If  iTunes had been around in the mid-1800's, the top ten songs would have included several pieces of Chamber Music, a form of classical music designed for small groups of instruments and was initially performed by amateur musicians in their homes.  (Earning the moniker as the music of friends.)     
            
But as it moved into the Baroque era, composers like Antonio Vivaldi (whose Concerto in G Minor for Two Cellos is part of the program) raised it to new levels of popularity, helping it migrate from homes to concert halls.  
REBEL NOTE: When young Beethoven showed his teacher,
Haydn, 3 new pieces he'd written called the Ghost Trio
Haydn warned Beethoven against publishing the third trio 
in C minor, because it was too radical, warning it would not
 "...be understood and favorably received by the public."

Beethoven (considered a young-gun musical rebel for his time) raised Chamber Music to a whole new plane, in both content and technical level.  His formal debut as a composer (at age 22) included the "Ghost" Trio, Op. 70, No. 1, which is also on the concert's playlist. 

Discover for yourself, the charm, simplicity and passion of this intimate music style by joining 300 friends for an unforgettable musical experience at the Meagher Theatre of the Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center at Neumann University.

The Concert begins at 3pm and is Directed by Dr. Robert Whalen.


The Program:
Tomas Victoria
Alma Redemption Mater
Thomas Tallis
If ye love me
Giovanni Gabrieli
Canzon No. 8 for 8 parts
DCS Brass Ensemble
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto in G Minor for Two Cellos
Michael Berton and Leo Zumpetta, celli; Arnold Ostroff, piano
Elliot Carter
Two Movements from Eight Pieces for Four Timpani
Robert Whalen, timpani
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Trio Op. 70, No. 1 in D Major, "Ghost”
Arnold Ostroff, piano
Jeremy Desiderio, violin
Leo Zumpetta, cello

Tickets $12, Seniors and Students, $10, one free ticket for a child under 12 (with paying adult). Present a Delaware County Library card on the 20th, at the venue  and receive 2 tickets for the price of one. FREE PARKING is adjacent to the theatre - and the Life Center is handicapped accessible.

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
Sunday, November 20th - 3pm
Meagher Theatre at Neumann University,
One Neumann Drive, Aston, PA ( ¼ mile west of Concord Rd. and Rt. 452)
Delaware County Symphony Website