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Glens Falls Symphony to present world premiere Nov. 10

November 2, 2012

Glens Falls Symphony to present world premiere Nov. 10

November 2, 2012

Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra

The ELM Chamber Music Residency at Skidmore's Arthur Zankel Music Center will feature Glens Falls Symphony's "The Poetry of Music" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Arthur Zankel Music Center. A pre-concert talk with the composers will begin at 7 p.m.

 The Glens Falls Symphony will perform the world premiere of composer Ezra Laderman's Canto V, set to the poetry of former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky – a tour de force for orchestra and solo voices. Also on the program will be Vivaldi's The Four Seasons (Autumn, Winter) and Vaughan Williams' Lark Ascending.

The symphony's commitment to providing rich and dynamic music to the Glens Falls region is evident through its enriching performances and community outreach. Through summer concerts in local parks, children's concerts, and performing at renowned musical events, the Glens Falls Symphony has created an enormous subscriber base. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Joseph Schwantner told an audience at the premiere of his work,Chasing Light, "This orchestra is one of the great orchestras in the country." 

The group has performed a variety of extraordinary concerts, appearing with internationally known composer and performer David Amram at the 2001 Lake George Jazz Weekend, performing the world premiere of Made in America by Grawemeyer Prize and Grammy-winning composer Joan Tower in 2005, and playing in a consortium with 64 other orchestras around the country. The symphony has created outreach programs such as MUSICBRIDGE, which connects music from the past with contemporary music and has formed the Glens Falls Symphony Children's Chorus, directed for the first time by Carol Ann Elze-Sussdorff, which performed a sold-out Celtic Christmas concert in 2009.

Last year, the Glens Falls Symphony celebrated 25 years as a professional orchestra, demonstrating not only skill and talent, but also leadership in reaching out to the community with their remarkable music. The celebration performance ranged from the opening Brahms First Symphony to Tchaikovsky's Sixth, which was given great reviews by critics and audiences alike. Skidmore's Zankel is honored to welcome a gifted symphony from the Capital Region who continues to inspire audience members with each performance.

Admission for the Nov. 10, 3 p.m. Skidmore College Orchestra performance is $20 adults, $15 seniors and Skidmore faculty/staff/retirees/alumni, and free for students and children. For advance reservation click here or call the Zankel box office (518) 580-5321 for more information. The Zankel Music Center is wheelchair accessible and offers listening devices for the hearing impaired. For more information, please click here.

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