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Immaculata's Symphony spring concert to celebrate space
Joseph Gehring
Joseph Gehring

The Immaculata Symphony will hold its spring concert, “Symphony in Space,” as a way to mark the 50th anniversary of mankind’s first steps on the moon.

Conducted by Joseph Gehring, the Immaculata University musicians will perform British composer Gustav Holst’s “The Planets.” The music in each of the seven movements embodies the astrological and mystical qualities of a different planet. From the ominous, relentless march of Mars, the Bringer of War, to the robust festivities of Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity, the music has thrilled audiences ever since its debut 100 years ago.

The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 6 in the university’s Alumnae Hall. Immaculata University is located at 1145 W. King Road, Immaculata, Pa., 19345. Cost for the concert is $10 for all adults and free for children younger than 12. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. More information and tickets are available at

The Immaculata Symphony is a university-community organization, with a long tradition that goes back to the university’s founding in 1920. Gehring is the music director and conductor for the Immaculata Symphony and Chester County Pops Orchestra, West Chester Band and the Immaculata University concert band.

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