Aaron Gandy, Guest Conductor
A cast of 24 with Broadway stars and our Madison Theatre Studio Company, accompanied by the South Shore Symphony.
The hit series returns with the Madison Theatre’s salute to the great musicals of the 1960s. Featuring Broadway hits from classics like Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Oliver!, Bye Bye Birdie, Camelot, Finian’s Rainbow, How to Succeed…and many more! This evening will guide you through the magic of the 1960s with narration and fun tidbits from each of our selected songs.
Scott Jackson Wiley, Conductor and Music Director
Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64
The Mendelssohn Violin Concerto is considered one of the most beautiful works ever written for violin and the orchestra. Our soloist, Ming-Feng Hsin, began his violin studies at the age of six in his native Tainan, Taiwan. At age twelve, he was awarded the first prize in the Cathay Pacific Airlines Violin Competition. As part of the prize, he was invited to attend the Hong Kong Music Festival, where Yehudi Menuhin heard him and brought him to England to study at his school. Mr. Hsin’s solo career began when he won the Glasgow International Violin Competition at the age of fifteen. He recently retired after 24 years of service as first violinist in the Met Opera Orchestra.
Beethoven – Symphony No. 8
Ms. Hong holds Bachelors and Masters degree in piano performance from Manhattan School of Music and she dedicatedly serves as an adjunct ins
Praised for her exceptional musical insight, beautiful tone, and technical command, the Korean-born American pianist Suk Hee Hong actively performs as a compelling soloist and a collaborative pianist in venues across the United States, Paraguay, and Chile.
Guest conductor Aaron GandyPurchase Tickets » or Call (516) 323-4444
The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Her stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell's “Both Sides Now” from her landmark 1967 album, Wildflowers, has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Judy’s dreamy and sweetly intimate version of “Send in the Clowns,” a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical A Little Night Music,won "Song of the Year” at the 1975 Grammy Awards. She’s garnered several top-ten hits gold- and platinum-selling albums.
Joan MacNaughton, Artistic Director
Scott Jackson Wiley, Conductor and Music Director
LAUREN KING - Current NYC Ballet Soloist as the Sugar Plum Fairy
DANIEL APPLEBAUM - Current NYC Ballet Soloist as the Cavalier
Matthew Prescott as the Snow King
Laura Feig as the Snow Queen
Allison Walsh - DEW DROP FAIRY - Star of An American in Paris Broadway and national Tour, Joffrey Ballet, Under the leadership of Artistic Director Joan MacNaughton, international ballet stars are joined by gifted young dancers from all over the metropolitan area. The South Shore Symphony will brilliantly bring to life the composer’s extraordinary music. Indeed, this production features a full symphonic orchestra. This magical extravaganza is a must-see for everyone!
Eileen Murphy, Guest ConductorPurchase Tickets » or Call (516) 323-4444
CARY HOFFMAN finally achieved his dream with his autobiographical one-man hit musical, My Sinatra, about his Sinatra obsession, which ran Off-Broadway for two years. Hoffman has performed the music of Frank Sinatra for the past fifteen years in over 80 performing arts centers and 20 major symphonies around the world, including a performance for the President of Singapore and the President of Mexico. He is acknowledged as America’s premier Sinatra interpreter (“Dead On…” – The New York Times, “Mesmerizing!” – Los Angeles Times, “The Best Sinatra Singer ever!” – Jackie Mason). His compelling blend of vocal performance, along with his true stories from a lonely teen singing along to Sinatra in his bedroom, to performing with some of the best symphonies, make it unlike any other Sinatra tribute show. This led to a National PBS television special which has aired in over 80 cities around the country and was viewed by more than a million people.
David LaMarche, Guest Conductor
Robin Zeh, Violin soloist
Barbara Allen, Harp soloist
Tchaikovsky from Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66
The Presentation of the Rose, The Awakening from Swan Lake, Op. 20
White Swan Pas de deux, Black Swan Pas de deux, Russian Dance
Shostakovich Five Stars of the Orchestra of the American Ballet
Still – Symphony No. 1 (Afro-American SymphonyPurchase Tickets » or Call (516) 323-4444
Collaborating with Jeffrey Biegel, a world class pianist and promoter of new music and composers, we are happy to present a new work by Peter Schiekle, (AKA PDQ Bach) “Concerto for Simply Grand Piano” and a great work by Lowell Liebermann, Concerto for Orchestra, whose works have been performed by some of the worlds top orchestras. Mr. Liebermann is on the faculty of Mannes and is one of America’s greatest modern composers.
Michael Bower, Organ
Diocesan Chorus and the Choirs of St. Agnes with the South Shore Symphony
Beethoven “Christ on the Mount of Olives” Oratorio
LI Choral Society, Meredith Baker, Director
Scott Jackson Wiley Conductor
Saint Saens Organ Symphony
Michael Bower, Organist
Eileen Murphy, conductor
Free to the Public- Bring Blankets and Chairs to Mill River/Centennial Park in Rockville Centre.
With Grucci Fireworks at 9:25PM
Thousands of friends and neighbors come to see this FREE show and Fireworks choreographed with music each year!. Fun for the whole family!