James Blanton to conduct at Tusten

| 29 Sep 2011 | 09:51

NARROWSBURG, N.Y. - James Blanton of Port Jervis, a singer, pianist and conductor, will conduct the Delaware Valley Chamber Orchestra’s “Music of Our Time” on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. at the Tusten Theatre, 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, N.Y. Highlighting the work of area composers, “Music of Our Time,” affords the listener the opportunity to watch and hear the creative process in a very intimate way. With composers present, audience members can hear about the work and ask questions. Works by David Tcimpidis of Livingston Manor, Roy Singer and Ken Somerville of Monticello, Glady Moskowitz of Woodbourne and Susan Gum will be played. The majority of works will be premiered. A tenor, Blanton has appeared as guest soloist with orchestras and choral societies throughout the East and has toured throughout the U.S. and Canada with the program, Romberg Remembered. He has premiered numerous operas, oratorios, chamber works and songs of American composers and has been frequently heard on New York radio stations WQXR and WNYC. Delaware Valley Chamber Orchestra grew out of the Ill Winds Chamber Ensemble founded by bassoonist Gloria Krause in the early 70’s. The orchestra comes together annually to perform new works. Admission to “Music of Our Time” is $12, $11 for advanced sales and $5 for children under 12. For reservations or advanced sales, call the Tusten Theatre box office at 845-252-7272 or send a check payable to Delaware Valley Chamber Orchestra, P.O. Box 188, Narrowsburg, NY 12764.