3 Classical Music Concerts This Week: Philadelphia 

Kensho Watanabe / Photo credit: Andrew Bogard

Kensho Watanabe / Photo credit: Andrew Bogard

Philly-based classical music fans, fret not—there’s a week ahead packed with classical music concerts, performances, and opportunities that you won’t want to miss. Can’t choose among the wide selection? That’s where we come in. We’ve put together an easy-to-read, digestible list of the top classical music happenings this week in your beautiful city. So, snap to it— start planning your classical music week (you can thank us for the organization later). 

Thursday, October 3, 2019 

Duo Mantar at Philadelphia Classical Guitar Series  

Concert Details:  Join Jacob Reuven and Adam Levin as they perform a Philadelphia Classical Guitar Series. The program will feature original Israeli music specifically created for the Mandolin and guitar. This event was organized in cooperation with Israel Composers’ League & the Israel Music Institute. 

When: Thursday, October 3, 2019. 7:30-8:30 PM, EDT.  

Where: Rutgers University, Camden  

Ticket Information: Ticket prices range.  

The Philadelphia Orchestra Free College Concert

Concert Details:  This free concert (only available to college students) kicks off the annual Philadelphia Orchestra’s eZseatU program, bringing thousands of students to Verizon Hall to experience the famous Philadelphia Sound. This year’s program will be conducted by Kensho Watanbe and will include musical selections from composers Brahms and Coleman. 

When: Thursday, October 3, 2019. 7:30 PM, EDT.  

Where: Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S Broad St. Philadelphia, PA, 19102. 

Ticket Information: Free. Learn more.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 

The Philadelphia Orchestra Presents Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 

Concert Details:  Conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 nods to the triumphant recovery of the composer’s disastrous premiere of his First Symphony. Performed by Haochen Zhang, the Rachmaninoff Concerto will be followed by Strauss’ An Alpine Symphony.  

When: Saturday, October, 5, 2019, 8 PM, EDT

Where: Verizon Hall, 300 S Broad St. Philadelphia, PA, 19102.