American Philosophical Society
Benjamin Franklin Hall is a 375 seat auditorium offering plaza level and balcony seating. All concerts at this venue are general admission seating. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance.
There are many historic elements to the building. Designed in the Italianate style, it features a visually striking white marble façade and an impressive collection of paintings. It was once home to the Farmers' and Mechanics' Bank, which was an important Philadelphia institution of long standing as well as being the largest bank in the city during the latter part of the 19th century. For more information on the building's history, please visit the American Philosophical Society's website.
Located a half a block east of Independence Hall, Benjamin Franklin Hall is accessible by SEPTA subway and buses.
Please note: The Philosophical Society owns two other buildings in the area (on 5th Street), but these are NOT associated with the concert.
Ritz at the Bourse Garage
4th Street between Market and Chestnut Streets
$7.00 when you attend a PCMS concert. After parking your car, as you enter the Philosophical Society, pick up a barcoded discount sticker at our Box Office table and have it applied to your parking ticket for use in the automated machines when you leave the garage.
Amada serves authentic Spanish tapas based on the earthy Mediterranean flavors favored by founder and executive chef Jose Garces. For more information click here.
Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Sunday – Thursday: 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00-11:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Location217-219 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Stephen Starr’s Buddakan offers modern Asian cuisine infused with creativity and drama. It has been named one of America’s top 50 restaurants by Travel & Leisure and ‘Top Restaurant for Fun’ by Gourmet. For more information click here.
Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Monday – Thursday: 5:00 – 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm – 12:00am
Sunday: 4:00 – 10:00pm
Location325 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Fork is a contemporary American restaurant serving dinner seven nights a week and Sunday brunch. The menu is inspired by the Mid-Atlantic region and the local growers and producers who help shape its terroir. For more information, click here.
5:30pm – 10:00pm Monday – Thursday
5:30pm – 10:30pm Friday
5:00pm – 10:30pm Saturday
11:00am – 3:00pm & 5:00pm – 9:30pm Sunday
Location306 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Han Dynasty is an authentic Sichuan Chinese Restaurant located in Philadelphia’s Old City neighborhood. For more information click here.
Daily: 11:30am – 10:15pm
Location108 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
2nd Story Brewing Company
2nd Story Brewing Company features regional American cuisine made from locally-grown organic foods paired with their hand-crafted signature beer. For more information click here.
Monday-Thursday 4:00pm – 12:00am
Friday & Saturday: 11:30am – 2:00am
Sunday: 11:30am – 12:00am
Location117 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Carmit Zori & Todd Phillips, violins; Scott St. John & Beth Guterman Chu, violas; Marcy Rosen & Peter Stumpf, cellos
Mozart: String Quintet in B-flat Major, K. 174
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht
Brahms: String Sextet in G Major, Op. 36
Kristina Bachrach, soprano; Giorgio Consolati, flute; Joseph Lin, violin; En-Chi Cheng, viola; Brannon Cho & Matthew Zalkind, cello; Lydia Brown, piano
Haydn: String Trio in G Major, Op. 53, No. 1
Ran: Moon Songs
Mozart: Divertimento in E-flat Major, K. 563
Two-part, all-Haydn program
Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 20, No. 1
Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2
Quartet in G Minor, Op. 20, No. 3
Quartet in D Major, Op. 20, No. 4
Quartet in F Minor, Op. 20, No. 5
Quartet in A Major, Op. 20, No. 6
Fung: Quartet No. 1
Wolfe: Dig Deep
Shaw: By & By (w/ Shafer)
Higdon: In the Shadow of Sirius (w/ Shafer)
León: Ethos (w/ Yang)
Thomas: Helix Spirals
Auerbach: Winter Philadelphia Premiere
Tower: Dumbarton (w/ Yang)
Strings of Soul
Traditional: Jasmine Flower
Liang: Work TBA Philadelphia Premiere
Knox: Nine Fingers
Bunch: Three G’s
Ligeti: Hora Lunga
Traditional: Dance of Yi
Gnattali: Sonata for Guitar and Cello
De Falla: Canciones Populares Españoles [Sel.]
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 [Arr.]
Bellafronte: Suite No. 1 for Guitar and Cello
Plus solo works for Vieaux and Newman
Brahms: Viola Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2
Hagen: Book of Days
Brahms: Clarinet Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120, No. 1
Mozart: Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498, Kegelstatt
Using the lyrics of Dvořák’s sublime Moravian duets as inspiration, the inimitable storyteller Odds Bodkin has crafted an original fairytale, Danika the Rose, which is woven throughout the musical performance of Dvořák’s duets. An unshakable kinship with the natural world, a courageous heroine, and love triumphant unite in a melding of story and song for our tumultuous time.
Haydn: Flute Trio in G Major, XV:15
Beethoven: Variations in F Major, Op. 66
Prokofiev: Flute Sonata in D Major, Op. 94
Mendelssohn: Trio in D Minor, Op. 49