2004-2005 Season

November 7, 2004

South Side Middle School
67 Hillside Avenue (Hillside and Burtis Avenues)
Rockville Centre, NY

Stanley Drucker in Concert
The South Shore Symphony of Rockville Centre, under Music Director Scott Jackson Wiley takes great pride in opening its 21st season with a concert featuring legendary clarinetist Stanley Drucker, long time principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic. One of the greatest of contemporary clarinetists, whose stature is recognized world-wide, Mr. Drucker will perform the ravishingly beautiful Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A major K. 622 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The program will begin with Kol Nidre of Max Bruch, featuring the artistry of Wayne Lipton, principal cellist of the South Shore Symphony. The magnificent Symphony No. 4 in F minor of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, a perennial audience favorite, will conclude a wonderful evening of music.

Kol Nidre for Cello and Orchestra
Wayne Lipton, soloist

Concerto for Clarinet in A Major, K.622

Max Bruch (1838 - 1920)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Tickets are $15 General Admission, $12 Guild Members, and $10 for Seniors and students under 18. For reservations and information, please phone the Guild Ticket Express at (516) 616-3610 or the HOTLINE at (516) 764-1558. Credit Cards are accepted.

December 3, 4, & 5, 2004

A Joyful Holiday Collaboration with Leggz Ltd. Dance
South Side High School
140 Shepherd St., Rockville Centre, NY 11570

We usher in the holiday season with Tchaikovsky's classic ballet The Nutcracker. Our production has no equal anywhere on Long Island! The South Shore Symphony, led by Music Director Scott Jackson Wiley, summons all its forces to accompany the 90 member corps de ballet under the artistic direction of Joan MacNaughton of Leggz Ltd. Dance. In addition to the composer's full score and ballet stars of international prestige, such as Anastasia Brusnitsyna and Anna Fateeva of the Bolshoi Ballet, Oksana Konobeyeva from American Ballet Theater and Andrei Kisselev from River Dance, this magical extravaganza features falented and gifted young dancers from all over the metropolitan area. A holiday must for everyone!

The Nutcracker Ballet, Op. 71
Piotr Illych Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Tickets are $22 for adults and $18 for seniors and students under 18. For reservations, phone Leggz Ltd. Dance at (516) 766-7171. Credit Cards are accepted.

March 6, 2005

St Agnes Cathedral
29 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre, NY 11570

The Organ of Saint Agnes Cathedral
The South Shore Symphony, under Music Director Scott Jackson Wiley, salutes the 20th anniversary of Michael Bower in his various duties as Organist and Co-Director of Music at the Cathedral of St. Agnes and Music Director of the Cathedral Chorale. Mr. Bower will be the soloist in the rarely performed Symphony for Organ and Orchestra, opus 42 in G minor, by Charles-Marie Widor, maximum exponent of the great 19th-century school of French organ playing. The evening will culminate with the magnificent Enigma Variations by Sir Edward Elgar, in which the organ joins the orchestra for a powerful finale.

Adagio for Strings, Opus 11
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
In memory of the victims of the tsunami in Southeastern Asia. We also remember the families who have suffered losses during this time.

Choral in a minor
Symphony for Organ and Orchestra in G Minor
Allegro maestoso
Finale (allegro)

Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Enigma Variations, Opus 36
I C.A.E. (Theme) LĂ­stesso temlio
II H.D.S.P. Allegro
III R.B.T Allegretto
IV W.M.B Allegro di molto
V H.P.A Moderato
VI Ysobel Andantino
VII Troyte Presto
VIII W.N. Allegretto
IX Nimrod Adagio
X Dorabella Intermezzo: Allegretto
XI C.R.S. Allegro di molto
XII B.G.N. Andante
XIII *** Romanza: Moderato
XIV E.D.U. (Finale) Allegro, Presto

Michael Bower, soloist
Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

No reservations. Suggested donations are $15 General Admission, $12 Guild Members and $10 for Seniors and students under 18.

May 22, 2005

South Side Middle School
Hillside and Burtis Avenues, Rockville Centre, NY

Concertos for One and All
This program begins with Ralph Vaughn Williams' Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra, composed with the purpose of bringing together seasoned players with those of less experience and even beginners. The South Shore Symphony joins the Orchestra for Talented Youth from Oyster Bay, directed by South Shore Symphony cellist Frances Dial, and students from Rockville Centre and surrounding communities for this massive celebration of the string orchestra. The solo violin then becomes the focus of the evening as the South Shore Symphony's gifted concertmaster, Susan Hytken, performs the beautiful Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in G major K. 216 of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Our season ends with one of the most challenging works ever written for the symphony orchestra: the rollicking and ever popular Concerto for Orchestra of Bela Bartok, so titled because every section of the orchestra gets a star turn.

Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra
Ralph Vaughn Williams
Concerto for Violin in G Major, K.216
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Susan Hytken, soloist
Concerto for Orchestra
Bela Bartok

Introduzione: Andante non troppo, Allegra vivace
Giuoco delle Coppie: Allegretto Scherzando
Elegia: Andante non troppo
Intermezzo Interrotto: Allegretto
Finale: Pesante, Presto

Tickets are $15 General Admission, $12 Guild Members and seniors, and $10 for students under 18. For reservations and information, please phone the Guild Ticket Express at (516) 616-3610 or the HOTLINE at (516) 764-1558. Credit Cards are accepted.

July 9, 2005

The concert is free and will feature the outstanding virtuoso instrumentalists of the South Shore Symphony in solo appearances, as well as dancers from Leggz Ltd. Dance. Among the composers featured will be Irving Berlin, Henry Mancini, Leroy Anderson, Franz von Suppé, Elgar, Bizet and Hoagy Carmichael. The program will culminate with the ever popular 1812 Overture of Tchaikovsky, which in turn will lead into a spectacular display of fireworks by the renowned Grucci Fireworks Company.