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Avoid The Rush

Why wait in line?  By subscribing, you avoid all the waiting at the box office!  Just come to the concert, enjoy Maestro Schneider’s informative pre-concert chat and settle in to your seat right in time for the performance. This year is our 82nd Anniversary Season, and we’re  featuring four soloists at very different stages along their […]

#Throwback Thursday – Mohawk Valley Vistas

  Back in 2008-2009 we celebrated our 75th anniversary of producing live classical music for our friends and neighbors with a series of concerts that included a collaboration with Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, a concert version of Cavalleria Rusticana, a world premiere of Jose Raul Bernardo’s Piano Concerto No 2, and opened with a community-supported […]

Audition Information

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 Saturday morning, September 26, 2015 and Wednesday evening September 30, 2015, in the orchestra room at Niskayuna High School, 1626 Balltown Road, Niskayuna, NY, 12309. As a community-based symphony orchestra, […]

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TBT – Beat Beethoven!

Here’s this week’s Throwback Thursday Post – to October 2013 and our first year of Beat Beethoven!, a 5K run in Schenectady’s Central Park.                                   Runner’s World online recently did a story on some of the other Beat Beethoven! events held […]

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Subscribers Get The Best Value

For our 82nd Anniversary Season we’re featuring four soloists at very different stages along their musical career paths, from student through teacher – we hope you’ll join us as we appreciate their journeys. Subscriptions are now on sale  ~ single tickets go on sale Labor Day. Why subscribe? Great Savings ~ Subscribers receive the best […]

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Throwback Thursday – The Concert That Wasn’t

After our lovely experience on Sunday with our Classical Breakfast, we are excited for our Gala at SPAC on Saturday, August 22. We have the great fortune to have a world-class orchestra here in our backyard in the summer – we’ve celebrated the ongoing growth of classical music with the Philadelphia Orchestra for 18 summers, in […]

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Classical Breakfast Rehearsal

  From SSO member and violist Meme Pittman, on yesterday’s rehearsal: I just spent a delightful couple of hours this afternoon rehearsing for the SSO Classical Breakfast. We buddies in “Women of Note” are preparing some Haydn and Mozart string quartets for your enjoyment, and ours. It is fun getting reacquainted with these old musical […]

Subscriptions On Sale Now!

For our 82nd Anniversary Season we’re featuring four soloists at very different stages along their musical career paths, from student through teacher – we hope you’ll join us as we appreciate their journeys. Subscriptions are now on sale  ~ single tickets go on sale Labor Day. Why subscribe? Great Savings ~ Subscribers receive the best […]

Summer Events

We have some great activities coming up in the months ahead! Make sure to hold the dates for our two summer events. The Classical Breakfast at RiverStone Manor on Sunday morning,  July 12, with performances by Women of Note is sponsored again by Schenectady VanCurler Music and with the support of Price Chopper.  This beautiful morning […]

2015 Competition Winners

The League of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra held its 52st Annual Anthony Anthony P. Stefan Scholarship Awards. Auditions were held at the First Reformed Church in the Stockade. The competition is open to all local music students with awards going to students who demonstrate excellence in the area of musical performance. The competition is open […]