July 11, 2008

Stamford Symphony's music heads 'out-of-this-world'

This article popped up from the Stamford Times, featuring the Connecticut Garrison:

Stamford Symphony's music heads 'out-of-this-world'

STAMFORD — The Stamford Symphony will perform "out-of-this-world music" at a free pops concert conducted by Maestro Eckart Preu in downtown Stamford on Wednesday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m.

"Pops in Outer Space" will be performed on the Heineken Stage at Columbus Park.

Presented by Seaboard Properties and HSBC, the concert is produced by Stamford Downtown Special Services District and the City of Stamford.

The symphony's music will fly with Superman, cross "Moon River," and travel the universe with light-hearted music from "Star Wars."

Returning to earth, they'll also play lively works by Scott Joplin, John Philip Sousa, along with Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.

Attendees can also take pictures with characters from "Star Wars," with members of the "501st Regiment" or "Vader's Fist" on hand.

"I invite everyone to travel with the Symphony into outer space," said the symphony's conductor, Eckart Preu. "This program is just the right combination of fun and classics for listening on a beautiful summer's night out-of-doors. Anyone who has seen 'Star Wars' will recognize some of the music, while classical music fans can look forward to music from Holst's 'The Planets.'"

"The Symphony loves that the audience in Columbus Park is always ready to have some serious fun," Preu added.

Audience members are also invited to bring a picnic to enjoy on the grass or to make reservations at one of the many restaurants surrounding Columbus Park.

The park is located at Main Street and West Park Place in downtown Stamford.

All listeners can also enter to win a Stamford Symphony prize package.

Upcoming performances of the free "Pops in the Park" music series include appearances by singer Barbara Cook on July 23 and Bowzer's Rock 'n' Roll Party on July 30.

For further information, contact the Stamford Symphony at 203-325-1407 ext. 14 or the Stamford Downtown Special Services District at 203-348-5285. More information can also be found at www.stamford-downtown.com.


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