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Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

The Perelman Theater is part of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, located on the southwest corner of Broad and Spruce Streets in Center City Philadelphia.

The smaller of the two concert halls in the Kimmel Center, the Perelman Theater is a 627-seat auditorium with seating on the plaza, plaza tier, first balcony, and second balcony levels. All concerts at this venue are reserved seating.  To view a seating chart of the hall, please click here.

Transportation

Located in Center City, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is accessible by SEPTA subway, bus, and trolley lines.

Avenue of the Arts Garage

15th and Spruce Streets
North-west corner of Spruce Street
Just past the Fox and Hound Bar and Grill

$19 [reg. $24]: Come to the PCMS Box Office Table and request a "Validation or Chaser Ticket". Following the concert you will need to visit one of the pay stations located in the garage lobby. In the Avenue of the Arts Garage there are three pay stations located in the lobby at the 15th Street entrance.

Central Parking

Enter on Broad Street between Locust and Walnut Streets

$12 [reg. $14] after 5 pm: You need to show your PCMS ticket stub after the concert to get the discount.

Latimer Garage

1510 Latimer Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

$11 Mon-Fri (after 5 pm) and Sun: This indoor lot is located on the south side of Latimer Street, a narrow block between Locust and Spruce Streets. Turn right on Latimer from 15th Street.

Park America

417 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

$10 M-Th, $16 Fri-Sat, $12 Sun: This is a small outdoor lot that you pay when entering. Located across the street from Symphony House. Rates valid after 5 pm.

Symphony House Parking

440 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

$18 M-Fri, $10 Sat-Sun: This parking lot is located in Symphony House - entrance is on Broad Street right after Pine Street.

EZ-Park

Corner of Pine and Hicks between 15th and 16th Streets

$12 Sun-Wed, $15 Thu-Sat, $10 Sun: This small outdoor lot is located on the north side of Pine Street.

Abe Fisher

Helming the kitchen at Abe Fisher, Chef Yehuda Sichel executes a menu that pulls together centuries-old flavors that range from Budapest to Montreal to Brooklyn, creating a meal and an atmosphere that both modernizes and elevates the long-familiar classics of Jewish soul food. For more information on Abe Fisher, click here.

Hours

Monday – Thursday: 5:00 – 10:00pm
Friday – Saturday, 5:00 – 11:00pm
Sunday, 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Location
1623 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Aqimero

Aqimero offers a special three-course “Night on the Avenue” dinner menu for PCMS concertgoers. Located on the Avenue of the Arts in the Ritz-Carlton, guests can show their program ticket to enjoy a variety of dishes from the restaurant’s popular wood-burning grill for just $35 per person.

Guests can also experience an encore by returning to Aqimero for a nightcap and presenting their ticket stubs for 10% off their bill.

For more information on Aqimero, please click here.

Hours

Lunch:

Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 3:00pm

Dinner:

Sunday – Thursday : 5:00 – 10:00pm

Friday – Saturday: 5:00 – 11:00pm

Location
10 Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Estia

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Estia, an upscale Greek restaurant, specializes in whole grilled fish, served by the pound. Guests are able to choose their own fresh fish from the restaurant’s expansive displays and watch chefs cook it over a charcoal grill in the open kitchen. For more information click here.

Hours

Lunch:

Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Dinner:

Sunday – Thursday: 5:00 – 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 5:00 – 11:30pm

Location
1405-07 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Jose Pistola's

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Casual Mexican dinning. Perfect for a quick meal before and drink after any concert.

For more information click here.

Hours

Daily: 11:30am – 2:00am

Location
263 South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Oyster House

oyster house philadelphia

Oyster House is an East Coast-style seafood restaurant and raw bar, serving the city’s most extensive selection of oysters on the half shell. Their ever-changing list is focused on local varieties from the mid-Atlantic up to New England and Canada. For more information click here.

Hours

Monday – Thursday: 11:30am – 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 11:30am – 11:00pm

Closed Sunday

Location
1516 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Vedge

A Vegetable Restaurant by James Beard nominated Chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, Vedge offers an exciting dining experience in Center City’s historic Tiger Building, serving dinner 7 nights a week. For more information on Vedge, click here.

Hours

Sunday – Thursday, 5 – 10 pm
Friday – Saturday, 5 – 11 pm

Location
1221 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

La Viola

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La Viola Bistro is a family-owned Italian BYOB restaurant serving Abruzzi-inspired fare in an enjoyable atmosphere. Just across the street from the Bistro, sister location La Viola Ovest offers an extended menu, private event space and an outdoor garden. For more information click here.

Hours

Lunch:

Tuesday – Friday: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Dinner:

Tuesday – Thursday: 5:00 – 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 5:00 – 11:00pm

Sunday: 4:00 – 10:00pm

Closed Monday

Location
253 South 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Brentano Quartet w/ Hsin-Yun Huang, viola

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Mozart: Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 428
Mozart: String Quintet in C Minor, K. 406
Ravel: Quartet in F Major

Christian Tetzlaff, violin and Lars Vogt, piano

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 7:30 pm

Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 30, No. 1
Shostakovich: Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 134
Kurtág: Tre Pezzi, Op. 14e
Franck: Violin Sonata in A Major

Musicians from Marlboro I

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 7:30 pm

Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano; Frank Rosenwein, oboe; Robyn Bollinger, David McCarroll, Stephen Tavani, & Itamar Zorman, violins; Hélène Clément & Maiya Papach, violas; Marcy Rosen, cello

Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370
Dean: String Quartet No. 2, And once I played Ophelia
Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1

ECCO w/ Shai Wosner, piano

Date: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 7:30 pm

Beethoven: String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95, Serioso [Arr.]
C. Schumann: Selection of works [Arr.]
Geminiani: La Follia [Arr. M. Wiancko]
Cerrone: Dissolving Margins  Philadelphia Premiere
Mozart: Piano Concerto in E-flat Major, K. 449

Dover Quartet and Escher Quartet

Date: Friday, November 1, 2019 - 7:30 pm

Britten: Quartet in D Major, Op. 25
Kreisler: Quartet in A Minor
Enescu: String Octet, Op. 7

JACK Quartet w/ Colin Currie, percussion

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019 - 7:30 pm

Farrin: Hypersea  Philadelphia Premiere
Wallin: Realismos mágicos
Holt: Quadriga  Philadelphia Premiere
Sorey: Everything Changes, Nothing Changes  Philadelphia Premiere
Martland: Starry Night

Orion Quartet w/ Kim Kashkashian, viola and Marcy Rosen, cello

Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 3:00 pm

Haydn: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 2, Joke
Mozart: Quartet in C Major, K. 465, Dissonance
Dvořák: String Sextet in A Major, Op. 48

Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello and Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 7:30 pm

Beethoven: Twelve Variations in F Major, Op. 66
Lutosławski: Grave
Barber: Cello Sonata, Op. 6
Rachmaninov: Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19

New Voices: Paris of the Belle Époque

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 7:30 pm

Joélle Harvey, soprano; J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Roderick Williams, baritone; Jasper Quartet; Tony Flynt, double bass; Myra Huang, piano; Shannon McGinnis, piano

N. BoulangerVersailles
Hahn: Songs [Sel.]
Nicolas BacriDe La Douceur World Premiere/PCMS Commission
DebussyAriettes oubliées
N. Boulanger: Songs [Sel.]
FauréLa bonne chanson

Lost Voices: The War to End All Wars

Date: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 7:30 pm

J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Roderick Williams, baritone; Myra Huang, piano; Shannon McGinnis, piano

N. BoulangerSoir d’hiver
DebussyNoël des enfants qui n’ont plus de maisons
GranadosTonadillas al estilo antiguo [Sel.]
Errollyn Wallen: Work TBA World Premiere/PCMS Commission
Gurney: Songs [Sel.]
L. BoulangerClairières dans le ciel
Readings of poetry by Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, E.E. Cummings, Rupert Brooke, and other WWI poets.

Found Voices: The New European Map

Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 3:00 pm

Sarah Shafer, soprano; Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Douglas Williams, bass-baritone; Choir TBA; Myra Huang, piano; Shannon McGinnis, piano

BartókElindultam szép hazámbul, BB. 42, No. 1
PaderewskiSix Songs, Op. 18
Iva Bittová: Work TBA World Premiere/PCMS Commission
Kaprálová: Songs [Sel.]
Kodály: Hungarian Folksongs [Sel.]
JanáčekThe Diary of One Who Disappeared

Our Voices: The Rise of the American Voice

Date: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 7:30 pm

Sarah Shafer, soprano; Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Douglas Williams, bass-baritone; Brooklyn Rider; Myra Huang, piano; Shannon McGinnis, piano

N. BoulangerÉcoutez la chanson bien douce
ThomsonMostly About Love
Swanson: Songs [Sel.]
CarterThree Poems of Robert Frost
CoplandTwelve Poems of Emily Dickinson [Sel.]
Bonds3 Dream Portraits
LéonOh Yemanja – Mother’s Prayer
ShawCant voi l’aube
Nico Muhly: Work TBA World Premiere/PCMS Commission

Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 7:30 pm

Beethoven: Sonata in C Major, Op. 2, No. 3
Beethoven: Sonata in C Minor, Op. 13, Pathétique
Beethoven: Sonata in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2
Beethoven: Sonata in F Minor, Op. 57, Appassionata

Doric Quartet

Date: Friday, February 7, 2020 - 7:30 pm

Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1
Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130 w/ Grosse Fuge, Op. 133

Ritz Chamber Players

Ritz Chamber Players

Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 3:00 pm

Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin; Orlando Wells, viola; Tahirah Whittington, cello; Judy Dines, flute; Terrance L. Patterson, clarinet; Stewart Goodyear, piano

Perkinson: String Trio
Scott: Poem for a Lost King
Walker: Music for Three
Holland: Alchemy
Lee, III: Night Visions of Kippur
Brahms: Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25

Ingrid Fliter

Ingrid Fliter, piano

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 7:30 pm

Beethoven: Sonata in F Minor, Op. 2, No. 1
Beethoven: Sonata in G Major, Op. 49, No. 2
Beethoven: Sonata in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3
Beethoven: Sonata in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2, Tempest
Beethoven: Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3

Avi Avital, mandolin and Bridget Kibbey, harp

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 7:30 pm

Ravel: Vocalise-Étude en forme de Habañera [Arr.]
Bach: Sonata in E-flat Major, BWV 1031 [Arr.]
Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op. 37b [Arr.]
Bartók: Hungarian Folk Songs [Arr.]
de Falla: Siete canciones populares españolas [Arr.]
Selection of traditional Armenian folk tunes

Jonathan Biss

Jonathan Biss, piano

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 7:30 pm

Beethoven: Sonata in G Minor, Op. 49, No. 1
Beethoven: Sonata in G Major, Op. 31, No. 1
Beethoven: Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 1, Sonata quasi una fantasia
Beethoven: Sonata in A-flat Major, Op. 26, Funeral March
Beethoven: Sonata in C Major, Op. 53, Waldstein

Vienna Piano Trio

Vienna Piano Trio

Date: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 7:30 pm

Haydn: Trio in E Minor, Hob. XV:12
Brahms: Trio in C Minor, Op. 101
Beethoven: Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, Archduke

Pamela Frank

Pamela Frank, violin and Peter Serkin, piano

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 7:30 pm

Bach: Violin Sonata in B Minor, BWV 1014
Bach: Violin Sonata in A Major, BWV 1015
Bach: Violin Sonata in E Major, BWV 1016
Bach: Violin Sonata in C Minor, BWV 1017
Bach: Violin Sonata in F Minor, BWV 1018
Bach: Violin Sonata in G Major, BWV 1019