Saturday, February 11,2012 - 8:00pm
Prince George’s Community College, Largo, MD
Charles Ellis, Conductor - Emil Chudnovsky, Violin
Saint-Saens Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila
Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 22
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Hallam Theater, Queen Anne Fine Arts Building,
Prince George's Community College ,
301 Largo Rd., Largo, Maryland 20774-2199
Single Ticket General Admission: $20, Seniors: $18, Age 18 and under free (ticket required). Single Tickets go on sale the night of the concert beginning at 7 pm, cash or check only. Tickets can be purchased in advance, by check. Please click here for the Single Ticket mail-in order form. All seating is unreserved. Free Parking. for more information: http://www.pgphilharmonic.org/
excerpts from the website: The Philharmonic was founded in 1964 and known then as the Prince George's Civic Symphony Orchestra. The first concert was held on December 19, 1965 at Bowie High School. The first conductor was Lloyd Farrar. He was followed by Emerson Head. Emerson helped start music classes for children. He continued as the conductor until 1979. Rita Souweine was like a den mother and took over virtually all aspects of running the non-musical side of the orchestra. An important sponsor then was the Arts Division of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Rita's volunteer activities later led to her becoming the paid Coordinator of the Arts Division. To this day, the Philharmonic retains a strong relationship with the Arts Division of Park and Planning.
Charles Ellis, a graduate of Indiana University, New England Conservatory, and the Peabody Conservatory, has been the Music Director of the Philharmonic since 2001. The Philharmonic has grown as an orchestra in the breadth of music it performs, its collaborative efforts with talented guest artists and groups and in its efforts to reach residents from all points of the county. In recent years, it has received critical acclaim for its performances. The Prince George's Philharmonic looks forward to expanding its musical presence in "Gorgeous Prince George's."