Madeline Bell Appointed to Executive Board of Delaware County Symphony
The Board of Directors of the Delaware County Symphony (DCS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Madeline Bell to their Executive Board. Ms. Bell accepted the appointment and expressed her appreciation by saying, "In challenging times like the present, classical music provides a powerful experience to the most noble attributes of our individual and social values-all that is best in people". She added ,"Although classical music is our symphony's joy it is worth remembering that it is a temporal art. It lives and breathes in real time. Unlike a painting in a museum where you can see it today and then return in a month and see the same painting, in classical music however it lives only during a performance and then it is gone. With this in mind my practicing, rehearsing and performing are my constant passion that I bring to the DCS. I look sincerely forward to serving the symphony and classical music in my new role with the board".
In 2010 Ms. Bell was invited to join the DCS as a member of the first violin section. During the following season she was asked to sit as principal second and to also perform in the symphony's chamber concert series. In 2011 Ms. Bell was called upon to join the board of directors.
Madeline began violin in the fourth grade through the Haverford Township School District. Past private teachers include Davis Barnett and Barbara Sonies, the latter with whom she continued private studies at Temple University's Boyer College of Music. While at Temple, Madeline performed in the Temple University Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Luis Biava as well as several chamber groups coached by Jeffrey Solow, Mei-Chen Barnes, Deborah Reeder, Joyce Lindorff, and Helen Kwalwasser. In addition to playing with the DCS, Madeline enjoys playing for local musical theater productions.
The symphony will present the first Chamber Concert of the 2013-2014 season on Sunday September 22, 2013 at 3 p.m. in the Meagher Theatre of Neumann University, Aston. Featured on this program will be Ludwig Van Beethoven's, String Quarter in C Minor, Op. 18 No. 4; Maurice Ravel's, String Quartet in F Major, and Felix Mendelssohn's, Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 20. Chamber program commentary will be provided by Charles Thomas.
The season continues on Sunday October 20, 2013 at 3 p.m. with the first full symphonic program featuring Ms. Mimi Stillman one of the most celebrated flutist in the concert world today performing Flute Concerto "La Notte" by Antonio Vivaldi and Carmen Fantaisie by Borne. The concert will include Barber of Seville Overture by Rossini and Symphony No. 9 in E Minor "From the New World" by Dvorak. There is ample free parking and the Center is handicapped accessible. For ticket prices and directions please call 610-879-7059 or visit www.dcsmusic.org.
Photo by Joel Perlish Photography
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