Robert Mansfield Joins 680 The Heat

Robert Mansfield Joins 680 The Heat — The always enlightened and entertaining Robert Mansfield is the newest DJ at the web-based 680 The Heat.

His show It’s Strictly Political with DJ Politic airs 10 a.m. to midnight, Fridays.

Check it out here.

Robert started a gubernatorial run as an independent in 2010 against Tom Corbett before dropping out. In 2012, he took on Chaka Fattah in the Pennsylvania 2nd District congressional race as a Republican.

Imagine how much better things would be if he had won either?

 

Robert Mansfield Joins 680 The Heat
Former GOP Candidate Robert Mansfield Joins The Heat

 

Robert Mansfield Joins 680 The Heat

 

Finzi, Krommer, Schumann End Chamber Season

Finzi, Krommer, Schumann End Chamber Season

By Joseph B. Dychala

The final Delaware County Symphony chamber concert performance is Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m. The concert takes place at Neumann University in the Meagher Theater in The Bruder Life Center. Ample free parking is provided.

The program includes selections from Finzi, Krommer and Schumann. Opening the afternoon is three of the Five Bagatelles for Clarinet and Piano by Gerald Finzi followed by Concerto for Two Clarinets in E-flat Major by Franz Krommer. The afternoon concludes with Piano Quintet in E-flat Major by Robert Schumann. Featured performer Arnold Ostroff will be playing the Steinway Concert Grand with Michael Berton on cello.

Tickets may be purchased day of show for $12 each with a special two for one promotion for Delaware and Montgomery County library members upon presenting their library card. Tickets for students and seniors are discounted to $10 each. As always, any child twelve years or under receives free admission with an accompanying paid adult. This is an excellent way to bring the classics to a new generation of listeners.

The final full orchestra concert performance will conclude the 2016 – 2017 concert season on April 30 and feature selections from Shostakovich, Franck, Elgar and Tchaikovsky.

Finzi, Krommer, Schumann End Chamber Season

Delco Symphony Plays The 5th

Delco Symphony Plays The 5th — The Delaware County Symphony will perform Beethoven’s well known Fifth Symphony this Sunday, March 5, at Neumann University’s Meagher Theater.

The music begins at 3 p.m. but plan on arriving early to enjoy a discussion with Dr C. Michael Kelly at 2 p.m. regarding the program’s selections and composers. Peace and Hope, the title of the afternoon’s performance begins with Franz Schubert’s “unfinished symphony”. In addition special guest cellist Udi Bar-David joins the orchestra for Antonin Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B Minor. Concluding the show, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony Number 5 in C Minor, is sure to delight experienced concert goers and novice listeners alike.

Tickets for the concert, available day of show, are $18 general admission; $15 for seniors and students. Neumann University students receive free admission as do children 12 and under accompanied by a paying adult. Ample free parking is available.

— Joseph B. Dychala

Delco Symphony Plays The 5th

Delco Symphony Plays The 5th

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