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April 1, 2002
 
MUSICIANS TO PRESENT SALUTE TO MOVIE MUSIC
OSWEGO -- The SUNY Oswego music department will present the Solid State Jazz Ensemble and StateSingers production "Go to the Movies" at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in Tyler Hall's Waterman Theatre.
Showcasing classic movie music themes, this production will feature the Studio Chamber Orchestra joining forces with the college's big band and jazz vocal group.
The production covers the gamut of genres including movie musicals, film noir, animated features, action-adventure, spy-detective mysteries, romantic classics and rock 'n' roll soundtracks. More than 17 selections, many in their original soundtrack scoring for full studio orchestra, range from "The Wizard of Oz" to "Mission Impossible," "Jailhouse Rock" to "Purple Rain," "Pinocchio" to "The Graduate," "Peter Gunn" to "Shaft," "The Way We Were" to "Titanic" and "The Pink Panther" to "The Flintstones."
The studio orchestra concept integrates the traditional recording big band and vocalists with a string chamber group to expand the sonic potential of two seemingly opposite forces of a jazz group and a classic orchestra, organizers said. This ensemble combination was first developed at Oswego more than 15 years ago by Dr. Jerry Exline, professor emeritus, orchestra director and former chair of SUNY Oswego's music department.
Following Exline's lead and revisiting and expanding on this musical premise, Professor Stan Gosek -- director of both Solid State and StateSingers -- transcribed, orchestrated and/or arranged virtually all of the music for Saturday's performance.
Admission will be free, and there will be no reserved seating for this one-time performance. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.
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