September 14th, 2011 at 9:45 pm
Professional-Quality Performances Abound Throughout Our Countryside, Providing a Diverse Musical Soundtrack to Our Beautiful Landscape
The lights blink and then moments later dim into darkness. Somewhere in the blackness, under a solitary light clipped to a music stand, the cacophony of an orchestra coming to life bellows and bounces off the walls. The low groan of a trombone, the flitter of a flute, the rumble of a drum fight against each other until they are brought to a stop by the tap-tap-tap of the master’s baton. The audience breathes in the quiet moment of anticipation . . . And the magic begins.
How long has it been since you’ve enjoyed a night of live music? Since you’ve sat in awe of the grand sound of an accomplished symphony or you’ve tapped your feet to the beat of a lively choral group? If it’s been too long, your excuses are over because there are several wonderful options for a memorable musical evening right here in Brandywine Country. Take the Delaware County Symphony for instance.
For more than 30 years, the Delaware County Symphony has provided our area with outstanding opportunities to learn, experience and appreciate classical music. By providing audiences and performers with a varied repertoire, the 70-member community orchestra is a dynamic group that enriches our local arts environment through its performances. Each year, the orchestra performs four full symphony concerts and four chamber concerts. The symphony concerts typically feature soloists and include standard works as well as American and world premieres. The chamber concerts highlight music for smaller ensembles and showcase the more experienced members of the orchestra as well as guest soloists. All concerts are given at the Meagher Theatre on the Neumann University campus in Aston, Pa. Community members are welcome to join the orchestra, and you don’t necessarily need an instrument to become a part of the group. Interested musicians may schedule an audition with the symphony’s personnel manager, but volunteers are also needed in supporting roles such as ticket collection, lobby sales, poster distribution and fundraising activities.
More information on the symphony — including schedules, contact information and ticket sales — can be found on the Web site at www.dcsmusic.org or by calling 610-879-7059.