Music at Abington Calendar of Events

Welcome to the 47th Season, 2018-2019

Founded in 1972 Music at Abington is a musical arts series which brings outstanding professional musical programming to the Abington community for free. The concert series includes annual features of solo and chamber music, choral and instrumental programs, children's concerts and unique programs supported through free-will donations and patrons. Join us!



Sunday, October 7, 4pm


Philadelphia Flute Quartet

The Philadelphia Flute Quartet, hailed as an “impressive delight,” is a professional ensemble dedicated to the performance of music for multiple flutes, educational presentations, and ensemble coaching. Core members of the quartet include Thomas Meany, Christine Hansen, Anne Levinson and Kathleen Brown.

Sunday, October 28, 4pm

Trick or Treat for Unicef Concert

Don a costume for this bonus event where you can enjoy a mini-concert with friends of Music at Abington and then Trick-or-Treat to raise funds for Unicef.

Friday, November 2, 7:30pm

Abington Symphony Orchestra and Oratorio Choir
with Tyler Lindsay, trumpet

A classic program of broad color and scope for the players, this concert features Hummel's joyful trumpet concerto alongside the brilliance and pathos of gems by Mozart, Schumann, Beethoven, and Gordon Jacob.

Sunday, December 16, 4:30 & 7pm

Christmas by Candlelight: Toda la Tierra

“All Earth is Hopeful, the Savior Comes at Last” lends its title and international theme to this annual community gathering to sing carols with children, youth, and adult choirs, orchestra, bells, and organ with a candlelight procession.

Sunday, January 20, 3pm

Arcadian Trio: Music Transcends

The Arcadian Trio’s program Music Transcends features composers who overcame extraordinary challenges to bring their music into being. Works by Shostakovich, Zemlinsky, and David Baker are brought to life through the talents of trio members violinist Igor Szwec, cellist Vivian Barton Dozor, and pianist Diane Goldsmith, along with visual images and commentary. The program features a world premiere based on African American spirituals, which is being written for the group by local composer Kile Smith. (Snow date: 1/21, 7pm)

Sunday, February 10, 3pm

Special Family Event: Young People’s Concert

John Sall and the Abington Symphony Orchestra invite listeners young and old to share in this delightful program. Introductions to the various instrument families of the orchestra culminate in a performance of Howard Blake’s beautiful narrated score The Snowman, based on the text of Raymond Briggs’ classic children’s book.

February, Tuesdays at 12:00 Noon

AGO Organ Recitals

Take a musical lunch break each Tuesday during February as area organists offer noon recitals.

Sunday, March 3, 4pm

Seraph Brass

This dynamic brass quintet, drawing from a roster of America’s top female brass players, is committed to engaging audiences with captivating programming. Seraph Brass presents a diverse body of repertoire including original transcriptions, newly commissioned works, and well-known classics.

Sunday, April 7, 4pm

Annual Memorial Concert: Dona Nobis Pacem

The Abington Symphony Orchestra and Oratorio Choir mark our annual tradition as we remember loved ones with a musical tribute. Anguished and powerful prayers for peace found in Vaughan Williams’ beautiful Dona Nobis Pacem shape the program.

Friday, April 19, 1pm

Good Friday Worship Musical featuring children's choirs

The children’s choirs of APC are led by Ruth Ideen-Sall in a moving musical presentation of The Three Trees, a children’s musical which sets a folk tale reflecting the Good News at the heart of the liturgy on this somber day.

Sunday, May 5, 7pm

Chapel Choir Tour Concert

Help to welcome home the youth singers and ringers of APC’s Chapel Choir and Festive Ringers from their annual spring tour.

Friday, May 17, 7:30pm

Abington Symphony Orchestra
with Kara Silverman, flute

The Abington Symphony Orchestra rounds out their season featuring one of its own. Kara Silverman, principal flute in the ASO, steps out front to solo in the melodic and charming variety heard in John Rutter’s Suite Antique.

Tuesday, June 25, 7:30pm

Silent Movie/Organ

A growing annual tradition with an audience of all ages, we will share again a night of fun with classic silent movies accompanied by live music from the organ. Bring your own laughter, but popcorn and lemonade are supplied.


Music at Abington Background

Music at Abington was founded in 1972 by G. Stanley Powell, Minister of Music Emeritus.  As a concert series, Music at Abington brings outstanding professional musical programming to the Abington community for free.  The series has grown to include annual features of solo and chamber music, choral and instrumental programs, children's concerts and other unique programs all supported through free-will donations and patrons of the concert series.  Music at Abington builds community relationships by offering childcare and public receptions at its programs, and it celebrates and features the community-based ensembles of Abington Presbyterian Church: the Abington Symphony Orchestra and Oratorio Choir in orchestral programs and combined choral works.  The purpose of Music at Abington is to bring quality musical opportunities to the APC and Abington communities and through collaboration and musical excellence to "glorify God and refresh the soul" (-J. S. Bach).


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