Opera at the Madison presents
Puccini’s La Bohème

Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7 pm and
Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 3 pm

The Madison Theatre at Molloy College

Scott Jackson Wiley, Conductor
Joy Berta, Artistic Director

La Boheme, the passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love amount young artists in Paris, can stake its claim as the world’s most popular opera. It has a marvelous ability to make a powerful first impression and to reveal unsuspected treasures after dozens of hearings. Though it depicts the joys and sorrows of love and loss, its true meaning reveals the deep emotional significance hiding in the trivial things that make up everyday life.

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Give our Regards to Broadway
Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 3 pm
The Madison Theatre at Molloy College

Aaron Gandy, Guest Conductor
Guest singers from the Broadway Stage

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Tribute to Leonard Bernstein
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8 pm
The Madison Theatre at Molloy College

Scott Jackson Wiley, Conductor
Dmitry Glivinskiy, Piano
Baron Fenwick, piano

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Featuring:
Gershwin –Rhapsody in Blue

Bernstein – Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Bernstein – Second Symphony (The Age of Anxiety)

Leonard Bernstein was of the most versatile and influential musicians of the twentieth century. He was a composer, a conductor, a pianist, a writer and an educator. He excelled in all these activities and in all of them he received great acclaim and recognition. He is often compared to George Gershwin for his love of jazz and the Broadway stage and for the sheer “American-ness” of his music. Pianist Dmitry Glivinskiy performs Gershwin’s timeless classic, Rhapsody in Blue, to open the program. Bernstein’s West Side Story Symphonic Dances, perhaps the composer’s most popular composition, will close the first half of the program, and Bernstein’s rarely performed Second Symphony (The Age of Anxiety) with the daunting piano part in the hands of Baron Fenwick, will cap the evening.

   

The Nutcracker
Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 5 pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 4 pm
The Madison Theatre at Molloy College

Scott Jackson Wiley, Conductor

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Featuring:
Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker

We continue our tradition of ringing in the holiday season with Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, The Nutcracker, for the first time in the beautiful Madison Theatre of Molloy College. 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 is the only one on Long Island that features a full symphonic orchestra. This magical extravaganza is a must for everyone!

   

Daniel Rodriguez on Broadway
Sunday, January 21, 2017 at 3 pm
The Madison Theatre at Molloy College

Aaron Gandy, Conductor and Arranger

Excerpts from the Broadway musical Hit the Deck.

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The Russian Tradition: Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8 pm
The Madison Theatre at Molloy College

David LaMarche, Guest Conductor

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Featuring:
Tchaikovsky – Excerpts from Swan Lake

Stravinsky – The Rite of Spring

Tchaikovsky had great respect for the conventions of writing for ballet, but his ballet scores, of which Swan Lake was the first, are also masterpieces of orchestra writing. Of course, with the ballet it was meant to accompany, the power of the music is often subsumed in the beauty of the dance. This concert will provide an opportunity to enjoy this music for its own sake. With his revolutionary score The Rite of Spring, Igor Stravinsky created an unforgettable musical panorama of primitive Russia and its intimate and sometimes savage relationship with nature. Maestro David LaMarche, the highly acclaimed conductor of the world renowned American Ballet Theatre, brings the experience of countless performances with the most famous ballet dancers of our time to create his own unique interpretation of these great works.

   

Chess in Concert
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 8 pm
The Madison Theatre at Molloy College

Aaron Gandy, Conductor

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Dvořák and Brahms 
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8 pm
The Madison Theatre at Molloy College

Scott Jackson Wiley, Conductor
Sarah Miller, Violoncello

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Featuring:
Brahms – Symphony n. 2, op. 73 in D major

Dvořák – Concerto for Violoncello, op. 104 in B minor

Brahms and Dvořák  had very different styles of composition, but they shared an esthetic of warm orchestral colors, deep emotion, and classical proportions. Brahms had great admiration for his younger colleague and was instrumental in establishing his reputation. The Second Symphony of Brahms is a towering masterpiece of optimism and was an instant success from its premiere in 1877. The Cello Concerto in B minor of Dvořák is one of the great romantic concertos, and remains to this day a touchstone of the cello repertoire. The extraordinary cellist, Sarah Miller, will deliver a dazzling performance.

   

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


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

Featuring:

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.

   

Family Fun at the Fireworks
Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 8 pm
Mill River Park in Rockville Centre

Eileen Murphy, Conductor


Free!
  For many of us, both in the orchestra and in the audience, this is our favorite concert of the year! With our listeners comfortably spread out on the lawn of Mill River Park, the South Shore Symphony, under its long time member, violinist and conductor Eileen Murphy, “lets its hair down” and digs into dance tunes, Broadway favorites, popular songs and, of course, patriotic marches, all as a prelude to a spectacular fireworks display. After the fireworks we settle into soothing mood music for a lovely summer evening. Rain date Sunday, July 8.