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Main Line Symphony Orchestra - Winter Concert
Valley Forge Middle School
Wayne, PA
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Main Line Symphony Orchestra - Winter Concert
The MLSO Winter Concert will feature the winner of the James Deitz Memorial Young Artist Competition, in addition to first works of Beethoven, Enescu, and Barber

Concert Program:

George Enescu
Romanian Rhapsody #1 in A Major  
The Rhapsody No. 1 in A major is dedicated to the composer and pedagogue Bernard CrocĂ©-Spinelli. It was completed on 14 August 1901, when Enescu was still only 19 years old.  Enescu conducted the First Rhapsody at what proved to be his New York farewell concert with members of the New York Philharmonic on 21 January 1950.

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony #1 in C Major

Beethoven's First Symphony, dedicated to Baron Gottfried Van Swieten, was composed by Beethoven at age 29 in 1801, at the dawn of a new century. It appeared late in what scholars define as the first period of Beethoven's career, just a year or two before the crisis brought about by his gradual loss of hearing.
After holding off writing a symphony for years, Beethoven had achieved his goal of a place alongside his most illustrious predecessors.

Henri Wieniawski
Concerto #2, Movement 3

The Concerto in D minor was composed in 1862 and was given its premiere in Moscow on November 27 of that year, with Wieniawski himself as soloist and Anton Rubinstein conducting.

Vibha Janakiraman  Violin Soloist
James Deitz Concerto Soloist winner
Ms Vibha Janakiraman started studying violin at age 6 with Jessica Hoffman at The Music School of Delaware. She is studying with Lee Snyder at the Settlement Music School, and will study with Catherine Cho at the Pre-college division of the Juilliard School starting Fall 2019. Vibha is the violinist of the Gray Charitable Trust Advanced Study Piano Trio coached by Sandra Carlock at Settlement Music School.

Samuel Barber
Symphony #1

The low opus number of nine suggests that Samuel Barber's First Symphony was an early work, but this can be deceiving. He was twenty-five years old when he wrote it, but he had been composing music since he was seven and had eighteen years of experience already behind him! Barber, from West Chester PA, was fortunate to have been born into a family attuned to recognize his musical gifts. Though his parents were not professional musicians, his aunt, the contralto Louise Homer, was a mainstay at the Metropolitan Opera, and her husband, Sidney Homer, was a composer.
When Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music opened its doors to receive its very first students, on October 1, 1924, the fourteen-year old Barber was second in line.

Tickets are also available at the door, children 13 and under are admitted free with paying adult


Valley Forge Middle School (View)
105 West Walker Road
Wayne, PA 19087
United States


Music > Classical
Music > Symphony

Minimum Age: 5
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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