PHILADEPHIA — The Philadelphia Orchestra returns to a three-week summer residency at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts this summer, performing eight concerts that span a repertoire of classical, crossover, pop, gospel and even a little rock.
The orchestra season gets under way on Tuesday, June 24, opening night, with American singer-songwriter Ben Folds and his “Tour of Symphonic Proportions: The Ben Folds Orchestral Experience.” Italy’s pop trio sensation Il Volo takes the stage June 26, and Beethoven’s 9th, under the direction of conductor Bramwell Tovey, closes out the week with a June 27 performance.
Folds performance features his new piano concerto and pop hits. The concert is part piano concerto, part pop hits, and his rich, soulful sound is made even more powerful when accompanied by the orchestra.
Conducting the orchestra will be Steven Reineke. Tickets range from $15 to $49.50.
On Thursday, June 26, Il Volo, Italy’s young operatic, pop vocal sensation, comes to the Mann for a special, one-night performance with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Since bursting onto the scene just three years ago, the Il Volo trio — Piero Barone (20), Ignazio Boschetto (19) and Gianluca Ginoble (18) – has been performing worldwide, including 13 tour stops with the legendary Barbra Streisand, and released a pair of chart-topping albums. Tickets range from $25 to $85.
Tickets for Beethoven’s 9th with the Philadelphia Orchestra range from $15 to $35.
For more information, check www.manncenter.org.
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