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Warwick string students to perform with Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians

on October 20, 2017


Warwick Valley’s student string musicians will join the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) for a special concert 3 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Warwick Valley High School auditorium.

Conductor Russell Ger of the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra

Russell Ger is the guest conductor for a special Oct. 21 performance featuring Warwick Valley students and musicians from the of the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra.

The show, titled “Side by Side,” will feature student performers ranging from grades 6 – 12. GNSO’s Conductor Russell Ger, who led GNSO to its most successful season in 2016-17, will conduct.

The event has been arranged by a team of Warwick School District music teachers led by Tammy Moser, a member of the Symphony’s cello section, and Keely Blaikner. Ms. Moser said the young musicians will spend the day rehearsing with Maestro Ger and other GNSO members.

“It’s our marvelous education outreach program,” Ms. Moser said.

The afternoon’s ambitious program will feature a performance by the students, who will sit side-by-side with symphony members. The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra will then perform, accompanied by Warwick’s music teachers and graduating seniors in the Chamber Orchestra. Teachers Keely Blaikner, Christy Brown, and Elissa Maynard will also perform Dvorak’s cheerful Symphony No. 8, Mvts. 1 and 4.

Tickets are available at the door and are $10 for adults, $5 for children. Those under age 5 admitted free.


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