Watch for information to come on our Summer Theatre Festival 2023; photo by Leslie Dawson
The Gathering Place for Great Performances at the Gateway to Woodstock, New York; Uniting Country Living with Fulfilled Expectations of Great Quality Performances; Rooted in the Founding of Woodstock: The Town, The Festival and The Destination
The Non-Profit Iconic Site of American Theatre & Music History Established 1938 as One of the First Rural Extensions of Broadway
by Robert Elwyn, A 5th Generation Member of One of Woodstock's Oldest Families
Woodstock Symphony Orchestra:
'A Spring Celebration'
September 26th, 2020
7:30 p.m. Concert
Join the Woodstock Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Jonathan Handman on Saturday, September 26th at 7:30 p.m. as they present a program including:
Roman Carnival Overture
Violin Concerto No. 2
Sarah Tusch, violin
Maestro Jonathan Handman, Hudson Valley conductor and cellist, is a co-founder and Artistic Director of the Stringendo Orchestra School of the Hudson Valley and is an orchestra director at Arlington High School in Poughkeepsie, NY. At Stringendo, he directs two orchestras, Vivace and Mazurka, and at Arlington he is the conductor of two symphony orchestras and directs an extensive chamber music program. In each program, his orchestras have won the Grand Champion prize at the ASTA National Orchestra Festival. Mr. Handman was Oberlin Conservatory’s invited guest speaker, representing the decade of the 1990’s, celebrating its 100th year anniversary of Music Education. Jonathan’s studies include The Eastman School of Music (Trombone performance), The Oberlin Conservatory (B.A. in Music Education, Cello) and an M.A in orchestral conducting from SUNY Fredonia.
Sarah Tusch (violin soloist) is currently the concertmaster of the Woodstock Symphony Orchestra, a member of the Dorian String Quartet, and she regularly performs with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. Ms. Tusch holds a BA from SUNY New Paltz in Communication Disorders, and a Master of Music from SUNY Purchase, where she studied, and remains under the tutelage of Carmit Zori. Ms. Tusch performed as a violin soloist with the SUNY Orange OCCC Orchestra in 2003 as the first ever winner of the Concerto/Aria competition. In 2004, she won first prize in the Virtuoso-in-Progress solo competition, giving her the opportunity to solo with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic on a 3 concert tour, and in 2006, she won second prize and received the honor of soloing with the College Youth Symphony at SUNY New Paltz.
•$25 for Adults
•$20 for Senior Citizens
•$5 for Students
Each ticket will also include a convenience charge and all seating is general seating for this event; first come, first served.