Featured in Disney's Fantasia, the "Pastoral" Symphony paints vivid scenes of gathering thunderstorms, wandering brooks, and breezy countrysides.
The famous Violin Concerto of Brahms is performed by the incomparable Gil Shaham.
Robert and Lynne Pollack Chair
Violinist Richard Amoroso joined The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1998 after serving as a member of Concerto Soloists (now Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia), Peter Nero and the Philly Pops®, and as a substitute violinist with the Orchestra. He also performed with various local music groups, including Pro Musica, the Mendelssohn Club, the Philadelphia Singers, the Academy of Vocal Arts, and the Opera Company of Philadelphia. He has performed as soloist with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, the North Penn Symphony, and in a trio recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. He returned to Carnegie in 2004 to perform a solo recital.
Mr. Amoroso's relationship with The Philadelphia Orchestra began in 1984 at the age of 14 when, when he won of the Orchestra’s Student Competition and subsequently performed as a soloist with the Orchestra. A native Philadelphian, he attended Settlement Music School on scholarship, and also studied with Philadelphia Orchestra retired Concertmaster Norman Carol, as well as with former Orchestra Co-Concertmaster William de Pasquale, Rafael Druian, and retired Orchestra Associate Concertmaster David Arben.
Mr. Amoroso holds a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College, from which he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
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