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 alternately 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.
Mazzoli River Rouge Transfiguration
Strauss, R Death & Transfiguration
Wagner Lohengrin Prelude Acts I & III
Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty Suite
The Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss are amongst the most divinely ravishing meditations on cycles of life, time and age in existence. While Ravel’s La Valse is an incisive replica of Viennese waltzes but viewed through the lens of history post-World War 1, Brahms’ Fourth Symphony is a bittersweet farewell to the old world in the rapidly changing social landscape of the late nineteenth century. In combination, these works offer a compelling glimpse of an era at its close.
Ravel La Valse
Strauss, R Four Last Songs
Brahms Symphony No. 4
Sibelius’ composing hut was situated under a migration path of Finnish swans. And so, every year he bade farewell to these majestic creatures and awaited their return after the long winter. His Fifth Symphony climaxes with a glorious melody he called his ‘Swan Theme’. To tie in with this poetical idea, we have Nielsen’s Helios Overture, an ode to the sun, and Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Suite.
Nielsen Helios Overture
Tchaikovsky Swan Lake Suite
Sibelius Symphony No. 5
Our summer pops program will feature an exciting group of soloists singing their hearts out to your favorite music from Broadway. This promises to be a delightful event that will have everyone singing along and humming long after they have left the hall.
With an unparalleled view of the Hudson, this wonderful outdoor event will take place at dusk. The concert, called Revolutions, will finish just before the famous firework display directly across the river at West Point.
GNSO's second annual Holiday Concert will again feature lush orchestrations of holiday favorites and an incredible team of soloists. Selections will include Schubert’s Ave Maria, as well as Greensleeves, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, music of Hanukkah, plus more secular songs like Let it Snow!, White Christmas, and Winter Wonderland. It will conclude with our new annual tradition of audience participation in our Finale medley.
Greater Newburgh Symphony, Aquinas Hall, Newburgh, NY
"The First Noël"
In addition to the traditional Tchaikovsky Nutcracker, this program will feature an array of beloved seasonal classics including:
O Holy Night, Away in a Manger, Deck the Halls, as well as some Hannukah favorites,