Sunday, April 23, 2017
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
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