Bucks County Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert

The Bucks County Symphony Orchestra (BCSO) announces our Spring Concert at 3pm, Sunday, April 27th at Central Bucks High School South. Headlining the program is the extraordinary violinist Nancy Bean, performing Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor. The BCSO will open the program performing Carl Neilson’s delightful Helios Overture, and we’ll conclude with Jean Sibelius’s monumental Symphony No. 2 in D major.

Nancy Bean, former Assistant Concertmaster of The Santa Fe Opera Company, and the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1986 until 2009, now devotes her talents to Chamber Music. In 1987 she founded the Wister Quartet, and performed in its chamber concerts with Wolfgang Sawallisch, Christoph Eschenbach, Emanuel Ax, Alicia de Larrocha, Radu Lupu, Yo-Yo Ma and Garrick Ohlsson. The Wister Quartet has earned high praise for its superb musicianship from critics and audiences alike in the U.S., China, South America and Europe. She is also Artistic Director of 1807 & Friends chamber ensemble; and performs regularly with Lenape Chamber Ensemble, Amerita Chamber Players, Trio Montage, The Barnard and FlorianTrios, Duo Paganini and Duo Parisienne.

Tickets are $18 per person in advance, $20 at the door, and $15 for senior citizens. Students are admitted free of charge. For directions, further information or to order tickets, please visit the website at www.buckscountysymphony.org or call the BCSO at 215-348-7321.


BCSO presents ‘Strike Up the Band’

On Sunday, December 8th at 3:00pm, the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra (BCSO), directed by Maestro Gary S. Fagin, presents the annual Youth Concert “Strike Up The Band” at Central Bucks West High School.

The concert features the Symphonic Performers of Buckingham, Jamison and Linden Elementary Schools, directed by Aric Branchfield and Elaine Copeland. They’ll perform “Shipwreck,” composed by Mr. Branchfield.

BCSO Youth Competition winner Isaiah Kim will perform Tchaikovsky’s “Rococo Variations.” Twelve-year-old Isaiah started playing the cello at age four, and has won a variety of competitions including the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Student Competition. The orchestra will also perform a selection of seasonal favorites.

Doors open at 2:15pm, and the concert begins at 3:00pm. Tickets for students are free; adult tickets are $10. Purchase tickets at the door or at Rutherford’s Camera Shop in Doylestown. For information visit www.buckscountysymphony.org or call 215-348-7321.


BC Symphony Orchestra begins 61st concert season

The Bucks County Symphony Orchestra’s 61st concert season begins at 8:00pm on Saturday, October 19th, at Central Bucks South High School with an acclaimed quartet of wind players performing Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Winds, and Ellington’s Fugueaditty and Jam-a-Ditty.

The BCSO will also perform Mendelssohn’s The Beautiful Melusine Overture, Op. 32; Mussorgsky’s A Night on Bald Mountain and Hovhaness’ Symphony No. 2 Mysterious Mountain.

Clarinetist Alan Kay, is Artistic Director of the New York Chamber Ensemble, a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

Bassoonist Peter Kolkay, is a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the ISIS Orchestra, and the South Carolina Philharmonic.

Eric Reed, French horn, a member of the Canadian Brass, New World Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, has also performed with Ray Charles and Wynton Marsalis.

Oboist James Austin Smith performs with the Talea Ensemble, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and Orchestra of St. Luke’s.

Tickets for seniors are $15; adults $18 ($20 at door), students are free. For tickets or more information visit www.buckscountysymphony.org or call 215-348-7321.