The Ministry of the Arts and Multiculturalism’s National Steel Symphony Orchestra (NSSO) presents “Pan On A Higher Note” at Lord Kitchener Auditorium, NAPA – June 04-05, 2011
Pan on a Higher Note By Anne Hilton
“Pan On A Higher Note” with the National Steel Symphony Orchestra directed and conducted by Jessel Murray began their concert in NAPA’s Lord Kitchener Aldwyn Roberts Auditorium (that the pre-concert ads seemed to insist was “Orel Roberts”) last week Saturday with the folksy “Hoe Down” from Aaron Copland’s ballet “Rodeo” – an excellent choice to warm up the orchestra, that, courtesy the moving stage, was whisked into the background to accompany the Metamorphosis Dance Company’s interpretation of Ray Holman’s “Changing Times” with dancers first dressed in white, then in black going through their paces in modern dance.
Pan on a Higher Note By Gary Cardinez
The National Steel Symphony Orchestra (NSSO) presented Pan on a Higher Note last weekend at the National Academy of the Performing Arts (NAPA) to a very appreciative audience.
The programme featured the national instrument as the accompanying music with dance, voice and piano. The 35 member group which uses the Genesis Pan (G PAN) are all trained in music and led by Kareem Brown (captain) and Jessel Murray artistic director/conductor.