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Thing 211: Greenwich Symphony this Saturday and Sunday!!!!

Greenwich is home to its very own symphony, right here in town!  This upcoming weekend, October 1st and 2nd, a concert will take place at the Greenwich High School in the Dickerman Hollister Auditorium.  The concert will feature music by Coplan, Brahms and Dvorak and a pre-concert lecture Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 3pm, one hour before the shows at 8pm and 4pm respectively.  Local resident, David Gilbert has conducted the symphony since 1975 and has been a guest conductor at the orchestras of Nashville, New Jersey, Rochester, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Milan's RAI Orchestra, and the Seoul Philharmonic. He spent seven summers as music director of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta and nine years as guest conductor at the Manchester, VT, Festival. For three summers he has conducted a series of concerts at the International Piano Festival in Tenerife, Canary Islands.Adult tickets are $30 and students $10, so go have an amazing experience right here in you own Greenwich!  The special guest will be  Stanley Drucker who was a member of the New York Philharmonic, serving as Principal Clarinetist for 48 years before retiring in 2009. In 1998, ''Musical America'' named him Instrumentalist of the Year. He has twice been nominated for Grammy Awards in the category of Best Instrumental Soloist/Classical with Orchestra, including for his recording of the Aaron Copland Clarinet Concerto. The Copland Concerto, commissioned by Benny Goodman in 1947, has become one of the signature pieces of his career!

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