deals of the season! It is the official kickoff to our 2023-24 season and an event not to be missed.

From 11 AM – 3 PM, our Plaza will come alive with excitement and what we love the most: the arts. Featuring a diverse sampling of live performances and fun activities including dance, painting, Broadway, hula hooping, jazz, opera, ballet, and more – there is something for everyone to enjoy! See the full schedule of events on our website, but continue reading for all the highlights below.

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The day culminates with a special FREE performance by Your Philadelphia Orchestra at 3:30 PM in Verizon Hall led by Assistant Conductor Austin Chanu. The program will include works by Leonard Bernstein, Florence Price, and Pyotr Tchaikovsky, as well as a solo debut by Associate Principal Bassist Gabriel Polinsky in selections from Sergei Koussevitzky’s Double Bass Concerto. This performance is FREE but tickets are required for entry and will be seated on a first-come first-served basis. RSVP for your free ticket on our website.

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Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest guests are welcome to explore and meet arts organizations and enjoy performances on both our Plaza stage and inside Perelman Theater. For the entire event, be entertained with performances by PHILADANCO!, Broadway’s WICKED, Philadelphia Ballet, Opera Philadelphia, the No Name Pops, Philadelphia Heritage Chorale, BalletX, Koren Arts & Culture, Hip Hop Fundamentals, Curtis Institute of Music, and so much more!!

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Plaza activities include a paint activation inspired by the upcoming Broadway musical Mean Girls and costume displays from Cirque Dreams Holidaze; plus, a pop-up experience and panel discussion with Opera Philadelphia, Marian Anderson Historical Society, and Harriet’s Bookshop. Littlest arts lovers will enjoy a ‘Keep Music Alive’ instrument petting zoo where they can explore a variety of instruments. Check out the full line-up and schedule of all events on our website.

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Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest also marks the first public viewing of the innovative, ergonomically designed Maene-Viñoly Concert Grand Piano. In a fitting homage to the late musician-architect Rafael Viñoly, the piano will be on display for the public to enjoy in the very building that he designed, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. In partnership with Rafael Viñoly Architects, the special exhibition marks the piano’s first appearance in the United States.

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You won’t see savings like this again! Attendees will be treated to a special in-person flash sale offer with $25 and $35 tickets to twenty-five shows across the upcoming 2023-24 season. With our box office representatives on-site, we are here to help you get the best seats for Broadway hits like Mean Girls, Wicked, Ain’t Too Proud, and Mrs. Doubtfire; family favorites like Coco Live-to-Film ConcertBluey’s Big Play, and Music of Superheroes; holiday happenings including The Glorious Sound of Christmas, the brand-new A Very Philly Christmas, and Messiah; new dance shows from PHILADANCO! and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; and presentations from Your Philadelphia Orchestra, including Audra McDonald, Trifonov Plays Gershwin, Yannick Conducts Rachmaninoff, Mirga Conducts Bruckner, Mahler’s Symphony No.1, among others. Sales will be conducted in the Comcast Room on Tier 1 (above the Plaza stage).

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Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest is the place to be, so let us know you’re coming! Register for FREE on our website to be sure you are receiving the latest updates about the event. Hope to see you on Saturday, September 23!

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