The Saint Rose Symphony Orchestra will present its “Berlioz to The Beatles” concert Saturday, April 30, at 8 p.m. on the D’Arcy-Brady Stage in the Kathleen McManus Picotte Recital Hall, Massry Center for the Arts, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany, New York. Admission: free.
Under the direction of Ena Shin, the orchestra will feature selections from classical masterpieces such as Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. The orchestra also will premiere No Different by Saint Rose student James Ferro. Assistant Professor of Music Industry Sean McClowry will speak briefly on George Martin’s influence on the string writing of Beatles works. McClowry and music industry students Nina Santana, Alenni Davis and Sam Gleason then will join the orchestra to perform Etta James’ At Last and Paul Simon’s Still Crazy (After All These Years) as well as I Am the Walrus, Eleanor Rigby and All You Need Is Love by The Beatles.
In addition, the Symphony Orchestra will hold an “Orchestras Feeding America” food drive to benefit the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. Donations will be accepted in the Massry Center on the night of the concert.
For more information, visit www.strose.edu/music or contact the Saint Rose Music Department at 518-454-5178.