Glens Falls Symphony to partner with area libraries, restaurants, schools in 2017-18

Posted on: September 6, 2017

“The Glens Falls Symphony is branching out from the concert hall to the community to emphasize ‘Immerse Yourself in the Music,’ the theme of its 2017-2018 season,” writes Maury Thompson in last Tuesday’s (8/29) Post-Star (Glens Falls, N.Y.). “The symphony will partner with Crandall Public Library, downtown restaurants and area schools to offer community programs, many of them free, including film showings and children’s story times at the library and after-concert performances at downtown restaurants. The effort dovetails with themes and composers at the orchestra’s five regular concerts. The new ‘audience engagement initiative’ is intended to create greater awareness in the community of the orchestra’s sponsors … said Jennifer Brink, the orchestra’s executive director…. The schedule of community events is still being finalized … The season opens … Sept. 24 … with … music of Hector Berlioz, Georges Bizet and Claude Debussy…. The orchestra will hold a pre-concert reception at the Morgan & Company restaurant in downtown Glens Falls. After-concert ‘symphony lounge’ performances will be held at downtown Glens Falls restaurants in the evenings after the other concerts. The symphony also is planning a series of visits by symphony musicians to area schools to perform and speak about music.”

Posted September 6, 2017