The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center invites you on a 90-minute journey to the Land of the Sweets...November 16th-18th

For over 25 years, the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet has been bringing the holiday classic ballet “The Nutcracker” to the UDPAC stage.  It's a fun way for families to kick off the holiday season, and features professional soloists and many of the region’s best dancers.  The enchanting music by Tchaikovsky is one of his best-known works and the ballet, set at Christmas time, has become an American holiday tradition.

  • Audience members are invited to take pictures with the cast members after the Saturday performance.
  • Ninety-minute performances are appropriate for children four years old and up. 
  • Before and after the show the lobby is a winter wonderland filled with nutcracker gifts ideal for holiday shopping.

•Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:00 pm
•Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:00 am
•Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:00 pm
•Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:30 pm
•Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:30 pm

The Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra opens its 73rd season with an exciting concert on November 4th at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center

The November concert opens with the “Concert Fanfare” by Curtis graduate (1922) Jeanne Behrend, leading into the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Following is Bizet’s “L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2” featuring the orchestra’s rich sound and solo instrumentalists. Next in the lineup is “Harlem, a Tone Parallel for Orchestra” by Duke Ellington, composed at the invitation of Toscanini. It’s a spirited portrayal of Uptown 1940s New York (with some New Orleans for good measure). The afternoon’s finale is Bartók’s “Concerto for Orchestra” a tour-de-force infused with Hungarian dance idioms to make it an instant classic of the symphonic world.

Music Director Reuben Blundell is thrilled to begin his fifth year with the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra. Blundell conducted and produced the orchestra’s debut CD “American Romantics III,” recently released worldwide through Naxos and New Focus Records, and which is a nominee for the 61st Grammy Awards. All three CDs in Blundell’s collaboration with Philadelphia’s Fleisher Collection have received glowing reviews in the United States and beyond.

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center Website
  • Show begins at 3pm
  • Tickets for the concert are $20 for adults, $17 for senior citizens, and $5 for students and can be purchased on their website above, or by calling the box office at 610.622.1189.  They are also available at the door.  
601 N. Lansdowne Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA
Parking is free.