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Programs for Young Musicians

Youth Concert 2024

Music in Motion - Let's Dance! 

Diane Wittry, conductor

The Allentown Symphony presents a program for students and families that explores the relationship of rhythm and dance.  The concert features  rhythmic dance folk music inspired by different countries and cultures. The students attending will learn about meter - duple and triple; repeated rhythmic patterns - ostinatos; alternating rhythmic patterns - hemiolas; and rhythmic syncopation. Music featured on the concert will be by George Gershwin, Antonin Dvorak, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Florence Price, Jose Pablo Moncayo, Aaron Copland, among others. 

P R OG R A M: 

Dvorak - Slavonic Dance No. 8
Bizet - Habanera from Carmen
Strauss - Pizzicato Polka
Tchaikovsky - Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker Ballet
Price - "Juba Dance" from Symphony No. 1
Moncayo - Huapango
Copland - Hoe-Down from Rodeo
Prima/Goodman - Sing Sing Sing

Narrator: Sarah Carlson. Cedar Crest College Dance Faculty

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2024 concert times at 9:30am and 11:30am - note, the 9:30am concert is at capacity.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2024, concert times
at 9:30am and 11:30am - note, the 9:30am concert is at capacity.

Both 9:30am performances are at capacity

Snow Date: Friday, February 23, 2024


Thanks to the generosity of Local 45 of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada*, there is NO CHARGE for Tickets! 

*Who is American Federation of Musicians Local 45?  The organization represents the very finest professional musicians in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley INCLUDING the musicians who play in the Allentown Symphony! 

To reserve a space for your school group, CLICK HERE 

or contact Dr. Silagh White, Education Director at or (610) 674-4389.