Orchestra to perform at Wild Center

TUPPER LAKE - The Orchestra of Northern New York will perform works by Handel, Telemann, Biber and Rameau on Saturday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. in the glorious evening setting of The Wild Center in Tupper Lake. The Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Andrews, brings the music of the lavish courts of Baroque Europe to the Adirondacks in the concert 'Pleasures of the Courts.'

The Orchestra of Northern New York was founded by Music Director and Conductor Kenneth Andrews. Now in its 22nd season, the orchestra's mission is to help improve the quality of life in the North Country through live performances of orchestral music performed by superb musicians in professional settings. It is the only professional symphony orchestra from Rochester to Burlington and Syracuse to Ottawa.

The Orchestra consists of sixty professional musicians from New York State, Canada, and New England, along with several Artists Faculty and a few exceptionally-talented students by audition from The Crane School of Music. These musicians have performed with the Montreal Symphony, Toronto Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse Symphonies, and other major orchestras around the world.

Soloists for 'Pleasures of the Courts' are Shelly Tramposh and Harold Levin, Violists; John Ellis, Trumpet; and Anna Hendrickson, Oboe.

Make an evening of it and enjoy dinner at The Wild Center before the concert. The Wild Center is offering a pre-concert buffet dinner, including a choice of two entrees, salad, sides, coffee, tea, cold beverages and dessert. The buffet dinner begins at 6pm. Tickets for the concert and buffet dinner are $40 for adults and $30 for students. Reservations for both the concert and buffet dinner must be made by Feb. 1.

Tickets for the concert only are $20 for adults, $10 for students, children under 12 are free. Tickets for the concert only are available for purchase until the day of the concert.

For tickets and dinner reservations, please contact The Orchestra of Northern NY (315) 267-3251 or The Wild Center (518) 359-7800.

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