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Philadelphia Orchestra Back on Campus

October 9, 2008


The Westphal College and Pennoni Honor's College launch this season's College Performance Concert Series featuring musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra with a concert this Thursday. Our second season of concerts once again offers students and the Drexel community the chance to hear incredible chamber music in an informal campus settings. Each concert is structured to allow interaction with the musicians, free food and, by the way, the concerts are always free. Our opening concert will feature The Philadelphia Orchestra's violinists Daniel Han and Yayoi Numazawa and pianist Natalie Zhu on Thursday, October 9 at 8 PM in Van Rensselaer Ballroom. The concert series will continue with a November concert and two additional concerts in the New Year.

Han, Numazawa and Zhu began studying and performing as young children. When they are not playing with the Philadelphia Orchestra, they travel the world performing concerts as soloists and with chamber ensembles. Mr. Han begins his third year with the Philadelphia Orchestra and is the recipient of numerous awards and performance residencies. Ms. Zhu has performed worldwide since 1994 and enrolled at the Curtis Institute of Music at age 15. She recently completed a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music. Ms. Numazawa joined the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1995 while still a student at the Curtis Institute. She took up the violin at age five, winning her first competition at age twelve, and she has taught many talented students in her private studio.


  • College Performance Series: Daniel Han, Yayoi Numazawa, and Natalie Zhu
  • Thursday, October 9, 8:00 PM
  • Van Rensselaer Ballroom (3320 Powelton Avenue)
  • FREE and Open to the Public
  • For More Information call: 215-895-1267