Symphony Syracuse gives free show in Hamilton July 12

Matthew Kraemer

HAMILTON — The Symphony Syracuse will kick off the Hamilton Village Concerts in the Park on Thursday, July 12 at 8 p.m.

Visitors are advised to bring a blanket or lawn chair. This concert will happen rain or shine. The rain location is the Colgate Memorial Chapel on Alumni Road of the Colgate University Campus.

Before the concert, the Earlville Opera House will be hosting an Instrument Petting Zoo for children and families during the hour before the concert starts starting at 7 p.m. It’s an opportunity for children to meet the "wild" instruments and the daring musicians who tame them.

Matthew Kraemer will lead the Symphony orchestra performances of patriotic and popular music. Recognized for his "musical sensitivity" and "energized sense of interpretation", conductor Matthew Kraemer is quickly gaining notice "for his inspired performances and innovative programming," concert organizers said.

Kraemer is the associate conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and has recently been appointed music director and conductor of both the Butler County Symphony Orchestra and the Erie Chamber Orchestra.

Recipient of the Herbert von Karajan Conducting Fellowship and the Bruno Walter Career Development Grant, Kraemer served a residency with the Vienna Philharmonic at the Salzburg Music Festival during the summer of 2006.

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