The SUNY Broome String Ensemble and Concert Band are teaming together once again to present an evening of instrumental music at 7:30 p.m. May 8 in the Angelo Zuccolo Little Theatre.
The concert, “Haydn, Holst & Hamilton (Yes, Alexander Hamilton!),” features a first for both ensembles – playing together on the fourth movement from Haydn’s Symphony No. 88. This piece will be conducted by Professor Heather Worden and was arranged by Professor Karen Clark.
On the same program, the String Orchestra will also perform “Winter” from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, which will feature former SUNY Broome student Cricket Tombs. They also will be performing seven of Bartok’s Ten Children’s Pieces.
The Concert Band will also present a major work, Holst’s First Suite in E-flat for Military Band, Op. 28, No. 1, as well as a brand-new arrangement of highlights from the Tony Award winning musical, Hamilton. The program concludes with a glimpse of American history with a stunning work by James Swearingen called “Ask Not.”  The work musically reflects the life and times of our 35th President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, featuring a narrator, Sidney actor/musician Jack Doyle.