Musical Events

The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra Season Opener

The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra.

WSO photo for pops in the park

Hymn of Praise

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

7:30 P.M.


Beethoven, Triple Concerto with Eaken Trio, guest artists.

Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 2, “Lobgesang” with Lycoming College and Susquehanna University choirs.


“We are delighted to collaborate for the season opener with the Lycoming College Choir and the Susquehanna University Choir performing Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major known as Lobgesang.  Called a Symphony Cantata with texts from the Bible, it was written to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the printing press.
The Eaken Trio will join the orchestra in the first half to perform Beethoven’s Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello known as the Triple Concerto in C-major.  This is a unique combination of soloists that derives from the more common trio for chamber music.  This will be another opportunity to hear our principal cellist Andrew Rammon along with another two superb musicians, violinist John Eaken and pianist Gloria Whitney.”

-Williamsport Symphony Orchestra Brochure


Balcony $15.

Section 2 $40.

Section 1 $50.

Students: Tickets for students ages 4-23 are free in the upper balcony.  Seats in the orchestra section are $5.  Discount price is not available in the Sterling Circle, Loge, and First Row Balcony.  College students must present a valid college ID at the time of obtaining tickets.  An hour before the show, students may request free rush tickets for Orchestra seats.

To purchase tickets, please call the CAC Box office at (570) 326-2424 or 1-800-432-9382 or visit

via The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra.

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Piano Recital

Julia is excited to announce a recital featuring the work of her students to be held at:

Faith Baptist Church

305 Cider Press Road,

Lock Haven, P.A. 17745

Join us on February 10, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. to enjoy some of her students’ favorite music.

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Labor Day with family

Girls at PianoYesterday, we enjoyed a beautiful day with Dr. Olin and Mrs. Elsie Race at their newly refurbished home.  The day dawned misty and cool as we traveled westward, but the rain held off until after grandma’s home-cooked prize-winning dinner.  It was great to brainstorm about musical ideas, books, music teaching techniques and tools, and psychology with my aunts and mother, all of whom are teachers.  Harold Street was cheerful with young voices squealing for joy in the arms of their aunts and uncles from “far away”.  Cousins chatted about current interests.  Of course, pictures must be taken as well…those pictures you hope to fondly remember, but also seem to exaggerate your frizzled hair, plump waistline and tired eyes.  Well, maybe someday they will be beloved.  Listening to grandpa’s memories of old times are some of my treasured moments.  His wealth of history about Pennsylvania people, churches, organizations, ideas, politics, and, most of all, his devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ, have shaped my own ideas and have helped me see present situations with a perspective more matured than my own.  His guidance is not a pushy, demanding one, but influential, nonetheless.  Both of his sons volunteered to attend Bible college and, finding their life’s purpose, have served as ordained ministers of the Gospel for decades.  His daughter has been devoted to the teaching and promotion of the Lord through uplifting Christian music.  Her joy of teaching shines through her eyes, voice, and face and her students have seen success in their musical endeavors.  It has been a long time since so many parts of the family have united, but even in the face of the long journeys home, we are thankful for the extra efforts we have made to be together.

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The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra Performs Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, Alexander Schimpf performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, and the Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra Joins for a Great Evening

“Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique is without doubt a turning point in the history of orchestral music. Written only four years after Beethoven’s death, it’s the first programmatic symphony of the Romantic period and tells the story of a young artist who is madly in love but unfortunately his desires are not reciprocated. Berlioz’s cyclic use of the music motifs along with a large and lush orchestration makes him a very distinctive composer of the early 19th century.

If Berlioz is revolutionary with his orchestral music, then surely Beethoven is with his Piano Concertos as well!

Alexander Schimpf, a winner of last year’s Cleveland International Piano Competition will perform the intricate and fabulous Concerto No. 4 which is considered to be one of the central works of the piano concerto literature.

In addition, the Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra will join us for a “side by side” treat that will showcase their talent.”


Student Tickets
Tickets for students aged 4-23 are free in the upper balcony. Seats in the orchestra section are $5.00. Student seating is not available in the Sterling Circle, Loge and first row of the balcony. College students must present a valid college ID at the time of purchase.”

May 7, 2013
Start time:
Sterling Seating: $50
Orchestra, Loge and First row of the balcony Seating: $40
Upper Balcony: $15
Student tickets are free in the upper balcony, $5 in the Orchestra section and not available in the the Sterling Section, Loge section, and first row of the balcony. College students must present a valid ID at the time of purchase or at the door if purchased online.
Public tickets on sale:

Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique

via The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra.

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