Youth Concert Scheduled for February 15
The Immaculata Symphony will hold its annual Youth Concert on Sunday, February 15, at 3:00 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.
This year’s Youth Concert features the fantastic works of Johann Strauss, Jr, and Benjamin Britten. Strauss, also known as the Waltz King, was a prominent 19th century Viennese composer known throughout Europe. Strauss’s piece, Künstler-Quadrille, Op.201, is a romantic style orchestral piece first performed in 1858. Like Strauss, Benjamin Britten had international success as a central English 20th century composer known for his light-hearted compositions. His piece, The Young Person’s Guide to The Orchestra, was composed as part a of music education program for youths with an interest in music. Participants can download the Young Persons Guide to Orchestra on iTunes before the concert.
Joseph Gehring, music director and conductor for the Immaculata Symphony, 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 also has earned a Master of Music Performance degree in orchestral conducting. Guest conductor for the Youth Concert is Dwight Weaver.
Cost for the concert is $10 for all adults 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. Tickets are also available by mail to Immaculata Symphony, 1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA, 19345-0703, with checks made payable to Immaculata Symphony.
Immaculata University is a Catholic, comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.