'Symphony of Dinosaurs' to entertain in Potsdam March 8, with music, dino artifacts
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 5:36 pm

POTSDAM -- “A Symphony of Dinosaurs” will take place March 8, featuring “Tyrannosaurus Sue,” local musicians, and real dinosaur artifacts at 7 p.m. in Hosmer Hall, SUNY Potsdam.

The first half of the evening includes Bruce Adolphe's “Tyrannosaurus Sue,” which is a moving musical portrait of the life of a tyrannosaurus rex named Sue, who walked the earth 67 million years ago.

With narration by Todd Moe of North Country Public Radio, spectators will travel back in time - to before there were movies or email, before books, mummies and hieroglyphics, before India crashed into Asia creating the Himalayan mountains, to when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

Following the opening ceremony this year's winner of the 8th annual James and Katherine Andrews Young Artist Instrumental Competition, Sabrina Johnson of Colton, will play first movement of one of Johann Baptist Georg Neruda's most notable works, Trumpet Concerto in Eb Major.

Johnson, a senior at Colton-Pierrepont Central School, began playing trumpet in the fourth grade and has performed in several All-County and All-State concerts. She currently studies privately with James Madeja (ONNY and the Crane School of Music) and she hopes to begin as a student of the Crane School of Music in the fall.

Beginning at 6 p.m. in the lobby of Hosmer Hall, Dr. Lisa Amati of the Geology Department at SUNY Potsdam and members of the Geology Club will share an interactive display of real dinosaur fossils and other historic fossils.

The display will also include replicas of a t. rex skull, the brow horns of a triceratops, and a stegosaurus back-plate. Dr. Amati and members of the club will answer any questions and let visitors feel real dinosaur fossils.

The event is presented by the Orchestra of Northern New York.

For more information, visit www.onny.org.