Thursday, March 28, 2019

Brockton Symphony Orchestra Awakening Spring: The French Connection

Here's my promotional radio commercial for the next performance by the Brockton Symphony Orchestra. I will be there to serve as Master of Ceremonies.



On Sunday, April 28th, the Brockton Symphony Orchestra presents the final orchestral concert of our 71st season, Awakening Spring: The French Connection, featuring intense, breathtaking works by French composers, at 3:00 PM in the East Bridgewater High School.
You’ll be stirred by power of Saint-Saëns’ Marche Héroïque, delighted by the sweep and textures of Debussy’s Ibéria from Images for the Orchestra, and transported by the sumptuous delirium of Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique.
Adult tickets purchased at the door are $25.00, seniors and students $20.00, children 18 and under, free. Save $5.00 and order in advance at Brockton Symphony.org or by calling 508-588-3841. That’s 3:00 PM, Sunday, April 28th at East Bridgewater High School, 143 Plymouth Street in East Bridgewater.
The Brockton Symphony Orchestra – A Greater Brockton Treasure! Sponsored by Harbor One Bank.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Brockton Symphony's All-Beethoven Program is Coming!

I have the great good fortune to serve as emcee or Master of Ceremonies for the Brockton Symphony Orchestra. My title in the program book is actually "The Voice of the Orchestra," which may be misleading because I don't sing at the concerts. I also produce a radio (and social media) commercial for each concert. Here's one for the upcoming and very exciting all-Beethoven program in March.



Here's the text of the promo: Beethoven - Everyone's heard of him, and almost everyone thinks of those four notes - but there's so much more! On Sunday, March 3rd, the Brockton Symphony Orchestra presents Winter Light: A Beethoven Triple Delight at 3:00 PM in the Christ Congregational Church. Along with the power of the familiar 5th Symphony, thrill to the sensational Aleksandr Poliykov in Piano Concerto No. 4, then the magnificent orchestra in the Leonore Overture No 3. Adult tickets purchased at the door are $25.00, seniors and students $20.00, children 18 and under, free. Save $5.00 and order in advance at Brockton Symphony.org or by calling 508-588-3841. That’s 3:00 PM, Sunday, March 3rd at the Christ Congregational Church, 1350 Pleasant Street in Brockton. The Brockton Symphony Orchestra – A Greater Brockton Treasure! Sponsored by Harbor One Bank.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Brockton Symphony Chamber Music Concert 2019

Coming Soon: Brockton Symphony Orchestra's Chamber Music Concert. Here's my promo for radio play.



Here's the text: If you prefer your Classical music intimate, try Chamber Music. Small ensembles highlight each performer's craft. Or does "Sunday" mean Patriots Football to you? The Brockton Symphony Orchestra celebrates both on January 27th with a Chamber Music Concert, when the winner will be drawn for a beautifully framed autographed Tom Brady Game Jersey, with holograms and Certificates of Authenticity. Tickets can be purchased online at Brockton Symphony dot org. You need not be present to win, but this concert is the real prize.

Concert tickets are $25, seniors and students $20, children 18 and under, free. Save $5 and order in advance at Brockton Symphony.org or by calling 508-588-3841. That’s 3:00 PM, Sunday, January 27th at the Christ Congregational Church, 1350 Pleasant Street in Brockton, near the Easton line.

The Brockton Symphony Orchestra – A Greater Brockton Treasure! Sponsored by Harbor One Bank.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

My newest promo for the Brockton Symphony

When I'm not recording audiobooks I produce radio commercials for the Brockton Symphony Orchestra. (I'm their emcee and "Voice of the Symphony.") This Sunday is our next concert.

You can hear it by clicking here.

Here's the text of the spot:

The Brockton Symphony Orchestra launches their 71st Season, A Cornucopia of Symphonic Treasures, with Autumn Harvest: The Horn of Plenty, at 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 21st at the Christ Congregational Church.

You’ll be stirred by Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, and Arutiunian’s fiery Trumpet Concerto, featuring our 2017 Youth Concerto Competition co-winner, Huanyi Yang. Relax to Enjoy Gounod’s elegant Ballet Music from his opera, Faust. Prepare for the range of emotions in Dvořák’s dramatic masterpiece, Symphony No. 7, with its mournful sense of tragedy, and warm-hearted lyrical themes.

Adult tickets purchased at the door are $25.00, seniors and students $20.00, children 18 and under, free. Save $5.00 and order in advance at Brockton Symphony.org or by calling 508-588-3841. That’s 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 21st at the Christ Congregational Church, 1350 Pleasant Street in Brockton. The Brockton Symphony Orchestra – A Greater Brockton Treasure! Sponsored by Harbor One Bank.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Publisher Praise for my Narration and Production

When you submit your work to a publisher like Melissa at Find Your Way Publishing, and they say

“You've gone above and beyond and we hope to work with you again in the future. Thanks again, and again. Your professionalism, expertise, and attention to detail is extremely impressive, and we are very grateful to you.”

Well, you just smile – and thank your coaches. So thanks to Sean Allen Pratt and Johnny Heller and all of the colleagues who make me better by sharing their experience and expertise.

Monday, May 7, 2018

A Book I Would Truly Enjoy Narrating and Producing

I've just submitted an audition to produce the audio of a book that contains many of the lessons I learned in my 40 year career as "Harry the Librarian." It is Sustainable Thinking: Ensuring Your Library's Future in an Uncertain World, by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, and is published by the American Library Association. I would be proud to be in their "stable."
This content is important to me. My 40 year career in Public Libraries included Executive Director of 6 town and city libraries. I oversaw planning and implementation of the renovation and expansion of a large town library, “built” a new city library after the old one had its 8th major flood, and commissioned two other cities’ libraries whose Directors left when construction was “complete.” I still call myself "Harry the Librarian." I’m an Audible Approved Producer with the technical skills to produce a worthy product, but it’s up to the "Rights Holder" to evaluate the appropriateness of my "performance."

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Brockton Symphony wraps up 70th Season: Symphonic Fireworks



I was so flattered after Sunday's "Across the Stars," when Concertmaster Kristina Nilsson said my "performance" as Master of Ceremonies adds gravitas to our concerts. Here's my promo for April 29th:

The Brockton Symphony Orchestra wraps up their Gala 70th Jubilee Season with Symphonic Fireworks at 3:00 PM on Sunday, April 29th at the Christ Congregational Church. Celebrate Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday with a medley from his dazzling West Side Story and his On the Waterfront Suite! The celebration continues as internationally acclaimed organist, Dr. Steven G. Young, salutes the Brockton Symphony’s 70th anniversary, performing Saint-Saëns' kaleidoscopic Symphony No. 3, the Organ Symphony, on the Christ Congregational Church's beautiful Austin Organ. A splendid time is guaranteed for all. Adult tickets purchased at the door are $25.00, seniors and students $20.00, children 18 and under, free. Save $5.00 and order in advance at Brockton Symphony.org or by calling 508-588-3841. That’s 3:00 PM, Sunday, April 29th at the Christ Congregational Church, 1350 Pleasant Street in Brockton. The Brockton Symphony Orchestra – A Greater Brockton Treasure! Sponsored by Harbor One Bank.