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Bucks County Symphony

The Bucks County Symphony (BCS) is the premier community orchestra in southeastern Pennsylvania, serving our area since 1953 by providing residents and visitors convenient access to live classical music and world-class performing artists at an affordable price. The orchestra musicians range from talented high school students to highly-experienced community members, who perform with energy and passion under the dynamic leadership of Music Director Gary S. Fagin.

Each year, the Symphony presents a subscription series of fall, winter, and spring concerts with internationally-acclaimed soloists; a Pops Concert featuring Broadway performers; and a Family Concert that includes the winner of the Symphony’s Youth Concerto Competition and Central Bucks student musicians playing with the BCS.

This year’s Winter Concert is Sunday, February 21st, at Central Bucks High School West.  The concert features Metropolitan Opera Orchestra hornist Scott Brubaker in a performance of Richard Strauss’s Horn Concerto No. 1. The program includes Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3 and Tchaikovksy’s Symphony No. 4.

On Sunday, March 13th, Broadway star Sal Viviano collaborates with the BCS in a presentation of his show “Perfectly Frank – A Century of Sinatra,” celebrating the 100th birthday year of Ol’ Blue Eyes. This event at Delaware Valley University features cabaret seating, and guests are encouraged to bring food and drink to enjoy before and during the concert.

The Symphony’s Spring Concert is Saturday, April 30th, at Central Bucks High School South. The concert features pianist Steven Lin in a performance of Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2. The program includes DeFalla’s Suite No. 1 from “The Three-Cornered Hat” and Gershwin’s “An American in Paris.”

The BCS’ 2016-2017 season begins with the Fall Concert in October and Family Concert in December. Information regarding dates and repertoire for these and other events during their upcoming 64th season will be available on their website (buckscountysymphony.org) in July.

Tickets for subscription concerts are $18 in advance for adults ($20 at the door), $15 for seniors, and free for students. Tickets for the Pops Concert are $60. For information about the Symphony or to order tickets, visit the website or call 215-348-7321. Don’t forget to like them on Facebook!

PHOTO CAP: Bucks County Symphony Music Director, Gary Fagin, conducting a performance.