NEWBURGH – The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) will conclude a successful season on Saturday, July 22 at 4:00 pm at Aquinas Hall on the Mount Saint Mary College campus in Newburgh. For Maestro Russell Ger, “At The Movies!” is literally a dream come true.
“In my late teens, I used to spend hours in our living room standing in front of our sound system while conducting, with a chop stick, the movie soundtracks I had on CD,” Mr. Ger recalls. “The music – with all its intensity, its drama, its emotion – had me completely hooked. It is part of why I wanted to become a conductor. So, I have been dreaming about doing a concert like this for around twenty-five years!”
Mr. Ger continued, “We are performing some of my all-time favorites, like the incredible uplift of E. T. to the rollicking adventure of Indiana Jones to the epic grandeur of Jurassic Park to the poignancy of the Godfather, and then on to a bunch of really fun themes like Mission Impossible and Ghostbusters. It is going to be a blast!”
Again, “At The Movies!” will be presented Saturday, July 22 at 4:00 p.m. at Mount Saint Mary College’s Aquinas Hall. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Call 845/913-7157 or visit www.newburghsymphony.org. Students are admitted free to Open seating.
The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra is one of the leading cultural institutions of the Hudson River Valley. It was founded in 1995 by Dr. Woomyung Choe and its first president, George Handler, who was followed as president after 10 years by the late Fred McCurdy. In addition to its regular concerts, the Orchestra performs special engagements, such as with Moxart and summer concerts at Boscobel House and Gardens.