Win 2 Tickets to see Pianist Marcantonio Barone perform at Neumann University

The Delaware County Symphony (DCS) will present the third concert of its full symphony series for the 2011-2012 season, 3 p.m., Sunday February 26, 2012 in the Meagher Theatre of the Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center at Neumann University Aston. The concert will feature pianist Marcantonio Barone performing Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major by Ludwig Van Beethoven.

In more than three decades of concertizing, American pianist Marcantonio Barone has given solo recitals at the Metropolitan Museum and Weill Recital Hall in New York and the National Gallery in Washington, on the recital series of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, at the Ravinia Festival and San Francisco’s Midsummer Mozart Festival, at the Wigmore Hall in London, the Rachmaninoff Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, and the Great Hall of the St. Petersburg Filarmoniya, and in various cities in Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, and Malta. In the 1980s and ’90s, he frequently performed as soloist with major orchestras on four continents, in collaboration with such conductors as Sir Simon Rattle, Sergiu Comissiona, Leon Fleisher, Arthur Fiedler, Barry Tuckwell, Antonio de Almeida and Vladimir Ziva.

He serves as head of the piano department and assistant director of the Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music, where he has taught since 1980. In addition, he teaches piano, keyboard harmony, and chamber music at Swarthmore College.

 Mr. Barone is a Steinway Artist. His recordings are available on the Albany, Bridge, and Capstone labels. 

The concert will also include Pacific 231 by Arthur Honegger and the Symphony No. 1 by Dmitri Shostakovich. Program commentary will be provided by Jeremy Gill, Music Director of the DCS. All are invited to a free pre-concert presentation entitled FIRST by Dr. Michael Kelly from 2-2:30 p.m. in the McNichol Room. There is ample free parking and the center is handicapped accessible. For information call 610-879-7059 or visit