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Symphony Makes Overtures In Plainview

Classical music will once again take center stage at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, as the North Shore Symphony Orchestra presents the third concert of its 53rd season Saturday, May 3 at 8 p.m.

The orchestra’s entire 2013-14 season focuses on orchestral favorites and that theme will continue with featured guest artist Michael Powell, a trombonist with the acclaimed American Brass Quintet, in a performance of Ferdinand David’s "Concertino for Trombone and Orchestra." The concert will also feature performances of Brahms’ “Tragic Overture” and “Shostakovich Symphony No. 5.”

Conducted by the North Shore Symphony Orchestra’s music director and conducture Susan Deaver, this concert will bring together an internationally recognized solo artist and the talents of the 75-member orchestra. Tickets are genral admission for $15 and $12 for seniors and students. Tickets may be purchased at the door 30 minutes prior to the concert.

The North Shore Symphony Orchestra, which is the orchestra-in-residence at Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School, presents a series of four concerts each year, which includes performances of standard orchestral repertoire as well as newly commissioned contemporary pieces. Featured soloists have included promising young Long Island musicians, members of the New York Philharmonic and professional young musicians.

Trombonist Michael Powell is a celebrated artist and performs regularly with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Little Orchestra Society and the Aspen Festival Orchestra. He is on the faculties of The Juilliard School, SUNY at Stony Brook, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and the Aspen Music School. For more information about the orchestra and the May 3 concert, visit www.northshoresymphonyorch.org or call 516-695-4476.

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Joe Russo of Old Bethpage heads up the Recovery International meetings held weekly at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library. These meetings extol the virtues of the self-help techniques developed by the late Dr. Abraham Low, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry as the University of Illinois Medical School.  


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