“Now” from Duo Parnas

Check out this column from Joe Dalton in the Times Union about the latest release from Madalyn and Cicely Parnas, appearing with the Schenectady Symphony in January 2015.    

Volunteer Performance Opportunities

As a community-based symphony orchestra, the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra includes both paid and volunteer musicians.   We have a long history of offering performance opportunities to talented members of our community, whether professional musicians or amateurs whose passion is for music while earning a living in another field.  (See our post “Notes From the Archives” […]

Single Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

Welcome to our 81st season during which we will host a quartet of the best soloists from past student competitions: young musicians who have gone on to distinguish themselves in the world of classical music. Soloists Madalyn and Cicely Parnas and Ryan Reilly return for their third performances with the SSO since winning our youth competitions […]

Auditions!

The SSO holds annual blind auditions, normally in September, for open seats and/or placement on the substitute list.  This year auditions will be held on September 27, 2014, in the orchestra room at Niskayuna High School, 1626 Balltown Road, Niskayuna, NY, 12309. As a community-based symphony orchestra, the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra includes both paid and […]

Subscriptions On Sale Now!

Subscriptions are now on sale for Old Masters, Rising Stars, our 81st season of live classical music here in Schenectady. Single tickets go on sale September 3. Why subscribe? Great Savings ~ TIcket prices for subscribers start at just $10 per concert. The best seats ~ Subscribers have the chance to reserve seats to all four concerts before tickets […]

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Time to Dust Off Your Running Shoes…

And register for Beat Beethoven!  This event promises to be a good time, as well as a great way to get fit and support your hometown orchestra at the same time. On Sunday morning, October 5, the majestic strains of Beethoven’s mighty Symphony No. 5 will percolate through Central Park, courtesy of WMHT-FM, starting at […]

Oh, What A Beautiful Morning!

We were so very fortunate to have a beautiful morning again this Sunday for our Classical Breakfast at River Stone Manor in Scotia.  With music from A Touch Of Woodwinds, led by SSO principal clarinetist Tom Gerbino, along with principal flute Beth Chinery, principal oboe Sue Kokernak, bassoonist Mel Toub and horn player Josh Thompson, nearly […]

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On Your Marks, Get Set, Go!

Beat Beethoven is only 12 weeks away!  Fortunately that’s enough time to prepare for it, even if you’ve never run a 5K in your life.  This light-hearted morning celebrates the joy of running to the glorious strains of Beethoven’s mighty Fifth Symphony in Schenectady’s Central Park.  Check out our Beat Beethoven page for more details, […]

The Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer…

Well, the heat is finally on us!  Three days of hot humid weather almost makes me grateful we don’t have any full symphony performances scheduled this summer!  It’s a lot of work to get all the people, equipment and instruments ready to perform in an outdoor setting, and the weather is always chancy. Of course, […]