Lights, music, Longwood Gardens

Kennett Symphony Orchestra at Longwood Gardens

The Kennett Symphony presents "Postcards from Abroad," on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m.  The casual outdoor evening performance features an eclectic mix of light classics and pops, beginning with Rossini’s tantalizing Overture to the Barber of Seville and concluding with the atmospheric Polovetsian Dances by Borodin. The program was created by conductor Michael Hall.

The symphony ticket price includes the concert, of course. but also the ticket gives access to Longwood Gardens during the day on the day of the concert and the Nightscape light and sound exhibit after the concert. Parking is free.

Sein An soloist for Postcards performance and winner of KSO Instrumental Competition

Sein An is the winner of the KSO instrumental competition and the soloist for the  Postcards From Abroad  performance

 

Soloist Sein An will play first movement of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. She is the winner of the Kennett Symphony Instrumental Competition among many prizes.

Sein An began violin at the age of three in Seoul, Korea. She has received numerous awards in competitions such as the Grand Prize of the 16th International Violin Competition “Remember Enescu” in Romania. As a soloist, she has performed with the Wilmington Symphony and Temple University Symphony, among others. Most notably, she was invited to perform Pablo de Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy with the North Carolina Symphony, appearing in five cities during the 2011-12 season.

Sein has attended many music programs and traveled to China and Hong Kong as a member of the 2015 National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. Sein is the concertmaster of the Youth Chamber Orchestra in Temple University Music Prep as a recipient of the Dorothy Richard Starling Violin Scholarship at Temple University Music Preparatory Center for Gifted Young Musicians. She is currently studying with Mr. Robert dePasquale, a former Associate Principal Second violin of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Program

  • Rossini Overture to the Barber of Seville
  • Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, Movement 1: Allegro Moderato
  • Lloyd Webber Evita
  • Mozart The Abduction of the Seraglio
  • Schönberg Les Misérables
  • Borodin Polovetsian Dances

Ticket prices are $40 in advance, $45 on the day of the concert. Student tickets are $10.

Rain date Sunday, Aug. 14, at 7 p.m. For complete information visit www.kennettsymphony.org or call the Kennett Symphony at 610 444 6363.

The Kennett Symphony is celebrating its 75th anniversary season. Founded in 1940, the Kennett Symphony is Chester County’s only fully professional symphony orchestra, and serves the residents of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey, along with thousands of tourists who attend the Kennett Symphony’s popular summer concerts at Longwood Gardens. The Symphony’s mission is to serve the community by enriching lives through music. In addition to presenting varied and entertaining orchestral concerts, the Kennett Symphony encourages young musicians through annual Young Artist Competitions and its affiliation with the Kennett Symphony Children’s Chorus. More information can be found at www.kennettsymphony.org

 

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