Sunday, November 28, 2010

SUNY Orange Symphonic Band Performs Kathryn Salfelder's 'Cathedrals' 8 PM Saturday, Dec. 11

[Kevin Scott, conductor, SUNY Orange Symphonic Band]

Season's Greetings to all!
The Arts and Communication Department Presents
The SUNY Orange Symphonic Band
Kevin Scott, Conductor
“The program will include the first complete performance of Douglas Townsend's Three Christmas Fantasies, which are based on 'God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen,' 'Silent Night' and 'The Wassail Song.' Mr. Townsend, who will be celebrating his 90th birthday next year, is one of America's most renowned composers and musicologists who first gained national exposure when his Contra Dances were first performed by the CBS Symphony under the legendary Bernard Herrmann.

“The other featured offerings will include Kathryn Salfelder's award-winning composition Cathedrals, which has received over 70 performances to date since its premiere two years ago, and Randol Alan Bass' cinematic setting of Clement Clarke Moore's poem, 'The Night Before Christmas.' Max Schaefer, the director of SUNY Orange's Apprentice Players and SummerStar Theatre programs, will be the guest narrator. The concert also includes music by Leroy Anderson, James Curnow, Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridsen and Ernest Gold.”

An Old-Fashioned Holiday with some New Seasonings
Featuring Max Schaefer narrating
Clement Clarke Moore's immortal
"The Night Before Christmas"
with music by Randol Alan Bass

James Curnow's Overture to a Winter Festival
Douglas Townsend's Three Christmas Fantasies
Kathryn Salfelder's Cathedrals
Ernest Gold's music from the film Exodus
Eric Whitacre's Lux Aurumque

Saturday evening, the 11th of December, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.
Paramount Theatre, 17 South Street
Middletown, New York
Admission $5.00
SUNY Orange students and active military free
For further information, please contact (845) 341-4787 or 341-4393

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