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Birth to Earth


Saturday, October 6, 2018, 7:30 pm
Shacklett concert preview: 6:30 pm
Aquinas Hall, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY

Debussy – Afternoon of a Faun
Holst – Mars: The Bringer of War (from The Planets)
Butterworth – The Banks of Green Willow
Bernstein – Chichester Psalms – featuring the West Point Glee Club
Bernstein – West Side Story Symphonic Dances

This program commemorates a remarkable triple centenary: the birth of American music icon Leonard Bernstein, the death of French master Claude Debussy, and the end of World War I. Tracing an arc through these three momentous events, the music will offer a unique opportunity to reflect on the fascinating interrelationship that emerges. From Debussy’s meditation on the ephemeral, to Holst’s frightening wartime evocation, to Butterworth’s heartbreaking folk idyll, to Bernstein’s irrepressible exuberance, this program is a fitting way to begin our next season.

Youth and students with college ID are admitted free of charge to our Open Seating area only. Please note children under 5 are not permitted in our balcony seats. 

Online ticket purchases are available until 9 PM the evening before the concert. Tickets will be mailed directly to you unless the concert is less than 10 days away. For ticket purchases made LESS than 10 days prior to the performance, we will hold your tickets at the box office. You can pick up your tickets at the “Will Call” table an hour before the concert begins.