Bucks County Herald

Newtown Chamber Orchestra season opener approaches


Newtown Chamber Orchestra opens its 28th concert season with “String Harvest,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Lutheran Church of God’s Love, 791 Newtown-Yardley Road, Newtown.

The music will include selections by Bach, Barber and Chopin.

Guest soloist Clipper Erickson, piano, will perform “Concerto No. 2 in E minor” for piano and orchestra.

He debuted at age 19 in Los Angeles as a soloist with the Young Musicians Foundation Orchestra. After studying at The Juilliard School, Yale University and Indiana University, he trained with renowned pianists and was one of the few pupils of Vladimir Horowitz.

In 2016, Gramophone UK honored Erickson’s recording, “My Cup Runneth Over—the Complete Piano works of R. Nathaniel Dett,” as a critic’s choice and best album of the year.

Erickson is a faculty member of Westminster Conservatory in Princeton, N.J., as well as at Temple and Rutgers universities.

The NCO is an ensemble of professional musicians that offer a selection of classical music, a repertoire suited to small orchestra. All Newtown Chamber Orchestra concerts are conducted by Russell W. Hoffmann, music director and conductor.

The NCO is seeking new board members and volunteers. To learn more, call 267-291-4626.

NCO will perform its second concert of the season, “Soloists on Stage,” at 7 p.m. Jan. 20. The third concert, “Viennese,” will be performed at 7 p.m. April 14, and will include the 2018 Young Musicians Competition winner.

To purchase tickets, visit NewtownChamberOrchestra.org. Individual concert tickets are $25, seniors pay $20, students with valid ID pay $10, and children 12 and under are admitted free. Season tickets (the concert series) are $60 for adults and $50 for seniors.

Tickets may also be purchased at the door. There will be open seating, and complimentary refreshments. Consider becoming a sponsor for the NCO. For information, email
Information@newtownchamberorchestra.org, visit newtownchamberorchestra.org or call 267-291-4626



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