The South Shore Symphony Orchestra, celebrating its 34th season, is an associate of the Rockville Centre Guild for the Arts, based in Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York.

The South Shore Symphony Orchestra performances are made possible in part through the support of the Natural Heritage Trust, The Freeport Arts Council, The Village of Rockville Centre, the Rockville Centre School District, and the generosity of the Rockville Centre Guild for the Arts.

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The Chorus, the Organ and the Orchestra
Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Saint Agnes Cathedral

Combined Choruses of St. Agnes Cathedral & South Side High School
Michael Bower and Doreen Fryling, Music Directors

Scott Jackson Wiley, Conductor
Michael Bower, Organ


Poulenc – Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani in G minor

Holst – The Planets

We continue our well-established tradition of closing the regular season with a performance at the Cathedral of Saint Agnes featuring the cathedral’s magnificent organ, the voices of the choirs of the cathedral, and the South Shore Symphony. This performance opens with the Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani in G minor of Francis Poulenc, premiered in 1938. Though not an overtly religious work, its composition coincided with the return of the composer to his original Christian faith, and is perhaps the most popular organ concerto since the Baroque period. The Planets, by Gustav Holst, is a composition based on astrology rather than astronomy. Since its premiere one hundred years ago, it has remained one of the most popular works in the symphonic canon. It has been recorded many times and has influenced many other composers, including rock artists such as King Crimson, Jimmy Page, and Emerson, Lake and Powell.

No reservations required.
Suggested donation
$15 at the door.