DREXEL HILL, PA: April 12, 2018 – The Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra with conductor Reuben Blundell, will present the final concert of the 2017-2018 season on Sunday, April 29 at 3 PM at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.
Tickets are $20, $17 for seniors, and $5 for students. Music lovers ages 8 and up are invited to attend. Tickets may be purchased online at www.udpac.org or by calling the box office at 610.622.1189. Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is located at 601 N. Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill. Parking is free.
The concert features Antonin Dvorak: Cello Concerto with guest artist Julian Schwarz, as well as Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1.
Julian Schwarz made his orchestral debut at the age of 11 playing the Saint-Saens Concerto No. 1 with the Seattle Symphony with his father, Gerard Schwarz, on the podium.
A cello guest artist with many symphonies across America, Mr. Schwarz has performed with Des Moines Symphony, Seattle Symphony, West Virginia Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, and San Diego Symphony. Internationally he has performed in Queensland, Australia with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong at the Intimacy of Creativity Festival, and Boca del Rio, Mexico with the Boca del Rio Orchestra. Schwarz has gone on extensive tours including a 15-concert, United States tour with the Moscow State Radio Symphony and a 10-city China tour in March 2017 with pianist Marika Bournaki. Schwarz and Bournaki are also regular performers at Brooklyn’s Bargemusic.
Schwarz is a faculty member of several festivals and music schools including the cello faculty at Eastern Music Festival, teaching assistant to Joel Krosnick at The Juilliard School, and assistant professor of cello at Shenendoah Conservatory. He has been the artist-in-residence at the piano Sonoma Festival since 2012 and the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance in Nova Scotia, Canada since 2015.
Schwarz was featured in a PBS special with the All-Star Orchestra performing Samuel Jones’s cello concerto, written specifically for him. He has appeared on radio features across America including NPR’s From the Top, WXXI in Rochester, New York, and Classical King FM 98.1 in Seattle, Washington.
Schwarz currently plays a cello made in Naples by Gennaro Gagliano in 1743.
Established over 70 years ago, the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the region’s most impressive and innovative community orchestras, offering concerts at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and at other area venues. Over 70 members strong, the players are professionals from many fields who share a passion and commitment to serving the community with excellent orchestral music and promoting area talent. The players come from near – Lansdowne, the Main Line, and Philadelphia – and far – Chester County, and southern New Jersey.
Audiences can learn more about the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra by visiting www.lansdowneso.org.
The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and Upper Darby Summer Stage are 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.
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Contact: Lauren Stevenson Yacina | UDPAC.LaurenSY@gmail.com