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Music from the silver screen performed by the Syracuse University Brass Ensemble to air Sept. 5 on WCNY-FM
Selections from the Syracuse University Brass Ensemble’s second annual “Silver Screen Spectacular” can be heard Saturday, Sept. 5, from 6–8 p.m. on WCNY-FM’s “Concert Hall” hosted by Bill Baker.
Staged last March at the Palace Theatre and Café in Syracuse, “Silver Screen Spectacular” was a multimedia event featuring live music and onscreen images representing the movies “Amadeus,” “Apollo 13,” “Brassed Off,” “Kiss Me, Kate,” “The Lion King,” “Midway,” “The Mission,” “Mission: Impossible,” “Sister Act” and “Zulu;” cinematic highlights by Gilbert and Sullivan; and music from popular animated features, accompanied by commentary from Bruce Paulsen, host of WCNY-FM’s “Classic Choices” (Monday–Friday, 2–7 p.m.) and a professional singer, actor and director.
Following is a list of selections to be heard in the Sept. 5 broadcast, along with the featured soloists:
- “Another Openin’ Another Show”
- “Cartoon Classics” (Jim Greenwald)
- “Sullivan Fantasy”
- “The Wizard of Oz Medley” (Brenda Conely, Craig Elwood)
- “Apollo 13”
- “Gabriel’s Oboe” (Brenda Conely, Tom Quirk, Jeff Stockham)
- “Mission Impossible”
- “Perhaps Love” (Brenda Conely, Sarah Spencer)
- “The Cowboys” (Craig Elwood)
- “Clog Dance”
- “Gigue Fugue”
- “Marriage of Figaro” (directed by Tom Quirk)
- “Midway March”
- “Riverdance” (Brenda Conely, Craig Elwood, directed by Tom Quirk)
- “On Green Dolphin Street” (Jeff Stockham)
- “Highlights from ‘The Lion King’” (David Driesen)
The SUBE producer for the broadcast is Sarah Spencer. SUBE technical editor is Mary Kasprzyk. SUBE recording engineer is Jim Abbott. The music director of the SUBE is James T. Spencer, professor and associate dean in SU’s College of Arts and Sciences.
SUBE is composed of professional and professional-level musicians from SU, SUNY Upstate Medical University and the surrounding community. The group presents 16–18 concerts per year, including “Holidays at Hendricks” (broadcast on WCNY-TV and WCNY-FM) and a Fourth of July concert with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra at the New York State Fairgrounds.