Maestro Russell Ger Leads Newburgh Symphony
In Strings-only Concert on February 16
Newburgh – Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) will perform a strings-only concert on Saturday, February 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Aquinas Hall on the Mount Saint Mary College campus in Newburgh. “Threading Strands,” under the direction of Maestro Russell Ger, will feature the works of six international composers.
“The GNSO has never before presented a strings-only concert,” Mr. Ger noted, “but that’s precisely what this unique performance will be. It enables the orchestra and audience to explore some different repertoire that everyone will find both mutually enriching and deeply alluring.”
The compositions include Stephenson’s “Printemps,” Grainger’s “Irish Tune from County Derry,” Pärt’s “Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten,” Vaughan-Williams’ “Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis,” Rautavaara’s “String Suite, and concludes with Grieg’s “Holberg Suite.”
Again, “Threading Strands” will be presented Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Saint Mary College’s Aquinas Hall (arrive at 6:30 pm for the concert preview by Gordon Shacklett. Call 845/913-7157 or visit www.newburghsymphony.org. Students are admitted free to Open seating. The snow date for the concert is Sunday, February 17, at 4:00 p.m.