Fall Symphony Concert
Under the direction of Musical Director Joseph Gehring, the Immaculata Symphony opens its 2016-2017 season with its annual fall concert, Musical Masterpieces, on Saturday, November 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Alumnae Hall on the campus of Immaculata University. The Immaculata Symphony is a university-community organization, with a long and outstanding tradition that goes back to the university’s founding in 1920.
The Symphony members welcome back to the stage pianist Stephen Campitelli as he performs Saint-Saëns’ exotic final piano concerto The Egyptian. Composed in 1896 while in the temple town of Luxor, Saint- Saëns skillfully displays influences from Javanese, Spanish, and Middle-eastern music in this dazzling concerto. The orchestra will also perform one of Borodin’s greatest works, the heroic Symphony No. 2, as well as the overture to one of Wagner’s early operas, Rienzi.
Gehring, music director and conductor for the Immaculata Symphony and Chester County Pops Orchestra, West Chester Band, and the Immaculata University Concert Band, is an active conductor, pianist, and educator. He is a frequent guest conductor of various honor/festival bands and orchestras throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware. He recently earned a Master of Music Performance degree in orchestral conducting and also serves as associate faculty in Music at Immaculata.
Cost for the concert is $15 for general admission, $12 for senior citizens, $8 for students, and free for children under the age of 12. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. More information and tickets are available by calling 610-647-4400, ext. 3473. or also available by mailing Immaculata Symphony, 1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA, 19345-0703, with checks made payable to Immaculata Symphony.
Immaculata University is a Catholic, coeducational institution of higher learning, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.