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Violin & Vocal Virtuosity March 26, 2017

Resident Company of
Kent State Tuscarawas
Performing Arts Center

330 University Dr NE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

Meet Our Philharmonic

Celebrating its 81st season!

Eric Benjamin

Music Director and Conductor

Eric Benjamin was named music director of the Tuscarawas Philharmonic following the 1996-97 concert season during which he served as the orchestra's principle guest conductor. Since his appointment he has led the orchestra in subscription concerts and overseen all aspects of the organization's performance.

The Tuscarawas Philharmonic Adult Chorus

The Tuscarawas Philharmonic Adult Chorus is open to all area singers high school age and older. No auditions are required and scores will be made available for purchase.

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The Tuscarawas Philharmonic Children's Chorus

The Tuscarawas Philharmonic Children's Chorus is open to all children ages 7 - 14. Starting January 9, 2017, The Tuscarawas Philharmonic Children's Chorus will become a year-around program with a terrific staff and even more concerts beginning next season! We are super excited to be able to offer this to the kids of the community who enjoy music and making friends with similar interests.

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Children's Chorus rehearsing "Pigs Could Fly"

Upcoming Concerts and Events

Take a look at these events from our Philharmonic & Friends season 2016-2017!

Violin and Vocal Virtuosity

March 26, 2017 3:00 PM

“The superb violin artistry of concertmaster Mary Bontrager, and then The Philharmonic Chorus and soloists, joined by the Malone University Chamber Choir under the direction of Dr. Jon Peterson.”

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  • Henry Cowell: Hymn and Fuguing Tune #3
  • Henry Purcell: Chacony
  • Tomaso Vitali: Chaconne
    -Mary Bontrager, violin
  • JS Bach: Cantata #78 Jesu du der meine Seele Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

Rhapsody in Blue!

April 22, 2017 7:30 PM

"The always-exciting annual High School Honors Band, and the return of brilliant young pianist Orion Weiss, collaborate in this much anticipated piece: George Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue'!"

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  • The Earle of Oxford’s March
  • Due North
  • Irish Tune from County Derry
  • Americans We
  • Gioachino Rossini: William Tell Overture
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto #2
    - Orion Weiss
  • George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
    - Orion Weiss

Music and Dance

June 03, 2017 7:30 PM

"The Kent Dance Ensemble joins the Philharmonic for an evening of variety - from Bernstein's "New York, New York" of the 1944 musical On The Town, to lilting waltzes and contemporary expression."

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  • Edvard Grieg: Holberg Suite
  • Astor Piazzolla: Libertango
  • Leonard Bernstein: New York, New York! and Three Dances from On the Town
  • Johann Strauss, Jr: Emperor Waltzes
  • Joseph Canteloube: Bailero
  • Gustav Holst: Jupiter from The Planets

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