Bucks County Herald

Bucks Symphony fall concert features French flutist



JEAN FERRANDIS

The Bucks County Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Music Director Gary S. Fagin, holds its annual Fall Concert at Delaware Valley University’s Life Sciences Auditorium at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.

The concert is sponsored by the Warren Family Foundation.

Featured in the program is French flutist Jean Ferrandis, joining the BCSO in a performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Flute Concerto in G Major.”

Ferrandis has appeared with numerous orchestras in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, and is a frequent guest at international music festivals throughout Europe and North America.

He won a First Prize from the Lyon Conservatoire, and has been a prizewinner at international competitions in Munich, Barcelona, Prague and New York.

The BCSO opens its 65th concert season with Gioachino Rossini’s “Overture to William Tell,” directed by the recently-appointed Assistant Conductor of the BCSO, Sebastian Grand.

Grand is a Director of the Grand School of Music in New Hope and the conductor of the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County’s Ripieno Ensemble.

The BCSO concludes its fall performance with Cèsar Franck’s “Symphony in D Minor.” Initially deemed a failure by the Parisian musical establishment, the work has attracted an ever-widening circle of admirers.

Tickets at $18 in advance ($20 at the door) and $15 for seniors, can be purchased in Doylestown at Rutherford’s Camera Shop and the Doylestown Bookshop, or online at BucksCountySymphony.org. Students are admitted free. Call 215-348-7321 or visit the website for information.

The season continues with the Family Concert on Dec. 3, featuring music for all ages. The featured soloist is the winner of BCSO’s annual Youth Concerto Competition, Lea Wang.

On Feb. 25, award-winning pianist Tomer Gewirtzman joins the BCSO for its Winter Concert. At the Spring Concert on April 28, violinist Simone Porter will perform.

The BCSO and its guests will revel in all things Irish at the Pops Concert on March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day, when Irish tenor Robert White will perform.

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