Did you know that many of the world’s best composers actually wrote for orchestra with a smaller, 12 – 30 chamber orchestra in mind? In fact, it was only in the 19th century that an orchestra came to mean the larger, full-size symphony that we think of today; composers like Handel, Vivaldi, Mozart and Beethoven originally intended many of their works to be played by a smaller group.

It’s this feeling of intimacy that The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia strives to evoke. The 33-member ensemble, led by Dirk Brossé, performs at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and focuses on music from the Baroque period through the 21st century.


Perelman Theater
260 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, Pa. 19102

For more information on the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater, click here.

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia also performs some concerts at the Temple Performing Arts Center. Click here for more info.

2011-2012 Season: The Chamber Orchestra’s season runs from September through April. The group will be playing a number of concerts, from an all-Beethoven series to the works of Vivaldi and Haydn, and a number of soloists and guest performers are also scheduled to appear. For more info on the season, click here.

Single tickets can be purchased by calling TicketPhiladelphia’s direct line for the Chamber Orchestra at 215-893-1709. Tickets can also be purchased online. For more information on single tickets, click here.

If you become a Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra subscriber, you’ll save up to 17% on concert tickets. Subscriber packages range from a “Flex Series” of mix-and-match Sunday and Monday concerts, to a “Seven Concert Season Pass,” starting at $160. For more information on subscribing to the Chamber Orchestra, call 215-545-1739, or click here to visit the website.

Giving: The Chamber Orchestra offers a number of ways to donate, including endowing a musician’s chair, planned giving, or becoming a sponsor. Click here for more information.