Paul Salerni, director
The Lehigh University Philharmonic Orchestra is an extraordinary group of music lovers of all ages, coming together to study and perform great music. The Lehigh Orchestra is a student ensemble first and foremost. In addition to the student body, the orchestra could not exist without other help. First, several community members augment various sections. They also provide an important “glue” of continuity – some of them have been members of the orchestra for the past ten years. We are also fortunate to have in the orchestra several members of the LU faculty and staff. Some faculty come from other disciplines, such as English, Economics, Engineering and Chemistry; but, we also have Music Department Faculty performing side by side with their students. This provides a unique hands-on training that is vital for a student’s experience. In addition, we sometimes hire additional players from the pool of professionals in the Lehigh Valley and beyond.
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