LIVE: Schenectady Symphony Orchestra wsg vocalists Casey Gray & Mia Scirocco, 08/29/2021
The abbreviated Music Haven series ended this Sunday with a pops concert by the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra.
The program theme was the Great American Songbook. Traditionally this has meant the songs of Tin Pan Alley. Artistic director and conductor Glen Cortese has expanded the definition for this program to include traditional American folk music including “Shenandoah” & “Red River Valley”.
Vocalist Casey Gray was featured on “Puttin’ On the Ritz”, “Minnie the Moocher” and “It Never Entered My Mind”. Vocalist Mia Scirocco was featured on George Gershwin’s songs, “Summertime”, Fascinating Rhythm” and “Someone to Watch Over Me”. The Orchestra also performed popular works by Aaron Copland and John Williams.
Thank you, Mona Golub and the rest of the Music Haven volunteers for all you efforts to bring us live music during our strange and troubled times. Hope to see you in 2022!