Richmond County Orchestra presents Iconic Film Scores in @ THE MOVIES
The Richmond County Orchestra (RCO) goes to the movies on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 3 p.m. at "Richmond County Orchestra @ The Movies" featuring popular songs from movies including music by John Williams used in Star Wars, Harry Potter, Raider of the Lost Ark, Jaws, Superman and more. Featured performances include the Brighton Heights Reformed Church Youth Orchestra, a World Premiere by Composer Gregory Houston and movie favorites Somewhere over the Rainbow and Let it Go performed by Alison Madill. $15 admission. FREE for children and students. Call 718-990-5892 or visit:to reserve tickets click here.
The evening features Staten Island resident Gregory Houston, whose piece, inspired by the film Ester, will be performed by the RCO as a world premiere. Mr. Houston is a freelance musician with ten years experience as a composer, conductor, arranger and pianist. His music has been performed and read by numerous ensembles such as the WetInk, Da-Capo Chamber Players, Brooklyn College Ensemble and the Russian National Orchestra. In 2016 his chamber music was presented at the Alion Baltic International Music Festival in Tallinn Estonia. He is Assistant Conductor for Trilogy Opera Company where in January of 2014, he conducted the World Premiere of the opera" A Bird That Wants To Fly" by Micheal Raphael in Newark New Jersey.
The Brighton Heights Reformed Church Youth Orchestra is comprised of students ages 4 to 17 who perform at church and community events.
Alison Madill received an undergraduate degree in music from West Virginia University as well as a masters in music from Bowling Green State University. She has performed as a young artist with the Toledo Opera and was a featured performed with The Huron Playhouse and Emerald Island Repertory Theater. She has sung with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra as well as the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. She has studied at the Austrian- American Mozart Academy in Salzberg Austria where she performed such roles as Die Konigan Der Nacht from die Zauberflute and Valencienne from Die Lustige Witwe. She is currently splits her time between raising her family, working on Wall Street and working as the creative arts assistant for the Church at the Gateway in Staten Island.Founded in 1998, under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia, The Richmond County Orchestra continues its effort to enhance the musical and cultural life of Staten Island and strives to inspire a love of music through a presentation of the classical repertoire and programming that encourages interaction with audience members. The orchestra offers live performances in the three council districts of Staten Island, presenting works of living composers as well as music from the past, providing its listeners with an opportunity to explore a new artistic language. In addition, the RCO offers educational innovations designed to capture the interest of young students who want to pursue a career in music. Musicians from the RCO have gone into high schools and coached students in after-school programs which have culminated in Side-By-Side concerts with the students and the Orchestra. The popularity of the RCO has grown so much over the years that they have been called upon to perform in various venues throughout the tristate area, including the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Natural History, Fairfield University, Washington Square Park, Asbury Park and more. Tickets to all Richmond County Orchestra concerts are free for students and children.
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