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Orchestra plans rich program for last concert of semester

December 7, 2015

The Skidmore College Orchestra will close the fall semester with a concert program that features politics and romance.

The concert is scheduled at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, in the Arthur Zankel Music Hall. Admission is  $8 adults, $5 seniors and Skidmore community, free for students and children. Tickets may be purchased online at the Zankel web site or by calling the Zankel Box Office at 580-5321.

The program features "Die Meistersinger Prelude," by Wagner; "Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture," by Tchaikovsky; and highlights from Roscoe, the opera by Evan Mack. The final selection is based on the best-selling novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Kennedy and features powerful scenes with guest artists Danielle Messina (soprano) and Jeffrey Williams (baritone). Kennedy, who has brought Albany alive for millions of readers through his Albany cycle of books (O, Albany; Ironweed; and Billy Phelan’s Greatest Game), will be available to sign books at the end of the concert. Attendees are welcome to bring their Kennedy books (a limited number of copies of Roscoe will be available for sale).

Click here to read the Roscoe back story.

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