The Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra present a Holiday Concert, December 4



Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra’s Special Holiday Concert Features Local Philadelphia Orchestra Flautist & UD High School Concert Choir, December 4

November 18, 2016 • Drexel Hill The Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra embarks on a Seasonal Sounds concert featuring special guests, young artists, old favorites and new discoveries. Old and new friends are invited to join the Orchestra on Sunday, December 4 at 3 pm, at The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center for this exciting event.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for senior citizens and $5 for students to age 25. Call the Box Office at 610-622-1189 for tickets or information or visit The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is located at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue in Drexel Hill. Parking is free.

The 200 member, award winning Upper Darby High School Concert Choir joins the LSO in a contemporary medley of carols, Seasonal Sounds, by Randoll Bass, and other special selections under their director Barbara Benglian.

Lansdowne resident and Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Flute David Cramer, performs two beautiful selections: Howard Hanson’s “Serenade for Harp, Flute and Strings,” and Kent Kennan’s “Night Soliloquy.”

Evoking Northern climes, the orchestra plays from the “Karelia Suite of Sibelius,” and Johann Strauss’ “Fledermaus Overture” is a celebratory romp of a New Year’s party. Also in a celebratory vein, the orchestra continues its American Romantics recording project in collaboration with the Free Library’s Fleisher Orchestra, with Festival Procession by ‘lightly-Wagnerian’ Swiss-American composer Ludwig Bonvin, and also “At Sunset” by the mostly Wisconsin-based Cecil Burleigh.

Playing Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride,” the orchestra initiates our first-ever guest conductor silent auction. The winner will conduct “Sleigh Ride” in the orchestra’s 2017 holiday concert. The winner will receive a conducting lesson with Reuben Blundell.

Ending with the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s “Messiah,” there’s truly something for everyone in this ever-popular seasonal concert.

The Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra ( performs five subscription concerts each year at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center with Music Director and Conductor Reuben Blundell. In December, the orchestra also plays its second annual All-Welcome Messiah Sing-in on December 6 at the Lansdowne Friends School.

The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is jointly sponsored by the Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors and Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.


For Immediate Release

Contact: Peggy Schmidt, Upper Darby Performing Arts Center


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