Berks Sinfonietta was established in 2014 as a group made up of local musicians, dedicated to exploring the vast repertoire of all periods. One of its distinguishing characteristics is the intergenerational approach, where young professionals, advanced students and gifted amateurs come together to learn from one another and to create performances of unqualified excellence. We also intend to explore various aspects of performance practice, and to build a new audience for classical music through education and outreach.

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PAST REPERTOIRE

First through Fifth Season

2018-2019

5th SEASON

"To Hear...

And Be Heard"

August 18, 2018

Immanuel United Church of Christ; Shillington, PA

Coles 

Behind the Lines – III. Cortege

Mendelssohn (Fanny) 

Overture in C

Mozart 

Rondo in D Major, K. 382, featuring Barton Smith, piano

Beethoven 

Symphony No. 5

"Mozart's Great Mass in C minor"

October 27, 2018

Atonement Lutheran Church; Wyomissing, PA

Mozart 

Mass in C minor

"Wonderful Winds"

November 17, 2018

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church; West Reading, PA

Raff 

Sinfonietta

Strauss 

Serenade for 13 Winds

Krommer 

Partita - Nonette (op. 79)

Beethoven 

Adagio in F Major

"A Night With The Schumanns"

January 6, 2019

Atonement Lutheran Church; Wyomissing, PA

Clara Schumann 

Piano Concert

Robert Schumann 

Symphony no. 2

"The Wailing Woman"

February 16, 2019

Immanuel United Church of Christ; West Reading, PA

February 17, 2019

Lincoln University; Oxford, PA

Florence Price 

Symphony in E Minor

William Grant Still 

The Wailing Woman

 

"An Evening in Russia"

June 15, 2019

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church; West Reading, PA

Prokofiev

Summer Day, Children’s Suite

Prokofiev

Symphony No. 1 "Classical"

Kabalevsky

Cello Concerto No. 1 in Gm,

Lia Marie Crisculo, cello

2017-2018

4th SEASON

"From the Shadows of Giants"

August 19, 2017

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church; West Reading, PA

Kuhlau 

Overture to Røverborgen

Clarke 

Viola Sonata

orchestrated by Ruth Lomon;

ft. Kathleen Stevens-Bahena

Beethoven 

Symphony No. 4

"Music for Strings"

November 18, 2017

Immanuel United Church of Christ; Shillington, PA

Britten 

Simple Symphony

Grieg 

Two Elegiac Melodies

Carwithen 

Concerto for Piano and Strings;

ft. Paulino Contreras

"A German Division"

 

January 6, 2019

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church; West Reading, PA

Mozart 

Divertimento, K. 137

Beethoven 

Coriolanus Overture

Haydn 

Symphony No. 82 "The Bear"

"A Farewell to Arms"

June 9, 2018

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church; West Reading, PA

Butterworth 

The Banks of Green Willow

Granados 

Danzas Espanolas

Bridge 

Lament for Strings

Finzi 

Farewell to Arms, 

featuring Marco Panuccio, tenor

Haydn 

Symphony No. 100

"A Time To Dance"

May 20, 2017

Immanuel United Church of Christ; Shillington, PA

A collaboration with Vox Philia Chamber Choir

Roth 

A Time To Dance

"A Celebration of Women"

June 11, 2017

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church; West Reading, PA

Jolley 

The Ferry Crossing

Du Bois 

Noctilucent Song

Cooper 

Concertino

Haydn 

Symphony No. 48 "Maria Theresia"

"A Transatlantic Journey" 

January 9, 2016
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church; West Reading, PA

 

A collaboration with Vox Philia Chamber Choir


Weber 

Der Freischutz Overture

Villa 

Lobos Bacchianas Brasileiras

Kodaly 

Dances of Galanta

Nielsen 

Symphony No. 1

"Music of Will Todd" 

 

May 22, 2016

Immanuel United Church of Christ; Shillington, PA

 

A collaboration with Vox Philia Chamber Choir

Todd 

Te Deum

Todd 

Various other works

"The Great House Composers of Vienna"

June 12, 2016

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church; West Reading, PA

Salieri

Overture to "Les Horaces"

Salieri 

Ballet from "Les Danaides"

Mozart 

Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"

2017-2018

2nd SEASON

"Rising Hopes"

August 22, 2015
Atonement Lutheran Church; Wyomissing, PA

Krasa 

Overture for Small Orchestra
Myslivecek 

Symphony in B-flat major, F. 30

Vaughan Williams 

The Lark Ascending,

feat. Jennifer Sternick

Beethoven

Symphony No. 2 in D major

"Magnificat"

 

December 19, 2015
Immanuel United Church of Christ; Shillington, PA

Bach 

Magnificat

"Eroica"

August 20, 2016

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church; West Reading, PA

Beethoven 

Overture to Creatures of Prometheus

Telemann 

Don Quixote Suite

Beethoven 

Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"

"The Unanswered Question"

January 7, 2017

Atonement Lutheran Church​; Wyomissing, PA

 

Reinecke 

Serenade in G minor for Strings

Ives 

The Unanswered Question

Beethoven 

Piano Concerto No. 1, 

featuring Lititz native Paulino Contreras

2016-2017

3RD SEASON

"Premiere" 


August 2, 2014 
Atonement Lutheran Church

Wyomissing, PA

 

Mendelssohn 

Hebrides Overture
Mozart 

Symphony No. 35 "Haffner"
Beethoven 

Symphony No. 1

2014-2015

1ST SEASON

"The British Are Coming" 
 

January 10, 2015 
Atonement Lutheran Church; Wyomissing, PA

Vaughan Williams 

The Wasps Overture
Finzi 

Eclogue for Piano and Strings,

feat. Dr. Barton Smith, piano
Vaughan Williams 

Four Hymns for Tenor and Viola, feat. Marco Panuccio, tenor and Kathleen Bahena, viola
Mendelssohn 

Symphony No. 3 "Scottish"

"Vivaldi's Gloria"


May 21, 2015
Wilson High School Auditorium; West Lawn, PA


A collaboration with the Wilson High School Select and Concert Choirs

 

Vivaldi 

Gloria

"Dancing Down the Danube" 


May 30, 2015
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church; West Reading, PA

 

Brahms 

Hungarian Dance No. 5
Smetana 

Die Moldau from "Ma Vlast"
Weiner 

Serenade for Small Orchestra

Dvorak 

Symphony No. 6

"Death and Destruction" 


June 14, 2015
WCR Center for the Arts

Reading, PA

A collaboration with Vox Philia Chamber Choir

Schmidt 

Lux aeterna
Shostakovich 

Chamber Symphony
Beethoven 

Elegischer Gesang
Mozart 

Requiem,

as completed by Simon Andrews