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50-Piece Munich Symphony Orchestra to Present Spanish and French Repertoire

Nov 03, 2015 07:47PM ● By Erica Shames

The 50-piece Munich Symphony Orchestra will present a repertoire of Spanish and French works including Bizet, Rodrigo and Massanet on Tuesday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University - Lewisburg, PA.

The performance is sponsored, in part, by Sam and Nancy Craig.

Joining forces with renowned guitarist Pepe Romero and the timeless Romeros Quartet, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, will present a repertoire of Spanish and French music including Georges Bizet: Philippe Entremont's excerpts from Carmen Suites No. 1 and No. 2, Joaquín Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez (Pepe Romero, Guitar Soloist), Joaquín Rodrigo: Concierto andaluz (The Romeros, Guitar Quartet), and Jules Massanet: Le Cid: Ballet Music.

Philippe Entremont will serve as the Orchestra’s Honorary Conductor for this tour. Entremont has directed the greatest symphony orchestras of Europe, Asia and America including Philadelphia, San Francisco, Detroit, Minnesota, Seattle, St. Louis, Houston, Dallas, Pittsburgh, and Atlanta to name a few. One of the most recorded artists of all time, Philippe Entremont has appeared on many labels, including CBS Sony, Teldec and Harmonia Mundi, and he has garnered all of the leading prizes and awards in the industry.

The Orchestra is one of Munich's four symphony orchestras and developed in 1990 out of the former Graunke Symphony Orchestra, which was founded by Kurt Graunke in 1945. For more than half a century the orchestra has made a considerable contribution to the cultural life of Munich with an extensive repertoire which includes symphonic concert pieces, performances of opera, light opera, musicals and ballets as well as oratorios and church music.

Regular concerts in Bavaria and numerous tours throughout Germany as well as in Europe, Asia and the Americas have firmly established the reputation of the Munich Symphony Orchestra. Classical-Romantic orchestral repertoire is at the heart of their mission to uphold musical traditions while offering new listening experiences.

Tickets for the performance are $35 for adults, $28 for seniors 62+, $25 for youth 18 and under, $25 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $25 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2). Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 570-577-1000.

Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

For more information about this performance contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or

The next event in the Weis Center’s 2015-16 Series is a contemporary circus performance, A Simple Space: Gravity and Other Myths, on Friday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. 

For more information about the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, visit or --

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