‘An American Salute'

| 30 Sep 2011 | 08:21

Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra presents Summer Pops at Downing Newburgh — The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra presents at “Summer Pops at Downing — An American Salute,” at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, in Downing Park, Newburgh. Rick Regan, principal trombonist, will make his conducting debut with the orchestra. He also holds conducting positions with the Orange County Youth Symphony and the Hudson Valley Honors Youth Wind Ensemble. Additionally, he is in demand as a guest conductor of bands and orchestras throughout the east coast and has served on the brass and conducting faculty of various summer youth music institutes in New York State. Regan is employed by the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District, where he teaches brass and percussion and conducts its award winning high school wind ensemble. Bass-baritone Erich Tusch has appeared as a featured soloist throughout the region. Tusch has performed with the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra as the bass soloist for Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. Most recently he appeared as the bass soloist in Handel’s Messiah at West Point. Tusch is the director of music for St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Highland Mills, where he conducts the adult and youth choirs, as well as the youth orchestra. Call 913-7157 or visit www.newburghsymphony.org for more information.