IMPORTANT UPDATE The Schenectady Symphony Orchestra concert for March 22 has been postponed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and New York state restrictions on public gatherings. In response to the restrictions, Symphony President Bob Bour said, “The health and welfare of our musicians, patrons and the community are foremost in our thoughts. We will […]


LIFE & ARTS Director bringing ‘new energy’ to Schenectady Symphony Orchestra Glen Cortese carries wealth of experience into role Geraldine Freedman/For The Daily Gazette | January 23, 2020 0 The Schenectady Symphony Orchestra performs at Proctors in this file photo. PHOTOGRAPHER: GAZETTE FILE PHOTO As fans of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra know, there’s a new music […]

BOGO to January 26th

SCHENECTADY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA January Super Deal BOGO to January 26, 2020 To January 26th the symphony’s premium $22 seat will be on sale with an exclusive buy one, get one free. This offer is a onetime only and is available at the Proctors Box Office, online ( or over the phone 518-346-6204. Both online and […]

Cellist, Natasha Farny featured in January 26, Concert

American cellist NATASHA FARNY has performed with the Boston Symphony, the Buffalo Philharmonic, and several orchestras throughout New York. Solo and chamber music tours include appearances in Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, and Brazil, and nationally at Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, Brooklyn’s Bargemusic “Here and Now” Series, and Florida’s BIG ARTS Sanibel series. […]

Sunday, January 26, 2020 – “Just Another Variation”

Program Notes – January 26, 2020 By Benjamin Pomerance Fancy Free: Three Dance Variations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Leonard Bernstein “From the moment the action begins, with a juke box wailing behind the curtain, the ballet is strictly wartime America, 1944. […]

Glen Cortese Named New Artistic Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SCHENECTADY – The Schenectady Symphony is excited to announce the appointment of Glen Cortese as its new Artistic Director. Cortese’s appointment comes after an extensive search that included several interviews and three “auditions” throughout last year’s concert season. Through a committee comprised of board members and orchestra musicians, the search was methodical […]

Schenectady Symphony’s Mother’s Day Romance, May 12 at Proctors features Guest Conductor, Queensbury High School Parillo Winner and Schenectady High School Silhouette’s

The first 150 ladies to arrive at Proctors for the Schenectady Symphony’s Mother’s Day Romance Concert  at 3pm at Proctors, will all receive a beautiful fresh flower, and the opportunity to spoil that special Mother in your life with an after-concert meal at Katie O’Brynes where you will receive 10% off your tab and a […]