Newburgh Symphony presents grand holiday concert on Dec. 11

Newburgh. ‘All is Bright’ features old and new favorites.

| 15 Nov 2021 | 11:43

The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) will present a holiday concert on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 4 p.m. at Newburgh Free Academy in Newburgh.

Historically, this is the best-attended performance of the year, which virtually sold out in its last iteration in December 2019.

“‘All is Bright’ revisits our old favorites while being wholly unlike anything we have done in the past,” Russell Ger, the orchestra’s music director, said in the press release announcing the concert. “The first half features our string section in a sumptuous assembly of Christmas music from across the centuries. Many of these pieces will be new to our audience and will have people running home to update their holiday playlists. The second half will see the return of some familiar faces in the singers who will send us into the Holiday season with the appropriate jollity and cheer.”

Now in his fifth season of GNSO leadership, Ger has led the orchestra to new attendance records and artistic heights. This is the second concert scheduled for the 2021-22 season, with at least five more in the months ahead, for which dates and sites will be announced in the near future.


Again, “All is Bright” will be presented Saturday, Dec. 11, at 4 p.m. at Newburgh Free Academy.

Tickets – Balcony $50, Reserved $40, Open $35, Senior Citizen $25 – can be purchased online or at the door.

Call 845/913-7157 or visit

Students are admitted free to open seating.

The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra is one of the leading cultural institutions of the Hudson River Valley. It was founded in 1995 by Dr. Woomyung Choe and its first president, the late George Handler, who was followed as president after 10 years by the late Fred McCurdy. In addition to its regular concerts, the Orchestra performs special engagements, such as the Moxart and Boscobel engagements.