The Immaculata Symphony Holds Fall Concert
The Immaculata Symphony will perform its Fall concert, "American Fanfare" on Saturday, November 7, 2009, 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 stems to the university´s founding in 1920. Ovidiu Marinescu serves as music director and conductor for the Symphony, which includes both students and community members.
Featured during the concert is Ron Nelson´s "Savannah River Holiday Overture" and Aaron Copland´s Symphony No. 3. Hailed as "the greatest American symphony," Copland´s Third Symphony is as magnificent as it is stirring. Based on his "Fanfare for the Common Man," this work is an American icon. Virtuoso pianist Janet Ahlquist, faculty member at Immaculata University, will enthrall the audience in the Edward Grieg´s piano concerto.
Ovidiu Marinescu, one of the outstanding musicians in his native Romania, is known for his powerful interpretations of orchestral works by Russian composers. He was chosen to play at Carnegie Hall for the Romania president. His guest conducting includes appearances in Romania, Spain, and the Czech Republic. Currently he is also the director of the West Chester University Symphony and has been conductor of various regional orchestras.
Cost for the November 7, 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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