Our 2021-2022 Season is most definitely a Season to Celebrate! Please allow me to share just a few of the many reasons a celebration is in order:
It is our 50th Anniversary! To celebrate, we’ve got an exciting season, which will be joyful and healing for so many of us who look forward to a return to normalcy. I know I can speak for our Music Director, Mélisse Brunet, and our talented musicians when I say they can’t wait to return to NEPA and celebrate fifty years of making music!
After the pandemic hit our country with a vengeance, the fate of many American regional orchestras looked dire. We are excited and grateful to say with a resounding voice, “We’re Back!” We can finally celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with an All-Beethoven Masterworks concert featuring his popular Fifth Symphony and the Emperor Concerto performed by internationally known pianist, Fei-Fei Dong.
We share anniversary celebrations with two of our chamber music hosts. The First Presbyterian Church in Wilkes-Barre will be celebrating their 250th anniversary and Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church will celebrate their 150th year of being in their beautiful church on Wyoming Avenue.
We celebrate YOU, our loyal patrons. You are the reason why we have made it to this important milestone and you are the reason the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic plays an important role in the cultural life of this region.
Throughout the season, we will notify you of several ways you can join in the celebration by attending special receptions, supporting our outreach programs, and of course, purchasing tickets!
Until then, uncork some champagne and raise your glasses to toast our triumphant return to the concert halls. Let’s celebrate our Music Director Mélisse Brunet, our talented musicians, Beethoven’s birthday, our gracious chamber music hosts, our loyal patrons—and 50 years of performing live symphonic music for our good friends in NEPA!