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December 6, 2012

Awesome Event Alert: Hugh Jackman To Join Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin And The Philadelphia Orchestra For Academy Of Music 156th Anniversary Concert, January 26

Celebrate the 156th anniversary of Philadelphia's Academy of Music with a star-studded Philadelphia Orchestra concert led by new Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and guest start Hugh Jackman. (Left photo courtesy Hugh Jackman, right photo by Chris Lee courtesy Philadelphia Orchestra)

The Philadelphia Orchestra is planning a stellar evening to celebrate the 156th Anniversary of the Academy of Music on Saturday, January 26.

None other than internationally acclaimed actor (and noted Philadelphia Union fan) Hugh Jackman will be joining the orchestra’s much-awaited brand new Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin to lead the acclaimed ensemble in a magical musical event. And you’re invited.

As a nod to the very first Academy Anniversary concert during which Eugene Ormandy shared his podium with Danny Kaye, the evening promises the ultimate in popular and classical programming with everything from sweeping orchestral works to Broadway favorites.

Concert-only tickets, priced at $200 and located in the Amphitheatre level, are now available; you can also spring for the full “white tie” gala ticket, which includes dinner and dancing at the Hyatt at the Bellevue and a special President’s Open House preceding the concert.

Concert and Ball Gala tickets are available online starting October 16 at www.philorch.org/156Ball or by calling the Academy of Music Restoration Fund Office at 215.893.1978.

Musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra are graciously donating their services for this concert. It’s going to be a truly unforgettable night in Philadelphia.

Academy Of Music 156th Anniversary Concert with Hugh Jackman and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin
When: Saturday, January 26, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Academy of Music, 1420 Locust Street
Cost: Tickets start at $200 for concert only; gala tickets start at $325 for young friends price
More info: www.philorch.org

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