Marcucci Plays Mendelssohn. Subscription Concert I. Friday, November 14, 7:30 PM
Wissahickon High School Auditorium, 521 Houston Rd, Ambler, PA 19002

Felix Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto in E minor
Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 1 in D major

Madison Marcucci, violin

Violinist Madison Marcucci joins the Ambler Symphony for a performance of one of the most beloved violin concertos, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. Then, Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D major will fill the concert hall with the sounds of nature, dance, and one of the most brilliant finales in the entire orchestral repertoire.

Holiday Sing-a-long. Wednesday, December 10, 6:30 PM
Ambler Theater, 108 E Butler Ave, Ambler, PA 19002

Listen to holiday classics and sing-a-long to your favorite holiday tunes.


Children’s Concert. Children 6 and under: FREE admission! Saturday, January 17, 11:00 AM
Ambler Theater, 108 E Butler Ave, Ambler, PA 19002

Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez – Frozen
Johann Strauss, Jr. – Chit-Chat Polka
Johann Strauss, Jr. – Pizzicato Polka
Richard Hayman – “Pops” Hoe-Down
Dmitri Kabalevsky – Comedian’s Gallop
Modest Mussorgsky – Night on Bald Mountain
John Kraybill – Orchestral Saga

This concert is perfect for families with young children and features some of your most beloved works.

Menges Scholarship Concert. Sunday, February 15, 3:00 PM
Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, 411 Susquehanna Rd, Ambler, PA 19002

Abigail Hong: Camille Saint-Saens – Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor
Tiffaney Hsia: Jean Sibelius – Violin Concerto in D minor (I. Allegro moderato)
Isaiah Kim: Joseph Haydn – Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major (I. Allegro moderato)
Da Young Lim: Felix Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto in E minor (I. Allegro molto appassionato)
Janet Wu: Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major (I. Allegro moderato)

The Elmer and Louise Menges Scholarship was established as a competition to encourage young musicians to pursue an interest in music. Winners of the competition play a solo at a concert with the Ambler Symphony. Read bios of the 2014-2015 Menges Scholarship recipients.

2015 Chinese New Year Concert. Saturday, March 7, 7:30 PM
Upper Dublin High School Performing Arts Center, 800 Loch Alsh Ave, Fort Washington, PA 19034

Li Huanzhi – Spring Festival Overture
Xian Xinghai, Yin Chengzong, Chu Wanghua, et al. – Yellow River Piano Concerto
He Zhanhao and Chen Gang – Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto

Hai-Lung Dai, guest conductor
Cong Fan, piano
Ruotao Mao, violin

Ambler Symphony celebrates the Chinese New Year with the joyful Spring Festival Overture by Li Huanzhi. Later, Cong Fan performs the demanding solo part in the Yellow River Piano Concerto, based on Xian Xinghai’s Yellow River Cantata. Finally, Temple University Provost Hai-Lung Dai guest conducts Ruotao Mao as he plays the famous Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto, a distinctly Chinese work composed by He Zhanhao and Chen Gang. Read notes on the concertos and our guest artists.

Framil Plays Dvorak. Subscription Concert II. Friday, April 17, 7:30 PM
Wissahickon High School Auditorium, 521 Houston Rd, Ambler, PA 19002

John Mahony – Reflections on Boathouse Row
Antonin Dvorak – Cello Concerto in B minor
Franz Schubert – Fantasia in F minor
Ottorino Respighi – Pines of Rome

Stephen Framil, cello

Ambler Symphony performs an original composition entitled Reflections on Boathouse Row by second violinist and Board President John Mahony. Critically acclaimed cellist Stephen Framil joins the orchestra to perform the Cello Concerto in B minor by Antonin Dvorak, one of the cornerstones of the cello repertoire. Franz Schubert’s haunting Fantasy in F minor was written as a piano duet, but was transcribed for orchestra several years after his death to allow larger audiences to hear this masterpiece. Concluding the concert, the thrilling Pines of Rome by Ottorino Respighi.

At the Movies, Take 2. Subscription Concert III. Friday, May 29, 7:30 PM
Wissahickon High School Auditorium, 521 Houston Rd, Ambler, PA 19002

After last year’s very popular “At the Movies” concert, we’ll do it again this year, with music by Henry Mancini, John Williams, and Disney’s Frozen!

Parkside Place Park Concert. FREE. Wednesday, June 3, 7:00 PM
Parkside Place Park, North Wales, PA 19454

Relax with live music out on the lawn at the beautiful Parkside Place Park.

An Evening with the Ambler Symphony. Sunday, June 7, 7:00 PM
Act II Playhouse, 56 E Butler Ave, Ambler, PA 19002

Enjoy a night of special performances from members of the orchestra at the intimate Act II Playhouse in downtown Ambler. Selections will include “America the Beautiful,” “Dixieland Revival,” “Over the Rainbow,” A Tribute to John Williams, “Broadway Baby,” “Capriol Suite,” and more.

Hope Lodge Concert. FREE. Wednesday, June 10, 7:00 PM (Rain Date: June 17)
Hope Lodge, 553 S Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, PA 19034

Bring along a picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of music on the lawn at the historic Hope Lodge.