Glens Falls Symphony celebrates American composers in 2010-11

Posted on: May 10, 2010

Monday’s (5/10) Post-Star (Glens Falls, New York) reports, “The Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Charles Peltz, will recognize the 100th birthday of American composers Samuel Barber and William Schumann during its 2010-11 season. The opening concert on Oct. 10 will feature Brahms’ Symphony No. 1, Saint-Saens’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso (with Symphony Concert Master Michael Emery as violin soloist) and Bruch’s ‘Kol Nidre’ (with Symphony Principal Cellist Jameson Platte as soloist). … The Symphony will honor the 100th birthday of American composer William Schuman on March 6 in a performance of his Symphony for Strings (Symphony No.5). Also on the program are two audience favorites—Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Mozart’s ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.’ The final concert of the 2010-2011 season on May 8, 2011 is a Mother’s Day event featuring newly commissioned work by Osvaldo Golijov. The piece has been written to honor Henry Fogel, the former chief executive officer of the Chicago Symphony and retired chief executive officer of the League of American Orchestras.”

Posted May 10, 2010