JOHNSON CITY (WBNG)-- The Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra kicks of it's 2021 to 22 season this weekend.
Opening night at the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra will feature "Emerge", a concert of symphonic works by Vivian Fung, Joseph Haydn and Felix Mendelssohn. Binghamton Philharmonic Executive Director Paul Cienniwa said musicians haven't seen each other or created music in over a year and anticipates an electrifying performance.
"It is just such a joy to be back in the concert hall and bringing a fully fleshed out 2021 concert season," Cienniwa said. "This is really our opening night and a great reason to come back to the concert hall."
Cienniwa said the Orchestra's 2021 to 22 season has three main conceptual themes.
"We have three concerts of our classical concerts, Emerge, Ascend, & Wander and these ideas were really conceived of what does classical music mean to you," Cienniwa said. "We talked to audience members and emerge was one of the words that came out and it's a perfect name for our release of the season because here we are we are emerging."
The concert will be on Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Broome County Forum Theatre. Under the direction of Masetro Daniel Hege, the program features violin soloist Julian Rhee. Julian Rhee said began playing violin when he was just 5-years-old because he mother loved the violin.
"What's been great is that the program especially with Mendelssohn's Concerto I think it's one of those concerto's that the music just speaks for itself and it doesn't need to have too much of the bells and whistles," Rhee said. "As Paul [Cienniwa] had mentioned being away from music for so long and coming together in a piece that has this very immediate and direct emotional connection to our audiences and musicians it's been really exciting."
To purchase tickets and for more information about opening night at the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra you can contact the Box Office at 607-723-3931 or visit the link provided.