Designed with children in mind, the Gettysburg College Symphony Orchestra's first-ever Family Concert will feature tales from the Arabian Nights narrated by the Majestic Theater's founding executive director, Jeffrey Gabel.
Set for 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27, the hour-long concert will feature Rimsky-Korsakov's lively masterpiece, "Scheherazade," inspired by the famous collection of Middle Eastern legends known as 1,001 Nights, said to have been told by Princess Scheherazade to her husband the Sultan to stave off her execution.
The event will take place at the historic Majestic Theater, just north of the town square on Carlisle Street. Admission is $5 for adults and free for Gettysburg College students, faculty and staff and children under the age of 12. Information is available from the box office at 717-337-8200.
The Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College combines Gettysburg's superb music tradition and its strengths as one of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges. Established in 2005 through a $15.7 million gift from 1919 graduate Dr. F. William Sunderman Sr., the conservatory offers three degrees -- bachelor of music in performance, bachelor of arts in music, and bachelor of science in music education -- as well as a minor in music.
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.
Contact: Jim Hale, senior staff writerPosted: Mon, 21 Feb 2011
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