The Delaware County Symphony is a seventy-member community orchestra, established in 1971, and dedicated to providing outstanding musical experiences for residents of the Delaware County area. Concerts are given at
Meagher Theatre in the Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center located in Aston, Pennsylvania.
The December 8 concert that was cancelled due to the
inclement weather has been rescheduled for Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 3 P.M. The program
will remain the same, with Amy Oshiro-Morales as the guest soloist
performing the Sibelius violin concerto.
If you have already purchased tickets for the December 8 concert, either by
subscription or individual order, your tickets will be honored on January
26. If you are unable to attend on January 26,
your tickets will be accepted for admission at any future concert of your
choice. If you have any questions, please
Mimi Stillman to Talk About "The Baroque Boys"
On Sunday, January 12,
2014 at 7 P.M., the DCS will present a Musical Perspectives
fundraising event featuring acclaimed
. A Curtis Institute graduate and Yamaha Performing Artist, Ms. Stillman has appeared with musical ensembles throughout the world. She is Artistic and Executive Director of the Dolce Suono Ensemble, is a published author on music and history, and teaches master classes at universities, conservatories, and flute societies. Ms. Stillman will speak about
"The Baroque Boys" - a novel look at the lives and music of great 17th century music masters. Please join us in what promises to be a most stimulating and enlightening evening
hosted at the home of Barbara and Matthew Cohen, 2207 Windsor Circle, in Broomall, Pa. Beverages and gourmet desserts will be served after the presentation. Click
to download the flyer with more information and directions. Cost is $25 per person. Seating is limited. Please
Philadelphia Orchestra Violinist
to Peform the Sibelius Violin Concerto
Sunday, January 26, 2014, the rescheduled second concert of the DCS Symphony Series will feature violinist
in the performance of the popular Violin Concerto
in D Minor by Jean Sibelius. Ms. Oshiro-Morales joined The Philadelphia Orchestra’s second violin section in January 2008,
and was previously assistant concertmaster of the Saint Louis Symphony. She also held the associate concertmaster chair of the Colorado Symphony and was assistant concertmaster of the Grant Park (IL) Orchestra. She has also performed as a guest musician with the New York Philharmonic
and other prominent orchestras.
The concert begins at 3 P.M. and will also include
Four French Carols
by Kile Smith, the English Folk Song
by Ralph Vaughan-Williams, and the Concert Overture "In
" by Sir Edward Elgar. All are invited to a free pre-concert presentation by Dr.
C. Michael Kelly from 2-2:30 P.M. in the McNichol Room of the Thomas
A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center. Tickets for the concert may be purchased by
visiting our Tickets
New Music Director
For the 2013-2014 season, the DCS has appointed
as music director and
Mr. Ribchester is active in Philadelphia as conductor, pianist, coach,
broadcaster and lecturer, serving on the faculties of the Academy of
Vocal Arts (AVA), Russian Opera Workshop at AVA, the Bryn Mawr Conservatory,
and as a Music Director of Delaware Valley Opera Company. He has guest
conducted for Orchestra Society of Philadelphia, Opera Libera, and
Concert Operetta Theater, and has held music staff positions at Opera
Philadelphia, Center City Opera Theater, Baltimore Concert Opera, and
Opera at Florham, NJ.
A research specialist in the music of Astor
Piazzolla, and a champion of emerging Philadelphia composers, Mr. Ribchester has
appeared at NYC's Bryant Park Fall Festival, Five Boroughs Music
Festival and Usdan Center, the Cleveland Art Song Festival, and
throughout Philadelphia as a recital collaborator and guest
conductor. Trained in Oxford, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, Tim
has served as a judge for the New Jersey State Opera, Philadelphia
Lieder Society, and the American Composers Forum, Philadelphia
chapter. He also acts as Assistant Director of Video Productions for
the Philadelphia Orchestra and appears frequently in recital with
the Orchestra’s principal members as well as the vocal artists from
AVA, Opera Philadelphia, and the Curtis Institute of Music.