Richmond County Orchestra presents A Free Tribute to 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love

The Richmond County Orchestra (RCO), under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia, presents: A Tribute to 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love (1967) , a FREE performance that includes music from 1967 including Magical Mystery Tour, I'm a Believer, Penny Lane and Ain't no Mountain High Enough and more.

The Performance is Saturday, May 20, 2017, 7:30 PM at The Auditorium @ Curtis High School, 105 Hamilton Ave, Staten Island, NY 10301 For information call: 718-876-7945. THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED, IN PART, BY PUBLIC FUNDS FROM THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE OFFICE OF COUNCILWOMAN DEBI ROSE.

Approaching the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love (1967) Richmond County Orchestra (RCO) and Not From Concentrate (NFC) celebrate by performing favorite music released that year. The RCO & NFC will perform: "Magical Mystery Tour" - Lennon/McCartney "I'm A Believer" - The Monkees "Penny Lane" - Lennon/McCartney "Daydream" - Lovin' Spoonful "Whiter Shade of Pale" - Procol Harum "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)" - Scott McKenzie "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell "All You Need Is Love" - Lennon/McCartney The second half of the show features students from Curtis High School and their coaches performing music from the 1960s.

These students are part of the RCO Side-By-Side program at Curtis High School, a residency program, in its third year, where students work after-school with RCO professionals. The ensembles include Curtis High School Guitar students led by Anthony Gonzalez, Curtis String Students led by their coaches Violinist Tina Clara Lee and Cellist Vincent Mantia and members of the Curtis Jazz Band with coaches Double Bassist Kazuo Nakamura and Trumpeter Clyde Daley. James Minenna, director of the Music Department at Curtis High School, leads the guitars and strings. Ray Scro is the director of the Jazz program at Curtis High School.

About Richmond County Orchestra: 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.

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