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Chinese pianist Fei-Fei Dong performs with NEPA Philharmonic at Wyoming Sem in Kingston on Nov. 11

Chinese pianist Fei-Fei Dong performs with NEPA Philharmonic at Wyoming Sem in Kingston on Nov. 11
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From a press release:

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic will open its 2017-18 PNC Chamber Concert/Fundraising Series at the Kirby Center for Creative Arts at Wyoming Seminary in Kingston on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m.

The guest soloist will be Chinese pianist Fei-Fei Dong, winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition and a top finalist at the 14th annual Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Sponsors for this performance are PNC, Geisinger, and Kevin’s Bar & Restaurant. The concert will be followed by a “meet and greet” reception at Kevin’s (247 Wyoming Ave., Kingston).

General admission tickets for the concert are $35, and admission to the reception is $15. All proceeds will benefit the Philharmonic. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling the Philharmonic office at 570-270-4444.

The Philharmonic welcomes back Dong, who last performed with the orchestra in March of 2016. Her career highlights include playing with the Fort Worth Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Aspen Music Festival Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Germany’s Norddeutsche Philharmonic Rostock, and in China with the China National Symphony. Her concert engagements for 2017-18 include performances with the American Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Long Beach Symphony, and Pacific Symphony.

Upcoming fundraising events to benefit the Philharmonic:

Sunday, Dec. 10 at noon: Jazz brunch at The Colonnade (401 Jefferson Ave., Scranton), sponsored by the Philharmonic League

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at 8 p.m.: Chamber concert featuring clarinetist Pascal Archer at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral (35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre)

Friday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.: Performance by the Indigo Moon Brass Band at the Creative and Performing Arts Academy in the Ritz Theater building (222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton)

Sunday, March 4 at 3 p.m.: Chamber concert featuring flutist Patricia Zuber and percussionist Greg Zuber at the Sordoni Theater in WVIA Studios (100 WVIA Way, Pittston)

Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m.: Recital featuring cellist Jeremy Lamb and pianist Spencer Meyer at the Sordoni Theater in WVIA Studios (100 WVIA Way, Pittston)

Saturday, April 21 at 8 p.m.: World acclaimed violinist Yevgeny Kutik at the First Presbyterian Church (97 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre), presented by the Temple Israel Endowment Fund

The Board of Trustees of the Philharmonic Society, which governs the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, announced in August that it was necessary to suspend the 2017-18 main stage season. The decision to be fiscally responsible and to focus this year on new paths going forward will enable the Philharmonic to establish new priorities, implement new marketing strategies, and raise the funds necessary to support a season for 2018-19. The board is actively exploring creative new options and opportunities in order to ensure the orchestra’s future.