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

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.


Holiday Pops

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.