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IMMACULATA SYMPHONY’S SPRING CONCERT CELEBRATES SPACE

The Immaculata Symphony will hold its spring concert, Symphony in Space, on Saturday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Alumnae Hall on the campus of Immaculata University. The Immaculata Symphony is a university-community organization, with a long and outstanding tradition that goes back to the university’s founding in 1920.

With the 50th anniversary of mankind’s first steps on the lunar surface, the Immaculata Symphony, conducted by Joseph Gehring, is celebrating this historic event with performances of Holst’s spectacular symphonic suite, 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, this music has thrilled audiences ever since its spectacular debut 100 years ago.

Joseph 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. He is an active conductor, pianist, and educator and is a frequent guest conductor of various honor/festival bands and orchestras throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware. He earned a Master of Music Performance degree in orchestral conducting and serves as associate faculty in Music at Immaculata and director of ensembles.

Cost for the concert is $10 for all adults and free for children under the age of 12. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. More information and tickets are available at www.immaculatasymphony.org.

Today’s Immaculata University is a vibrant coeducational community of active and engaged learners. Established in 1920 and guided by the servant leadership tradition of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the University empowers graduates for lifelong success, leadership and service. Immaculata offers more than 70 undergraduate and graduate programs and is home to 23 NCAA athletic teams. The expansive suburban campus is located in renowned Chester County, Pa, 30 miles west of Philadelphia.

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