"All Aboard”
Time & Place
Amherst Middle School, 55 Kings Highway, Amherst, NY.
Sunday, February 9 at 3 p.m
Contributions encouraged but   Admission Free!
Conductor
Bryan Eckenrode

Program
Running Off The Rails -  Clive Richardson
The Little Train of The Brazilian Countryman
     Villa-Lobos
BachianasBrasileiras No.2 - Villa-Lobos
Copenhagen Steam Engine Galop - Lumbye
Model Railway - Williams
Pacific 231 - Honegger
John Henry - Copland
     Walter Simpson, narrator            INTERMISSION
Romanza - Martin
     Bryan Eckenrode, cello
March -The Love of the Three Oranges - Prokofieff
The Little Engine That Could - Feinstein
     Deborah Rogers, narrator
Duke Ellington Fantasy - Ellington
This concert sponsored by:

About the Artists
Deborah Rogers, narrator

Deborah Rogers was born in Johnstown, PA.  As a young child she enjoyed attending performances by the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra with her Grandmother Edna.   

In June 2019 when she was elected as Mayor in the Village of Williamsville .  Prior to that she served as a Trustee on the Village Board for 2 years. 

Mayor Rogers has been a Williamsville resident since 2003. She and her husband, Michael, live in the village with their two children, Anna and Joseph.  Rogers earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations from St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania.   


Bryan Eckenrode, cello

Roland E. Martin is a Buffalo born internationally acclaimed composer, whose compositions have been performed by the Buffalo Philharmonic under the direction of JoAnn Faletta, the Buffalo Chamber Players, and throughout Europe and Canada.

As a birthday present, Mr. Martin wrote this Romanza for me. Originally written for cello and piano, Mr. Martin decided to expand the piece to be for orchestra and solo cello. I am pleased to perform the Western New York premiere with the Amherst Symphony, and I know you will love this piece as much as I do.


Walter Simpson, narrator
Walter Simpson is energy activist, educator, and professional who retired from the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) in 2008 after serving 26 years as University Energy Officer. In that position he led a nationally recognized campus energy conservation program credited with over $100 million in savings.  While at UB, he also taught many college-level environmental studies courses.
Pre-concert Event
Instrumental Petting Zoo
At 1:30 pm, visit the Instrumental Petting Zoo, which now includes refreshments, books, puzzles, puppets, prizes, as well as the opportunity to interact with the instruments of the orchestra. Fun and Learning for all!