PUTNAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
TO PERFORM HOLIDAY CLASSICS
The Putnam Symphony Orchestra will open its 36th season with a performance on Sunday, November 18th at 3 p.m. The performance will take place at the Brewster High School Performing Arts Center at 50 Foggintown Road off of Farm to Market Road, approximately one half mile north of Route 312. Scheduled repertoire for this concert includes a variety of holiday classics, including Sleigh Ride and A Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson, White Christmas by Irving Berlin, selections from Tschaikowsky's The Nutcracker, and Pachelbel's Canon. The orchestra will also perform Hanukkah Dance, Christmas Rocks at the Pops, and music from The Polar Express.
Christine Smith will conduct the orchestra in this performance that is ideally suited for enjoyment by the entire family. Miss Smith, a professional flutist, holds a BFA Degree from SUNY at Stonybrook. She is a 1981 graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, Pre-College Division, and she holds a Master Degree in Education. She has also received a Certificate of Commendation for Meritorious Achievement from the School of Orchestral Studies. Christine has toured England with the Stonybrook Wind Ensemble, and has performed at Paul Hall, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. She regularly performs as a soloist with the Doansburg Chamber Ensemble, and has been conducting the Putnam Symphony Orchestra since 1997.
Tickets for the concert are available at the door at $10 for general admission and $6 for seniors and students. Family admission is only $25. For further concert information please call (914) 299-6646 or visit the Orchestra’s web site at www.putnamsymphony.homestead.com.