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Take an “Historic Journey” with the Binghamton Philharmonic
The Binghamton Philharmonic will take you on an “Historic Journey” by presenting Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances, Sibelius’ Concerto for Violin and Orchestra and Peter Boyer’s epic Ellis Island: The Dream of America at the Anderson Center on the campus of Binghamton University, November 9th at 3:00pm.
“This concert is one to not miss. A multi-media event where not only are we honored to host Markus Placci but we are also celebrating history, traditions and heritage with those that came to America through Ellis Island,” stated Heidi Kelley, executive director.
The concert features guest artist Markus Placci who will perform Sibelius’ Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. “Placci showed extreme accuracy, not only in the technical aspects, but also in the way he structured the movement, in the dynamic shades, and, above all, in his fabulous, singing-like, romantic tone,” as quoted in the Badische Neuste Nachrichten.
In addition to Mr. Placci’s performance, the Binghamton Philharmonic presents a heartwarming salute to those that left their native country to pursue a better life in the United States with Peter Boyer’s piece “Ellis Island: The Dream of America.” The work combines first-person narrations of seven immigrants who entered the United States through Ellis Island between 1910 and 1940. Professional actors along with projected photos and videos add to the depth of these remarkable stories of perseverance and determination.
Prior to the concert, all ticket holders are invited to join Dr. Barbara Renton and the guest artist for an engaging talk about the music selections. “Concert Conversations” is an informal discussion about the program starting at 2 p.m. in the auditorium and is free to the audience. Program notes are sponsored by Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation.
Celebrating 59 years of high quality professional music, the Binghamton Philharmonic continues to promote talented guest artists and emotionally moving pieces. We are here to enrich the lives of the community by demonstrating orchestral talent unseen anywhere else.
Season tickets are on sale now starting as low as $36. Single tickets begin as low as $15. Student tickets are available for $10. FREE tickets to all music students. Discounts for military and groups of 10 or more. All tickets for the Binghamton Philharmonic 2014-2015 season can be purchased by calling (607) 723-3931 or visit the Philharmonic office located at 168 Water Street; Fourth Floor. Purchase tickets online at www.BinghamtonPhilharmonic.org.
Generous thanks to the 2014-15 Season Sponsor Visions Federal Credit Union. Classical Season sponsor is M & T Bank. Media sponsors are TownSquare Media, Clear Channel and the Press & Sun Bulletin.
In its 59th year, the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra is one of Binghamton’s oldest performing arts organization. Led by Music Director and Conductor José-Luis Novo, the Binghamton Philharmonic is the only professional orchestra within 80 miles of Binghamton and draws audiences from more than 50 cities in the Southern Tier. The Binghamton Philharmonic provides opportunities for the public to enjoy excellence in symphonic performance by offering musical diversity and innovative educational programs in order to enrich the quality of life in our community. Information concerning the Binghamton Philharmonic’s 2014-15 season and donor opportunities may be found by visiting www.binghamtonphilharmonic.org.
Upstate Adventure with Kids: A road trip from NYC to Upstate with small children
By Judy Koutsky
My three-year-old was on Spring Break (from nursery school), so I decided to pack up the car, load up the kids (we also have a one-year-old) and hit the road for a good, old-fashioned road trip. Our destination? Upstate New York.
Greater Binghamton Convention & Visitors Bureau Receives 2012 Readers’ Choice Award from SportsEvents
Greater Binghamton CVB recently was recognized by SportsEvents Media Group, as one of its 2012 Readers’ Choice Award recipients. A leading industry publication devoted to connecting sport event organizers with sports commissions, CVBs, hotels, insurance companies and other sports events industry suppliers, SportsEvents registered more than 3,000 votes for the prestigious award.
The Twilight Zone: A Celebration of Rod Serling
By Lawrence Kassan
Known primarily for his role as the host of television’s THE TWILIGHT ZONE, Binghamton’s very own Rod Serling had one of the most exceptional and varied careers in television. As a writer, a producer, and for many years a teacher, Serling challenged the medium of television to reach for loftier artistic goals. He was writing for television during a time the medium was referred to as The Golden Age; sometimeafter his death, it began being referred to as America’s Vast Waste Land!
Area courses a hotbed for Canadian golfers
By Kevin Stevens
March 24, 2009
From Greater Brockville, Ontario, Sonny Clark and fellow golf enthusiasts make their annual pilgrimage to Broome and eastern Tioga County.
“Spring Fling” is what they call their three-day stay that includes two rounds at Conklin Players Club and another at The Links at Hiawatha Landing, Last year, the group numbered 64. This year, 72 have committed, the majority members of Brockville Country Club.
Unique Facts and Famous People in Greater Binghamton
- Greater Binghamton is the Carousel Capital of the world, boasting 6 antique carousels. It’s also the Pierogie Capital (2008 and 2009 – Mrs. T’s) and the original Home of the Spiedie!
- Celebrities such as Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone, and Johnny Hart, known for his B.C. Comic Strip, grew up in Greater Binghamton.
- The Triplets, the farm team to the Yankees, called Binghamton home. (Thurman Munson, Whitey Ford, and others played here.)
- The Exterminator, a Kentucky Derby winner, was buried in Binghamton.
- Basketball star, King Rice, went to Binghamton High School and is currently coaching.
- Coach of Seton Hall Bobby Gonzalez is from Binghamton.
- Hockey player Mike Dunham is from Binghamton.
- US Olympic bobsled team member Chris Coleman is from Binghamton.
- James Matthews, who brought the Broome Dusters (AHL) to Binghamton, is from Binghamton.
- Baseball pitcher for the Yankees Steve Kraley is from Binghamton.
- Hockey player for the Dusters Frankie Hamel is from Binghamton.
- Danny Nagel, who pitched the last World Series at Abbots Field for the Brooklyn Dodgers, is from Binghamton.
- Bill Harrison, who scored the most touchdowns for Binghamton Central in 1957, is from Binghamton.
- Becka Wiggins, who pitched a no hitter for SV baseball, is from Binghamton?
- Cornell Basketball player Chuck Rolles, who had 55 pts in one game, is from Binghamton.