Schubert Featured By Delco Symphony

Schubert Featured By Delco Symphony

By Joseph B. Dychala

The Delaware County Symphony returns to the stage at Neumann University’s Meagher Theater, 3 p.m., tomorrow, Feb. 12.

The 2016 – 2017 season continues with a Chamber Concert featuring several exciting selections and special guests. The program will feature Dasha Bukhartseva and Artist in Residence Jennifer Nicole Campbell on piano for four hands, plus the Academy of International Ballet.

The concert opens with Franz Schubert’s “Fantasy in F Minor”. Next up will be an original composition performed by Jennifer Nicole Campbell entitled “Butterfly Whispers”. Maurice Ravel’s “Three Poems of Mallarme” featuring Katherine Skovira, mezzo-soprano and Smetana’s “Vltava” from Ma vlast round out the afternoon. The concert concludes with the well loved “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2” by Franz Liszt.

Tickets may be obtained day of show and are $12 each with a special price of $10 for seniors and students. Children under 12, accompanied by a paying adult receive free admission. This is an excellent way to bring the classics to a new generation of listeners.

Schubert Featured By Delco Symphony

Shia LaBeouf Opera Predicted Actor’s Crazed Behavior

Shia LaBeouf Opera — Hollywood superstar Shia LaBeouf is in the news again for insane, violent public behavior. Apparently the inauguration of President Trump has sent him over the edge. The below article was originally posted on Dec. 11, 2014 and it is quite newsworthy so we are republishing it. 

We were wrong about Rob Cantor though.

Shia LaBeouf Opera Ponderment
He really is nuts.

Musician Rob Cantor — whose name we expect will be as recognizable as anyone’s by next year — wrote a goofy song concerning actor Shia LeBeouf as the protagonist of a horror film.

He made a cartoon of it and put it on YouTube in 2012 where it became moderately popular.

Well, someone cooked up the idea of making a highly polished live version of it featuring an orchestra, choir and extremely skilled professional dancers.

LeBeouf himself even makes an appearance.

Did everybody get their standard rates in making it? LeBeouf certainly didn’t. It involved at least two dozen professionals and took more than a few man-hours.

It’s free on YouTube  and we didn’t see any adverts when we watched so the cash certainly isn’t flowing in from it.

It’s gotten 6.9 million views as of this writing, however, so Cantor’s visibility has increased and LeBeouf has shown himself to be a good sport. Count them as beneficiaries. We guess money isn’t everything.

Anyway, if you are one of the 6.9931 billion who hasn’t seen it, here it is:

Hat tip Andrew Klavan at PJMedia.com

Shia LaBeouf Opera Ponderment
Shia LaBeouf Opera Ponderment

Shia LaBeouf Opera Ponderment

Kimberly Reighley Featured Soloist With Delco Symphony

Kimberly Reighley Featured Soloist With Delco Symphony

By Joseph B. Dychala

The next full orchestra concert of the Delaware County Symphony is
this Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. Featured soloist, flutist Kimberly
Reighley, performs Concerto for Flute and Orchestra by Lowell
Liebermann.

The concert opens with Wolfgang Mozart’s Overture to the Magic Flute.
Rounding out the program is Ottorino Respighi’s Ancient Aires and
Dances Suite No.1 and concludes with Alexander Borodin’s Second
Symphony in B Minor.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. As
always, children under 12 admitted free with a paying adult. This is an
excellent way to bring the classics to a new generation of listeners.
A special rate of two tickets for the price of one with a valid
Delaware County or Montgomery County library card is available at the
box office day of show.

Kimberly Reighley Featured Soloist With Delco SymphonyNeumann College hosts the Symphony at the Meagher Theater in the
Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center in Aston, Pennsylvania. Arrive early
at 2 p.m. for an informative talk with Dr C. Michael Kelly for insight
into the composers and selections on the program. The next Chamber
Series concert will be Feb. 12.

Kimberly Reighley Featured Soloist With Delco Symphony

Tallis, Victoria Featured Sunday By Delco Symphony

Tallis, Victoria Featured Sunday By Delco Symphony

By Joseph B. Dychala

The second chamber series concert of the Delaware County Symphony is this Sunday, Nov 20, at 3 p.m. in the Meagher Theater in the Bruder Life Center at Neumann University in Aston, Pa..

The program begins with selections from Tomas Victoria and Thomas Tallis followed by a selection featuring the DCS Brass Ensemble. Next on the program will be a Cello Concerto from Vivaldi then chamber series director Robert Whalen performs on timpani. The concert concludes with Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio featuring Arnold Ostroff on piano.Tallis, Victoria Featured Sunday By Delco Symphony

Tickets are $12 for adults. Presenting a Delaware County or Montgomery County Library card the day of the show allows the purchase of two adult tickets for the price of one. As always, one child under 12 admitted free with an accompanying paid adult. This is an excellent way to bring the classics to a new generation of listeners. The next full symphony concert entitled “Magical and Exotic” is Dec 4 and features selections from Mozart, Leibermann, Respighi and Borodin.

Tallis, Victoria Featured Sunday By Delco Symphony

Rimsky-Korsakov Opens Delco Symphony Season

Rimsky-Korsakov Opens Delco Symphony Season

By Joseph B. Dychala

New music director Joseph Caminiti leads the Delaware County Symphony this Sunday Oct 16 for the first full orchestra concert of the 2016 – 2017 season.

Rimsky-Korsakov Opens Delco Symphony SeasonThe program opens with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s delightful Russian Easter Overture followed by the well known Carmen Suite No. 2 from Georges Bizet. After a brief intermission this afternoon of music concludes with Johannes Brahms haunting Symphony No. 1 in C Minor.

The program, entitled “Virtuosic Display” begins at 3 p.m. in Meagher Theater at Neumann University. Arrive early at 2 p.m. to enjoy a brief yet very informative talk with Dr C. Michael Kelly regarding the composers and song selections.

Individual tickets are available the day of the show for the cost of $18 each with a discounted price of $15 for Seniors as well as Students. As always one child under age 12, with an accompanying adult, admitted free. This is an excellent way to bring a new generation of listeners to the classics. The next upcoming Chamber Series performance will be held on Nov 20 and feature such diverse selections as Ludwig von Beethoven’s “Ghost” in addition to performances by Brass Ensemble, Timpani and a Cello concerto plus much more.

B&N Piano Sales and Services in Aston is a sponsor of the Delaware County Symphony.

Rimsky-Korsakov Opens Delco Symphony Season

Delco Symphony Season Starts Sept. 25

Delco Symphony Season Starts Sept. 25

By Joseph B. Dychala

Music lovers rejoice! The start of the 2016 – 2017 Delaware County
Symphony season returns Sept. 25.

Delco Symphony Season Starts Sept. 25This season features eight concerts from September to April. All concerts start 3 p.m. at Neumann University’s Meagher Theater in Aston, Pa. This modern venue features excellent acoustics and ample seating.

The September Chamber Series showcases W. A. Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola. Concertmaster Nina Vieru, violin and Adelya Shagidullina, viola will perform. In addition J.S. Bach’s well known Brandenburg Concertos – No. 3 and No. 4 will round out the program. These influential 18th century selections are sure to delight novice and experienced concert goers alike. Associate conductor Robert Whalen is the music director for the Chamber Series concerts.

Tickets, which are $12, may be purchased at the door. One child under 12 is permitted free admission with each paying adult. This is an excellent opportunity to bring classical music to a new generation of listeners. Tickets may be purchased online for each individual concert. A season subscription is also offered.

The first full orchestra concert entitled “Virtuosic Display” is scheduled for Oct. 16 under the baton of newly appointed conductor and Symphony Series director Joseph Caminiti and will feature selections from Bizet, Brahms and Rimsky-Korsakov.

Delco Symphony Season Starts Sept. 25

Free Joe Kenney Concert In Broomall

Free Joe Kenney Concert In BroomallFree Joe Kenney Concert In Broomall — Pianist Joe Kenney will be giving a concert at New Hope Christian Church, 551 Paxon Hollow Road, Broomall, PA 19008, on Sunday, April 24, at 4 p.m. He will be performing works by Bach, Schubert, Liszt, and Debussy. The performance is free and open to the public.

Free Joe Kenney Concert In Broomall

Trump Al Wilson And Snakes

Trump Al Wilson And SnakesTrump Al Wilson And Snakes — Donald Trump at a rally in Cedar Falls, Iowa read the lyrics from a song which few Millennials know by  a singer which few Millennials have heard to illustrate the wisdom of allowing Muslim refugees from ISIS controlled territory.

He made it work.

The singer is Al Wilson and the song is The Snake which was released in 1968.

Here are the lyrics.

On her way to work one morning, down the path along the lake, a tender-hearted woman saw a poor, half-frozen snake.  His pretty colored skin had been all frosted with the dew.  ‘Oh, well,’ she cried, ‘I’ll take you in and I’ll take care of you.’  ‘Take me in, O tender woman, take me in, for heaven’s sake.  Take me in, O tender woman,’ sighed the vicious snake.  She wrapped him up all cozy in a curvature of silk and then laid him by the fireside with some honey and some milk.  Now, she hurried home from work that night.  As soon as she arrived, she found that pretty snake she’d taken in and revived.  ‘Take me in, O tender woman.  Take me in, for heaven’s sake.  Take me in, O tender woman,’ sighed the vicious snake. 

“Now she clutched him to her bosom.  ‘You’re so beautiful,’ she cried, ‘but if I hadn’t brought you in, by now you would have died.’  She stroked his pretty skin, and then she kissed him and held him tight.  But instead of saying ‘thank you,’ that snake gave her a vicious bite.  ‘Take me in, O tender woman.  Take me in, for heaven’s sake.  Take me in, O tender woman,’ sighed the vicious snake.  ‘I saved you,’ cried the woman, ‘and you bit me.  Heavens, why?  You know your bite is poisonous, and now I’m going to die.’  ‘Oh, shut up, silly woman,’ said the reptile with a grin.  ‘You knew darn well I was a snake before you took me in.’

And here is the song.

Trump Al Wilson And Snakes

Hat tip Rush Limbaugh