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2015 - 2016 CONCERT PROGRAM AND SCHEDULE


“FALL CONCERT”
Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Alumnae Hall

Joseph Gehring, conductor
Janet Ahlquist, piano

Johannes Brahms - Tragic Overture, Op. 81
Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, “Emperor”
Dmitri Shostakovich - The Gadfly Suite, Op. 97a

Immaculata Symphony's 2015-2016 concert season opens with Brahms' dramatic work, Tragic Overture. We then welcome back to the stage internationally acclaimed pianist Janet Ahlquist as she performs Beethoven's final piano concerto, popularly called the Emperor Concerto. Then hear a different side of the great Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich as we perform his thrilling musical score to the 1955 Russian film The Gadfly.
Tickets are available at the door and here.

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“CHRISTMAS CONCERT”
Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM
Alumnae Hall

Joseph Gehring, conductor

Immaculata University Chorale
Jonathan Kreamer, conductor


Felix Mendelssohn - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Waltz of the Flowers from “The Nutcracker”
Josef Strauss - Plappermäulchen (Chatterbox) Polka, Op. 245
Johann Strauss Jr. – Klipp-Klapp Galop, Op. 466
Johann Strauss Sr. - Radetzky March
Leroy Anderson - A Christmas Festival
plus more holiday favorites...

Come enjoy a Viennese Christmas program, filled with light classical pieces with favorite Christmas carols intertwined. Joined by the Immaculata University Chorale under the direction of Mr. Jonathan Kreamer, the program will be a festive concert for the entire family, complete with carol sing-along.
Tickets are available at the door and here.

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“YOUTH CONCERT”
Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 3:00 PM
Alumnae Hall

Joseph Gehring, conductor

Gioacchino Rossini - Barber of Seville Overture
Paul Hart - Cartoon
Jacques Offenbach - Orpheus in the Underworld Overture
Classical music made its way into some very memorable cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, and a host of other crazy characters. In fact, many people were introduced to classical music through these animated adventures. Come enjoy an afternoon of music as the Immaculata Symphony performs these favorites along with a new work by composer Paul Hart that depicts an imaginary cartoon adventure. After the concert, children are invited on stage to meet the musicians and to see and hear the instruments up close.
Tickets are available at the door and here.

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“CHAMBER CONCERT”
Friday, March 11, 2016 - 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 16, 2016 - 7:30 PM
Alumnae Hall

Joseph Gehring, conductor

Silvestre Revueltas - Sensemayá
Alberto Ginastera - Obertura Para El Fausto Criollo, Op. 9
Julián Orbón - Tres Versiones Sinfonicas
Alberto Ginastera - Estancia: Danzas del Ballet

A Latin American fiesta! Driving rhythms and flashy melodies abound in this sensational Spring Concert that features symphonic music from Mexico, Argentina, and Cuba. This concert celebrates the life of Alberto Ginastera, considered one of the most important 20th-century classical composers of the Americas, on the 100th year anniversary of his birth.
Tickets are available at the door and here.

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“BENEFIT CONCERT”
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 7:30 PM
Alumnae Hall

Joseph Gehring, conductor

solists - TBA
The Immaculata Symphony partners with the MOXART organization to provide musicians the opportunity to perform concertos with a full symphony orchestra. These outstanding musicians will perform either a selected movement of a concerto or perform the entire work.
Tickets are available at the door and here.

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