Today I want to share with everyone Alex Ross’ incredibly thorough list of orchestras around the world and their offer for patrons with slim budgets. Certainly worth the reading if you live close to one!
Here are few of the entries:
Carnegie Hall: If you’re in the 20-40 age range, for $20 you can get a year-long membership in Carnegie’s Notables program, providing access to $20 tickets.
Frick Collection: All concerts $30/$25
Boston Lyric Opera: 50% off student tickets
Chicago Lyric Opera: $20 student tickets available by signing up
Chicago Opera Theater: $15 student tickets available by signing up
Chicago Symphony Orchestra: $10 student tickets
Detroit / Ann Arbor:
The University Musical Society in Ann Arbor offers $10 rush tickets and other discounts.
The Detroit Symphony has a $25 student pass, giving unlimited access to all classical, pops, and jazz concerts each season.
Houston Symphony: $12 and 50% off student tickets
Houston Grand Opera: $12.50 NEXUS program
Fort Worth Opera: 50% off for students and military
LA Opera: student rush tickets available, prices not given
LA Chamber Orchestra: $10 student rush
Pacific Symphony: $10 student tickets
La Jolla Music Society: $10 rush student tickets
La Jolla Symphony: $15 student tickets
Northern California (with thanks to Lisa Hirsch):
SF Symphony: $20 rush tickets
SF Opera: $25 student and senior rush tickets and other discounts
Seattle Opera: $20 student rush tickets, $5 teen tickets, various other discounts
Portland Opera: $10 rush tickets for students, seniors, military
Other American orchestras:
Cleveland: $10 student tickets
Nashville: $10 college-student tickets
Atlanta: $12 student tickets
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra: $10 tickets for age 20-39; $10 student rush; $3 off senior discount
Other American opera companies:
Kansas City Opera: $15 student tickets
Cincinnati Opera: $12 student rush
Toronto Symphony: Their innovative tsoundcheck program offers $14 tickets to people aged 15-15, whether they are students or not.
London Philharmonic: Student tickets from £1-4; £8 for under 26
City of Birmingham Symphony: £5 student rush tickets; discount standby tickets also available
Royal Opera House at Covent Garden: Discounts available for students, people under 18, and others
English National Opera: Various student and under-30 discounts
Berlin Philharmonic: Standing room tickets starting at 7€
Berlin Staatsoper: Various discounts
Deutsche Oper Berlin: Judgendclub discounts
Rest of Europe:
La Scala: Major discounts in the Under 30 program
Helsinki Philharmonic: 6€ student tickets and other discounts
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra: 10€ rush tickets for under-28
Do not miss the whole thing, it is worth the time. To see Alex’s full article, please visit his blog: The Rest is Noise.