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2014 - 2015 CONCERT PROGRAM AND SCHEDULE

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“FALL CONCERT”
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 7:30 PM
Alumnae Hall

Joseph Gehring, conductor

Gioachino Rossini - Il Viaggio a Reims Overture
Édouard Lalo - Cello Concerto in D minor
      Ovidiu Marinescu, cello
Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

We welcome back Ovidiu Marinescu, past Music Director of the Immaculata Symphony, performing the dramatic Cello Concerto in D minor by French composer Édouard Lalo. Then the Symphony tackles the magnificent Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms, a work that took the composer nearly 21 years to complete. The concert opens with a very charming overture by Gioachino Rossini for his opera Il Viaggio a Reims. A wonderful program to open the 2014-2015 season.
Tickets are available at the door and here.

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“CHRISTMAS CONCERT”
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 3:00 PM
Alumnae Hall

Joseph Gehring, conductor

Immaculata University Chorale
Regina Gordon, conductor


Dan Goeller - Joy to the World!
Edward Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39, No. 4
Michael Lawrence - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Alexander Borodin – “Polovtsian Dances” from Prince Igor
Mark Hayes - Gloria In Excelsis Deo
John Rutter - What Sweeter Music
John Rutter - Nativity Carol
John Rutter - Shepherd’s Pipe Carol
George Frideric Handel - “Hallelujah Chorus” from Messiah
Leroy Anderson - A Christmas Festival

Get in the holiday spirit with festive music and classic holiday carols. The Immaculata Symphony, joined by the Immaculata University Chorale under the direction of Dr. Regina Gordon, will be performing joyous music by Mark Hayes and John Rutter. The audience is invited to sing along as we end the concert with the Hallelujah Chorus. A very merry concert for the whole family.
Tickets are available at the door and here.

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“YOUTH CONCERT”
Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 3:00 PM
Alumnae Hall

Joseph Gehring, conductor

Johann Strauss Jr. - Künstler-Quadrille, Op. 201
Benjamin Britten - The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Using your iPad, parents can download the Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra app on iTunes for free before the concert and have kids interact with Britten’s music in a fun and innovative experience. Produced by the Britten-Pears Foundation, this app will be presented at the concert as the Immaculata Symphony performs the music live on stage. Afterwards, children are invited to meet the musicians and to see and hear the instruments up close. This is sure to be another entertaining Youth Concert by the Symphony.
Tickets are available at the door and here.

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“CHAMBER CONCERT”
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Lourdes Hall Building, Great Hall

Immaculata Symphony musicians present an assortment of chamber music masterpieces. Always an enlightening experience, come enjoy classic as well as rarely performed works written for string quartet, instrumental solo, woodwind quintet, and more.
Please make note of the new location for the Chamber Concert this season. The Great Hall is easily accessible from parking lot D.
Tickets are available at the door and here.

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“SPRING CONCERT”
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Alumnae Hall

Joseph Gehring, conductor

Hector Berlioz - "Hungarian March" from The Damnation of Faust, op. 24
Samuel Barber - Violin Concerto, Op. 14
      Michelle Connor, violin
Bright Sheng - Black Swan (after Brahms’ Intermezzo Op.118 No.2)
Modest Mussorgsky/arr. Maurice Ravel - Pictures at an Exhibition

The music for Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition was inspired by the artwork of his friend Viktor Hartmann. The Immaculata Symphony will put their own twist on this process by having Immaculata University art students create original works inspired by Mussorgsky’s music. Come see and hear this outstanding presentation of the popular masterpiece. The concert also features the talented young violinist Michelle Connor as she performs the Violin Concerto, Op. 14 by West Chester native Samuel Barber. A concert of inspiration to end another fabulous season led by Maestro Joseph Gehring.
Tickets are available at the door and here.

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