The Astoria Symphony launches their 2009/10 season this weekend! Come out to hear some great music at a brand new space - the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, down on 35th Ave. Details below:
Astoria Symphony: Opening Night Celebration
Saturday, October 17, 2009, 8:00 pm (7:30 lecture*)
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
35-12 35th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11106 [map]
Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream Excerpts
Schnittke: Quasi Una Sonata - Miranda Cuckson, violin
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1
Silas Nathaniel Huff, conductor
The Astoria Symphony launches its seventh season by celebrating Mendelssohn's 200th birthday, Alfred Schnittke's 75th birthday, and Beethoven's first symphony. This concert will feature a special guest appearance by the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts Orchestra, Ken Lieberson, director.
* Join Maestro Huff in the concert hall 30 minutes before the concert begins for an insightful glimpse into the evening's performance. These "Meet the Maestro" talks delve into the lives of the composers, the meaning of the music, and the techniques musicians use to bring music to life.
Purchase Tickets here.