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(Philadelphia, December 1, 2015)—“Voice of an Angel” Bobby Hill of the Keystone Boychoir, the 14-year-old who famously performed for His Holiness Pope Francis during the Festival of Families, has been added to the lineup of talent to perform with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the Academy of Music 159th Anniversary Concert and Ball on Saturday, January 23, 2016. Hill joins multi-talented Emmy and Tony Award-winning comedian, writer, singer, and actor Martin Short in the annual celebration of the “Grand Old Lady of Locust Street,” a National Historic Landmark. For more information on the Academy of Music 159th Anniversary Concert and Ball, visit

Academy of Music 159th Anniversary Concert and Ball
January 23, 2016, at 7:30 PM – Saturday evening – Academy of Music

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Martin Short Special Guest Artist
Bobby Hill Boy Soprano
James Alexander 159th Anniversary Concert Creative Director

Celebrate the lush splendor of the home where The Philadelphia Orchestra first made its sound famous—the glorious “Grand Old Lady of Locust Street”— and then dance the night away. Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the brightest guest stars will dazzle you in a spectacular evening of music and resplendent dining like no other, all staged as Philadelphia’s party of the year.

The musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra are graciously donating their services for this concert.

This concert will be performed without an intermission.

Concert-only tickets, priced at $75 are available for purchase by calling 215.893.1999 or by visiting

For information on the Anniversary Concert and Ball, please call the Academy of Music Restoration Fund Office at 215.893.1978 or visit