June 5, 2023

UMW Philharmonic Presents “Young at Heart” Concert

The University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra will present its season finale performance on Saturday, April 20. The concert, “Young at Heart,” will feature popular classics for all ages and will begin at 7:30 p.m. in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for general admission.

The UMW Philharmonic Orchestra will present its season finale concert on April 20.

“I wanted to end the year with music that is all smiles and sure to please the entire family,” said Kevin Bartram, maestro of the Philharmonic.

The concert will feature the Rappahannock Youth Symphony, directed by Veronica Jackson, in a solo piece and with the Philharmonic in the “Russian Sailor’s Dance.” For the first time, the Philharmonic will present “The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra,” narrated by Keith Peters from Classics Radio. The work, by Benjamin Britten, highlights each section of the orchestra illustrates what various instruments sound like.

The program also will include Copland’s “Billy the Kid Suite,” Kabalevsky’s “Dance of the Comedians,” Dvorak’s “Humoresque” and Jaromir Weinberger’s “Polka and Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper.”

The orchestra was honored by the American Prize as being among the top nine college orchestras in the country in 2009 and Bartram was honored as a top conductor in the college orchestra conductors division. The group, in its 42nd year, is comprised of both students and community members.

“It’s a great mix of talent, and each group brings out the best in the other,” said Bartram.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://philharmonic.umw.edu, call (540) 654-1324 or visit the Fredericksburg Visitor’s Center.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.