WESTCHESTER PHILHARMONIC ANNOUNCES 2016-17 SEASON

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Monumental works, superstar guest artists, and sensational new talent. That’s what Westchester Philharmonic leaders promise for the upcoming 34th season.

Led by Principal Conductors Jaime Laredo and Ted Sperling, the WP will present its 34th season at its home, the 1300 seat Concert Hall at the Purchase College Performing Arts Center.

Along with masterworks of Beethoven, Bach, Brahms, and Mozart, the orchestra will perform 20th century milestones of Gershwin, Bernstein and Stravinsky, and a 21st century masterpiece of the future by David Ludwig opens the season on October 23. The New York area premiere is commissioned by the Westchester Philharmonic alongside six other reginal orchestras on the occasion of the composer’s marriage to violinist Bella Hristova, who returns to the Phil to perform the work led by Jaime Laredo.

On December 18 a Winter Pops concert featuring Broadway favorites and classical hits with headliner star Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins) returns by popular demand. The Philharmonic’s annual February 12 Friends & Family Concert will feature a pre-concert Instrument Petting Zoo for young listeners (who also come free with a paying adult), followed by a guided-tour concert led by conductor Ted Sperling and featuring rising star singer Julia Bullock.

Spring events include a musical celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio and a June 18 season finale led by Westchester-born Andrew Litton, newly named conductor of the NYC Ballet orchestra, and featuring the jaw-dropping technique of pianist Conrad Tao.

For more information or to purchase tickets call the Westchester Philharmonic at 914-682-3707 ext. 10 or visit westchesterphil.org.

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