Penfield Symphony Orchestra's "European Tour" Concert
Penfield Symphony Orchestra’s third concert of its 62nd Season, “European Tour,” will take place on February 12th, 2018, at 7:30PM, including works by famous European composers such as Wagner, Strauss, Brahms, Bizet, and Elgar.
During this musical tour around European countries, our audience will hear various musical styles from countries like Germany, Austria, France, England, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary. The tour will commence with Wagner’s stately Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin. Then we will imagine we are On the Beautiful Blue Danube with Johann Strauss II. Berlioz’s amazing Hungarian March from The Damnation of Faust and Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No. 5 depict the folk tunes of Hungary. After this we will float down The Moldau with Smetana. Bizet will introduce us to events from the French town of Arles in Farandole from L'Arlésienne. Then we will be challenged to hear Rossini’s story of William Tell without thinking about cowboys. Rodgers’s The Sound of Music Selection will remind us of the Austrian mountains, while Elgar will provide the Pomp and Circumstance. This concert will also feature our 2017 Jo Amish Young Artist Competition winner, Benjamin Doane, playing the first movement of Elgar’s Cello Concerto.
The performance will be held at Penfield High School Auditorium, 25 High School Drive, Penfield, NY 14526. Tickets can be purchased online at www.penfieldsymphony.org, by phone at 585-872-0774, at all area Wegmans, at the Penfield Recreation Department (1985 Baird Road), at Canandaigua National Bank—Penfield Branch (1816 Penfield Road), and at the door on the night of the concert. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for senior citizens (60+). Tickets for students of any age with student ID are free, so this is an ideal opportunity to bring the family along for an evening of classical entertainment.
The Penfield Symphony Orchestra, with approximately ninety musicians, has been performing in the Greater Rochester area for almost sixty-two years, and under the direction of Dr. David Harman for the last seventeen years, with the goal of providing “live symphonic music close to home."