Orchestra of Northern New York's annual Bach’s Lunch and Baroque concert in Potsdam Sunday
Friday, February 8, 2013 - 2:58 pm

POTSDAM -- The Orchestra of Northern New York will hold the annual Bach’s Lunch and a concert of Baroque hits from the orchestra’s first 24 seasons Sunday, Feb 10.

The concert will be at 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam.

Music Director and Conductor Kenneth Andrews will open the program with the Overture to Handel’s Occasional Oratorio, HWV 46.

Other highlights will include Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Sinfonia from Solomon, Act II, HWV 67), Vivaldi’s Concerto in C Major for Two Trumpets, the Canon in D major by Johann Pachelbel and Jean-Joseph Mouret’s Rondeau from the Premiere Suites de Symphonies.

Anna Hendrickson on oboe and John Ellis and James Madeja on trumpet will have featured solos. .

Concert tickets will be available at the CPS Box Office at SUNY Potsdam at 267-2277, at Northern Music and Video or online at www.ONNY.org. Ticket prices are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, $10 for students and free for children twelve and under.

The orchestra’s annual Bach’s Lunch will be held the same day at Maxfield’s Restaurant from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The lunch will feature roast beef with wild mushroom jus, roast pork with apple bourbon jus, butternut squash ravioli with brown butter sage, roasted seasonal vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes, garden salad and assorted deserts and beverages.

Lunch tickets will $35 for adults, $20 for students ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 267-2277 or at www.ONNY.org. Prepaid reservations must be made by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4.

The Orchestra of Northern New York, now in its twenty-fourth season, was founded by Kenneth Andrews. The orchestra is the only professional symphony in the North Country.

The orchestra is funded in part by the state Council on the Arts and the Northern New York Community Foundation.

The orchestra consists of some sixty professional musicians from New York, New England and Canada as well as a few students, by audition, from the Crane School of Music.

The orchestra’s web site, www.onny.org, includes recordings from past performances, information on the musicians and information about upcoming concerts and events.

In the past two decades thousands of people in Ontario, St. Lawrence County and the rest of the North Country have enjoyed well over 200 concerts by the orchestra.

Guest soloists have included the Susquehanna String Band, clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, pianist Claude Frank, fiddler Mark O’Connor, harpsichordist Igor Kipnis, violinist Jaime Laredo, trumpeter Allen Vizzutti and singer Tony Bennett, among others.