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, […]

Old Masters, Rising Stars – 2014-15 Season Subscriptions On Sale Now

Subscriptions are now on sale for Old Masters, Rising Stars, our 81st season of live classical music here in Schenectady. 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 to individual performances go on sale. […]

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Notes from the Archives…

For more than 80 years, the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra has been an orchestra steeped in the community, dedicated to providing live classical music for the cultural enhancement of the community and affording the opportunity for local musicians to play the great orchestral works. We share our Music Director and many of our musicians with other area […]

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Music Along The Mohawk

The Classical Breakfast, scheduled for Sunday July 13 at River Stone Manor in Scotia, is one of the most delightful mornings of music around!  Featuring a selection of music performed by A Touch Of Woodwinds, led by SSO principal clarinetist Tom Gerbino, this relaxed event offers music under the tent on the banks of the Mohawk River. […]

Hello, Summer!

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 13, with performances by A Touch Of Woodwinds and sponsored again by Schenectady VanCurler Music and with the support of Price Chopper.  This […]