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Orchestra's 34th season to start

October 27, 2015

The Skidmore College Orchestra opens its 34th consecutive season at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, in the Arthur Zankel Music Center under the baton of conductor Anthony Holland, associate professor of music.

Holland has billed the first performance of the year a family concert and encourages families to attend. He said,“Bring the entire family to hear this exciting hour long concert of some of the greatest music ever written for orchestra.” The program features the "Roman Carnival Overture" by Berlioz, "Lohengrin Preludes to acts 1 and 3" by Wagner, Symphony No. 2 (second movement) by Sibelius, and "Symphonic Metamorphisis" by Hindemith.

The Skidmore College Orchestra is a semi-professional orchestra made up of Skidmore students and top players from several regional professional orchestras, including the Albany Symphony, Berkshire Symphony, Schenectady Symphony and Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra. The combination of professional and student players creates an exciting synergy and concert atmosphere for players and audience members alike.

Admission for the Nov. 1 concert is $8 adults; $5 seniors, retirees, faculty, and staff; and free for students. For advance reservations or more information, please click here or call the Zankel Box Office at (518)-580-5321. The Zankel Music Center is wheelchair accessible and offers listening devices for the hearing impaired.

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