Family Concert

Sunday, March 12, 2023 • 2 pm

Auditorium, Rustin High School
1100 Shiloh Road, West Chester, PA 19382
Michael Hall, Conductor


All tickets are $10, children and adults.
$6 order fee, per order


Ferdinand the Bull - Bizet arr. Meyer

Hummingbird and the Fire - Mahler arr. Fox

Two timeless stories will be told accompanied by music from Georges Bizet and Gustav Mahler.
Ferdinand the Bull is a favorite children’s story about a peace-loving bull who loves smelling the flowers more than bullfighting. A true classic with a message about being true to yourself accompanied by exotic music from Bizet’s opera Carmen. Our second story, called The Hummingbird and the Fire, combines the music of Gustav Mahler with an indigenous story about how a little hummingbird tries to put out a forest fire one drop of water at a time. It is a parable about respecting the land and what can be accomplished if everyone works together. Two wonderful stories with an important message told with the help of dramatic orchestral music.

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Masterworks 2

Sunday, May 7, 2023 • 3:00 pm

Auditorium, Unionville High School
Kennett Square, PA
Michael Hall, Conductor
David Kim,  Violin


2:00pm - 2:30pm: Pre-Concert Talk by Music Director, Michael Hall
3:00pm: Concert
Post Concert Q&A


Adults - $58, $50, $35
Students up to age 18 - $10
$6 order fee, per order


ZARE - Neowise; Winner of Kennett Symphony Composition Competition
TCHAIKOVSKY - Violin Concerto in D Major
SIBELIUS - Symphony No. 2

chosen! Inspired by science and nature, composer Roger Zare’s piece Neowise describes a comet that flew by the inner Solar System throughout July 2020. We then welcome David Kim, Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra and good friend of the Kennett Symphony, to perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. We finish the concert with Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2, a bold and remarkable work with a musical language unique to Sibelius. One of his most popular symphonies, it begins in pastoral sunshine, soon swept away by icy winds, all while developing toward a triumphant conclusion. .

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Masterworks 3: Symphony Under The Stars

Sunday, June 25, 2023 • 7:30 pm

Open Air Theatre, Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA
Michael Hall, Conductor


Adults - $50
Students up to age 18 - $10
$6 order fee, per order

Ticket includes access to visit Longwood Gardens during the day on the day of the concert.


Tchaikovsky -Capriccio Italien 
- Masquerade Waltz  
- Flight of the Bumblebee  
- Selections from Schindler’s List  
- Vocalise 
Rimsky Korsakov
- Russian Easter Overture  
- Dance of the Comedians  

Get ready to take in the sights of Longwood Gardens and the sounds of the Kennett Symphony.
Waltzes and Galops abound as we present a collection of beloved light classical pieces including the sunny and delightful Capriccio Italien, the mercurial Flight of the Bumblebee, the heartfelt Vocalise as well as music from John William’s score to Schindler’s List.

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