Press Release: The Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra presents a Spring Concert March 18 at 3pm
The Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Reuben Blundell, will present a Spring Concert on Sunday, March 18 at 3 PM at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill. Tickets are $20, $17 for seniors, and $5 for students. Music lovers ages 8 and up are invited to attend. The website address iswww.udpac.org and the box office is number is 610.622.1189 for tickets and for more information about the concert. Parking is free.
Cellist Eliana Razzino Yang, an Irving Ludwig Youth Audition winner, will perform Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations. Eliana, who is 18 years old, lives in Philadelphia. She is a student of Amy Barston at Juilliard Pre-College in New York City and Yumi Kendall, Assistant Principal of the Philadelphia Orchestra. She has performed solo recitals in London, Philadelphia, Helsinki, New York City, Paris, and Rome and has performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Eliana plays on a Joseph Panormo cello from 1810.
In addition to the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, the concert will also include: Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9; From the New World.
2018 marks the 61st year of the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artists Concerts, which feature the winners of the Young Artists’ Auditions. This competition is well known in the Delaware Valley and draws contestants from Pennsylvania and nearby states. The talented young winners of the competition rehearse and perform as soloists with the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra. The LSO’s Young Artist soloists often go on to win other prestigious competitions, and many have become professional musicians with illustrious performing careers.
Established over 70 years ago, the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the region’s most impressive and innovative community orchestras, offering 5 concerts each season performed at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and at other area venues. Over 70 members strong, the players are professionals from many fields who share a passion and commitment to serving the community with excellent orchestral music and promoting area talent. The players are members of the community, who come from near – Lansdowne, the Main Line, and Philadelphia – and far – Chester County, and southern New Jersey.
Reuben Blundell, Music Director of the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra since 2014, was recently re-engaged to serve the orchestra through its 2019-20 season. Over the past three years, he, the players, and the board have built on the orchestra’s great talent and potential on stage and in the community, making it one of Pennsylvania’s great artistic treasures.
Audiences can learn more about the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra by visiting www.lansdowneso.org.
The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and Upper Darby Summer Stage are jointly sponsored by the Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors and Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.