The Purchase College Conservatory of Music will be presenting a special gift to the community this holiday season: musical concerts in a wide range of styles. The December concerts will conclude with the Purchase Symphony Orchestra and the Purchase College Chorus performing Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio and Vivaldi’s Gloria on December 12 at 7:30 pm. The concert will take place at the Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall (735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY). To order tickets, please visit www.artscenter.org or call 914.251.6200.
“The Purchase College Conservatory of Music is an incredible resource for the community, with an abundance of talent and depth,” says Graham Ashton, director of the Conservatory. “Our students are playing from morning to night—and have the opportunity to play every genre of music, as well as to collaborate with students from other disciplines, such as theater and dance. We are thrilled to invite the public to share in the music—which truly encompasses something for everyone.”
Steven Fox, a Purchase College lecturer in music who will conduct the Chorus and Orchestra, comments, “It’s a well-deserved opportunity for our talented students to perform in such a first-rate professional theatre—and it’s a remarkable program. The Saint-Saëns piece is rarely performed, so it will be of special interest to our audience, while the Vivaldi has a sense of joyous festivity that is perfectly suited for the season.”
With such a wide range of music at Purchase, the dedicated faculty and students hope that audiences will not only come to see their favorite genre—but will also experience the beauty in new and different forms of music. Graham Ashton concludes, “There is so much to hear and explore at Purchase—not just this December but throughout the year.”