The Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off its season with some random yelling, on purpose!

The orchestra’s 2022-2023 season starts Saturday, September 24 at the Broome County Forum Theater in Binghamton with “American Journey”, which is a concert exploring classical music of the Americas, under the direction of Maestro Daniel Hege.

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On a less than traditional note, the concert will include Seven O’Clock Shout, a 2020 tribute to healthcare workers by contemporary composer Valerie Coleman that includes the musicians randomly shouting out during the performance.   The piece pays tribute to the impromptu clapping, pot-banging and cheers that rang out at the time of hospital shift-changes during the dark days at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

The performance also includes George Gershwin’s “Piano Concerto in F” with soloist Andrew Russo at the piano, Aaron Copland’s “Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo” and Arturo Marquez’s “Danzon Number 2”

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Children age 17 and under are admitted free.

For information and tickets, contact the Binghamton Philharmonic box office at (607) 723-3931 or go to binghamtonphilharmonic.org.

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The Binghamton Philharmonic is the longest-serving symphony orchestra in the Southern Tier, founded in 1955.

Another upcoming performance will be paying homage to Binghamton native and creator of the Twilight Zone television series, Rod Serling.

Serling got inspiration for many of his stories from his childhood experiences, including in and around the West Side of Binghamton.

The Binghamton Philharmonic is scheduled to have a special performance at the Helen Foley Theater at Binghamton High School coming up next month.  More details on Walking Distance will be released in upcoming weeks, but information about all the scheduled events for the season can be found at the orchestra’s website and Facebook.

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