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Philharmonic Returns to Phoenixville, Pottstown

PHILADELPHIA PA – Musical moments from Broadway shows that will be performed during December (2016) in Phoenixville, and a cello concerto and other pieces planned for next May (2017) in Pottstown, are local highlights in a full series of concert events from the Pennsylvania Philharmonic Orchestra due to begin during October and run through almost the end of the current academic year, according to a press release.

The Philharmonic’s season starts Oct. 27 with a Beethoven Masterworks program in York; then transitions separately into Broadway tunes; pieces by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Bernstein and Ravel; and ends in West Chester with the concerto by Dvorak and a symphony based on folk tunes. With the four different sets, the orchestra will criss-cross the state and perform in 13 different venues.

Locally:

  • On Dec. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Phoenixville Area School District Performing Arts Center, favorite witches Elphaba (Dee Roscioli) and Glinda (Emily Rozek) – from the Tony Award-winning show “Wicked” – take listeners back to Oz to share best musical moments. They will include the songs “Popular,” “Defying Gravity,” “For Good,” and “Over the Rainbow;” plus all-time favorites from “Phantom of the Opera,” “Gypsy,” “All That Jazz,” “Spamalot,” and “Carmen.”
  • On May 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pottstown High School auditorium, the Philharmonic celebrates great works by Antonin Dvorak. Renowned cellist Zuill Bailey interprets the Cello Concerto in A Major, and conductor Michael Butterman and the Philharmonic share the cheery, lyrical Symphony No. 8, based on the Bohemian folk music. The Brahms Academic Festival Overture completes the program.

Tickets are now on sale for the entire season and can be purchased online, by phone, or in person at the door.

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