Immaculata Symphony Spring Concert: Paris: The City of Light
The Immaculata Symphony will perform its spring concert, "Parisâ€”The City of Light" on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumnae Hall Theater 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. Mario Mateus of Portugal, will be the guest conductor for the performance.
Pianist Stephen Campitelli will play Piano Concerto No. 3, one of Sergei Prokofiev´s best scores, blending the piano solo and orchestra in a close sonic ballet. The concerto is a work inspired by the Parisian energy and artistic effervescence of the early 1900s. The "Symphony in D" by Cesar Franck represents the French Romantic writing of the late 19th century. Giuseppe Verdi´s "Prelude to La Traviata" will also be performed.
Internationally renowned Mario Mateus has worked with such ensembles as the Porto Symphony, the Porto Chamber Orchestra, the Mannheim Baroque Orchestra, the Gdansk Philharmonic, the Novosirbirsk Orhcestra, the London Sinfonietta, and others. He is the artistic director of OrfeÃ£o University of Porto, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation Regional Conservatory of Gaia, and the president of the jury of the Prix Valentino Bucchi of Rome.
Cost for the concert is $12 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens, $6 for students, and free for children under the age of 12. More information and tickets are available by calling 610-647-4400, ext. 3473. Tickets are also available by mail to Immaculata Symphony, 1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA, 19345, with checks payable to Immaculata Symphony.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, comprehensive coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.
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