Lansdowne Symphony Wins American Prize For Orchestral Recording

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The Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra was honored with a national award by The American Prize for its premiere recording of compositions by American female composers, writes A.A. Cristi for Broadway World.

Orchestra Music Director Reuben Blundell selected the compositions to be recorded from the Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of the Philadelphia Free Library.

This is the second recording from the Lansdowne Orchestra, which was established in the borough in 1946.

Featured on the album are composers Linda Robbins Coleman, Alexandra Pierce (1934-2021), and Priscilla Alden Beach (1902-70).

“Each of these pieces presents the composers’ unique view of the world – they’re exciting discoveries to hear and to perform,” Blundell said. “I hope these pieces get heard more, but I also hope the exploration of them by new generations of listeners sparks greater curiosity among listeners and performers. It’s a very rewarding project, and one we’re continuing!”

The Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra is one of the oldest community orchestras in the Greater Philadelphia area. It boasts a core of 75+ talented local musicians. The orchestra season runs from October to April, with five concerts at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.

Read more at Broadway World about the Lansdowne Symphony’s national award and these unique recordings.

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