2006-2007 Season

November 11, 2006

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

Old Masters and a World Premier

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Scott Zarchy

Symphony No. 1 in D (The Titan)
Gustav Mahler

Siegfried Idyll
Richard Wagner

The Concerto for Cello and Orchestra written by Peabody graduate and South Shore Symphony cellist Scott Zarchy and dedicated to the orchestra's brilliant principal cellist, Wayne Lipton will begin this first concert of the season. Also featured are the music of Richard Wagner and Gustav Mahler.

Tickets $15, $12 Guild members and seniors, $10 students. Call (516) 616-3610 for tickets.

December 1, 2, & 3, 2006

South Side High School
140 Shepherd St., Rockville Centre, NY

A Joyful Holiday with Leggz Ltd. Dance

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

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 a 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, featuring principal dancers who have appeared with the American Ballet Theatre, Kirov Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet "Moving Out", Joffrey Ballet, Metropolitan Opera Ballet and Moiseyev Ballet, this magical extravaganza features talented and gifted young dancers from all over the metropolitan area.

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

February 10, 2007

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

All Beethoven

Symphony No. 2 in D (Opus 36)
Ludwig Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 5 in Eb (Opus73) The Emperor
Ludwig Beethoven

Join the Symphony featuring well-known and highly-respected pianist Karen Faust Baer for a celebration of Beethoven's works to warm up a chilly winter evening. Ms. Baer, a Julliard graduate who was acknowledged in "Who's Who of American Women," has performed in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Tanglewood Music Center, C.W Post College and other venues in the Metropolitan area. She also performs as half of the Nelson-Baer duo, a two-piano duet team. Ms. Baer is currently the vocal and music director at South Side High School in Rockville Centre.

The Symphony is proud and honored to have Ms. Baer join us to perform Beethoven's Concerto No. 5 in E flat, directed and conducted by Scott Jackson Wiley.

Tickets are $15 General Admission, $12 for Guild Members and seniors, and $10 for students up to 21 years to age. Call the Guild Hotline at (516) 616-3610 to reserve your tickets.

April 14, 2007

South Side High School
140 Shepherd St., Rockville Centre, NY

Verdi and Stravinsky

Rite of Spring
Igor Stravinsky

Part I: Adoration of the Earth
The Augurs of Spring (Dances of the Young Girls)
Ritual of Abduction
Spring Rounds (Round Dance)
Ritual of the Rival Tribes
Procession of the Sage
The Sage (Adoration of the Earth)
Dance of the Earth
Part II: The Sacrifice
Mystic Circles of the Young Girls
The Glorification of the Chosen One
Evocation of the Ancestors
Ritual Action of the Ancestors
Sacrificial Dance (the Chosen One:L'Elue)

Excerpts from La Traviata
Giuseppi Verdi
Libiamo - Un Di Felice (Victoria Atwater and Bruce Reed)
Semlire Eibera (Victoria Atwater)
De Miei Bollenti Sliiriti (Bruce Reed)
Madamigella Vaiery - Son Io (Victoria Atwater and Lawrence Harris)

Victoria Atwater, soprano
Bruce Reed, tenor
Larry Harris, baritone

As we welcome the change of season in April, the Symphony will perform a challenging work by Stravinsky, Sacre du Printemps (the Rite of Spring). Opera will be well represented with excerpts from Verdi's beloved and timeless opera La Traviata featuring soprano Victoria Atwater, tenor Bruce Reed and baritone Larry Harris.

Tickets are $15, general admission, $12 for Guild members and seniors, and $10 for students up to 21 years of age. For information or to reserve tickets, call (516) 616-3610.

July 7, 2007

Fireworks at 9:15 PM

South Shore Symphony Mill River Park Concert

Mill River Park (Centennial Park) is just South of Sunrise Highway (Rt. 27) in Rockville Centre at the intersection of Sunrise Highway and Merrick Road

The Star Spangled Banner
American Salute
The Entertainer
Russian Easter Overture
Selections from Chorus Line
Stars and Stripes
Selections from Cats
Fascinating Rythm
Music from Guys and Dolls
1812 Overture

Washington Post March
The Moldau
Sophisticated Ladies
Over the Rainbow
Blue Tango
The Easy Winner

Admission is free. Bring folding chairs, blankets, and picnic fare. For information call the Rockville Centre Guild for the Arts (516) 616-3610.