Special Event: The Classics

Brantwyn Estate 600 Rockland Rd, Wilmington, DE, United States

The Classics at Brantwyn is a garden party event benefiting the Kennett Symphony of Chester County. This unique experience features an open bar and gourmet brunch catered by the DuPont Country Club. Held on the exquisite grounds of the Brantwyn Estate (formerly a DuPont family residence), the Classics at Brantwyn, features beautiful and historic automobiles from the early 20th century to the present and helps bring innovative, first-class programming to Chester County.

Masterworks 1: Stories of Love and Nature

Exhibition Hall - Longwood Gardens 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA

Enjoy an exploration of themes of love and nature in the beautiful surroundings of Longwood Gardens. Taking inspiration from Hindu poetry, Canadian composer Glenn Buhr wrote a lighter-than-air piece entitled Akasha; Sanskrit for Sky. Mendelssohn was inspired by the rugged islands off Scotland’s coast to write the Hebrides, whereas Sibelius captured in music the tragic love story of Pelleas and Melisande.

Reimagined Concert Experience

Grand Ballroom - Mendenhall Inn 323 Kennett Pike, Mendenhall, PA, United States

We invite you to immerse yourself in the world of classical music like never before at our Reimagined Concert Experience! Seated in the round, with options for food and drink, our casual setting encourages an open and friendly atmosphere. Hosted by Music Director Michael Hall, enjoy the perfect marriage of music and visuals as multimedia projections bring the music to life with informative, captivating imagery. Perfect for first time attendees, as well as patrons who would like a renewed appreciation for the timeless beauty of classical music.

Masterworks 2: Cultural Resonance

Adler Theatre - West Chester University 817 S High St, West Chester, United States

Living in the early 20th century, the music of African American composer Florence B. Price is an important rediscovery in classical music today. This is paired with another distinctive American voice Charles Ives and his enigmatic ‘Unanswered Question.” Then we hear Dvorak’s 8th Symphony, a composer, who also was committed to the music of his native country.

Family Concert

Rustin High School Auditorium 1100 Shiloh Road, West Chester, PA, United States

Travel through the trees and across the seas with Maestro Mouse and his musical friends! You’ll meet a big blue whale and speedy cheetahs, tiny beetles, and graceful swans. Each has a special secret to share. Written by Dan Brown, author of The Davinci Code, this is an ideal concert for the entire family and a fun, engaging way to learn about the instruments of the orchestra and the animals in the animal kingdom.

Mother’s Day Chamber Music at Winterthur

Copeland Lecture Hall - Winterthur 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE, United States

Join us for a Mother’s Day celebration with intimate chamber music by members of Kennett Symphony in the beautiful Copeland Lecture Hall at Winterthur. Attendees may add on tickets to Winthur’s Museum, Garden, Library and Exhibitions - including 90,000 objects in the 175-room mansion Henry Francis du Pont called home, 1,000 acres of rolling hills, streams, meadows, and forests, as well as a research center dedicated to America’s artistic, cultural, social, and intellectual history from colonial times into the twentieth century.

Masterworks 3: Symphony Under the Stars – Halls of Magic

Open Air Theater - Longwood Gardens 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA

The popular music from the eight Harry Potter movies is paired with the imaginatively colorful pictures at an Exhibition. Both classical and film music are represented on this program, making it a concert that will appeal to a wide range of audiences.