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July 28, 2013

Symphony lists upcoming season

DANVILLE — The Danville Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Jeremy Swerling, is celebrating its 47th season. It will include collaborations with musicians, composers, and world-renowned artists.

Events include:

• Mancini and Moonlight, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12: This program is filled with dancing and romancing performed by Nat Chandler, Teri Dale Hansen, and the DSO. Arrangements include “Moon River,” “The Days of Wine and Roses,” “Charade,” and orchestral features such as “The Baby Elephant Walk,” “Peter Gunn,” “The Pink Panther” and “Victor Victoria.”

Concert sponsored by Presence United Samaritans Medical Center and Financial Legacy Partners — Wealth Advisors of Raymond James.

• An Italian Christmas, 3 p.m. Dec. 15: The three members of Poperazzi have performed in everything from opera houses to Las Vegas. Selections include “William the Angel,” “Adeste Fidelis,” “Funiculi Finicula,” “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve,” “Libiamo,” “Silent Night,” and many more.

Concert sponsored by the Julius W. Hegeler II Foundation.

• Americana, 7:30 p.m. March 29, 2014: DSO and harmonica virtuoso Robert Bonfiglio will present an evening of great orchestral music from American film and Broadway. Gershwin’s “Symphonic Suite” from Porgy & Bess and Kurt Weill’s “Symphonic Nocturne from Lady in the Dark” round out the program with music of Stephen Foster and Beatles producer George Martin’s “Three American Sketches for Harmonica and Strings.”

Concert sponsored by Iroquois Federal.

• Two Times the Fun, 7:30 p.m. April 26, 2014: Indiana University pianists Charles Webb and Steven Mann join narrator Joseph Mervis in a performance of Mozart’s “Piano Concerto in E-flat” for two pianos as well as Saint Saëns’ classic zoological journey, “Carnival of the Animals.”

Concert sponsored by The Mervis Family Foundation.

For tickets

Season ticket holders receive the maximum discount available on the full season of concerts — four concerts for the price of three — and are guaranteed the same seats each season, providing they renew by the early renewal date; receive priority seat upgrades as they become available; receive courtesy night of performance or advance replacement of forgotten or lost tickets; and may attend private before and after concert events.

Season tickets are: Section A, $90 and senior (65-plus), $85; Section B, $80, and seniors, $75; student/children, $50.

Single ticket prices: Section A, $30 and seniors, $28; Section B, $28, and seniors, $26; student/children, $15.

Danville Symphony Orchestra summer office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 149 N. Vermilion St. across from the Fischer Theater. Charge by phone at 443-5300. Visa and Mastercard accepted. For more information, visit

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