Brockport Alumni to Lead Global Connections Concert: The College at Brockport

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Brockport Alumni to Lead Global Connections Concert

The Amadeus Chorale and the Brockport Symphony Orchestra will join forces to present "Global Connections" on Saturday, March 24, 7 pm at Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church in Rochester.

Celebrating its eighth innovative season, the Brockport Symphony Orchestra is not affiliated with the Department of Theatre and Music Studies. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts, a member-supported organization.

The Amadeus Chorale and Brockport Symphony Orchestra will join forces to present “Global Connections” on Saturday, March 24, at 7 pm in the Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, 1200 S. Winton Road in Rochester. Concert tickets are $10 each and can be purchased online at and at the door. Ample free parking is available, and there will be a complimentary dessert reception following the performance.

Under the direction of Brockport alumni Darla Bair and Jonathan Allentoff '14, this gala concert will highlight a wide variety of masterpieces, dances, and folk songs from across the globe. Rachel Roessel, the orchestra’s principal clarinet and an active musician in the Greater Rochester area, will be featured as soloist in Allentoff’s new setting of Antonin Dvorak’s hymn, “Goin’ Home.” The program, which includes works by Elizabeth Alexander, Edward Elgar, Reinhold Gliere, Jim Papolulis, Giacomo Puccini, and Donna Gartman Schultz, also showcases the talents of internationally-acclaimed concertmaster Jaesun Han and collaborative pianist Sally Martin.

Both ensembles recently returned from performing highly-acclaimed concert tours. The Amadeus Chorale was invited to perform on-stage at New York’s Radio City Music Hall in December, where they opened for The Rockettes. The Chorale also toured Philadelphia last summer and appeared in a special television broadcast. This past fall, the Brockport Symphony Orchestra presented two command performances in celebration of the Erie Canal Bicentennial at the Rochester Museum & Science Center’s Eisenhart Auditorium and Empire State Plaza’s Clark Auditorium at the New York State Museum in Albany.

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