Spring Symphony Concert
The Immaculata Symphony will perform a spring concert, "Awesome Images" on Saturday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumnae Hall Theater. The West Chester Ecumenical Choir will again participate in an important collaboration between the Immaculata Symphony and the community of West Chester. The Ecumenical Choir is open to all West Chester area houses of worship. Approximately 90 voices will combine to sing in glorious harmony.
Music director Roman Pawlowski will conduct the concert which is given by students and community members of the Immaculata Symphony. He has broadened the musical horizons of performers and audiences through his artistic understanding and leadership. This concert features the music of Erich Korngold, Adventures of Robin Hood Suite; Max Bruch, Double Concerto for Clarinet and Viola (Mark Belczyk, clarinet and Gregg Ralston, viola); Josef Suk, Fairy Tale Suite; and Ottorino Respighi, The Fountains of Rome.
Accordionist Joseph Soprani is a noted educator and arranger-composer. His reputation among professionals places him in the first ranks of contemporary accordionists. He holds the distinction of being the only accordionist in the history of the Philadelphia Orchestra to appear as a featured soloist under Eugene Ormandy. He won "The Air Force Roger," the most prestigious entertainment award in the US Air Force Band in Washington, DC. On five occasions, he appeared with opera singer Luciano Pavarotti and he was also invited to arrange the opening selection for rock star Jon Bon Jovi´s 1996 world tour. Joseph Soprani, who recently performed with Russell Watson on Good Morning America, continues to promote the accordion as a serious instrument at various clubs and organizations.
The Immaculata Symphony is an outstanding musical organization with a long and rich history. As an integral part of the department of music in its academic and musical offerings, the Symphony is also supported by a Board of Directors. This Board is comprised of faculty members, student and community orchestra members, and non-performing community members. This orchestra has grown from a fledging group of chamber size to the large and highly respected symphonic ensemble that it is today.
Cost for the concert is $12 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens, $6 for students, and children under 12 years old are free. More information and tickets are available at 610-647-4400, ext. 3473.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.