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Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra Opens New Season With "Three B's" Concert

The Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra opens its concert season on Sunday, November 7 at 3 pm at The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and $5 for students. Call the Box Office at 610-622-1189 for tickets or information. Visit www.udpac.org. The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is located at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue in Drexel Hill. Parking is free.

The "Three B's" Concert features works by three of the world's most beloved composers. Opening with Beethoven's "Egmont" Overture, Op. 84, the program continues with Bach's Piano Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056, featuring piano soloist Asaki Nakagawa. Concluding the concert is the Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90 by Brahms.

Founded in 1946, the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra is one of the oldest community orchestras in the Greater Philadelphia area, presenting five concerts spanning the months of November to May each year. The LSO is under the distinguished leadership of Irving Ludwig, who this year celebrates his 20th anniversary as Music Director of the ensemble. Maestro Ludwig brings to the podium his many years of experience as violinist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Concertmaster for the ensemble is long-time Philadelphia Orchestra violinist, Herold Klein. Representing a wide variety of professions, the 75+ members of the LSO share a strong love of music as well as a desire to share their musicianship with the community. Over the many years of Maestro Ludwig's dedicated direction, and featuring the extraordinary talents of its many fine musicians, the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra has come to be recognized as one of the area's most respected orchestras.

The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is jointly sponsored by the Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors and Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.