Westchester PhilharmonicJaime Laredo returns to lead the orchestra with violinist Isabelle Durrenberger

White Plains, New York — The Westchester Philharmonic returns to the stage at the Purchase Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 7, 3:00 pm. The program, entitled “Old School, New Voice,” features works of Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart.

Renowned conductor and violinist Jaime Laredo returns to lead the orchestra, performing Bach’s sublime Concerto for two violins with prized former student Isabelle Durrenberger. Laredo then takes up the conductor’s baton as Durrenberger performs both of Beethoven’s deeply expressive Romances for violin and orchestra. The program concludes with Symphony No. 29, composed by the “mature” Mozart of 18 years of age, 250 years ago nearly to the day of this concert.

The full season’s lineup can be found at www.westchesterphil.org/2023-24-complete-season

Artists’ photos can be found at www.westchesterphil.org/2023-24-artist-photos


For tickets and information for all programs, go to westchesterphil.org

Mainstage performances take place at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, New York. All tickets are $45; half-price for young people ages 6 – 16. Tickets sold exclusively through the PAC website ($2.50 fee). Tickets may also be ordered by phone: (914) 251-6200. Hours vary. Additional fees apply.

About the Westchester Philharmonic

Now in its 41st season, the Westchester Philharmonic is the oldest, continuously running professional symphony orchestra and largest performing arts organization of any kind in Westchester County. The Philharmonic’s main stage concert series makes its home at the Purchase Performing Arts Center, with outdoor concerts, chamber concerts, children’s programs, and special events throughout the area, attracting savvy music-lovers from Rockland, Bergen, Fairfield, and Putnam counties, New York City, and beyond.

Renowned artists who have performed with the Phil include Joshua Bell, Julia Bullock, Barbara Cook, Jeremy Denk, Branford Marsalis, Midori, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kelly O’Hara, Garrick Ohlsson, Itzhak Perlman, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Gil Shaham, Isaac Stern, and André Watts.

Among the many new works commissioned and premiered by the Westchester Philharmonic is Melinda Wagner’s Concerto for Flute, Strings and Percussion, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1999. Newly commissioned works by award-winning composers Christopher Theofanidis, David Ludwig, and Jed Feuer debuted in 2014, 2016, and 2018, respectively.

The Westchester Philharmonic has a long history of supporting artists of diverse backgrounds. Many of the composers whose works have been commissioned or premiered with the Philharmonic come from diverse backgrounds and/or are women. Over the past ten seasons the Phil has engaged 30 conductors or guest soloists of African-American, Hispanic, and Asian backgrounds. Women conductors and composers have appeared in eight of the last ten seasons.

The orchestra is comprised of the finest professional free-lance musicians from around the greater metropolitan area, who also perform regularly with the New York City Ballet, Orchestra St. Luke’s, Orpheus, Mostly Mozart, and for many Broadway shows. Members of the Phil hold faculty positions at Juilliard, Mannes, Manhattan School of Music, Purchase Conservatory, Vassar and Bard Colleges, and at local public schools.


Contact: Joshua Worby, (914) 682-3707