Philharmonic Free Fridays Returns

  Last modified on June 15th, 2021

As the opening program of the New York Philharmonic’s 2019-2020 season begins, Philharmonic Free Fridays will return too. The full New York Philharmonic program will take place Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, September 20 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m. The Friday date will begin the Philharmonic Free Friday program.

Through this program, The New York Philharmonic invites young people to hear the Orchestra free of charge . They’ll be giving away free tickets to select Friday subscription concerts to people ages 13–26. This 2019–20 season, the online reservation will make tickets easy to secure. The online portal will open at noon on the Monday before each Philharmonic Free Fridays concert. The link to the portal will be available on this page.


Tickets will be able to reserve a ticket on a first-come, first-served basis — one ticket per person. Online sign-up will close once all available tickets have been reserved. Reserved tickets will be available for pick-up on the day of the concert at the Box Office in David Geffen Hall up until 45 minutes before the concert begins.

This season the New York Philharmonic will feature Maestro Jaap van Zweden conducting the World Premiere of Philip Glass’s King Lear Overture, the Philharmonic’s first-ever commission of a work by Mr. Glass. Additionally, the series will include Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, with soprano Kelli O’Hara; and selections from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet.

For all who are not eligible for the Philharmonic Free Friday Program, single tickets start at $35. For more information and highlights of the upcoming season, click here.

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