College-Community Ensemble to Perform Aug. 8 on Newburgh Campus and Aug. 10 on Middletown Campus

PHOTO: Danielle ParisiMIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – The SUNY Orange Symphonic Band will conduct a pair of free concerts in early August, performing light classics and popular favorites in the Great Room of Kaplan Hall on the College’s Newburgh campus at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8 and at 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10 on the Alumni Green at the Middletown campus.

Featured works will include Yosuke Fuchida’s “Dancing in the Wind” (“Kaze-No-Mai”); the main title from Jerry Goldsmith’s score for the television series “Anna and the King”; a suite from Marvin Hamlisch’s “A Chorus Line” arranged by John Cacavas; “Garth Brooks: Superstar,” a medley of the Grammy® award winner’s hits arranged by Jay Bocook; two of Antonín Dvořák’s “Slavonic Dances” arranged by Paul Hanna; and marches by Alex Lithgow and Julius Fučík.

Danielle Parisi (right), who recently graduated from Newburgh Free Academy and will be a visual communications student at SUNY Orange, will be the guest soloist performing Pietro Morlacchi’s “The Swiss Shepherd” for flute and band.

The SUNY Orange Newburgh campus is located on Grand Street one block north of Broadway, and the entrance to the Alumni Green on the Middletown campus is at the main entrance on South Street. Both concerts are free and open to the public, and there is ample parking on both campuses.

The concert is sponsored by the College’s Arts and Communication. For more information, call (845) 341-4787. For updates on all cultural and artistic events at SUNY Orange, visit “The Arts at SUNY Orange” Facebook page.

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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Mike Albright
Communications Officer
115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940