Date(s) - 10/22/2023 - 05/19/2024
8:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Independence School
57th Season NSO Season
Symphony series @ The Independence School
Chamber series @ First Presbyterian Church of Newark
October 22, 2023 @ 8 PM ………….Season Opener – Jennifer Montone
An evening of magnificent, sweeping emotion featuring Jennifer Montone, principal horn for the Philadelphia Orchestra playing Richard Strauss’ Concerto 2. Also on the program will be Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet.
Richard Wagner, Overture to Rienzi
Richard Strauss, Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-Flat Major
Sergei Prokofiev, Suites from Romeo and Juliet
*** Note the 8pm start time
November 11, 2023 @ 7:30 PM ………….Classical Chamber Orchestra
Chamber Orchestra concert of classical favorites including Mozart’s Symphony 25 and Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto featuring Christopher Nichols of University of Delaware
Domenico Cimarosa Overture to “II matrimonio segreto”
Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 25 in G minor K.183
W.A. Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K.622
December 3, 2023 @ 3 PM…………Holiday Spectacular
A holiday reflection of joy and delight in the season. With guests: Madeline Ley, Soprano; Newark Symphony Chorus, Newark Charter High School Choir, Cab Calloway High School Choir, Kennett High School Choir and the Garnet Valley High School Choir, Wilmington Handbell Ensemble and the First State Ringers
Featuring selections from Handel’s Messiah, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, Richman’s Hannukkah Overture among other holiday favorites
February 24, 2024 @ 7:30 PM …………Chamber Orchestra
An evening of fresh hope beginning with the NSO clarinet quartet, harpist Maryanne Meyer, and culminating in Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living featuring the NSO Chorus. This is back by popular demand from both our audience and the performers!
Jorge Montilla “Four for Four” clarinet quartet
Claude Debussy Sacred and Profane Dances for Harp and Orchestra
Dan Forrest Requiem for the Living, featuring the NSO Chorus
March 3, 2024 @ 3 PM…………. ….Spring is in the Air
We welcome spring and its resurgence of green, optimistic life with Mendelssohn’s Fingal’s Cave, one of our Betsy Kent concerto competition winners, and Schumann’s Symphony 1, the Spring Symphony.
Felix Mendelssohn The Hebrides Overture: Fingal’s Cave, Op. 26
Concerto Competition Winner
Robert Schumann Symphony No. 1, “The Spring” Op. 38 in B-flat major
April 14, 2024 @ 3 PM…………. ….The World of Imagination
We immerse ourselves in the story of Tubby the Tuba, with soloist Brian Cox, and a variety of movie themes, which will include character appearances. An instrument petting zoo will follow. This event is appropriate for families of all ages and spirits!
“Tubby the Tuba” written by Paul Tripp, composed by George Kleisinger
Featuring music from the movies Star Wars, Frozen, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and the Never Ending Story
May 19, 2024 @ 3 PM…… ..Rachmaninov Forever!
We close with an appreciation of the creative, passionate force of life. The program includes the other of our Betsy Kent competition winners and Rachmaninoff Symphony 2.Concerto Competition Winner
Concerto Competition Winner
Sergei Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2, Op. 27 in E minor
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