Diane Wittry's 25th Season Celebration: The Pines of Rome
Time flies when you're having fun...and making remarkable music. Music Director Diane Wittry has put together a blockbuster finale to the 2019-20 Classical season - her 25th year with the ASO. More than a celebration of great orchestral music, this is a concert retrospective spanning 25 years of partnerships within the Lehigh Valley community, featuring: Irina Muresanu, the first winner (1997) of Allentown's own Schadt Competition, performing the prize winning selection that launched her career, Prokofeiv's Violin Concerto No. 2; the Allentown Symphony Chorus; the renowned Allentown Band bass section; and a Concertino (which was a World Premiere with the ASO) performed on an Allen organ with organ soloist Hector Olivera. Diane closes the festivities with The Pines of Rome - the same piece that wowed audiences during her audition concert.
The Saturday 4/18 performance begins a 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday 4/19 performance begins at 2 p.m.