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2011 Events

Syracuse Symphony Orchestra

8:00pm January 12, 2011
Cortland High School
Valley View Dr.
Cortland, NY

Cortland, NY

The Syracuse Symphony Orchestra (SSO) will present The Best of the Big Bands: With a Special 50th Anniversary Tribute to Calvin Custer on Wednesday, January 12 in Cortland High School at 8:00 p.m. Travis Newton will lead the SSO featuring guest artist and Syracuse native Ronnie Leigh in a performance big band signature tunes by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Woody Herman.

Tickets are $20.
To purchase, visit Alliance Bank, N.A.; Tops Friendly Market; call the Box Office at 315.424.8200 (Toll Free 800.724.3810) or visit SyracuseSymphony.org.
Student tickets are available for $5 with a valid student ID.

Ronnie Leigh
Singer Ronnie Leigh has been called "one of the finest song stylists working in jazz today" by Syracuse Jazzfest founder and director, Frank Malfitano. The versatile, four-time Syracuse Area Music Award-winner has fans from Seattle, Washington to the famed Q-Bar in Istanbul, Turkey. Ronnie has recorded with Cabo Frio on Zebra/MCA Records, and with Larry Arlotta on Spirit Jazz. He's shared the stage with Pat Metheny, the Yellowjackets, David Benoit, Special EFX, Spyro Gyra, David Sanborn, Tom Scott, Etta Jones, Jon Hendricks, and Chuck Mangione, as well as the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. Ronnie has also toured with The Drifters, and is currently the director of Syracuse University's vocal jazz ensemble, Windjammer.

Travis Newton
Conductor and violinist Travis Newton is thrilled to return as guest conductor of the SSO, having performed and conducted more than 500 performances of Broadway musicals across the U.S. and Canada. Highlights include productions of Cameron Mackintosh’s Oliver! and the U.S. National Tour of Fiddler on the Roof, for which he served as the violin soloist. Travis has also conducted numerous regional productions, including Big River, Into the Woods, The Last Five Years, Songs for a New World, and Beauty and the Beast. Also an experienced administrator, Travis has served in various capacities with the SSO and is currently interim Director of Music at Le Moyne College, where he serves as director of the Le Moyne College Chamber Orchestra.

About the SSO
Founded in 1961, the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 50th Golden Anniversary in 2010-2011. During its 34-week season, the 77-member Syracuse Symphony Orchestra performs for more than 200,000 audience members with approximately 200 full-orchestra and ensemble concerts in 17 counties throughout New York State. The SSO, led by conducting staff of international caliber, has performed five concerts at Carnegie Hall throughout its history and was presented with the NYS Governor's Arts Award in 1999. For more information, visit SyracuseSymphony.org

Syracuse Symphony Orchestra performances are made possible with public funds from Onondaga County, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Natural Heritage Trust and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. The SSO is a member of the Arts & Cultural Leadership Alliance of CNY and the League of American Orchestras.