Leonard Bernstein tribute concert set for April 21

July 29, 2019 at 12:37 p.m.


The Immaculata Symphony will hold its spring concert, a tribute to composer Leonard Bernstein at 7:30 p.m. April 21 in Alumnae Hall on the campus of Immaculata University, Immaculata, Pa.

The concert will include a sampling of Bernstein’s works, including music from “Candide,” “On the Town” and “West Side Story.” Percussionist Ralph Sorrentino will perform a work for solo snare drum and orchestra.

Bernstein, a longtime music director of the New York Philharmonic, was an American composer, conductor and pianist known for a host of works including “On the Waterfront” as well as three symphonies. He died in 1990.

The Immaculata Symphony, a university-community organization, has roots reaching back to the university’s founding in 1920. It is conducted by Joseph Gehring, who serves as associate faculty in music at the university, as well as music director and conductor for the Chester County Pops Orchestra, West Chester Band and the Immaculata University Concert Band.

General admission is $15, senior citizens are $12, students are $8, and children younger than 12 are free. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information or tickets, call 610-647-4400, ext. 3473 or visit immaculatasymphony.org. Immaculata University is located at 1145 King Road, Immaculata, Pa.

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The Immaculata Symphony will hold its spring concert, a tribute to composer Leonard Bernstein at 7:30 p.m. April 21 in Alumnae Hall on the campus of Immaculata University, Immaculata, Pa.

The concert will include a sampling of Bernstein’s works, including music from “Candide,” “On the Town” and “West Side Story.” Percussionist Ralph Sorrentino will perform a work for solo snare drum and orchestra.

Bernstein, a longtime music director of the New York Philharmonic, was an American composer, conductor and pianist known for a host of works including “On the Waterfront” as well as three symphonies. He died in 1990.

The Immaculata Symphony, a university-community organization, has roots reaching back to the university’s founding in 1920. It is conducted by Joseph Gehring, who serves as associate faculty in music at the university, as well as music director and conductor for the Chester County Pops Orchestra, West Chester Band and the Immaculata University Concert Band.

General admission is $15, senior citizens are $12, students are $8, and children younger than 12 are free. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information or tickets, call 610-647-4400, ext. 3473 or visit immaculatasymphony.org. Immaculata University is located at 1145 King Road, Immaculata, Pa.

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