LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA — On Saturday, April 15, the Immaculata Symphony will perform its annual spring concert entitled “New Directions.” The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Alumnae Hall. The Immaculata Symphony is a university-community organization, with a long and outstanding tradition that goes back to the University’s founding in 1920.
The spring concert begins with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27. The virtuoso pianist and celebrated conductor endured several disastrous premiers and harsh criticism of earlier works. The triumph of his Second Symphony restored Rachmaninoff’s sense of self-worth as a symphonist, and it remains one of his most popular and best-known compositions. Also being performed is Richard Danielpour’s exuberant Anima Mundi. Composed for a ballet, it highlights every section of the orchestra. Danielpour is a professor of music at the Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA as well as a member of the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music.
The concert will be directed by Music Director Joseph Gehring, M.M., chair of the Immaculata University Music Department and director of ensembles. He was appointed music director of the Immaculata Symphony in 2011. He is also the conductor of the West Chester Band and Chesco Pops Orchestra and is a frequent guest conductor of various honor/festival bands and orchestras throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware.
General admission to the spring concert is $15 and senior citizens are $12. Tickets are available for sale on the night of the event and online at www.immaculatasymphony.org.
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