Jill Scott to Join Philly Orchestra for 157th Anniversary Concert

Two great city musical institutions go great together, no?

A press release from the Philadelphia Orchestra:

The Philadelphia Orchestra today announced details of its upcoming 157th Academy of Music Anniversary Concert and Ball to be held Saturday, January 25, 2014, beginning at 5:30 PM. Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra welcome special guest artist and Philadelphia hero Jill Scott for this magnificent evening of music, dinner, and dancing in celebration of the Academy of Music, a National Historic Landmark.

“I am eager to work with artists at the highest level of their genres, and Jill Scott is one who is at the absolute top,” says Yannick Nézet-Séguin. “Her many talents—as musician, poet, and actor—will give us unique avenues to explore in our collaboration and her deep connections to Philadelphia make her a perfect fit for this celebration of the Academy of Music. What a thrill to combine her magnificent voice with our Orchestra’s Philadelphia Sound and what an opportunity to showcase the best Philadelphia talent on one of our starriest nights!”

“It’s such an honor to be invited to play with The Philadelphia Orchestra, such a talented company of musicians, as they celebrate the 157th anniversary of their historic home, the Academy of Music,” said Jill Scott.

Tickets to the gala and ball can be purchased at the orchestra website. Tickets for just the concert are priced at $200, and will be available for purchase on Nov. 1.