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Kennett Symphony music director makes his debut on Sept. 13

09/09/2014 09:17PM ● By Lev

Michael Hall

The Kennett Symphony of Chester County begins its 2014-2015 season with opening night on Sept. 13, under the direction of new music director Michael Hall, featuring violinist Eliezer Gutman.

The evening includes a pre-concert presentation by Hall about the works on the concert from 6:30 to 7 p.m. The concert is at 7:30 p.m., with a post-concert reception for audience members to meet Hall. All events will be held at West Chester University’s Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre.

Opening the program is Frank Ticheli’s “Postcard,” followed by Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto, featuring Eliezer Gutman. Finishing the program is Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony.

Hall joined the Kennett Symphony as music director effective Sept. 1, after an 18-month search that attracted more than 110 candidates nationally and internationally. Hall succeeds Mary Woodmansee Green, who served as music director for 25 years. 

Hall’s career includes guest appearances with the Houston Symphony, Toronto Symphony and Vancouver Symphony, among others. He has a special relationship with the Tucson Symphony, where he has been a frequent guest conductor over the past eight seasons.

The Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre is at the Swope Music Building (South High Street and East Campus Drive). The street address is 817 S. High St., West Chester.

Single tickets are $40 in advance ($45 on the day of the concert) and $10 for students. Parking is free. For more information, visit or call 610-444-6363. 

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