The Warminster Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Scandinavian Sojourn’
WARMINSTER — The Warminster Symphony Orchestra’s May 21 concert at 8 p.m. at the William Tennent Auditorium, 333 Centennial Road, Warminster, offers a delightful and entertaining escape to the magical lands of fjords, castles, forests and fairy tales.
On the program, Peer Gynt Suite, by the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg; Helios Overture, by Danish composer Carl Nielsen; the Karelia Suite, a work based on ancient Norse legends by Jean Sibelius; and a play by Johan Halvorsen that is often touted as “the most popular march in the world” – Boyars Entrance March.
Accomplished soprano, Holly Gash will recreate the role of the famous “Swedish Nightingale”, Jenny Lind. In her first appearance with the WSO, Holly will perform two tunes.
According to Joseph Lovecchio, Music Director and Conductor of the Warminster Symphony Orchestra, “Whether you are hearing Nordic classical music for the first time or are a lifelong fan, you will be captivated by our interpretation of this rhythmic and expressive style. . And, after acclaiming soprano, Holly Gash, embodying the vocal legacy of Swedish Nightingale sensation, Jenny Lind, will add a nostalgic thrill to the programme.
Tickets are $25 at the door, $22 in advance, and students with ID are $10. Advance tickets (cash or check only) are on sale at: John Cryan Jewelers, 673 Second Street Pike, Southampton, PA 215-357-8850; and M&H Framing & Gallery, 318 York Road, Warminster, PA 215-443-0968. Visit www.warminstersymphony.org to purchase tickets online with a credit card.
The William Tennent Auditorium offers ample free parking. For more information, please call 215-672-9650.