A Timeless Treasure

The Academy of Music is Philadelphia’s cornerstone of the arts. As the oldest opera house in the United States still hosting performances, the Academy of Music stands as a testament to the city’s vibrant arts community. For over 160 years, talent from around the globe has graced the stage and enchanted audiences. From sound innovation to intricate architectural beauty, stepping inside of the Academy’s walls is an experience not to be missed when visiting the Avenue of the Arts.

 

About
the Academy
of Music

The Academy of Music first opened its doors in 1857 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962. For more than 160 years the Academy has welcomed world class performances and world premieres such as Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman and Mahler’s Eighth Symphony. After its inception in 1900, The Philadelphia Orchestra established its home residency at the Academy and under the baton of Leopold Stokowski the “Philadelphia Sound” was born.

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About
The Academy
of Music

The Academy of Music first opened its doors in 1857 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962. For more than 160 years the Academy has welcomed world class performances and world premieres such as Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman and Mahler’s Eighth Symphony. After its inception in 1900, The Philadelphia Orchestra established its home residency at the Academy and under the baton of Leopold Stokowski the “Philadelphia Sound” was born.

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Support
the Academy
of Music

The Academy of Music Restoration Fund carries the sole responsibility of the ongoing preservation work that keeps the “Grand Old Lady of Locust Street” looking her best. Funding for this work relies exclusively on donations and attendance at the Anniversary Concert and Ball.

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Support
The Academy
of Music

The Academy of Music Restoration Fund carries the sole responsibility of the ongoing preservation work that keeps the “Grand Old Lady of Locust Street” looking her best. Funding for this work relies exclusively on donations and attendance at the Anniversary Concert and Ball.

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The Anniversary Concert and Ball

Join the Academy of Music for Philadelphia’s most fabulous concert and party of the year—a spectacular white-tie ball with star-studded performances, dining, and dancing, all supporting an iconic historic landmark.

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The Anniversary Concert and Ball

Join the Academy of Music for Philadelphia’s most fabulous concert and party of the year—a spectacular white-tie ball with star-studded performances, dining, and dancing, all supporting an iconic historic landmark.

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