The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) will play a special concert with student musicians from the Warwick community on Sat., Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. at the Warwick Valley High School, located at 89 Sanfordville Rd. in Warwick. The “side by side” concert, in which GNSO musicians perform next to the students, is a tradition for the orchestra, which has partnered with school districts throughout Orange County and even into Rockland in recent years.
Maestro Russell Ger will conduct five different orchestras in the concert. The sixth grade orchestra will play “Overlords;” the seventh grade orchestra will play “Avatar;” and the eighth grade orchestra will play “Farandole.”
The High School orchestra will join the GNSO to play the “Academic Festival Overture” by Brahms and the program will conclude with advanced high school students playing Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 8.”
Tammy Moser led the team of Warwick School District music teachers who put the concert together. She and her colleague, Christy Brown, have been with the District for 15 years. Also on the team are Keely Blaikner, a teacher in Warwick for 23 years and Elissa Maynard, a teacher in Warwick for 13 years.
Ms. Moser, who also plays cello in the GNSO, said, “My colleagues and I know this will be a rewarding and enriching experience for our students. It is a remarkable opportunity for our kids to work with professionals and to see where hard work and determination can take them. We know they will be inspired!”
Tickets, which will be available at the door, and cost $10 for adults, $5 for children and children under age five are free.