February, 2012

10

Orff: Carmina Burina
Friday, February 10 at 8:00 pm
Fully staged Syracuse Opera Production
John H. Mulroy Civic Center, Syracuse, NY
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12

Orff: Carmina Burina
Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 pm
Fully staged Syracuse Opera Production
John H. Mulroy Civic Center, Syracuse, NY
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March, 2012

10

Hometown Big Band
Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 pm
Symphony Syracuse featuring the Stan Colella Orchestra

John H. Mulroy Civic Center, Syracuse, NY
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30

Verdi's Requiem
Friday, March 30 at 7:30 pm
Syracuse University Oratorio Society, Daniel Hege, conductor

Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center, Syracuse University
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April, 2012

20

Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Friday, April 20 at 8:00 pm
Fully staged Syracuse Opera Production
John H. Mulroy Civic Center, Syracuse, NY
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22

Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Sunday, April 22 at 2:00 pm
Fully staged Syracuse Opera Production
John H. Mulroy Civic Center, Syracuse, NY
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May, 2012

4

Triumphant Tchaikovsky
Friday, May 4 at 7:30 pm
Cellist, Julie Albers with David Alan Miller conducting

John Mulroy Civic Center, Syracuse, NY
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Notes

The Big Band Era lasted from the 1920s into the 1950s, but the music continues to attract audiences in all age groups. Bands such as Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Cab Calloway, the Dorsey Brothers, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and many others made audiences “swing” to their music in their live appearances, radio broadcasts, and recordings.

For more than four decades, the Stan Colella Orchestra has brought the authentic Big Band sound to Central New York audiences, led first by Stan and now by his son, Len. Len and the Orchestra offer audiences a peek backwards into the music of that golden era. In the 1970s, after successfully crafting arrangements for the SSO’s popular Rock Ensemble, Calvin Custer turned his energy to bringing the Big Band sound to the symphony orchestra. In a series of arrangements acknowledged to be among the best of their kind, Cal made the SSO “swing” to the delight of audiences across New York State.

On March 10, Symphony Syracuse and the Stan Colella Orchestra will combine for Hometown Big Band, a concert that will please the Big Band enthusiast and new audiences alike. Included are old favorites such as Back Beat BoogieTake the A Train, Calvin Custer’s arrangement of Embraceable You, Frank Sinatra’s My Way, and many others.