Season Opening Concert
Sunday, October 20, 2013, at 3PM
Guest Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Jeri Lynne Johnson, founder of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, is returning to the podium after a well-received appearance with the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra in February 2013.
- Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, No. 1 and 8 by Antonin Dvorak
- Violin Concerto in D Major (1st movement), op. 77, by Johannes Brahms; Beatrice Hsieh, soloist
- Symphony No. 5, in E-flat Major, op. 82, by Jean Sibelius
Sunday, December 8, 2013, at 3PM Rescheduled for Jan. 26, 2014
Guest Conductor: Michael Ludwig
With the Upper Darby High School Choir and Encore Singers, conducted by Barbara Benglian, Choir Director
Michael Ludwig, concertmaster of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and son of the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra's long-time conductor, Irving Ludwig, will be appearing for the first time with the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra in the role of conductor, having appeared many times over the years as a soloist.
- Overture to the Magic Flute, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Winter from The Four Seasons (Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8), by Antonio Vivaldi; Michael Ludwig, soloist
- Jolly Old Saint Nicholas arr. by Wolniakowski; Upper Darby High School Encore Singers
- Angels We Have Heard on High arr. by Courtney; Upper Darby High School Concert Choir
- There Shall a Star Come Out of Jacob, by Felix Mendelssohn
- Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah, by Georg Friedrich Handel
- Symphony No. 4, in F Minor, op. 36, by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Valentine's Day Concert
Sunday, February 9, 2014, at 3PM
Guest Conductor: Reuben Blundell
Music director and conductor of the Hunter Symphony at Hunter College, Reuben Blundell is returning to the podium after a well-received appearance with the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra in March 2013.
- España, Rhapsody for Orchestra, by Emmanuel Chabrier
- Cello Concerto, in D Minor (1st movement), by Eduard Lalo; Elizabeth Lee, soloist
- Symphony Fantastique, op. 14, by Hector Belioz
Sunday, March 23, 2014, at 3PM
Guest Conductor: Kynan Johns
Kynan Johns has served as Director of Orchestras at Rutgers University since 2003, while also enjoying numerous international conducting opportunities.
- Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 80, by Gabriel Fauré
- "The Bell Song" from Lakmé, by Léo Delibes; Robyn Muse, vocal soloist
- Jeux d'Enfant, by Georges Bizet
- Danse Macabre, op. 40, by Camille Saint-Saëns
- The Firebird Suite, no. 2, by Igor Stravinsky
Sunday, April 27, 2014, at 3PM
Guest Conductor: Brandon Keith Brown
Third prize winner of the 2012 Georg Solti International Conductors' Competition, Brandon Keith Brown has enjoyed the opportunity to conduct many orchestras, both in the United States and around the world.
- Egmont Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
- Piano Concerto no. 3 in C Major, op. 26, (1st mvmt), by Sergei Prokoviev; Amanda Liu, soloist
- Siegfried Idyll by Richard Wagner
- Symphony no. 8 in G Major, op. 88, by Antonin Dvorak
- Allegro con brio
- Allegretto grazioso
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