It’s become a special night for many—a valued part of summer in the Adirondacks; it’s an evening where a great cross-section comes together in Inlet, New York to enjoy and ponder the genius of history’s great composers as arranged and performed by some of today’s finest musicians. It’s always a great night.”—Jerry Dupuis, chairman of the Fulton Chain of Lakes Performing Arts Council
Annual Arrowhead Park Performance to Return Next Weekend
When the musicians of the Symphony Syracuse Orchestra take to the stage under the tent at Inlet’s Arrowhead Park on Friday evening July 29, they will be led by old friend and colleague Maestro Grant Cooper.
Cooper, who served as resident conductor of the former Syracuse Symphony Orchestra from 1997 to 2007, is currently Artistic Director and Conductor with the West Virginia Symphony.
At past concerts, Cooper dazzled the local audience with his showmanship and wit, and he said he is looking forward to his upcoming return.
“I am ecstatic that I have this opportunity to return to Inlet so that I might make music once again for the wonderful audience there. Our performances under the tent had been a highlight of my musical life for many years and I am thrilled to be able to return this year,” Cooper said.
Jerry Dupuis, chairman of the Fulton Chain of Lakes Performing Arts Council, Inc., hopes for a large turnout by not only veteran symphony-goers, but by those who have never attended a performance before.
“I think if people gave it a try, they would love it. It’s like those who say ‘I don’t like rice pudding’, yet they have never tried it. Once they have a taste, they can’t get enough!” Dupuis said.
The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available at the Inlet and Old Forge Visitor Information Centers until the day of the performance. Tickets can also be purchased at the door where lawn tickets will also be available for $10.
A free children’s concert will begin at 3 p.m., and a fundraising Cocktail Party will be held at the Woods Inn from 4 to 7 p.m. Cocktail party tickets are $110 and also available at the two information offices. More information can be found by calling (315) 357-5501 or 369-6983.