Performance to Include Ensembles from Within the Band; Music by Copland, Gershwin and Tchaikovsky

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – The SUNY Orange Symphonic Band’s initial Spring Concert, set for 8 p.m., Saturday, March 22 at Middletown’s Paramount Theater, will feature ensemble performances from groups within the band along with the premiere of assistant professor Dana Perna’s original piece, “Nonet: In Memoriam Charles T. Griffes.”

The show, under the theme “And Now … Something Completely Divers(e),” will showcase ensemble performances of music from Aaron Copland, George Gershwin and Piotr Tchaikovsky. In addition the complete band, directed by Kevin Scott, will play Norman Dello Joio’s “Scenes from the Louvre” and the finale to Dvorak’s celebrated “‘New World’ Symphony.” Perna’s compilation is for saxophone quartet and brass quintet.

General admission to the concert is $5. For additional information, contact the Arts and Communication Department at (845) 341-4787. Any interested members of the community who wish to join the band may call (845) 341-4393. The Paramount Theater, located at 17 South Street, Middletown, is universally accessible.

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Mike Albright
Communications Officer
115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940