Philharmonic to host ‘Spring’ performance

It’s time for Spring.

Warren Philharmonic will hold a virtual live performance entitled “Spring” at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 21.

“This live virtual performance will feature soloist Patty Bush and the string players from the Warren Philharmonic,” Board President Brenda Schnick said. “This performance will only be available virtually via Facebook and YouTube. In case of technical difficulties the day of the concert, the performance will be posted to YouTube at 6 p.m. the same day.”

Musical Director and Conductor Bryan Eckenrode will lead the musicians in the concert.

The string selections include: “Concerto in G major” by Antonio Vivaldi, “Lyrisches Andante” by Max Reger, “Suite in F for Strings (Lady Radnor’s Suite)” by C. Hubert H. Parry, and “Serenade for Strings” by Vasily Kalinnikov.

“Our soloist for this performance will be Patty Bush, Warren Philharmonic’s Principal Clarinet,” Schnick said. “Patty has been the principal clarinet with the Warren Philharmonic for 24 years. Patty, a Music Education graduate from Clarion University, just recently retired from the Warren County School District after fifteen years teaching vocal and orchestral music.”

“Patty, an active member of our musical community, performs regularly in Library Theater and All-County Musicals,” she said. “Patty’s selection for this performance will be “Five Bagatelles” by Gerald Finzi for clarinet and strings.”

“The orchestra is looking forward to giving back to the community during this time of social distancing and hope that you will join us virtually for this exciting performance,” Schnick said. “Please tune into our Warren Philharmonic YouTube channel to view the performance or click the link in our Warren Philharmonic of Warren PA Facebook page to access the performance.”

“This virtual performance will again take place at the Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church but of course we will have no audience like the last time,” Schnick said. “Our last performance was very well received and we are looking forward to this one.”

Still the group would prefer, and is looking forward to playing for, a live audience. “As we go through the last stages of getting everyone vaccinated, we hope to be up and running for a live audience very soon,” she said.


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