You may remain at the museum and explore as you wish, returning to the hotel on your own via readily available taxis or convenient public bus. Seniors with a Medicare card ride our public buses for free! - the exact fare could be $2.25 exact change each way). The cost of a taxi to the hotel should be approximately $10 for up to 4 persons.Dinner: Dinner at a local Restaurant. All diet restrictions can be accommodated.Evening: PERFORMANCE: the Philadelphia Orchestra at The Kimmel Performance Hall. 40/40 Project work chosen by the audience
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 17, K. 453
Strauss An Alpine Symphony
Philadelphia favorite and Curtis Institute of Music graduate Lang Lang brings his international star power and dazzling virtuosity to Verizon Hall with Mozart's buoyant Piano Concerto No. 17. A frequent guest with the Fabulous Philadelphians, the Chinese pianist regularly proves why the New York Times has called him 'the hottest artist on the classical music planet.'
Dominating the program is Richard Strauss's An Alpine Symphony. A massive work calling for 125 players including wind and thunder machines, cowbells, and an offstage brass ensemble, Strauss's masterpiece transports listeners to his beloved Alps for a full day of breathtaking mountain climbing from sunrise to the summit, from a ferocious thunderstorm to a treacherous descent. The Bavarian-born composer will be featured prominently during the 2014-15 season in honor of the 150th anniversary of his birth.
Also marking a milestone this season: Yannick. In honor of his 40th birthday, programs throughout the year will highlight works the Philadelphians haven't performed on subscription in his lifetime. These opening concerts will feature three works not performed in over 40 yearsLodging: Club Quarters HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Dinner