SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- A new twist on a beloved local legend comes to Sleepy Hollow High School on Sunday, when the 45-piece Hudson Valley Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs the world premiere of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
The original score for band from composer James M. Stephenson was commissioned by the village of Sleepy Hollow and is paired with the narration of Washington Irving’s text by baritone Michael Lofton. James D. Wayne, founder of the Hudson Valley Symphonic Wind Ensemble, will serve as conductor.
The village of Sleepy Hollow commissioned the work as part of an ongoing initiative to support artistic development and arts appreciation in the community.
“This is a time of unprecedented growth and great opportunity in the village of Sleepy Hollow, and we believe the arts will play a central role going forward," said Sleepy Hollow Mayor Ken Wray.
The concert is designed for music lovers of all ages. For families attending with children, the concert is particularly recommended for middle school age children and above.
The version to be performed on Sunday was created specifically for the Village of Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson Valley Symphonic Wind Ensemble and marks the work’s world premiere for band.
Proceeds from the evening will be used by the Sleepy Hollow Performing Arts Boosters to provide new equipment and instruments for performing arts students, pay for competition trips for high school musicians, and support high school and middle school musical productions.
Tickets for the performance are a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets may be obtained at the door or in advance from the Sleepy Hollow High School office.