The West Shore Symphony Orchestra prepares for the 2022-23 season


The West Shore Symphony Orchestra, a West Shore-based community orchestra serving communities in the Harrisburg and Carlisle areas, has announced its 2022-23 season.

After a series of successful summer concerts, the orchestra, conducted by Jennifer Sacher Wiley, returns to its usual season of masterpieces, with the theme “Concert Kaleidoscope”, according to a press release.

The orchestra’s first concert of the season, titled “Dramatic Prism”, will take place at Trinity Lutheran Church in Camp Hill on November 20. This concert will feature works by a variety of composers, modern and contemporary, to capture the many moods that orchestral music can create. The orchestra will be joined by cello soloist Andrew Rammon for Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 and Maestro Wiley’s arrangement of Lysenko’s “Popular Songs of Ukraine”. The program will also include works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Rimsky-Korsakov, Peck and the premiere of “Two Scenes for Orchestra”, a work commissioned by Erin Graham.

The Orchestra’s next concert, scheduled for February 23, 2023, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Camp Hill, is called “Symphonic Structures”. This concert will feature guest conductor Eric Hinton and solo violinist Margeaux Katz-Sgrignoli as part of a celebration of Black History Month. The orchestra will pay tribute to the contributions of black musicians to symphonic music with a concert featuring important but often overlooked black composers alongside white American and European composers of symphonic favorites. The program will include works by Franz Schubert, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Joseph Bologna Chevalier de St. George, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson and Howard Hanson.

The Orchestra’s final Masterworks concert, “Dances and Preludes”, will be performed on May 7, 2023 at the Carlisle Theatre. From the sounds of traditional ballet to Latin American dances to emotional romance, this concert is sure to open hearts. Featuring the winner of the orchestra’s annual concerto competition, the program will include works by Léo Delibes, José Elizando and Franz Liszt.

The three concerts will start at 3 p.m., after a pre-concert talk given by the conductor, Jennifer Sacher Wiley, which will begin at 2:15 p.m.

The orchestra will also present its annual family concerts, which will take place the day before the Masterpieces concerts (November 19, February 20 and May 6) at 9:30 a.m. The family concerts will feature all the great music of the Masterpieces. work. programs, presented in a format suitable for young children, in a short and airy file. Each family concert will take place at the same location at the corresponding Masterworks program.


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