“Nibiru: The Bringer of Doom” by Carlton Winston to Receive its World Premiere

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – The SUNY Orange Symphonic Band will deliver a unique musical experience inspired by the end of the world doomsday predictions of Nostradamus and the Mayan calendar when it takes to Middletown’s Paramount Theatre for its annual Fall concert at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3.

PHOTO: Carlton WinstonThe concert, entitled 2012: The End ... or the Beginning,” will kick off the band’s 2012-13 concert series and will feature the world premiere of “Nibiru: The Bringer of Doom” composed by Carlton L. Winston (right). The composition was written as a gift to the band and its conductor, Kevin Scott.

“Nibiru” recognizes another “doom prophecy,” in the form of a fictional planet, originally listed as a star in Babylonian and Sumerian mythologies, that is on course to collide and destroy the Earth ... in 2012. The SUNY Orange Symphonic Band has previously premiered other Winston compositions, including most recently debuting “Dionysian Mysteries” at its May 2012 concert.

Rounding out the November concert program are the “March to the Scaffold” from Hector Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique,” Modeste Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain,” Donald Johnston’s “Ritual,” Charles Lee Hill’s “At the Gremlin Ball” and Michael Lewis’ “Del Arco Iris,” which the band premiered during its community concert series this past summer.

The concert is sponsored by the College’s Arts and Communication Department. General admission is $5. SUNY Orange Students with a current ID and active military personnel will be admitted free. The Paramount Theatre, located at 17 South St. in Middletown, is universally accessible. For more information, contact the Arts and Communication Department at (845) 341-4787. For updates on all cultural and artistic events at SUNY Orange, visit “The Arts at SUNY Orange” Facebook page at

The SUNY Orange Symphonic Band, comprised of students and members of the community, is also seeking musicians. Interested performers may contact Scott at (845) 341-4393.

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