Reach for the Stars
Join us for an afternoon of great brass music, featuring members from the Pennsylvania Philharmonic's incredible Brass Section. The concert will focus on the Symphony's current Education Program: "Reach for the Stars." Celebrating the history of space travel and the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, the program will highlight the history of American innovation, courage, and perseverance. With music from John Williams, Strauss, Holst, Gershwin, Copland (and more), there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
Special Thank You to our Concert Sponsor
Fanfare from Also Sprach Zarathustra | Richard Strauss
The Beautiful Blue Danube | Johann Strauss Jr
Ein Klein Nachtmusik, Serenade Mvt. 1 | W.A. Mozart
Jupiter from "The Planets" | Gustav Holst
Simple Gifts | Aaron Copland
Summertime | George Gershwin
Theme from "Superman" | John Williams
Star Wars Medley | John Williams
Selections from "West Side Story" | Leonard Bernstein
Fly Me To The Moon | Bart Howard
Clair De Lune | Claude Debussy
Blue Skys | Irving Berlin
About the Pennsylvania Philharmonic
The Pennsylvania Philharmonic believes music education and the arts are fundamentally important and beneficial to the lives of all people. Their mission is twofold: introduce young minds to quality classical music and bring an enriching musical experience to communities around the state. The Philharmonic’s two-pronged approach is unique among professional orchestras.
School programs account for more than 60% of the Philharmonic's performances in a given year. While educational in nature, their concerts are designed to entertain and engage students in the world of art music. By providing children with an introduction to a high quality symphony orchestra, they hope to spark their interest in music, encourage them to learn an instrument, and inspire them to be participants in the arts throughout their lifetimes.
The Philharmonic's public concerts are designed to bring music to the people. They do not believe audiences should have to commute long distances to experience a professional performance. Traveling from New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and everywhere in between, their musicians come together to bring innovative and exceptional programs directly to communities that desire it most.