Season Opening Concert
Sunday, November 2, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.
- The Moldau from My Country (Má Vlast) . . . Bedrich Smetana
- Symphonic Dances, Op. 64 . . . Edvard Grieg
- Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 70 . . . Dmitri Shostakovich
Sunday, December 7, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.
- Overture to The Snowman . . . Erich Wolfgang Korngold
- Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1 in E Minor . . . Ralph Vaughan Williams
- Fantasia on Greensleeves . . . Ralph Vaughan Williams
- Sleigh Ride . . . Leroy Anderson
- A Christmas Flourish . . . Randol Bass
- Hallelujah Chorus from Christ on the Mount of Olives, Op. 85 . . . Ludwig van Beethoven
The orchestra welcomes the return of the Upper Darby High School Choirs in our holiday concert.
Sunday, February 15, 2015, at 3:00 p.m.
We hope you’ll join us for a concert featuring Beethoven’s overture representing love in the face of injustice, Sibelius’s string orchestra piece about a short-lived rendezvous, the beautiful Elgar cello concerto first movement with student competition winner Alex Wu, and an adventurous and exciting symphony by that great Romantic composer, Tchaikovsky.
- Leonore Overture No. 1, Op. 138 . . . Ludwig van Beethoven
- Rakastava (The Lover), Op. 14 . . . Jean Sibelius
- Cello Concerto in E Minor, First Movement . . . Edward Elgar
Soloist: Young Artists' Competition winner Alex Wu
- Symphony No. 3 in D Major, Op. 29, Polish . . . Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Sunday, March 22, 2015, at 3:00 p.m.
In the countryside, Brahms wrote his Second Symphony, and we pair this work with student concerto winner Brendon Zak on violin, and other works celebrating the Spring.
- The Tempest: Symphonic Fantasia after Shakespeare in F Minor, Op. 18 . . . Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 16, First Movement . . . Sergei Prokofiev
Soloist: Young Artists' Competition winner Brendon Zak
- Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73 . . . Johannes Brahms
Sunday, April 26, 2015, at 3:00 p.m.
With a special guest narrator, we welcome our regular audience and also young audience members, for a concert including Britten’s “A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra,” finishing with its stirring fugue. The concert also includes student concerto winner Janet Wu on piano.
- Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466, First Movement . . . Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Soloist: Young Artists' Competition winner Janet Wu
- A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra: Variations on a Theme by Purcell) . . . Benjamin Britten
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