Scranton Cultural Center 420 N Washington Ave Scranton, PA 18503
Join us for the World Premiere of a work commissioned by WVIA to commemorate the 50th anniversaries of both the NEPA Philharmonic and WVIA. Palma is a charming composition that reimagines the magical folktale of a young Italian violinist. The music by composer Dr. Paul Salerni and text by Dana Gioia is narrated by WVIA’s legendary Erika Funke. Assisted by the Abington Heights chorus and orchestra, Palma celebrates the power of music and the beauty of friendship, loyalty, and love. The concert will also include Rossini’s thrilling William Tell Overture, and Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, an exhilarating and light-hearted piece that takes us on a journey through the rolling hills of Italy. Ah Italia!