Hair's MacDermot to Play Concert with Staten Island Philharmonic Dec. 18

News   Hair's MacDermot to Play Concert with Staten Island Philharmonic Dec. 18
Hair composer Galt MacDermot will celebrate his 80th birthday with a one-night-only concert of his music with the Staten Island Philharmonic Dec. 18.

The 7:30 PM concert will feature MacDermot's orchestral compositions, including his "Saxophone Concerto" with Alan Won, as well as songs penned for his New Pulse Jazz Band, and music from his popular catalogue.

MacDermot will play piano for the concert and will be joined by musicians from the band of the forthcoming Broadway revival of Hair. Jose Alejandro Guzman will conduct the orchestra.

Hair will return to Broadway in February following an extended run at the Delacorte Theater last summer in Central Park. In addition to Hair, MacDermot has penned "Ode to the Arcane Borough" for the Staten Island Composers Project, as well as the musicals Two Gentleman of Verona, Dude, Via Galactica and The Human Comedy. The album from MacDermot and New Pulse, "Leap of Faith," is currently available on Kilmarnock Records.

A 6:30 PM reception with the artists will precede the concert. Tickets for the concert and reception are priced $40, while concert-only seats are available for $25. For tickets and further information, phone (718) 273-3250 or e-mail

The concert will take place at the Veterans Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island.

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