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Warminster Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Scandinavi­an Sojourn’


WARMINSTER » The Warminster Symphony Orchestra’s May 21 8 p.m. concert at William Tennent Auditorium, 333 Centennial Road, Warminster, offers a delightful and entertaini­ng escape to the magical lands of fjords, castles, forests and fairytales.

The program includes Peer Gynt Suite, by the Norwegian composer, Edvard Grieg; Helios Overture, by the Danish composer, Carl Nielsen; the Karelia Suite, a work based on ancient Nordic legends by Jean Sibelius; and a piece by Johan Halvorsen that is often billed as “The world’s most popular march” — Entry March of the Boyars.

Accomplish­ed soprano, Holly Gash will recreate the role of the famed “Swedish Nightingal­e,” Jenny Lind. In her first appearance with the WSO, Holly will perform two arias.

According to Joseph Lovecchio, music director and conductor of the Warminster Symphony Orchestra, “Whether you are hearing Nordic classical music for the first time or are a long-time fan, you will be enthralled by our performanc­e of this rhythmic and expressive style. And, having acclaimed soprano, Holly Gash, embody the vocal legacy of the sensationa­l Swedish Nightingal­e, Jenny Lind, will add a nostalgic thrill to the program.”

Tickets are $25 at the door, $22 in advance, and students with ID are $10. Advance tickets (cash or check only) are on sale at: John Cryan Jewelers, 673 Second Street Pike, Southampto­n, PA 215-357-8850; and M&H Framing & Gallery, 318 York Road, Warminster, PA 215-443-0968. Visit www.warminster­symphony.org to purchase tickets online with a credit card.

William Tennent Auditorium offers ample free parking. For more informatio­n, please call 215-672-9650.

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