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The Philadelphia Orchestra Performance

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Summer Series

Date & Price

Due to the ongoing closure of our Gardens, we are suspending the sale of tickets for our Fireworks & Fountains Shows, summer performing arts events, and registration for Continuing Education classes. Please check back here for updates.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Open Air Theatre


Reserved Seating: $55–$85

Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members: $50–$80*

Ticket includes all-day Gardens Admission


Tickets limited. Sell out likely.

Led by assistant conductor Erina Yashima, The Philadelphia Orchestra celebrates its legacy of imagination, innovation, and excellence with an evening of exciting and captivating music.  Among other pieces, the program will showcase the genius of Beethoven with his Symphony No. 2.

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More about The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the preeminent orchestras in the world, renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for a legacy of imagination and innovation on and off the concert stage. Inspiring the future and transforming its rich tradition of achievement, The Philadelphia Orchestra sustains the highest level of artistic quality, but also challenges—and exceeds—that level by creating powerful musical experiences for audiences at home and around the world.

More about Erina Yashima

German-born conductor Erina Yashima began her tenure as assistant conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 2019. In addition to her commitments with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Yashima leads new productions of Handel’s Rinaldo at the Glimmerglass Festival and Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Teatro di Pisa in Italy with the Orchestra Arché. Yashima also returns to the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and to Romania to open the 2019–20 season of the Transylvania State Philharmonic of Cluj-Napoca with Orff’s Carmina Burana.

Yashima has been studying and working with Riccardo Muti since 2015. In addition, she has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma and such guest conductors as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Christoph Eschenbach, Emmanuel Krivine, Edward Gardner, and Bramwell Tovey. Equally committed as an opera conductor, Yashima made her debut at the Salzburg Festival with Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor.

As a pre-college piano student of Bernd Goetzke, Yashima started her musical studies at the Institute for the Early Advancement of the Musically Highly Gifted in her hometown of Hannover, where she received her first conducting lessons at the age of 14. After studying conducting in Freiburg with Scott Sandmeier and in Vienna with Mark Stringer, she completed her studies at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin with Christian Ehwald and Hans-Dieter Baum.

Full Program to be Announced Soon, including Beethoven Symphony No. 2

Find out more on their website.

*Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members receive access to the Pre-sale and $5 off regular Summer Performance Series ticket sales. If you are eligible, you have received a discount code and Pre-sale access code via direct mail or email from Longwood Gardens.

Photo Credit: Jessica Griffin