GLENS FALLS - The Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra is offering an afternoon of water-themed music Sunday Nov. 22 featuring acclaimed contralto Meredith Parsons McComb of Bolton.
In a concert entitled "Sound Waves," the 4 p.m. performance in the Glens Falls High School auditorium includes Elgar's "Sea Pictures," in which McComb is the vocalist.
"Sea Pictures is a wonderful musical romp, and it's sung in English," McComb said this week. "I'm excited to be performing with symphony orchestra again."
Sea Pictures is considered a major masterwork for contralto, about 20 minutes in length, a symphony publicist said.
"The music will move in magical waves, connecting to your heart and soul," he said.
Handel's "Water Music Suite" begins the program. The afternoon concludes with Schumann's "Symphony No. 3," also known as the Rhenish Symphony.
Ticket prices are $25 for adults and $10 for students. With ticket purchase for this concert, discounted mini-subscription for the remaining three concerts is being offered.
Meredith Parsons McComb, a resident of Bolton Landing, has sung leading roles in operatic productions in the U.S., Canada, France, Mexico and Israel. She has been featured in international radio broadcasts, including National Public Radio programs with the Metropolitan Opera and the Boston Symphony. She also appears on Deutsche Grammophon recordings and a video of Wagner's "Ring Cycle" with James Levine conducting.
The Glens Falls Symphony's 2009-2010 subscription season continues with three concerts at Glens Falls High School on December 6, March 7 and May 9. All concerts are on Sundays at 4 p.m. For details, call 793-1348 or visit www.gfso.org.