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SUNY Plattsburgh Symphonic Band to Present JFK Memorial Concert

The SUNY Plattsburgh Symphonic Band, under the direction of Daniel Gordon, will perform a special memorial concert in honor of John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. The concert will take place Friday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 pm in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium in Hawkins Hall on the Plattsburgh campus.

The program will consist entirely of works related to the event: Leonard Bernstein’s “ Fanfare for the Inauguration of John F. Kennedy, Frederick Loewe’s “Highlights from Camelot,” Ronald Lo Presti’s “Elegy for a Young American,” James Curnow’s “Where Never Lark or Eagle Flew,” Frank Ticheli’s “American Elegy,” and two movements from Andrew Boysen Jr.’s Symphony No. 3 “JFK.”

Boysen’s work features violinist Gabrielle Beauregard and soprano Mason Miller, a third-grader at Oak Street Elementary School.

The concert promises to be a powerful event commemorating a landmark in American history. It is free and open to the public.

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