Following intermission, a Suite of music from “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” – a movie score from 1964 by French composer Michel Legrand will be a tremendous way to close out concert, DeLeone said.
The concert will feature the 55-to-60-piece Middletown Symphony Orchestra. This year marks the 75th anniversary and final season of MSO, and DeLeone’s 35th anniversary with the orchestra.
“I think it’s wonderful to go out with our heads held high and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the orchestra, but beyond that, the orchestra will leave a legacy fund, The Middletown Symphony Orchestra Legacy Fund, which will be able to produce some scholarships that will be used by talented musicians to help them with their studies of music in college, perhaps,” DeLeone said.
To carry the MSO name and tradition into the future, The Middletown Symphony Board of Directors has established two scholarships that will be awarded annually as part of the Middletown Symphony Orchestra Legacy Fund. And to ensure that DeLeone is honored and always associated with the Middletown Symphony for his 35 years with the orchestra, one of the scholarships has been designated as the “Carmon DeLeone Middletown Symphony Orchestra Legacy Scholarship.”
Additionally, a portion of the endowment from the orchestra will be used to help local organizations in Middletown fund their own activities.
HOW TO GO
What: Middletown Symphony Orchestra's final concert, "Looking Back, and Forward!"
When: Sunday, May 7, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Dave Finkelman Auditorium, Miami University Middletown
Cost: $30 adults, $20 students
More info: Call (513) 424-2426 or www.middletownsymphony.com