Final Masterworks of the Season!

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Come listen to the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic as they put on their final masterworks program of the season! Here’s a peek at what’ll be featured in their all-French season finale:

  • Saint-Saens “Baccanale” from Samson and Delilah
    • The rhythmic, percussion-driven dance that precedes the destruction of the Philistine Temple in Act III of the opera.
  • Ravel “La Valse”
    • A mesmerizing take on a traditional Viennese waltz.
  • Berlioz “Symphonie Fantastique”
    • The most famous work of this eccentric French composer.

One Performance Only…

Who: The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic

What: Masterworks Season Finale “Symphonie Fantastique”

When: Friday, April 26, 2013 @ 8:00 p.m.

Where: F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes Barre

Tickets: Call the Philharmonic office at (570) 270 – 4444 or visit their website.

NEPA Phil Youth Mentorship Program

And on a side note, thank you immensely to Maestro Larry Loh, Pascal Archer, Laura Gilbert, Cindy Gowell and the NEPA Philharmonic for their tireless work in launching the orchestra’s new youth mentorship program! The Phil is inspiring the area’s local young musicians by giving them the priceless opportunity of working side by side with the professional musicians of the orchestra. This is a brilliant idea and hopefully the beginning of many more great things  to come!

Congratulations to Parsa, Scranton Violin Student!


Fritz Valenches’ Scranton violin student, Parsa, has been selected, along with a handful of other talented young musicians to sit in with the NEPA Philharmonic to play a selection for their youth performances this week! Could we be more proud?

Parsa, a junior in high school, has only played the violin for five years! In that short time, studying with Valenches Music Company violin teacher, Fritz Valenches, Parsa has gone from a complete beginner to playing the difficulties of Mendelssohn, Paganini, and Bach — and he sounds darn good doing it! He also is the concertmaster of the Sinfonia Youth Orchestra, where he’s been a regular soloist. Congratulations Parsa on a well-deserved opportunity.