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University Symphony Orchestra Concert: Dream Machine
October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Binghamton University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Professor Timothy Perry, will open its 2017-2018 season with “Dream Machine” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 in Osterhout Concert Theater in the Anderson Center for the Performing Arts at Binghamton University. Bring the kids to this magical, family-friendly concert that will explore the ninety years of film music from the Walt Disney studios.
The program will provide a time capsule in sight and sound (with visual projections) of the major developments in the concept of the “Disney Sound” through four generations. Opening with Carl Stallings’ arrangement of Steamboat Willie (1928), the orchestra will perform “When You Wish Upon A Star” (Pinocchio, 1940), “Dance of the Hours” (Fantasia, 1940), “Sleeping Beauty Waltz” (Sleeping Beauty, 1959), “Feed the Birds” and “A Spoonful of Sugar” (Mary Poppins, 1964), “Under the Sea” (The Little Mermaid, 1989), “Berceuse and Finale” from The Firebird Suite (Fantasia 2000, 1999) and suites from Pirates of the Caribbean (2003) and Frozen (2013).
Conductor Perry notes “From its beginnings with Steamboat Willie, Disney has been famous for the artistry of its composers and arrangers, their ability to enhance the cinematic brand through careful attention paid to supporting each film’s message, and the constantly improving technological integration of music with film. So successful was this philosophy that many of these Disney films include songs and instrumental pieces that have become classics in their own right, as widely known as our traditional American folk music.”
Tickets for the concert are $10, general admission; $7, for faculty, staff, alumni and seniors; and free for students and are available at the Anderson Center Box Office from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays, by calling 607-777-ARTS, online (anderson.binghamton.edu) or at the door. For more information, call 607-777-2592, visit the Music Department website (music.binghamton.edu) or become a fan on Facebook. This event is sponsored by the Binghamton University Music Department.