The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic has revealed its lineup for the 2019-20 season. As in past seasons, the orchestra will perform a mix of Masterworks and Pops concerts in addition to a chamber series.
The philharmonic is under the direction of Mélisse Brunet. Ticket prices vary. For more information or tickets, call 570-270-4444 or visit nepaphil.org.
Here’s what’s on tap:
- “Inspired by the Human Spirit”: Saturday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m., Wyoming Seminary, Kirby Center for the Creative Arts, Kingston; features guest artist Spencer Myer on piano; program includes Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody No.2”; Schumann’s “Piano Concerto”; Mozart’s Symphony No. 35, “Haffner”; and Kodaly’s “Dances of Galánta.”
- “Celebrating Tchaikovsky”: Saturday, May 2, 8 p.m., Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College, Scranton; featuring soloist Alberto Parrini on cello; program includes Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet Overture,” “Variations on a Rococo Theme” and Fifth Symphony.
- “Respect: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin”: Friday, Feb. 14, 8 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre; featuring Broadway vocalists.
Both shows feature Ballet Theater of Scranton, the Choral Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania and a visit from Santa.
- Saturday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m., F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre
- Sunday, Dec. 8, 3 p.m., Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College, Scranton
Tickets for all chamber shows cost $35 for general admission.
- Chamber I: A Philharmonic Fanfare: Thursday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., Marian Chapel on the Campus of Marywood University, O’Neill Circle, Scranton; features NEPA brass players Micah Holt, Andrea Menousek and Dick Clark.
- Chamber II: Lillian’s Oboe: Thursday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m., WVIA Sordoni Theater, Pitttston; features principal oboist Lillian Copeland with pianist Spencer Myer.
- Chamber III: Music from Monticello: Thursday, March 12, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, School Street, Clarks Summit; features the Rosewood Chamber Ensemble, with flutist Barbara Hopkins and guitarist Judy Handler.
- Chamber IV: Contrasts: Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m., St. Stephen’s Pro-Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre; includes Béla Bartók’s “Contrasts” and works by Brahms and Kodály featuring violinist Robyn Quinnett, clarinetist Pascal Archer and pianist Spencer Myer.
Caitlin Heaney West is the content editor for Access NEPA and oversees the Early Access blog in addition to working as a copy editor and staff writer for The Times-Tribune. An award-winning journalist, she is a summa cum laude graduate of Shippensburg University and also earned a master’s degree from Marywood University. Caitlin joined the Times-Shamrock family in 2009 and lives in Scranton. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9100 x5107; or @cheaneywest