GNSO Opens New Season With “Delightful Diversion”

NEWBURGH – The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) opens its 2023/24 season on Saturday, October 7 at 7:30 pm at Aquinas Hall on the Mount Saint Mary College campus in Newburgh. Maestro Russell Ger says that “A Delightful Diversion” offers something for all musical tastes, some of it spectacular.

“Many orchestras offer a potpourri of mixed delights for their season opener, and this year we decided to follow suit,” Mr. Ger noted. “We begin with John Adams’ high-octane fanfare Short Ride on a Fast Machine, which is followed by the lilting mellow sweetness of Dvorak’s Humoresque. The Dvorak will feature our very own Concertmaster Adrienne Harmon and Principal Cello Naomi Lisowski as soloists. We then turn to Poulenc’s quirky and imaginative Concerto for Two Pianos, a work that veers from the gorgeously lyrical to the flippantly zany, featuring the mother-and-son duo of Michelle and Chris Kuo. To round out the evening, we have the thunderous roaring of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.”

Again, “A Delightful Diversion” will be presented Saturday, October 7 at 7:30 pm at Mount Saint Mary College’s Aquinas Hall in Newburgh. Tickets – Balcony $75, Center Reserved $60. General $50, Senior Citizen $30 – can be purchased at the door. Call 845/913-7157 or visit Students are admitted free to General 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, the late George Handler, who was followed as president after 10 years by the late Fred McCurdy. In addition to six regular subscription concerts, the Orchestra performs special engagements, such as the Moxart, Safe Harbors and summer concerts at Boscobel House and Gardens.

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