Live music in Plattsburgh welcomes a summer of song and dance
Masterpieces for violin, saxophone, and piano will take center stage at the U.S. Oval Gazebo on the evening of June 12, as locally based professional chamber ensemble Metamusic performs the second concert of the Curbside At Harborside series.
Violinist Marilyn Reynolds, a veteran of many Broadway shows, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and many more world-famous ensembles; saxophonist Daniel Gordon, the SUNY Plattsburgh professor and Adirondack Wind Ensemble founder whose performances have taken him around the world; and pianist Rose Chancler, a nationally acclaimed artist who leads the Piano By Nature series in Elizabethtown, have prepared a festive program celebrating the arrival of the summer season, titled “Song & Dance.”
The musical offerings range from Sergei Prokofiev’s unmistakable Overture on Hebrew Themes to Aram Khachaturian’s unforgettable Sabre Dance, and from Camille Saint-Saens’s eerie Danse Macabre to Gordon’s own transcription of the first of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, featuring one of the most beautiful classical saxophone solos ever written.
Less well-known, but equally extraordinary, is Carl Anton Wirth’s Jephthah, a musical depiction of a story from the Book of Judges in which the piano represents the voice of God.
Tickets to Metamusic’s concert are $10 per person and will be available at the gate. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets with them. Seating will be first-come, first-served, with gates opening at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are free to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages to the concert. Alcohol and pets are not allowed on site.
All attendees are requested to remain socially distant from other attendees who are not members of their party. Attendees who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear face masks as long as they are following the social distancing protocols. Attendees who are not fully vaccinated are requested to wear a face mask for the duration of the concert.
Concert organizers gratefully thank Nine Platt Hospitality Group for their generous sponsorship of this program, which permits all ticket sale proceeds to go directly to the artists on the stage.