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Pirates, Ahoy! Family Concert – Sun., Dec. 8, 2019

Nov 11, 2019 | Announcements

The Bucks County Symphony Orchestra presents its annual Family Concert at Central Bucks High School West in Doylestown, PA.

The BCSO’s Assistant Conductor, Sebastian Grand, will conduct this performance entitled Pirates, Ahoy! The featured soloist will be the 2019 Youth Concerto Competition prize winner, 15-year-old flutist Sarah Park. She will perform the third movement of Jacques Ibert’s Flute Concerto. Guest student performers will be the Central Bucks West Orchestra and Lenape Middle School String Ensemble, under the direction of Jessica Tosti. Flute players from CB Elementary Schools will join the BCSO as well, prepared by music teachers Mark Appiotti, Aric Branchfield, Paul Losch and Mike Robinson.

What a wonderful way for the entire family to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment together! Children of all ages are invited to wear their best pirate attire! No toy weapons, as per CBSD policy.

TICKETS: $10 for adults – students admitted FREE. Click here to purchase tickets online.

Family Concert Program

  • Walter Leigh: Overture from Jolly Roger
  • Henry Wood: Fantasia on British Folk Songs
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
  • Jacques Ibert: Flute Concerto, Mvt. I
  • John Williams: Flight to Neverland
  • Klaus Badelt: Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Leroy Anderson: Pirate Dance


About Sarah Park
Sarah Park is 15 years old and in 10th grade at Liberty High School in Bethlehem, PA.  She has played the flute for over 8 years and studies with Jeffrey Khaner, principal flutist with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Sarah has won numerous competitions, including the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia Young Artists Competition, Ambler Symphony Elmer and Louise Menges Scholarship, Old York Road Symphony Concerto Competition, Bucks County Symphony Youth Concerto Competition, Crescendo International Youth Competition, KRB New York International Competition, Nelly Berman Classical Virtuosos Competition, Asian American Music Society International Competition, and the Pocono Flute Festival Competition.

Sarah was selected as a finalist at the Philadelphia Orchestra Albert M. Greenfield Competition.  In addition, she has performed at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, the Kimmel Center, and the Kennedy Center.

Sarah has won the Michael Kurta Outstanding Musicianship Award for her school band, participated in the Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra for 3 years, and is currently playing in the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra.  She has participated in Curtis Summerfest and the Philadelphia International Music Festival. In addition to music, Sarah is a part of her school’s swim team and loves to spend time with her friends.

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