NEXT CONCERT

Sunday, February 26, 2023, at 3:00pm

Daniel Matsukawa, Conductor/Music Director




Remainder of program TBA



Auditorium in the Learning Center at Temple University Ambler
Admission:
  $20 - adults
  $15 - seniors (65+)
  Free - students (under 25) with ID
Purchase tickets at the door with cash or credit card.

For more information. please
call: (215) 915-0747 or
email: Independence.Sinfonia@gmail.com


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Ernie Tovar

Celebrated for his "astonishingly beautiful liquid tone", hornist Ernesto Tovar Torres is currently the fourth horn of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Having established himself as an orchestral and chamber musician, he has performed with the Atlanta Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, the Naples Philharmonic, and the Grand Rapids Symphony.

A sought after chamber musician, Mr. Tovar's festival engagements include the SunValley Music Festival, Steamboat Springs String Music Festival, and the Bellingham Festival. He has performed the Strauss Horn Concerto No. 1 with the Texas Music Festival Orchestra, and regularly performs with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.

Mr. Tovar received his training at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, where he studied with William VerMeulen. He holds a bachelor's degree in horn performance from Oklahoma State University where he studied with Lanette Lopez-Compton.

A passionate advocate for musical education and equality in classical music, Mr. Tovar is currently on faculty at Temple University's Boyer School of Music and Dance and is a Co-Founder of One World Horn, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to providing free private lessons from the world's top pedagogues to young BIPOC horn players.

Mr. Tovar currently resides in Philadelphia with his wife, Marde Meek, and their three dogs: Cleopatra, Samantha, and Francis. Together they enjoy walks in the park, cooking fine Mexican cuisine, and traveling (when they can find a dog sitter).