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Academy Of Music
240 South Broad Street
Center City
Philadelphia, Pa 19102
Cross Street: Locust Street
215.893.1999
General Information
Home of the Philadelphia Orchestra known for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for an unrivaled legacy of “firsts” in music-making, The Philadelphia Orchestra remains one of the preeminent orchestras in the world. While wholly committed to the exploration of classical music and repertoire, the Orchestra also continues to develop compelling programs that resonate with contemporary audiences. The Philadelphia Orchestra is focused on the future while inspired by a rich tradition of achievement and seeks to not simply sustain the highest level of artistic quality, but to challenge and exceed that level by creating a powerful musical experience for audiences around the world.

Support the Academy,
A National Historic Landmark Restoration and Preservation Fund

Academy Of Music

Along with the Anniversary Concert and Ball, the Restoration and Preservation Fund Annual Giving Campaign is a significant fundraising effort for the Academy of Music. While proceeds from the Concert and Ball are shared between the Academy of Music and The Philadelphia Orchestra, all of the monies donated to the Restoration Fund go directly to the restoration and preservation of the Academy.

Founded in 1957 at the Academy's centennial by Stuart F. Louchheim and a group of civic-minded businessmen, the Restoration and Preservation Fund has been instrumental in restoring the Academy to its current splendor. Combined proceeds from the Concert and Ball and the Annual Giving Campaign have gone towards numerous restoration projects, including a new main house curtain, designed and woven by Scalamandré, conservation of the ceiling murals and wood sculptures, the restoration of the main lobby and grand staircase to their former splendor, and the renovation, soundproofing, and carpeting of the ballroom. Two new elevators were installed, thanks to the generosity of Ambassador and Mrs. Walter H. Annenberg, making all levels of the auditorium accessible to the physically challenged. The Academy was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963.

Please contact The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Academy of Music, at 215.893.1940 for more information or to give a contribution to the Academy of Music's Restoration and Preservation Fund.

  • Annual Fund: A gift to the Annual Fund can be the first step in a growing relationship with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Enjoy a deep connection to the music and special behind-the-scenes opportunities, including open rehearsals and much, much more. For more information Click Here
  • Sponsorship: The Philadelphia Orchestra provides you - our corporate, foundation, and government donors - with tremendous value through sponsorships and community recognition for your dedication and support.

    Aligning your brand with The Philadelphia Orchestra also gives you a direct connection to the region’s most influential and engaged consumers and decisions-makers, all sharing a commitment to artistic achievement and community enhancement.

  • Volenteer: The Volunteer Committees for The Philadelphia Orchestra were formed in 1904, four years after the Orchestra's first concerts. The Women's Committee, as it was originally called, was the first permanent organization of its kind in the U.S. , and has since come to serve as a model for similar groups around the world..

  • Volenteer: The Volunteer Committees for The Philadelphia Orchestra were formed in 1904, four years after the Orchestra's first concerts. The Women's Committee, as it was originally called, was the first permanent organization of its kind in the U.S. , and has since come to serve as a model for similar groups around the world.
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