Newark Central School District, in conjunction with the Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce, will host an evening of holiday music with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 at Newark High School, 625 Peirson Ave.
“We are proud and privileged to host the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra for the 18th consecutive year,” said Cynthia Briggs, NCSD Music Department leader and instrumental music teacher at Kelley School. “These holiday concerts here in our community are a wonderful annual holiday tradition that so many of us look forward to.”
Richard Carsey — who currently conducts the longest-running musical in history, “The Phantom of the Opera,” on Broadway — will return as the guest conductor this year. He also conducts the 2018 revival of “Carousel” featuring Joshua Henry, Jessie Mueller and Renee Fleming.
His national tours include Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of “The Phantom Of The Opera” and the revival of “La Cage Aux Folles” with George Hamilton. On Broadway, he was music supervisor of “The House of Blue Leaves” starring Ben Stiller and Edie Falco, and musical director for Joshua Schmidt’s “A Minister’s Wife” at Lincoln Center Theater.
In 2019, Carsey will assume the position of conductor and music director for “Disney On Classic,” an annual tour featuring eight American singers and The Orchestra Japan, presenting more than 60 concerts in Tokyo, Okinawa, Osaka and other cities throughout Japan.
Tricia Tanguy, who will join the North American tour of the Broadway revival of “Cats” in January, will be the guest soloist at the RPO concert. She was the understudy for all four women in the original off-Broadway company and the running revival of “The Marvelous Wonderettes.”
Her national tours include “Sister Act,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Cats,” and “The Producers.” Regionally, she has worked at Theatre Aspen in Aspen, Colorado, and as a performer and director at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn.
As a soloist and vocalist, she has toured Japan and Taiwan with The Orchestra Japan for “Disney On Classic,” and her rendition of “Let It Go” can be heard on the “Disney On Classic Live Best” album.
Admission to the RPO concert is $5 for students, $10 for senior citizens and $12 for adults. Advance sale tickets are available at Newark Wegmans, and the Newark and Lyons branches of Lyons National Bank.