STATEMENT: Academy of Music 159th Anniversary Concert and Ball is Cancelled
of respect for the safety of our patrons, the Academy of Music Board of
Trustees has regretfully cancelled the 159th Anniversary Concert and
Ball planned for this Saturday, January 23. The
now-elevated blizzard warning, supported by the state of emergency issued by Governor Wolf and the snow emergency issued by Mayor
Kenney, informed our decision. We are currently in the process of making arrangements
to donate surplus food from the event to local food banks and shelters.
of Philadelphians have crossed the threshold of the “Grand Old Lady of
Locust Street” in winters past for this event. We hope that the current
generation will continue to support this
tradition of affection. The Anniversary Concert and Ball is the
National Historic Landmark’s most critical fundraiser, which supports
the preservation of the building so unique to the Avenue of the Arts.
honor the efforts of our remarkable co-chairs, Katharine Eyre and Bruce
G. Leto, as they have expended a great deal of time, goodwill, and
personal generosity over the course of the last year
toward creating a magical evening. We likewise recognize all the
Academy volunteer committees for their hard work in the community to
gather support. Particular gratitude goes to our special guest, Martin
Short, and the Hyatt at the Bellevue dance bands for
their early arrival ahead of the snow. We extend our deep appreciation
to Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the musicians and staff of
the Academy of Music and The Philadelphia Orchestra.
|Cory Siegfried, Co-Chair of the Young Friends of the Academy of Music and Erika Blatt.|
Thank you for all your efforts to make this year a success.
are deeply grateful for our many generous underwriters and individual
contributors that have helped lay the groundwork for what has been a
very successful fundraiser. We ask for all patron support
of this cherished building to remain in place through donating ticket
expenses to the Restoration Fund for a 100% tax-deductible donation.
Patrons should call the AOM office at 215.893.1978 to make arrangements. Concert-only ticket holders should call Ticket
Philadelphia at 215.893.1999.