School staff will get free Philly tickets

From the press release:



The Philadelphia Orchestra launches its free ticket program for School District teachers, administrators, and staff. Designed to give back to those who devote so much to the children and communities of Philadelphia, APPLE (Appreciation Program for PhilaSD Leaders in Education) offers School District employees free general admission tickets to concerts throughout the 2019–20 season. Participants can register at to receive weekly e-mails regarding concert eligibility.

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  • A very worthy project. I hope their next project will be to lean down the sound of this orchestra. When I heard them couple of years ago, I was very surprised by their sound. Is this the famous Philadelphia sound, renowned for their strings in Ormandy years. It now sounds very beefy, as if they have consumed too much hamburger, and brass too much out of control. Currently they are no match to Boston Symphony or Cleveland Orchestras.I haven’t heard Chicago Symphony since Solti years, when they also sounded too brassy.

    • “Currently they are no match to Boston Symphony or Cleveland Orchestras”

      You’re entitled to your opinion. Mine – on hearing all three @ Carnegie each season, Philly’s ensemble is still nonpareil.

    • I’m sure the Philadelphia Orchestra will be spurred into action based on your important “change-agent” comments here.

  • Teachers, yes, and I hope some for students also,– teachers could choose and bring them, or the PO could try some sort of application system, or the teachers a merit system for their students.

    Times change. When Harl McDonald managed the PO, he stood outside the Academy of Music with passes for anyone in uniform.

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