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Beethoven's World

David Amado, conductor
Kimberly Reighley, flute

Friday, March 22, 2013 / 7:30 p.m. | BUY TICKETS NOW
Sunday, March 24, 2013 / 2:00 p.m. | BUY TICKETS NOW

Single Tickets: $60 + $4 per ticket
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Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Ibert: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92

Click here to read the program notes written by Maestro Amado

From the pen of Maestro Amado:
"Richard Wagner, moved by the buoyancy and physicality of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, called it the ‘apotheosis of the dance’. It is filled with crackling energy, relentless drive and merciless exuberance---qualities that fill much of Beethoven’s output. Here, all that energy is focused into a joyous, sometimes ecstatic work that has been a favorite of audiences since its premier. Joining the Beethoven are Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll—his serene, intimate gift on the birth of his son to his wife Cosima, and the Frenchman Ibert’s witty and sparking Flute Concerto played by our brilliant principal flutist, Kimberly Reighley."
Kimberly Reighley, Associate Professor of Flute at West Chester University, enjoys a very versatile performing career in the Delaware Valley and throughout the United States. She plays principal flute with the Delaware Symphony and OperaDelaware, and piccolo with the Reading Symphony. In addition, she is the founding member and Co-Artistic director of the chamber ensemble, Mélomanie, an ensemble that pairs early and contemporary works performed on both period and modern instruments. Their contemporary repertoire features world premieres of works written especially for them. She is also a member of the Quintsylvania Winds, faculty woodwind quintet at West Chester University, an ensemble that has performed at Weil Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, and at the International Double Reed Society Conference. Winner of a Delaware State Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship, Kim has performed as a guest artist with Brandywine Baroque, Pro Musica Rara, and Le Triomphe de l’Amour, and has appeared as a soloist on baroque flute, modern flute, piccolo and alto flute at the Carmel Bach Festival, the National Flute Association Convention, and with the Delaware Symphony and Reading Symphony. She is a substitute with the Philadelphia Orchestra and has performed with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Ballet Company, Network for New Music, and in theater productions at the Merriam Theater, Forrest Theater, Walnut Street Theater and Academy of Music in Philadelphia, PA.
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Tchaikovsky's World

April 2013

Delaware Symphony Orchestra programs are made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.