Butler County Symphony Opens 69th Season with Brahms

The Butler County Symphony Orchestra will open its 69th season on Saturday, October 7 at 7:30 pm at the Butler Intermediate High School. A pre-concert lecture will be given by Music Director and Conductor, Matthew Kraemer at 6:30.

The concert, “All Brahms” will feature some of the most loved works by Johannes Brahms including Hungarian Dances, No. 5, Double Concerto for violin and cello featuring Andrés Cárdenes (violin) and Marjorie Lange Hanna (cello), and Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73.

According to his bio, Cuban-born Cárdenes has garnered international acclaim from critics and audiences alike for his compelling performances as a violinist, conductor, violist, chamber musician, concertmaster, and recording artist.

Mr. Cárdenes was the Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra from 1989 through the 2010 season.

Read more about Mr. Cárdenes.

Ms. Lange Hanna is the principal cellist for the Indiana Chamber Orchestra. She has played with a variety of musicians including Henry Mancini, Johnny Mathis, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Lyle Lovett as well as diverse acts such as Page and Plant and Josh Groban.

Read more about Ms. Lange Hanna.

Tickets are available at the symphony office, 259 South Main Street, Butler or online. Ticket prices are $23.00 for adults and $5.50 for students/children.

Season tickets are available by calling the symphony office at 724-283-1402.


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