Monday, November 20, 2017

Big Hall (Brockton High) Big Music, Big Fun!




I have been invited to continue as "The Voice of the Symphony" and serve as Master of Ceremonies. I gleefully accepted. My latest ad for the Brockton Symphony Orchestra includes clips from 5 of the many pieces that you can hear if you join us for the concert. Here's the text of the ad:

The Brockton Symphony returns to Brockton High for Maestro Emilian Badea’s joyous Holiday Pops Concert on Sunday, December 17th at 3:00 PM.

Rejoice and celebrate with joyous world music and familiar favorites. Kate Higgins’s South Middle School Chorus sings "Still, Still, Still.” Sing along with Anderson’s “Christmas Festival,” and clap to Strauss, "Radetzky March.”

Soloists include vocalist Renese King, Pianist Tudor M. Bota, and Dr. Badea on accordion. The program includes Christmas and Hanukah songs, Folk songs, jazz, polka and a tango; composers from Shostakovich to Strauss, Enya to Glenn Miller, and too many more to mention.

Tickets purchased at the door are Adults $30.00, seniors and students $25.00, 18 and under free. Purchase in advance and save $5.00 at Brockton Symphony dot org, or call 508-588-3841. That’s 3:00 PM, Sunday, December 17th at the Brockton High School. The Brockton Symphony Orchestra – A Greater Brockton Treasure! Sponsored by Harbor One Bank.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Another Stirring Season of Magnificent Music



Here's my newest promo for the Brockton Symphony Orchestra's rousing concert in two weeks. I will return to emcee duties as "The Voice of the Symphony." It's great fun and an immersion in magnificent music.

Here's the text: The Brockton Symphony Orchestra kicks off its Gala 70th Season with Celestial Masterworks at 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 22nd at the Christ Congregational Church.
It opens with the Wagner’s rousing Overture to the Flying Dutchman, conjuring up images of the turbulent sea. Our own concertmaster, violinist Kristina Nilsson, performs Bruch’s brilliant Adagio Appassionato. The program features Tchaikovsky's intensely dramatic and compelling Symphony No. 5.
Adult tickets purchased at the door are 25 dollars, seniors and students 20, children 18 and under, free. Save 5 dollars and order in advance at Brockton Symphony dot org or by calling 508-588-3841. That’s 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 22nd at the Christ Congregational Church, 1350 Pleasant Street in Brockton.
The Brockton Symphony Orchestra – A Greater Brockton Treasure! Sponsored by Harbor One Bank.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sorry to miss Brockton Symphony's Season Finale



The Concert I missed. I was to serve as "emcee" or Master of Ceremonies for this, the final concert of the season.
The message I sent: "The itch in my lungs from the last few days has morphed into a cough that comes in loud and drawn-out bursts that would embarrass me and disrupt the performance."
I'm happy that I had prepared this one-minute promo for the concert, and am pleased with how it came out. Here's the text:

The Brockton Symphony Orchestra wraps up its 69th Season with Symphonic Spirituals at 3:00 PM on Sunday, April 23rd at the Christ Congregational Church.
It opens with the Overture to Hérold’s comic opera Zampa, followed by a suite of spirituals by local composer Eric Lindgren, including Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho and others, performed by bass-baritone Oral Moses. The concert concludes with Dvorák's New World Symphony, inspired by African-American spirituals and Native American melodies.
Adult tickets are Twenty dollars, seniors and students fifteen, children 18 and under, free. Order at Brockton Symphony.org, call the Symphony at 508-588-3841, or purchase at the door. That’s 3:00 PM, Sunday, April 23rd 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 30, 2017

Promoting another wonderful Brockton Symphony Orchestra concert


Here's the radio ad copy for yet another wonderful Brockton Symphony Orchestra concert:

The Brockton Symphony Orchestra sends you an Invitation to the Dance, Sunday, March 12th at the
Christ Congregational Church in Brockton. Witness the American premier of William Perry's Two Dance Pieces for Trumpet and Orchestra featuring our beloved principal trumpet, Wayne King. Marvel at 11 year old prodigy Hayden Idson’s mastery of the cello on Tchaikowsky’s Pezzo capriccioso. Mellow out in the warmth of Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltzes, and stir your soul to Rossini’s William Tell Overture. Strauss’ Overture to The Gypsy Baron and Grieg’s Symphonic Dances complete the afternoon. Adult tickets are Twenty dollars, seniors and students fifteen, 18 and under, free. Order at Brockton Symphony dot org, or call the Symphony at 508-588-3841. That’s 3:00 PM, Sunday, March 12th at the Christ Congregational Church, 1350 Pleasant Street, in Brockton. The Brockton Symphony Orchestra – A Greater Brockton Treasure! Sponsored by Harbor One Bank.