Region's Best Student Muscians Plan Concert

Saturday night will be a chance to see some of the best instrumentalist from Delco and around the Philadelphia region.


109 of the best high school orchestral musicians from Delaware County and around the five county Philadelphia area will present a concert this Saturday evening at Haverford High School.

In some cases tt's a chance to see future major orchestra members before they hit it big. Some already have.

Admission is only $5. So if you're looking for a unique and rare opportunuty to see young talent or if you have kids that you'd like to introduce to orchestral music, this is a great opportunity at a budget-friendly price.

Here are the details sent to Patch:

Regional Orchestra Festival at Haverford High School

Guest Conductor Andre Raphel, Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, and Guest Soloist Robert Kesselman, Philadelpia Orchestra, Will Perform with Students at Concert on Saturday, February 23.


WHAT:      Haverford High School is proud to host the 2013 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association’s annual Region VI Orchestra Festival. The festival will assemble 109 high school musicians from 43 high schools in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties. Students will participate in three days of workshops and the festival will culminate in a public performance on Saturday.  In addition to instructors from the participating high schools, students will learn from Guest Conductor, Andre Raphel and Guest Soloist, Robert Kesselman, both Haverford residents.


WHO:       -    109 High School musicians from 43 regional high schools.

-       Instructors from 43 regional high schools

-       Guest Conductor, André Raphel

André Raphel is the music director of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. He was assistant conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra (1994–2000), working with Wolfgang Sawallisch. He also served as an assistant conductor of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic.

-       Guest Soloist, Robert Kesselman, Double Bass

Robert Kesselman, a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra bass section, attended Temple University and the Curtis Institute of Music. In 1980 he was a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony. In 1987 he was accepted into the Philadelphia Orchestra. He currently teaches at Temple University.

WHEN:       The festival Concert is open to the public on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door.

WHERE:      Auditorium, Haverford High School

                              200 Mill Road

                              Havertown, PA 19083


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