For Immediate Release
April 11, 2013
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Brockport Symphony Orchestra Salutes the Music of the Movies
Presentation is Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 7:30 pm in the Seymour College Union Ballroom
Brockport, NY – The Brockport Symphony Orchestra will present “A Night at the Movies” on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 7:30 pm in the Seymour College Union Ballroom, located on Residence Drive on the Brockport campus. This concert will highlight a collaboration between the Department of Theatre and Music Studies and the Film Studies program. Donations will be accepted at the door.
Under the baton of Jonathan Allentoff ’14, this concert will feature films and film music from the silent film era to the present. Dr. Sidney Rosensweig, lecturer of film and author of Casablanca and Other Major Films of Michael Curtiz, will give an introduction to the films. Harold Lloyd’s “Ask Father” (1919) will be shown, with the orchestra premiering Allentoff’s new score.
Nationally recognized trumpet soloist Buddy Colaneri will perform Velazquez’s “Besame Mucho”, arranged for trumpet and orchestra by Dr. William Hullfish, associate professor of music emeritus. Hullfish wrote this new arrangement to highlight Colaneri’s virtuosity on the trumpet. Colaneri has performed with the Gene Krupa and Louis Prima bands, and is the lead trumpet in the Gateswingers Big Band. “Besame Mucho” has been featured in a number of films including Juno, The Naked Gun 2½, and the Serbian film, Love and Other Crimes.
The orchestra will perform the Academy Award-winning "Theme from Around the World in Eighty Days" by Victor Young and two new suites, “Suite from The Andy Griffith Show” featuring music by Earle Hagen and “Suite from Calamity Jane” featuring music by Sammy Fain, both of which have been restored and arranged by Allentoff for this concert. Scenes from these films and series will also be screened.
Please call (585) 395-2787 or visit www.brockport.edu/finearts for additional information.
This is a new date for a concert previously announced for April 24, 2013.
Photo: The Brockport Symphony Orchestra will present “A Night at the Movies” on Thursday, April 18, 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