The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert focused on “Transfiguration” on Saturday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. at Aquinas Hall on the Mount Saint Mary College campus in Newburgh.
“This wonderful program centers around the idea of transformation," Russell Ger, the music director of the orchestra, said in the press release promoting the concert. "With Richard Strauss’ incredible tone-poem Death & Transfiguration that looks back over the hero’s life and then culminates in his ascent, Wagner’s alternatively earthly and celestial Lohengrin preludes, an exciting work by living female composer Missy Mazzoli about the Detroit skyline, and Tchaikovsky’s irresistible Sleeping Beauty Suite, this concert is certain to be a winner.”
Now in his fourth season of GNSO leadership, Ger has led the orchestra to new attendance records and artistic heights, most recently at the Holiday Concert in December, which was the first sold-out performance in the symphony’s history.
This is the third of six subscription concerts scheduled for the season, with a successful repeat of last season’s Moxart having taken place on Feb. 1 and a repeat of last year’s Boscobel concert likely in July. The orchestra also performs special engagements.
Arrive at 6:30 for the concert preview by Gordon Shacklett.
Tickets are $50 for balcony seats; $40 for reserved seats; $35 for open seats; and $25 for senior citizens. Students are admitted free to open seating.
Tickets can be purchased online www.newburghsymphony.org or at the door. Call 845 913-7157 for additional information.
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