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Erin Kittel performing with Philadelphia youth orchestra

September 19, 2010
  • Erin Kittel of Hagerstown is performing with the Philadelphia Sinfonia Youth Orchestra.
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Erin Kittel of Hagerstown successfully auditioned into Philadelphia Sinfonia Youth Orchestra in May. She joined 100 musicians in the award-winning orchestra.

She is a 2008 Smithsburg High School graduate.

She will perform with the ensemble on bass trombone throughout the 2010-11 concert season and is eligible to return in subsequent years. Repertoire for this season includes works by Beethoven, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn and Mahler.

Erin is a trombone student at Philadelphia's University of the Arts.

The Sinfonia is comprised of 100 instrumentalists, including middle school students through college-level musicians. Now in its 14th season, the orchestra has completed seven international tours, been featured at area events, performed benefit concerts, joined two national orchestra food drives and collaborated with internationally recognized soloists and ensembles.

For more information, go to http://www.philadelphiasinfonia.com.

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