Immaculata Symphony Spring Concert
Under the direction of Musical Director Joseph Gehring, the Immaculata Symphony concludes its 2016-2017 season with its annual spring concert, Water Music, on Saturday, April 29, 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 power and beauty of water is displayed in some of the most descriptive works for orchestra. Symphony members welcome guest conductor Dr. Kenneth Laudermilch, musical director for the New Holland Band, as he performs Czech composer Bedřich Smetana’s Vltava (The Moldau) from “Mà vlast.” The concert opens with music from the 1940 film The Sea Hawk and also includes Felix Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides, Op. 26 (Fingal’s Cave) and Vasily Kalinnikov’s final symphony.
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.