BUTLER COUNTY SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ITS SECOND SEASON CONCERT:
November 5, 2022: “Voices of Nature“ – Includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral”, Vaughan Williams’ Concerto for Oboe & Strings with soloist Hilary Philipp. Rising new composer Reinaldo Moya will be present for his latest piece, “Dark Earth: Anthropogenic Amazon”, celebrating Mother Earth. The title Dark Earth refers to the Portuguese term Terra preta – literally “black soil” in Portuguese – which is a type of very dark, fertile artificial (anthropogenic) soil found in the Amazon Basin. The work is built as a series of cycles that get longer and longer to represent geological time passing. Three styles are meant to represent the human culture that has evolved alongside the Amazon and that continues to thrive today.
“We must think of all of humanity as being connected to this magnificent forest, and only then can we begin to take the necessary steps towards a better future” - Reinaldo Moya
The concert begins at 7:30pm at the Butler Intermediate School Auditorium, 551 Fairground Hill Rd, Butler, PA 16001.
Free lecture by Maestro Kraemer begins at 6:30pm.
Concert tickets purchased in advance of November 4 th are Adults $30, Children or Students $10. At the door; Adults $35, Children or Students $12. Group rates are available. To purchase tickets or for more information, go to the Butler County Symphony Association website (www.butlersymphony.org) or call 724-283-1402. Proceeds from ticket sales help to cover the costs associated with maintaining a professional symphony orchestra.
About Butler County Symphony Association
The Butler County Symphony Association was established in 1949. The Butler County Symphony Orchestra is a quality orchestra performing within a community framework, generating pride among Butler County residents while enriching their cultural lives. The Association presents six concerts per season, which showcase pieces chosen from all periods and brings educational programs to school students. Local musicians and students have the opportunity to partake in solo performances with the orchestra. Matthew Kraemer, music director and conductor, is quickly making his mark among young American conductors for his inspired performances and versatility.