NEWBURGH -- The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) will perform a concert focused on “Transfiguration” on March 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Aquinas Hall on the Mount Saint Mary College campus in Newburgh.
Russell Ger, Music Director of the GNSO, said “this wonderful program centers around the idea of transformation. With Richard Strauss’ incredible tone-poem “Death & Transfiguration” that looks back over the hero’s life and then culminates in his ascent, Wagner’s alternatively earthly and celestial “Lohengrin” preludes, an exciting work by living female composer Missy Mazzoli about the Detroit skyline, and Tchaikovsky’s irresistible “Sleeping Beauty Suite,” this concert is certain to be a winner.”
Now in his fourth season of GNSO leadership, Ger has led the orchestra to new attendance records and artistic heights, most recently at the Holiday Concert in December, which was the first sold-out performance in the Symphony’s history. This is the third of six subscription concerts scheduled for the season, with a successful repeat of last season’s Moxart having taken place on Feb. 1 and a repeat of last year’s Boscobel concert likely in July.
Arrive at 6:30 p.m. for the concert preview by Gordon Shacklett. Tickets – balcony $50, reserved $40, open $35, Senior Citizen $25 – can be purchased online or at the door. Call 913-7157 or visit newburghsymphony.org. Students are admitted free to Open seating. Snow date is March 15 at 4 p.m. in the same location.