Journey On together through musical favorites!
It is with sadness that we must announce that, because of an unforeseen circumstance, the first series of our 2023-24 concert season (Sept 30-Oct 1) has been canceled. That concert, featuring guest pianist, Ben Laude, will be postponed until the Fall of 2024. Our Winter (Feb 3-4) and Spring (May 4-5) series' will continue as scheduled. Please stand-by for more information on upcoming concerts, and a potential chamber music concert featuring members of our symphony next spring!
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In February, the ‘Adventure’ will kick off with a Pops performance meant to get the audience’s toes tapping with dance pieces from around the world. And May will bring with it ‘Musical Postcards’ from iconic places around the globe, compliments of Grainger, Dvorak, Borodin, and Schubert.
Maestro Grow, the orchestra, and the Board of Directors look forward to welcoming you in the concert hall to enjoy some old musical favorites and discover some new ones.
Conductor Benjamin Grow has worked with a wide array of ensembles in New York City and serves as Principal Conductor of Chelsea Opera, Co-Director/Conductor of the sinfonietta Ensemble Échappé presented by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and has been in residence at the Italian Academy at Columbia University. As music director of Tom Cipullo's acclaimed opera, Glory Denied, at the Prince Theater in Philadelphia, Grow "expertly coached the singers and led the orchestra" (Broad Street Review), and his "fine detailing delivered the ferocious power of this score" (Huffington Post), in what The Philadelphia Inquirer said was the "most unforgettable opera" of the year. He has also conducted studio recordings and workshops for Opera Philadelphia with artists including Frederica von Stade. Recent engagements include concerts with the Orchestra of St. Luke's. Mr. Grow teaches at The Juilliard School and has been guest conductor at the Manhattan School of Music. For several years, he co-presented an annual lecture at the 92nd Street Y, "The Physics of Music," as part of their Mysteries of Science series, and has given pre-concert talks at the Museum of Biblical Art. He received his Bachelor of Music from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and his Master of Music at the Manhattan School of Music.