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February 18, 2016

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia presents eclectic concert in February

Concert will showcase flutist Edward Schultz and work of seven composers, including Bernard Herrmann’s score for classic film 'Psycho'

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The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

In February, Maestro Dirk Brossé and The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia will showcase flutist Edward Schultz and the works of 20th and 21st century composers. Those seven composers are Malcolm Arnold, Béla Bartók, Ernest Block, Philip Glass, Bernard Herrmann, Gustav Holst and Max Richter.

The mix of music will include Holst’s "St. Paul’s Suite," Bartók’s "Romanian Folk Dances," Herrmann’s score for the film "Psycho" and Richter’s "On the Nature of Daylight."

Guests can see the Chamber Orchestra's eclectic concert on two dates in February. 

Besides the shows, there will also be a viewing of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho," with a discussion on composing music for film afterward.

Arnold Flute Concerto with Edward Schultz

Back in 2003, Schultz become principal flutist for the Chamber Orchestra. Now, he will showcase his versatility with the instrument by performing musical selections ranging from folk to film. Guests can head to the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center on Sunday, Feb. 28, at 2:30 p.m. or on Monday, Feb. 29, at 7:30 p.m. to hear Schultz play.

Following the Monday performance, there will also be a chance to mingle with the soloist and other orchestra musicians, while enjoying a cocktail from the Kimmel Center's PECO Bar in the main lobby. The cocktail reception begins at 9:30 p.m. 

Sunday, Feb. 28 and Monday, Feb. 29
$24-$81 per person
The Kimmel Center: Perelman Theater
300 S. Broad St.
(215) 790-5800

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) joined together to present a screening of "Psycho" and a discussion with Chamber Orchestra Music Director Sir Dirk Brossé following the film. 

The post-screening conversation, which will discuss the art of composing music for the cinema, will be hosted by WXPN's Robert Drake. 

Saturday, Feb. 27
4 p.m. | $11-$14 per person
Roxy Theater
2023 Sansom St.