WEST CHESTER, Pa. — Local audiences are invited to join in the fun when ensembles from the esteemed Wells School of Music take to the Quad to perform an open-air concert on Wednesday, April 17 starting at 4:30 p.m. The concert is a festive and FREE public event that includes raffles, frisbee give-aways, and popcorn. Audiences are invited to bring their own blankets and a picnic dinner. The Academic Quadrangle is located just behind the Philips Memorial Building at 700 S. High Street, West Chester.
The third annual Concert on the Quad features the West Chester Symphony Orchestra, conducted by its Music Director, Joseph Caminiti, from about 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The fun begins at 4:30 p.m. when the Latin Jazz and Steel Drum Ensembles warm up the audience with pre-concert entertainment.
The WCU Symphony Orchestra’s 70+ student musicians will play a program designed to delight and entertain all audiences, including selections from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, John Williams’s Olympic Fanfare, the theme from Star Trek by Michael Giacchino, and “Jupiter” from Gustav Holst’s The Planets.
Caminiti says, “The unique setting and concert selections for our Concert on the Quad is always inviting and lively! It’s a wonderful way to welcome Spring and the entire West Chester community to our lovely campus, and to have fun and enjoy gorgeous music by our talented student musicians on what we hope will be a beautiful evening.”
In the event of rain, the concert will move indoors to the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall in the Philips Memorial Building at 700 S. High Street. No food is permitted inside the venue.
About West Chester University’s Wells School of Music
West Chester University’s Wells School of Music offers students an outstanding opportunity in concentrated performance and musicianship through its educational centerpiece — the Applied Music Department. The School’s superior performance and practice venues include 22 new Steinways, Skinner organ, tech lab, Roland piano lab, and more. Students study with renowned faculty who have dual careers as dedicated educators and professional musicians. Faculty provide private lessons for all music students and are the directors for numerous student ensembles. The School supports a wide variety of performance degrees, including a Bachelor of Music in Performance, as well as a Master of Music in Performance. Graduates pursue successful careers at major institutions and teach music education at home and abroad.
About West Chester University
Enrolling more than 17,000 students, West Chester University is the largest member of the 14-institution Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Founded in 1871, the University is a comprehensive public institution, offering a diverse range of more than 200 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 50 fields of study. In addition to the main campus in West Chester, the University offers programs through its graduate center, the campus in Philadelphia, and online. Six colleges and two schools comprise the University: University College, Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Management, Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, and the Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the Wells School of Music, and the Graduate School.