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Bucks County Symphony Orchestra welcomes spring

The Bucks County Symphony Orchestra performs its annual Spring Concert at Central Bucks High School South in Warrington at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27.

Music Director Gary S. Fagin and Assistant Conductor Sebastian Grand will lead the orchestra in dynamic works from three centuries.

The featured soloist for the BCSO’s final concert of the 2018-2019 season is Brazilian pianist Ronaldo Rolim, who joins the orchestra in a performance of Franz Liszt’s “Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat Major.” Composed over a 25-year period, the work premiered in 1855 in Germany, with Liszt himself at the piano and Hector Berlioz as conductor.

Rolim is considered a prominent figure among the newest generation of outstanding musicians. He has performed extensively over four continents. He is a winner of Astral Artist’s 2017 National Auditions and has captured top prizes at numerous international competitions.

He has studied at the Magda Tagliaferro School in São Paulo, Oakland University (Michigan), the Peabody Conservatory, and the Yale School of Music. He recently concluded his doctoral thesis at Yale University.

The BCSO begins the concert with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Overture to Cosí fan tutte” and concludes with a performance of Igor Stravinsky’s ballet score, “Pétrouchka.” The BCSO plays Stravinsky’s 1947 revision, which is scored for a slightly smaller orchestra than the original.

Tickets, at $18 in advance, $20 at the door and $15 for seniors, can be purchased in Doylestown at Rutherford’s Camera Shop and the Doylestown Bookshop, or at Students are admitted free. Call 215-348-7321 or visit the website for information.