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SUNY Orange Orchestra Concert

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. -- The SUNY Orange Community Orchestra will open its 20th season with a concert of “musical humor” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at Middletown’s Paramount Theatre. In addition to celebrating the ensemble’s two decades of performing great orchestral literature, the concert also marks the beginning of conductor Hilarie Clark Moore’s final season with the orchestra.

“The programming for this concert reflects the humor we have shared and the friendships we’ve forged during the past 20 years of the orchestra,” Moore said. “We’ve grown from just two musicians-a violinist and a bassoonist-to a 60-piece orchestra that is multi-generational, a collaboration of the College with the community, and a blending of musicians from the amateur to the professional, that has been an absolute delight to conduct. Equally delightful is the music we will be performing.”

 Each of the works on the program expresses musical humor that is charming, witty, and comical. The evening program will include Gioacchino Rossini’s wit and comical antics in his overture from the “Barber of Seville,” Edward Elgar’s musical and, at times, humorous representation of his closest friends in his “Enigma Variations, Op. 36” and Joseph Haydn’s “Symphony No. 94 (“Surprise”) in G Major.”

General Admission is $10. Active Military and SUNY Orange students with ID are free.The Paramount Theatre, located at 17 South St. in Middletown, is universally accessible. The concert is sponsored by the College’s Arts and Communication Department. For more information, call (845) 341-4787.

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Terry Sandford
Arts & Communication Department