Rotary Club gets Romeo & Juliet Preview
Maestro Patrick Flynn previews Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra Concert
January 25, 2005
By: Stephen Kent
Rotarians were treated to a preview of Saturday's Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra's presentation of "Romeo and Juliet: The Music". Maestro Patrick Flynn came equipped with computer, assistant, amplifier and very large speakers with which he played short segments from several of the pieces which will be presented Saturday.
According to Flynn, "Romeo and Juliet is more than the story of teenagers who could not control themselves. It's a powerful story that has attracted many composers." Saturday's program will draw from the music of four of the best by featuring selections from the Romeo and Juliet Overture
by Tchaikovsky, Balcony Scene
from Romeo and Juliet by Berlioz, Second Suite
from Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev, and Symphonic Dances
from West Side Story by Bernstein.
British born Flynn comes to the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra as its new Music Director and Conductor. According to the SBSO literature, "His career has encompassed the globe and ever form of musical production. He as won critical praise worldwide for his ability to elicit exciting performances in an enormous range of repertory."
Flynnpraised the SBSO as a "hidden treasure". He also complimented Rotarian Leo Najar, conductor of the Bijou Orchestra, as the person who built the SBSO into the orchestra that it is today.
|Patrick Flynn, Music Director and Conductor SBSO, previews Romeo & Juliet for Rotarians|
For more information about the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra, call (989) 755-1420 or visit their web site at www.SaginawBayOrchestra.com
Remember, club members, that the regular noon Rotary meeting on Tuesday, February 22nd, has been cancelled. That week, we will hold a joint meeting with the morning club on Wednesday evening, February 23rd, at the DoubleTree. Also, the regular noon meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 1st, will be held at the Delta College Planetarium instead of the Holiday Inn. The program on that date will be the dedication of the club's centennial project --- the first historical micro park in downtown Bay City.
- February 1, 2005 - Dick Janke, Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum - Jim Hollerbach
- February 8, 2005 - James Pryor, Saginaw Regional Correctional Facility: Prison Volunteers; Community Re-entry Program - George Heron
- February 15, 2005 - Deb Wieland/Rotary Classifications
- February 23, 2005 - Wednesday evening Centennial Celebration: joint meeting of Bay City noon and morning Rotary Clubs, DoubleTree Hotel; 250-300 expected to attend; PDG Jerome Yantz, chair. Bay City Rotary History Book to be distributed at the meeting.
- March 1, 2005 - Dedication of Centennial Project @ Delta Planetarium site
- March 8, 2005 - Tina Baciagalupo, BASID Skills USA Program [Gail Bitzer]
: Zekeriakoy, Turkey
Committee members Anita Bowden, chair; Jerry Hill and Roger Pickering reported that a card signed by members of the Noon Club was mailed to Zekeriakoy. Information has been requested concerning the cookbook to be published by the Zekeriakoy club.
: Members with internet connections are encouraged to visit eClub-One monthly for a makeup. To get makeup credit you need to fill out the makeup form on that site. Print the acknowlegement for you receive and turn it in to recive credit. Be sure to enter our club's district number (6310
) on that form.
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