2021-2022 Allentown Symphony Season

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Includes all 5 Classical Concerts


Includes all 5 Pops Concerts


Includes all 5 Classical & all 5 Pops Concerts


CLASSICAL SERIES

Season Opener
MENDELSSOHN’S “ITALIAN”
Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 7:30pm
Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 2:00pm

George Li, piano

FARRENC
Overture No. 1

MENDELSSOHN
Symphony No. 4, “Italian”

BRAHMS
Piano Concerto No. 1

 

ALL BEETHOVEN
Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 2:00pm

Stefano Greco, piano

BEETHOVEN
Coriolan Overture

BEETHOVEN
Piano Concerto No. 4

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 7

 

Valentine Romance
ROMEO & JULIET

Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 2:00pm

Samuel Vargas, violin

CHRIS ROGERSON
Introduction and Fanfare (Commissioned for ASO's 70th Anniversary )

TCHAIKOVSKY
Violin Concerto

PROKOFIEV
Selections from Romeo and Juliet

 

BOLÉRO
Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 2:00pm

Gabriel Martins, cello (2020 Schadt Competition Winner)
Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

DVORÁK
Cello Concerto

RAVEL
Mother Goose (complete ballet)

RAVEL
Boléro


 

THE PINES OF ROME
Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 2:00pm

Allentown Symphony Chorus
Eduardo Azzati, Chorus Master
Allentown Band Brass

SHOSTAKOVICH
Festive Overture

JOHN RUTTER
Gloria

RESPIGHI
The Pines of Rome
 


POPS SERIES

Whole Lotta Shakin’:
SWING TO ROCK
Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 7:30 pm
Ronald Demkee, conductor
Dave Bennett, clarinet, guitar, piano, vocal
Jeff Kressler, piano
Pete Siers, drums
Shelly Berger, bass

A Whole Lotta Shakin’: Swing to Rock is an adrenalineinfused showcase of Bennett’s talents on clarinet, electric guitar, piano, drums, and vocals. The show features music from the Swing Era to Rock and Roll. Audiences will hear classics by Benny Goodman, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, and up-to-date original tunes from Bennett’s album Blood Moon.

 

HOLIDAY POPS
Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 7:30 pm
Diane Wittry, conductor

Start a NEW holiday tradition with Diane Wittry and the Allentown Symphony! Thrill to the spectacle of the season with this sparkling holiday celebration. Carols, sing-alongs and more. And yes, Virginia, there will be a Santa Claus!

 

WOMEN ROCK
Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Ronald Demkee, conductor
Featuring soloists Cassidy Catanzaro, Katrina Dideriksen and Shayna Steele

When they sang, it was with our voice. The voice that had to be heard. A symphonic tribute to the singers who changed and super-charged pop, R&B, and rock-n-roll. Carole King. Pat Benatar. Tina Turner. Janis Joplin. These Women Rock!

 

ARETHA: A TRIBUTE
Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Ronald Demkee, conductor
Capathia Jenkins, soloist
Ryan Shaw, soloist

Experience the Power of Soul with a tribute to The Queen herself. The Allentown Symphony salutes Aretha Franklin. Her biggest hits – as powerful voices join in for “Respect,” “Rescue Me,” and more.

 

HOTEL CALIFORNIA:
A SALUTE TO THE EAGLES

Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Ronald Demkee, conductor

Their songs have defined our time. Take a trip down a dark desert highway for a classic tribute to the Eagles. “Take it Easy,” “Desperado,” “Lyin’ Eyes’,” “Hotel California,” “Take it to the Limit,” and more.