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.