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-SaĆ«ns' 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.

Monday, January 29, 2018

John Williams and Harry Williams return to the Brockton Symphony



Along with audiobooks, I enjoy producing radio commercials for the Brockton Symphony Orchestra. 12 years ago I joined them to narrate John Williams' (no relation, as far as I know) Harry Potter Movie Music to introduce young people to the instruments of the orchestra. This is my 10th year as their Master of Ceremonies. Next month's concert includes his Star Wars Music.

Here's the text of the promo:
The Brockton Symphony Orchestra invites you to our family-friendly concert, Across the Stars, at 3:00 PM on Sunday, February 18th at the Christ Congregational Church. It opens with Ignite, a Fanfare composed by principal tubist David Vess to celebrate the Symphony's 70th Anniversary Season.
Violinist Alex Goldberg, our 2016 Youth Competition winner, soloes on Sarasate's Carmen Fantasy. Travel in time and space, from Glazounow's Suite from the Middle Ages, to faraway galaxies in John Williams' Star Wars Suite. Other composers include Dvorak, Mozart and Smetana. Adult tickets purchased at the door 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, February 18th at the Christ Congregational Church, 1350 Pleasant Street in Brockton. The Brockton Symphony Orchestra – A Greater Brockton Treasure! Sponsored by Harbor One Bank.