Hear our incredible Philharmonic players up close and personal. Broaden your knowledge of the composers you love. Meet and converse with our musicians in intimate settings. Please mark your calendars and join us for the Chamber Music Series!
The sinuous sound of the oboe and the throatier timbre of its cousin, the English horn, seem to always send composers in search of their most imaginative color palettes. NEPP’s Karen Blundell will beguile you with both instruments in American Impressionist Charles Loeffler’s languorous 2 Rhapsodies, Michael White’s temperamental and irresistible Introduction and Dance, and more. Violist David Creswell and pianist Matthew Graybill blend their own intriguing colors into the musical canvas.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2023 | 7:00PM
First Presbyterian Church, Clarks Summit
300 School Street, Clarks Summit, 18411
Violinist Sasha Margolis teams up with lutenist/guitarist Michael Leopold for a highly eclectic program full of nostalgia, virtuosity, and humor. With Leopold playing the picturesque lute known as the theorbo, the pair move from austerely expressive sonatas from early 1600s Italy to soulful folksongs and whirlwind dances from lost Jewish worlds of Eastern Europe. To round things out, there will even be some 1950s-style French jazz—and a little singing.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2024 | 7:00PM
100 WVIA Way, Pittston, 18640
Celebrate the advent of Spring with Astor Piazzolla’s thrilling Primavera Porteño and Schubert’s gorgeous String Trio in B-flat Major, performed by NEPA Philharmonic violinist Emily Garrison and violist Sharon Gunderson, together with cellist Sasha Ono. Alongside Piazzolla and Schubert come undiscovered gems by the Dutch Emmy Frensel Wegener, Auschwitz victim Hans Krása, and one of the best composers you’ve never heard of, Leo Weiner, known as the “Hungarian Mendelssohn.”
THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2024 | 7:00PM
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Scranton
232 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, 18503
NEPP flautist Pat Zuber and violist Chris Souza are joined by soprano Jamie Jordan for Impressionist masterpieces by Debussy and Ravel, along with music of Arnaud Petit and Gabriel Fauré, who died one hundred years ago this year. This feast of French delicacies is accompanied by works of American visionary George Crumb, and young American Sakari Dixon Vanderveer
THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2024 | 7:00PM
First Presbyterian Church, Wilkes-Barre
97 S. Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, 18701