SYMPHONIC BAND TO SALUTE "HEROISM AND REMEMBRANCE" WITH OCT. 27 CONCERT

10/3/2007

Concert to Blend “First Local Performances” with Classic Symphonic Band Numbers

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – The SUNY Orange Symphonic Band will salute and pay musical tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with a concert entitled “Heroism and Remembrance: Symphonic Classics for Band.” The show will begin at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 in Middletown’s historic Paramount Theater.

The concert will feature classic symphonic band numbers, as well as the first local performances of three pieces, including Eric Ewazen’s “A Hymn for the Lost and Living (In Memoriam September 11, 2001),” Quincy Hilliard’s “Requiem for Band” and William Owens’ “And My Spirit Lives On.”

Additional musical selections on the program include Beethoven’s overture to “Fidelio,” Aram Khachaturian’s Three Dance Episodes from the ballet “Spartacus” and the finale to Dimitri Shostakovich’s “Fifth Symphony.”

The band, under the direction of Kevin Scott, is comprised of SUNY Orange students and members of the community. General admission tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. The Paramount Theater is located at 17 South Street.

For more information, contact the College’s Arts and Communication Department at (845) 341-4787 or 341-4393.

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Mike Albright
Communications Officer
115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940
845-341-4728
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