Grove City College Professor of Music and Director of Orchestral Activities Dr. Jeffrey Tedford ’00 will serve as guest conductor for the Butler County Symphony Orchestra’s “Music Under the Stars” concert.
The concert, which marks Tedford’s conducting debut with the symphony, is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 29 at Cranberry (Township) Community Park Amphitheater. It is free and open to the public.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this outstanding orchestra. This concert will showcase the talents of these musicians and allow us to share this patriotic music with our local community,” Tedford said.
The symphony will perform selections ranging from patriotic favorites and popular show tunes in a celebration of America, including music by John Williams, George M. Cohan, Aaron Copeland, and Leonard Bernstein. The concert will conclude with Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”
In addition to his work on Grove City College’s faculty, Tedford maintains an active schedule as a violinist and guest conductor throughout the Northeast. While this concert will be his conducting debut with the Butler symphony, he has performed with the orchestra in the past as a member of the first violin section.
The Butler County Symphony Orchestra is a regional symphony orchestra with a long history of musical excellence in the region. The orchestra was established in 1948 and will be celebrating its 75th anniversary during the upcoming 2023-24 season. For more, visit butlersymphony.org.