Arts and Culture, Music
Sep 27, 2010

Astoria Symphony Makes Movie Music

As I mentioned yesterday, the Astoria Music Society kicks off its 2010-11 season with a symphonic performance on Friday, October 1. They – along with the FSSA orchestra – will (…)

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As I mentioned yesterday, the Astoria Music Society kicks off its 2010-11 season with a symphonic performance on Friday, October 1. They – along with the FSSA orchestra – will be playing movie music, “classical masterpieces used in film scores and new Hollywood favorites”. The performance will be at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (35-12 35th Street), just kitty corner from the MOMI and nearby Kaufman Astoria Studios.  So, quite an appropriate location for this performance!

You can look forward to hearing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons; Offenbach’s Barcarolle; Puccini’s O Mio Babbino Caro; Rossini’s William Tell Overture, Ennio Morricone’s music from The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly; a salute to John Williams, and more.

Tickets are $20 ($15 for students & senior citizens 65 & older, free for kids 12 & under). They can be purchased at the door starting one hour before the concert, or online.  Or, consider purchasing a season pass!

In addition to what looks like an excellent event full of beautiful music, there are pre- and post-concert festivities planned.  Stop by neighboring Five Napkin Burger (35-01 36th Street) for a pre-concert mixer, and then a post-concert gathering at Uno Chicago (37-11 35th Ave), where you can mingle with the maestro, soloists, and symphony members after the concert. At Uno Chicago, 15% or the receipts go to the Astoria Music Society, so by simply grabbing a bite there after the concert, you are supporting the AMS and classical music in Astoria.

So, come hear some great music on Friday night!  Not only will you support the arts but you’ll support a great Astoria artistic institution.  See you then!

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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