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2015

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

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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.

2016

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

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 (III. Allegro con fuoco – Allegro moderato (à la Zingara))
Emma Lo: Frédéric Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor (I. Maestoso)
Alexis Ross: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto in D major (III. Finale: Allegro vivacissimo)
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

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

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.


All programs subject to change.