The Immaculata Symphony Holds Fall Concert
The Immaculata Symphony will perform its fall concert, "Thanksgiving Festival" on Saturday, November 11, 2006, at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumnae Hall Theater on the campus of Immaculata University. The Immaculata Symphony is a university-community organization, with a long and outstanding tradition that stems to the university´s founding in 1920. Music director Roman Pawlowski, now in his 22nd year at Immaculata, will conduct the concert, which will include both students and community members.
This year´s fall concert will begin with Aaron Copland´s Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes. George Gershwin´s Rhapsody in Blue will be performed next by the Symphony. Janet Ahlquist will be featured on the piano. A graduate of Julliard and Eastman Schools of Music, Dr. Ahlquist, an adjunct faculty member at Immaculata University, is also a founding member of Trio International. Dr. Ahlquist has performed in solo and chamber music recitals in Lincoln Center, Carnegie Recital Hall, Library of Congress, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Rockefeller Mansion, the French Embassy, and internationally in Russia, Norway, France and Portugal. In addition to the acclaim and honors she has received for her performances, Dr. Ahlquist has been awarded with the prestigious Performer´s Certificate and the Artist Diploma from the Longy School, top prize at the French Piano Institute´s Festival International in Paris and the Wyoming Governor´s Art Award.
The show will conclude with Randall Thompson´s Ode to the Virginian Voyage, as performed by the West Chester Ecumenical Choir, under the direction of Joseph Buglio.
Taught by such masters as Mehli Mehta, Pierre Monteux, Max Rudolph, and Erich Leinsdorf, Maestro Pawlowski´s role as director of the Immaculata Symphony allows him to serve as both a performer and teacher. He is also the music director for the Delaware County Symphony and the Newark Symphony Orchestra, and appears frequently as a guest conductor.
Cost for the November 11 concert is $12 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens, $6 for students, and free for children under 12. More information and tickets are available by calling 610-647-4400, ext. 3473. Tickets are also available by mail to Immaculata Symphony, King Road, Immaculata, PA, 19345, with checks payable to Immaculata Symphony. Those buying tickets may also make a tax deductible contribution. Contributors will be listed in the concert programs.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.
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