Philly Prepares for Grand Opening of Kimmel Center
$225-million center debuts as 2001–02 season begins
The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2001–02 season will include the grand opening of the $255-million Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in December. The orchestra, which has been performing in the Academy of Music since its founding in 1900, will enjoy the Kimmel Center’s 2,500-seat Verizon Hall, as well as the 650-seat Perelman Theater, a multipurpose performing space for the orchestra’s chamber music concerts and for dance and theatrical presentations. The Center also houses a smaller black-box theater, a restaurant and refreshment bars, a performing-arts gift shop, and a new education center. Find out more at www.philorch.org.