Movie music and characters to fill Open Air Theater

The experience of going to the symphony will go beyond the music June 20 at Longwood Gardens. The sounds of Kennett Symphony Orchestra will fill the Open Air Theater and movie characters will mingle and engage with the audience.  Consider the possibility of a selfie with Darth Vader. The event is designed for all ages to enjoy.

Movies often use classical music in their productions. Have you ever sat in a movie and wondered what that familiar music is? “Classical Music Goes to the Movies” is the concert that will answer some of those questions.

The symphony will reveal it all – in sensational 3D sound – under the stars at Longwood Gardens when they perform classical music from your favorite movies including Black Swan, Apocalypse Now, 2001: A Space Odyssey, the King’s Speech, Moulin Rouge, and of course fan favorites Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Michael Hall, Music Director Kennett Symphony of Chester County

Michael Hall, Music Director Kennett Symphony of Chester County

Michael Hall, in his inaugural year as music director, has demonstrated both musical virtuosity and a dash of fun to please the audience. At the Christmas Concert, ballet dancers from First State Ballet performed a piece from the Nutcracker Suite. Musician Tom Hoey commented that “The 'Nutcracker' selections were so perfectly played, with every nuance in place. Tchaikovsky himself could have been on the podium!”

On a lighter note, Hall himself filled in when Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer failed to show. Fortunately, Rudolph had left his hoof-shaped tap shoes on the stage, allowing Hall to put his fingers into the shoes and tap out the performance.

Hall and the Kennett Symphony organization are preparing up for their 75th season. There will be new venues and opportunities to see rehearsals. The full season will be rolled out in the fall. While favorites such as the Christmas concert will remain, new offerings will be designed to engage a larger audience.

“Classical Music Goes to the Movies” will be held at Longwood Garden’s Open Air Theater on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 7:00pm Rain date is June 21.

The Kennett Symphony is Chester County’s only fully professional symphony orchestra. Single ticket prices are $40 in advance, $45 on the day of the concert. Student tickets are $10. Ticket price includes the concert, access to visit Longwood Gardens during the day on the day of the concert, and free parking.

For more information visit or call the Kennett Symphony at 610 444 6363.

According to Executive Director Monica Buffington "We're working on the popcorn!"



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About Emily Myers

Emily Myers has lived and worked in Chadds Ford for over thirty years.  She founded the parent company of Chadds Ford Live, Decision Design Research, Inc., in 1982. represents the confluence of Myers' long time, deep involvement in technology and community. Myers was a founding member of the Chadds Ford Business Association and currently serves on its board of directors.  Her hobbies include bridge, golf, photography and Tai Chi. She lives with her husband, Jim Lebedda, in Chadds Ford Township.



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