The following release was submitted by Phil Ellingsworth Jr., representing the Spring-Ford Area School District:
ROYERSFORD — The Spring-Ford area community will be treated to the harmonious tunes of some of the world's greatest composers courtesy of the Pennsylvania Symphonic Winds. Sponsored by the Spring-Ford Educational Foundation, the 7 p.m. June 29 free concert is open to the public and will take place in the auditorium at the , located at 400 S. Lewis Road in Royersford.
The Pennsylvania Symphonic Winds is a new and unique musical organization in the Philadelphia area. It is a symphonic wind ensemble capable of playing a caliber of music seldom found outside professional groups. The ensemble was organized in late 2008, and is comprised of 47 professional and semi-professional members under the direction of its founder, Philip Evans. Evans currently holds the position of Director of Musical Programs at Valley Forge Military Academy and College in Wayne, Pa.
The Winds’ repertoire runs the gamut from transcriptions of the world’s greatest symphonic music, to world-class contemporary concert band literature, to film and theater music, to original works and arrangements. The Winds’ June 29 concert will feature the music of Johann Strauss, Sammy Nestico, Leonard Bernstein and Johan de Meij, and will also include two original compositions by Evans.
By the end of 2012, the Pennsylvania Symphonic Winds will have performed more than 32 concerts in its less than four years it has been in existence.
The Spring-Ford Educational Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps the District provide scholarships, special programs and services for students and the community that might not otherwise be possible.
For additional information about the concert, contact Mary Chrisman with the Spring-Ford Educational Foundation at 610-705-6203, or visit the Pennsylvania Symphonic Winds’ website at www.pennsylvaniasymphonicwinds.org.