Penn Symphony Orchestra: Rachmaninoff, Symphony no. 2

November 11, 2022 (Friday) – 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Irvine Auditorium
3401 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Join us for Penn Symphony's first concert of the Fall semester.  The evening begins with Beethoven's dramatic concert overture, Leonore no. 3, taking us on a journey from darkness to light as only he can do.  One of the most popular audience favorites, Ravel's Bolero dazzles us with its simple yet exotic melody, being repeated in order to showcase the composer's wizardry in exploring various orchestral colors.  Finally, the program concludes with the highly romantic music of Rachmaninoff's Symphony no. 2.  So rich in melodies and harmonies, the composer captures many expressive moments in this work as well as the unforgettable melodies of the 3rd movement.

This event is free and open to the public.  A brief intermission will be held between Bolero and Symphony no. 2.  Visit our Health & Safety page for audience requirements: 




The University of Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1878 and is comprised of musicians from throughout the University community, primarily non-music majors. The ensemble rehearses for four hours each week and performs a diverse range of repertoire drawn from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth Centuries. More information.


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