Brockport Symphony Orchestra®
 

               WESTERN NEW YORK'S MOST EXCITING COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA
     SINCE 2010

2015-2016 Concert Season 

A Tribute to Rochester Composers - October 2015


Enjoy an evening of exciting symphonic works, lively marches, and heartfelt songs written by Rochester composers. Guest vocal artist Mary Wojciechowski will perform songs by Alec Wilder and Charles Strouse, and regional composer Emmanuel Sikora will appear as piano soloist for the world premiere of his new work, "Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra." The award-winning Golden Eagle String Band will also join us as we kick-off the orchestra's sixth season.



Mary Wojciechowski, Guest Vocal Artist


Special Guest Performance by:
 
Brockapella Vocal Ensemble
 


Celebrating 
Homecoming & Family Weekend!!


Friday, October 2, 2015, 7:30pm


    St. Luke's Episcopal Church

                   Sanctuary

14 State Street 
Brockport, NY 14420

Free Admission - 
Donations to the orchestra and canned items for the Brockport Ecumenical Food Shelf gratefully accepted at the door

Free Parking in Adjacent Lots

Dessert Reception to Follow 
in Parish Hall


Program Highlights

William Glynn/arr. William Hullfish Rochester Arcade Quickstep

Howard Hanson Clog Dance (Dedicated to Percy Grainger)

Alec Wilder/arr. Jonathan Allentoff I'll Be Around

Alec Wilder/arr. Jonathan Allentoff Blackberry Winter

David Diamond Adagio-Andante from Symphony No. 4 (Commissioned by the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation)

Daniel Chazanoff Scherzo and Trio on Timbrook

Emmanuel Sikora Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra (World Premiere)

Charles Strouse/arr. Jonathan Allentoff Once Upon a Time

Charles Strouse/arr. Jonathan Allentoff Tomorrow

W. H. Rulison Rochester Schottische 


Plus Rochester folk songs with the Golden Eagle String Band and

popular selections performed by Brockapella!

Emmanuel Sikora, Composer & Piano Soloist

Holiday Celebration Performance at The Mall at Greece Ridge - November 2015


Start your holiday season on a bright note with the Brockport Symphony Orchestra's third annual performance at The Mall at Greece Ridge!  Filled with holiday favorites, this program celebrates Santa's Arrival and Parade at the mall. 


Saturday, November 14, 2015, 11am 

Center Court, The Mall at Greece Ridge

271 Greece Ridge Center Dr.

Rochester, NY 14626

Holiday Pops Concert - December 2015


Join us for our sixth annual Holiday Pops Concert featuring both classical and popular favorites, as well as the Russian stop-motion animated film, The Insects' Christmas (1913), accompanied live by the Brockport Symphony Orchestra. The movie will be introduced by 

Dr. Sidney Rosenzweig, lecturer of film at The College at Brockport and author of the book, "Casablanca and Other Major Films of Michael Curtiz." And to top it all off, guest vocal artist Mary Wojciechowski returns to the stage with her beautiful song renditions! 




Mary Wojciechowski, Guest Vocal Artist

Special Guest Performance by: 


Brockapella Vocal Ensemble


Featuring 

Have Yourself 

Merry Little Christmas

Christmas Carol Duets 

for Two Violins


with Makayla Haibach and Jonathan Allentoff



    

Featuring Good King Wenceslas and Joy to the World














Scene from 

The Insects' Christmas (1913)












Sid Rosenzweig, Guest Film Professor












Rosenzweig's Book on Michael Curtiz




Saturday, December 5, 2015, 4pm


     St. Luke's Episcopal Church

                    Sanctuary

14 State Street 
Brockport, NY 14420

Free Admission - 
Donations to the orchestra and canned items for the Brockport Ecumenical Food Shelf gratefully accepted at the door

Free Parking in Adjacent Lots

Holiday Dessert Reception 
 in Parish Hall

Program Highlights

Leroy Anderson Sleigh Ride

Sergei Prokofiev Troika (Sleigh Ride) from "Lieutenant Kije"

Frederick Delius Winter Landscape

George Duning Christmas Theme from "Bell, Book and Candle"

G. F. Handel Pifa (Pastoral Symphony) from "The Messiah"

Jonathan Allentoff Chanukah Divertimento 

Meredith Willson It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Johnny Marks The Night Before Christmas Song

Fred Spielman and Janice Torre Merry Christmas

Jay Livingston and Ray Evans Silver Bells

Jonathan Allentoff New Score for The Insects' Christmas (World Premiere)


Plus our annual Holiday sing-along!


British Postage Stamp honoring Frederick Delius


SPECIAL EVENT: 

British & Celtic Celebration 

with the Amadeus Chorale's 20th Anniversary Season



Come and experience the joyful and uplifting sounds of British and Celtic masterpieces with the Brockport Symphony Orchestra and the Amadeus Chorale, celebrating their 20th anniversary at this special performance! The vibrant and dynamic program, culminating in a magnificent finale with choral/orchestral treasures from the British Isles, will showcase both ensembles in the superb acoustics of Rochester's award-winning Hochstein Performance Hall





Amadeus Chorale directed by Darla Bair


Saturday, March 5, 2016, 7pm

Hochstein School of Music & Dance Performance Hall

50 N. Plymouth Ave.

Rochester, NY 14614

Tickets: $10 online or at the door


Amadeus Chorale

Darla Bair, Founder and Artistic Director

Sally Martin, Grace Notes Director and Accompanist

Brockport Symphony Orchestra

Jonathan Allentoff, Founding Music Director

William Hullfish, Director Emeritus



Hochstein Performance Hall

Orchestral Works:

Edward Elgar 

Imperial March 

Gerald Finzi 

Longaville's Sonnet 

from "Love's Labour's Lost"

Ralph Vaughan Williams/

arr. William Hullfish

Six Studies in English Folk Song 

for Clarinet and Orchestra

1. Adagio ('Lovely on the Water') 

in E modal minor

2. Andante sostenuto ('Spurn Point') in Eb

3. Larghetto ('Van Dieman's Land') 

in D modal minor

4. Lento ('She Borrowed Some of her Mother's Gold') in D

5. Andante tranquillo ("The Lady and the Dragoon') in G

6. Allegro vivace ('As I walked over London Bridge') in A modal minor

Rachel Roessel, Clarinet Soloist 

Niel Gow/Robert Mackintosh/

arr. Jonathan Allentoff

Two Celtic Pieces 

for Pennywhistle and Orchestra

William Hullfish, Pennywhistle Soloist



Special 

Guests:


Amadeus Chorale

Dancers





Plus choral favorites performed by the Amadeus Chorale with pianist Sally Martin!





Program Narrated by Darla Bair


Chamber Music:

Frederick Delius 

Lullaby for a Modern Baby


Jonathan Allentoff, Viola

Darla Bair, Piano


Choral/Orchestral Selections:

Scottish Folk Song/

arr. James Mulholland/

text by Robert Burns

Caledonian's Air

Traditional Irish/arr. David Mooney

Famine Lament

Robert Coltart/arr. Betty Bertaux

Coulter's Candy

Manx Folk Song/arr. Lori-Anne Dolloff

Manx Lullaby

Hubert Parry 

Jerusalem

Gustav Holst 

Hymn from Jupiter - 

I Vow to Thee My Country



Dessert Reception following the concert!! 


Hosted in Hochstein's Conference/Hospitality Room


Erie Canal Celebration Concert - May 2016

Celebrate with us as we perform canal-themed works in honor of the May opening of the Erie Canal for the 2016 season. Guest artists will include vocalist Mary Wojciechowski, the award-winning Golden Eagle String Band and narrator Bill Andrews, Vice Mayor of Brockport.


Sunday, May 1, 4:00pm 

                            St. Luke's Episcopal Church Sanctuary

                                               14 State Street 

                                           Brockport, NY 14420

         Free Admission - Donations to the orchestra and canned items for the             Brockport Ecumenical Food Shelf gratefully accepted at the door

                                     Free Parking in Adjacent Lots

                            Dessert Reception to Follow in Parish Hall

Bill Andrews and the Golden Eagle String Band


Program Highlights

R. Willis arr. William Hullfish Dewitt Clinton's Grand Canal March

Harold Arlen Selections from "The Farmer Takes a Wife" (Erie Canal Musical)

Joseph Haydn Adagio cantabile from Symphony No. 92 (Oxford)

(Celebratory symphony inspired by folk music) 

Jonathan Allentoff & William Hullfish Songs of the Erie Canal 

for Narrator, String Band and Orchestra (World Premiere)

Stay tuned for exciting details on the 2016-2017 Concert Season!