It’s All About the Brass! Free Concert with Symphony in C

-Courtesy of Symphony in C

Symphony in C’s Brass Ensemble, under the direction of Assistant Conductor, Kenneth Bean, presents an exciting and eclectic concert of Classics and Pops, Marches and Movie Music, and More. The performance will take place at Library Point in Haddonfield, NJ on Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (Rain date Sunday, July 18th at 3:00 p.m.) Concertgoers of all ages are invited and should bring their lawn chairs.

This FREE CONCERT is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Presser Foundation, the Horizon Foundation for NJ, the Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation, the William G. Rohrer Charitable Foundation, the Connelly Foundation, and TD Charitable Foundation.  Symphony in C is a member of ArtPride and the South Jersey Cultural Alliance (SJCA). 

About Symphony in C: Symphony in C is one of three professional training orchestras in the United States preparing musicians and conductors who are on the cusp of world-class careers through concert, educational outreach and professional development programs. Symphony in C serves over 90,000 people annually through its critically-acclaimed concert series, educational outreach programs and radio broadcasts.  Symphony in C has been designated a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and strives to continue making artistic, educational, and economic impact on a regional, national and global scale. For more information on Symphony in C visit www.symphonyinc.org or call 856-963-6683.

About Assistant Conductor Kenneth Bean: Kenneth Bean was appointed the Assistant Conductor of Symphony in C in 2018.  In addition to serving as the Assistant Conductor, Kenneth also serves as Co-Director of Symphony in C’s Summer Music Camp and the Music Director of Symphony in C’s Youth Orchestra.

Kenneth Bean is an instructor and conductor in the Philadelphia area, as well as an active freelance trumpeter. He earned a Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music Education from Jackson State University.  He has taught at many festivals and schools, including The School District of Philadelphia, St. Francis de Sales School, The Premier Orchestral Institute of the Mississippi Symphony, Luzerne Music Center and Kinhaven Music School where he currently teaches trumpet and serves as Conductor of Chorus and Orchestra for Junior Session.

In Kenneth’s conducting experience, he was the Associate Conductor of Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and served as substitute conductor for Mississippi Youth Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Conductor for the Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra and the Junior String Philharmonic of the Lehigh Valley.  Currently, he serves as Music Director/Conductor of the Young People’s Philharmonic of the Lehigh Valley and Conductor of the Philadelphia Young Musicians Orchestra. 

As a trumpeter, Kenny is currently a member of the Philadelphia Chamber Brass and Philos Brass Ensemble.  He has appeared with numerous ensembles, including Mannheim Steamroller, Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra and as a soloist with Asociación Filarmónica Coral de Honduras. He can be heard on recordings with Symphony in C, the Monocacy Chamber Orchestra and hip-hop artist Thee Phantom & the Illharmonic Orchestra.

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