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DH Conducts OSOP

  • Presser Hall, Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia, PA (map)


  • Leonard Bernstein: "Symphony No. 1 "Jeremiah" (Gilda Lyons, soloist)
  • Colin Minigan: New Work
Daron Hagen conducts the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia in the Copland Symphony No. 3.

Daron Hagen conducts the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia in the Copland Symphony No. 3.

Daron Hagen and the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia 

Daron and the OSOP have enjoyed an enduring, affectionate relationship for 34 years. It began when Hagen conducted his Overture to the Andersonville Trial, and Stanzas (Robert La Rue, cello soloist) in concert at the Presser Pavilion on 10 April 1983. Since then, Hagen has returned 25 times, rehearsing Wagner's Meistersinger Overture, Beethoven's 3rd and 6th symphonies, the Schumann Cello Concerto, Brahms' Academic Festival Overture, Copland's Two Pieces for String Orchestra, a dozen of his own orchestral works, as well as new works by Kile Smith, Joel Boyd, Tevi Eber, Neil Rolnick, Gilda Lyons, and others.

Hagen has often used his visits with the orchestra to read through commissioned works a few weeks or months prior to their premieres by the orchestras, opera companies, and soloists that commissioned them. In this way, the OSOP has "stress tested" under his baton Hagen's Romeo and Juliet double concerto with Jeffrey Khaner and Robert La Rue, Sky Interludes from Amelia, his Symphony No. 5 with soloist Gilda Lyons, and arias from his opera Shining Brow. During this visit, Hagen will read through Leonard Bernstein's "Jeremiah Symphony," with Gilda Lyons as vocal soloist; he will also read and record a new work by Colin Minigan.

About the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia

The Orchestra Society of Philadelphia was founded in 1964 by Morris Goldman and Sidney Rothstein with the vision of providing an opportunity for experienced musicians to enjoy the wide variety of orchestral music available. More than forty years later the Orchestra Society maintains a loyal following and has garnered the respect of musicians in the Philadelphia area and beyond. Orchestra Society's members include professional musicians, teachers, and people with many different "day jobs" as well as students from local universities and even talented high school students. More about OSOP here.

Earlier Event: November 4
Concerto for Oboe and Strings
Later Event: November 17
Duo for Violin & Cello