2015

The Yellow River Cantata Concert. Saturday, October 3, 2:00 PM
Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, 300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Wanjun Qiao, conductor

The first half of the concert will feature five renowned artists from around the world and their spectacular individual performances including solos, a duet, and the traditional Chinese musical instrument Pi Pa (Lute). In the second half of the concert, 300 choir singers with the Ambler Symphony Orchestra will perform a magnificent eight movement masterpiece of the Yellow River Cantata. With its famous “”Ode to the Yellow River,”” it is one of China’s quintessential and most celebrated choral works.


Zilberkant Plays Tchaikovsky. Subscription Concert I. Friday, November 13, 7:30 PM
Wissahickon High School Auditorium, 521 Houston Rd, Ambler, PA 19002

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor
Johannes Brahms (Arnold Schoenberg, orch.) – Piano Quartet in G minor

Eduard Zilberkant, piano

Brilliant Russian born pianist Eduard Zilberkant returns to the Ambler Symphony to perform one of the most beloved piano concertos in the repertoire, the Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1. The concert will conclude with Arnold Schoenberg’s brilliant transcription for orchestra of the Brahms piano quartet.


Holiday Sing-a-long. Wednesday, December 9, 6:30 PM
Ambler Theater, 108 E Butler Ave, Ambler, PA 19002

Listen to traditional holiday music, sing-a-long, then watch a holiday movie classic.

2016

Children’s Concert. Children 6 and under: FREE admission! Saturday, January 16, 11:00 AM
Ambler Theater, 108 E Butler Ave, Ambler, PA 19002

Please purchase your tickets at the door.

A mix of fun and instructive pieces highlight the various instruments in the orchestra. The featured piece this year will be Tubby the Tuba by George Kleinsinger, with the symphony’s own Dave Benbow on the tuba.


Menges Scholarship Concert. Sunday, February 21, 3:00 PM
Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, 411 Susquehanna Rd, Ambler, PA 19002

Tickets

Crystal Chiu: Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor (I. Allegro con brio)
Joseph Hsia: Henryk Wieniawski – Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor (I. Allegro moderato)
Emma Lo: Frédéric Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor (I. Maestoso)
Alexis Ross: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto in D major (I. Allegro moderato – Moderato assai)
Andy Wu: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor (III. Allegro con fuoco)

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 2015-2016 Menges Scholarship recipients.


Meza Plays Weber. Subscription Concert II. Friday, April 8, 7:30 PM
Wissahickon High School Auditorium, 521 Houston Rd, Ambler, PA 19002

Tickets

Carl Maria von Weber – Turandot Overture and March
Carl Maria von Weber – Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor
Paul Hindemith – Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

Benito Meza, clarinet

Internationally renowned clarinetist Benito Meza joins the orchestra to perform the Clarinet Concerto No. 1 by Carl Maria von Weber. The program also features the brilliant Symphonic Metamorphoses by Paul Hindemith!


Big Bands, Broadway and Hollywood. Subscription Concert III. Friday, May 20, 7:30 PM
Wissahickon High School Auditorium, 521 Houston Rd, Ambler, PA 19002

Tickets

A special spotlight on the Big Bands (Ellington, Dorsey, Miller and more) plus some of Broadway and Hollywood’s greatest! Highlights include big band favorites like “Pennsylvania 6-5000”, “April in Paris” and more! Plus, music from the movies by John Williams and James Horner.


Parkside Place Park Concert. FREE. Wednesday, May 25, 7:00 PM
Parkside Place Park, North Wales, PA 19454

Bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic dinner and relax with live music out on the lawn at the beautiful Parkside Place Park.


Hope Lodge Concert. FREE. Wednesday, June 1, 7:00 PM (Rain Date: June 15)
Hope Lodge, 553 S Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, PA 19034

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

 

All programs subject to change.