Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Festive Holiday Program by Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra in Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the holiday season in a concert to be held on Sunday, December 18, 3 p.m., at the Church of St. Ann and the Holy Trinity in Brooklyn Heights.

The program, conducted by Artistic Director Nicholas Armstrong, will feature two works by Tchaikowsky, the Overture “1812” and the Duke Ellington arrangement of the Nutcracker Suite.

The orchestra will also perform Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; Dance Rhapsody #1 by Delius and Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, A Symphonic Picture.

A holiday reception to meet the musicians will follow the concert with free refreshments. Shoppers can also find some last minute gift items, many featuring the orchestra’s favorite landmark, the Brooklyn Bridge.

Admission is suggested donation of $15. Children are free.

The Church of St. Ann and the Holy Trinity is located at the corner of Clinton and Montague Streets in Brooklyn Heights, next to the Court Street subway station.

The Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, comprised of talented amateur, semi-professional and professional musicians, is one of New York area's finest community orchestras. Founded 36 years ago as the "Brooklyn Heights Orchestra," the group joins under the baton of Artistic Director Nicholas Armstrong to present five symphonic concerts per season of classical, romantic and 20th-century music.

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