For Immediate Release
March 1, 2013
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Brockport, NY – Drawing members from the campus and the community, the Brockport Symphony Orchestra helps symbolize the renaissance and revitalization of the music program at The College at Brockport. The Orchestra will present their “Soloist Showcase” concert on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 7:30 pm in the Seymour College Union Ballroom. The Union is located on Residence Drive on the Brockport campus, and the concert is open to the public. Thought the concert is free, donations will be accepted at the door.
Under the baton of Jonathan Allentoff ’14, this concert will feature six outstanding soloists, the Golden Eagle String Band, and members of the Brockport College-Community Chorus. Dr. William Hullfish, associate professor of music emeritus, will premiere his new "Celtic Dance Suite" for pennywhistle, string band, and orchestra. Scott Horsington, director of the Brockport Clarinet Ensemble, will perform Allentoff's arrangement of Finzi's "Romance" for clarinet and orchestra. Lydia Allen, the orchestra's principal horn and an arts for children major, will perform Mozart's "Allegro from Concerto No. 1 for Horn and Orchestra." Peter Ferry, a recent recipient of the prestigious Performer’s Certificate at the Eastman School of Music, will perform the first movement of Sejourne's "Concerto for Vibraphone and String Orchestra." Meg Walters, the orchestra's principal bassoon and an Eastman graduate, will perform Allentoff's arrangement of MacDowell's "A Lovely Rose" for bassoon and orchestra. The concert will conclude with "Avinu Shebashamayim" by Sol Zim, arranged by Allentoff for baritone, chorus, and orchestra. The vocal soloist will be Cantor-Hazzan Martin Leubitz of Temple Beth El, who was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the Jewish Theological Seminary for his contributions during his career in the cantorate. Cantor Leubitz has composed and published several pieces for Hazzan and Congregation, and he is the featured soloist on two recordings, High Holiday Favorites and Shma Koleinu.
Please call (585) 395-2787 for additional information.
Photo: The Brockport Symphony Orchestra will present their “Soloist Showcase” on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 7:30 pm in the Seymour College Union Ballroom.
The College at Brockport, State University of New York
350 New Campus Drive * Brockport, New York 14420-2931
(585) 395-2754 * FAX (585) 395-2723 * www.brockport.edu