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A Boscobel Tradition Continues: Newburgh Symphony to Perform “Freedom” Concert on July 2

June 21st, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Garrison, NY – June 21, 2022) – Boscobel House and Gardens and the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) will present a concert of “Freedom” on Boscobel’s Great Lawn overlooking the Hudson River in Garrison, NY. The program, performed by GNSO’s 60-piece orchestra under the direction of Maestro Russell Ger, includes works by Ludwig von Beethoven, Wolfgang Mozart, Modest Mussorgsky, Richard Strauss, Piotr Tchaikovsky, and Giuseppe Verdi

This year, visitors have the option to purchase a very limited pre-performance Champagne Toast on Boscobel’s East Terrace before gates open to the general public. Following the performance, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a clear view of the firework display presented by the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, directly across the river from Boscobel. The fireworks are scheduled to begin after the concert.

GNSO Artistic Director, Mr. Ger:

“From the dawning of a new era with Strauss’ sunrise, to the great hymn of liberty in Holst’s Jupiter, our program is a joyous reminder of how lucky we are to be in the Land of the Free.”

Boscobel’s Executive Director, Jennifer Carlquist:

“It is a joy to reach across the river with this collaboration and welcome everyone for a truly unique experience of Boscobel set to an inspiring world-class soundtrack provided by our partners GNSO.”

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GNSO president-elect and former Boscobel Board member, John Bliss:

 “This five-year partnership represents an excellent example of how nonprofits can work together for the common good.”

Gates for Symphony Picnic will open at Boscobel on Saturday, July 2 at 6:00pm. The music starts at 7:30pm and will conclude around 9:10pm, including an intermission that will allow guests to mingle with musicians. 

Boscobel is located at 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY 10524. Tickets are available at (845-265-3638). Ticket prices for Boscobel members are $44 for adults and $15 for children. The price for non-members is $55 for adults and $19 for children. Free admission for those under age 4. Bring your own picnic and chairs, and bug spray. Rain date (which may not include fireworks) is Sunday, July 3.

Built in 1808 and founded as a museum in 1961, Boscobel House and Gardens is one of America’s most beautiful historic sites. Open Friday through Monday from mid-April to December, Boscobel preserves and shares its Neoclassical mansion and 68 acres of gardens and grounds with dramatic views of the Hudson River, lush gardens, and a woodland trail. Boscobel presents lively community events, innovative exhibitions, and engaging programs and activities for families.

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, George Handler, who was followed as president after 10 years by the late Fred McCurdy. In addition to six subscription concerts. It also presents special annual concerts at Boscobel and with Moxart.

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