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Program Notes: Mostly Baroque

Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 5, D major Georg Fredric Handel (1685-1759) Overture Allegro Presto Largo Allegro Minuet Five Sonatas in the form of a Suite Domenico Scarlatti (1685- 1757) Grave Tempo di Menuetto Bouree Siciliana Fuga (Del Gatto) Concerto for Four Violins, B minor, Op. 3, No.10, RV 580 Antonio Vivaldi(1678 – 1741) Allegro […]

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CHIME

Last week Board President Bob Bour and I attended the press conference announcing a pilot program version of CHIME – Creating Harmony, Invigorating Music Education sponsored by the Empire State Youth Orchestras, which begins at Yates Magnet School in Schenectady this fall.  This program, based on El Sistema from Venezuela, developed out of the year-long discussion […]

Bach, Vivaldi and the Toy Symphony

Join us this Sunday, March 29 for another entry in our Serenade Concerts, held in the intimate setting of the GE Theater at Proctors.  This small, black box  venue allows audience members to experience the performance in a more personal way than a larger theater permits. But act now –  seats are reserved for this concert […]

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Scottish Symphony Cocktail?

Ready to be done with the snow and wind?  Come down to the Tunnel Lounge at Marotta’s Bar-Risto in downtown Schenectady for an evening of camaraderie, concertos and cocktails! At Mendelssohn and Martinis you’ll enjoy our new Scottish Symphony and Italian Symphony signature cocktails, gourmet artisanal pizzas, and the fellowship of your fellow music lovers, […]

Tax-Deductible Gifts

Did you know that when you attend an event supporting the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, a portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible? If you are a GE employee, retiree or spouse of an employee or retiree, that portion is also eligible to be matched by the GE More Gifts…More Givers Foundation. The tax-deductible portion of […]

Tired of the Snowpocalypse?

Just look ahead to Mendelssohn and Martinis on February 26 at Marotta’s Bar-Risto…mark your calendars now for an evening of signature cocktails and lively conversation.   See you then!

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Beat Beethoven 2015 ~ Save The Date

Kicking off the New Year right, with lots of resolutions to eat better and exercise more?  Here’s your chance to set a target goal of a 5K Run that supports your local hometown orchestra: Beat Beethoven! 5K Run/Walk Sunday, October 4, 2015 9:20 am Central Park Schenectady Open to runners and walkers of all abilities. […]

Mendelssohn and Martinis

Have you been to The Tunnel Lounge yet in downtown Schenectady? Well, now is your chance! End your day on a high note with the Schenectady Symphony, for an evening of camaraderie, concertos and cocktails! At Mendelssohn and Martinis you’ll enjoy signature cocktails, gourmet artisanal pizzas, and the fellowship of your fellow music lovers, all […]

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Program Notes: A Festival of Strings

Sunday, January 11, 2015 Proctors Theater 3:00 p.m. Program Violin Concerto, E minor, op.64 Felix Mendelssohn(1809–1847) Allegro molto appassionato Andante Allegretto non troppo; Allegro molto vivace Soloist, Madalyn Parnas Cello Concerto No. 1, E flat major, op. 107 Dmitri Shostakovich(1906–1975) Allegretto Moderato Allegro con molto Soloist, Cicely Parnas Intermission Three Dances from “The Bartered Bride” […]

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Hear Your Hometown Orchestra on WMHT-FM Sunday!

Tune in to WMHT-FM (89.1 FM) on Sunday, January 4 at 6:00 PM for “WMHT Live” and hear a Schenectady Symphony Orchestra presentation from October 3, 2010. It’s a program of music by Tchaikovsky, Barber and Elgar featuring soloists Cicely and Madalyn Parnas. Charles Schneider, conductor. Cicely and Madalyn return to perform with the SSO […]