What started with 10 musicians in a local firehouse has turned into 64 years of quality music and entertainment for the people of Bucks County. In 1950, local musicians Alfred B. Mann and James McLean gathered 10 colleagues together at the Feasterville Fire Station on Irving Avenue and formed what would in time be one of the county’s most well known musical ensembles, The Tri-County Band.
Experience the beauty of a world-class professional symphony along the banks of the beautiful Delaware River! The Riverside Symphonia brings the excitement of a metropolitan orchestra to the charming towns along the river and its surrounding communities. Under the direction of the Polish-born conductor Mariusz Smolij, the Symphonia offers both classical and pops performances of critical acclaim and features established and emerging guest artists from around the world.
Following a little time off after a busy first half of their musical season, the New Hope – Solebury & Lambertville Community Choir has resumed rehearsals, pointed toward performances in the spring and a concert in Carversville on June 7th. The choir is looking to expand the membership, and invites singers and would-be singers of all shapes, sizes, voice parts and varieties to join the group.
The Pennsbury Marching Band, directed by Mr. Frank Mazzeo, is internationally recognized as one of the premier high school bands in the United States. The band has performed on four continents and is the only foreign musical ensemble to perform at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, and also upon the Great Wall in the People’s Republic of China.
Delaware Valley Music Club (DVMC) members are enjoying a variety of events during its 2014-2015 musical year. Now in its 94th season, DVMC continues to attract top quality performers to its meetings and musicales, held six times a year at various locations throughout the Delaware Valley. The Club’s 100 active members include past or current performers and music teachers, as well as some who simply appreciate fine music and enjoy hearing it played by noted professionals.
The Pennsbury Community Chorus was founded in the fall of 2000 by James D. Moyer with a mission to provide a place for the greater Pennsbury community to perform high quality choral repertoire at the highest standards.
The Southampton Chamber Music Society, headquartered at 757 Cybus Way, Southampton, was founded in 1992 with the dual mission of creating performance opportunities for local professional musicians and of enabling area audiences to hear infrequently performed masterworks of the chamber music repertoire.
Bucks County-based Cordus Mundi began life in 2002 in San Francisco, when six former San Francisco Concert Chorale singers banded together to begin an exploration of the male a cappella choral repertoire.
When founding member Rick Rosen left California in mid-2003 to move back to Bucks County, the original group of West Coast singers went on hiatus. In its second life, and with the blessings of the founding Californians, Cordus Mundi was reborn in early 2005 in Bucks County.
The Bucks County Symphony is the premier community orchestra in Bucks County. Its mission is to serve the community by providing residents the opportunity to experience great classical music and hear internationally-acclaimed artists at local venues and at affordable ticket prices. The orchestra musicians range from talented high school students to experienced community members, who perform with energy and passion under the dynamic leadership of Music Director Gary S. Fagin.
The Newtown Chamber Orchestra is among the excellent arts organizations contributing to the rich cultural tradition of Bucks County. Founded in 1990 by Russell Hoffmann (music director/conductor), Milton Schwartz (concertmaster) and Craig Smith (principal French horn player), the Orchestra offers a selection of classical music repertoire suited to small orchestra. In 2001, under the baton of Hoffmann, NCO had the distinct honor as the only American professional chamber orchestra to have performed for the Santander International Music Festival, Spain.