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Pre-Concert Talks

Learn more about the music you'll be hearing

Informative discussions by a renowned music scholar, musician, or in the case of world premieres, by the composer, are given one hour before each subscription concert. Pre-Concert Talks are open to all ticketholders for a small charge.

Purchase 4 or more eligible concerts & save.

About Create Your Own Series:

Pick three (or more) concerts and and enjoy exclusive Subscriber Benefits including unlimited free ticket exchange. Ideal for concertgoers who want the ultimate in flexibility and the benefits of being a subscriber.

Subscriber Benefits:

  • Free, easy ticket exchange (available online or by phone)
  • Save on subscription concerts all year long
  • Priority notice on special events

How it Works:

  1. Look for the Create Your Own Series icon CYO eligible icon next to a concert and add it to your cart.
  2. Simply follow the directions in the shopping cart and enter promo code CREATE4 at check out.

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Order All Your
Pre-Concert Talks Now and Save


Buy three or more Pre-Concert Talk events and get the tickets for $5.00 each. Enter Promo Code PCTCYO.

At least three Pre-Concert Talk dates must be purchased for this discount. Pre-Concert Talk discounts cannot be applied when purchasing Create Your Own concert tickets. Discounts cannot be applied to previously purchased tickets.



Student and Group
Pre-Concert Talk Tickets Cost $5 Each


Students must purchase Talks at the Box Office, Groups please call Group Sales at (212) 875-5672.

"Thank you for providing such a delectable "first course" to a stunning evening."

"It was one of the most delightful educational experiences I have had. [The speaker] made the music come alive with great insight, enthusiasm, and charm and greatly enhanced the performance for me."

Philharmonic patrons

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Education and Engagement



Download Education
and Engagement
booklet
(12 MB PDF)