The Kennett Symphony of Chester County, under the direction of music director Michael Hall, presents “Symphony Under The Stars—Love is in the Air” at Longwood Gardens’ Open Air Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 19. Relax with friends and family, and enjoy an evening under the stars. Enjoy a potpourri of light classics and pops, including selections from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s enchanting “The King and I,” John Williams’ “Love Theme” from “Star Wars Episode II,” and Tchaikovsky’s musical depiction of young love and impending tragedy in “Romeo and Julie Fantasy-Overture.”
Performances by the winners of the symphony’s annual instrumental and vocal competitions give you the opportunity to say, “I heard them when.” Vocal winner Joowon Chae is a soprano who studies at the Mannes School of Music under the tutelage of Ruth Falcon. She completed her master’s of music degree in Opera at Temple University in Philadelphia and her bachelor’s in vocal performance at Seoul National University in Seoul. Instrumental winner Audrey Emata, 16, is a flautist who recently returned from Europe, where she enjoyed summer studies with Julien Beaudiment and Sir James Galway. During the school year, she attends The Juilliard School pre-college division.
Now in its 76th season, the Kennett Symphony is Chester County’s only fully professional symphony orchestra. The symphony serves residents of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey. In addition to presenting varied and entertaining orchestral concerts, the Kennett Symphony encourages young musicians through annual instrumental and voice competitions, and its affiliation with the Kennett Symphony Children’s Chorus.
Single ticket prices are $40 in advance or $45 on the day of the concert. Student tickets are $10. The price includes the concert, access to visit Longwood Gardens during the day on the day of the concert, the post-concert illuminated fountain performance in the new Main Fountain Garden, and free parking. In the case of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside at Unionville High School Auditorium.
For complete information, visit www.KennettSymphony.org or call (610) 444-6363.