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Gala Anniversary Concert Planned to Debut New Orchestral Work
April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$5.00
The Westchester Amateur Musicians Orchestra, formerly known as The Really Terrible Orchestra of Westchester, will celebrate its 10-year history of making music throughout the county with a special concert on April 27 at its new rehearsal home, the Ethical Culture Society of Westchester. Among performances of pieces by Mozart, Beethoven, and Verdi, the night will be capped by the debut of Festival Canticle a new work composed especially in tribute to the orchestra’s anniversary by its conductor, William Eckfield. Festival Canticle, which was begun this past November and completed in early January, is a nine-minute piece written in the mode of past concert overtures such as the Brahms Academic Festival Overture, the Shostakovich Festive Overture, or the Dvorak Carnival Overture, but in a more contemporary style. In composing the piece, the composer was inspired by the musicians of this orchestra, with whom he has had a wonderful collaboration during the past two years. The concert begins at 6 pm. Suggested donation at the door is $5.00.