Program Notes from Departing Washington DC

NOVEMBER 14, 2015 | 8pm
Theater at Lackawanna College

We continue our 2015-16 season with music director Lawrence Loh leading the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic in music firmly rooted in three different centuries. We open the program with Igor Stravinsky’s Concerto in E-flat, “Dumbarton Oaks,” a 20th-century orchestral piece that looks back to the music of J.S. Bach. Then we jump back nearly 165 years to an 18th-century gem by W.A. Mozart, his Bassoon Concerto in B-flat. And after intermission, we leap forward some nine decades to wrap up the evening with an early orchestral masterpiece of Johannes Brahms, his Serenade in D.