Grieg & Beethoven

You won’t want to miss this concert:  Peer Gynt Suite No 1, followed by Grieg’s Piano Concerto A Minor performed by Saratoga Springs native Christopher Reynolds, fresh from New York City where he studies at Juilliard, concluding with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, A major. Tickets are available at Proctors Theater Box Office, either online, in […]

Weekend of Celebrations!

Our final concert of the 2014-15 season is scheduled for Sunday, April 26 at 3:00 pm at Proctors Theater, featuring guest soloist Christopher Reynolds performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor.  Some of you may remember his performance last April at Memorial Chapel right before our “Out of this World” concert last year – a […]

Review of “Mostly Baroque”

sso review 3-29-2015 From The Schenectady Gazette, Tuesday March 31, 2015 It was a wonderful performance! Special thanks to our Symphony family members who were featured in the Vivaldi: Elizabeth Kilpatrick, Noah Luft-Weissberg, Alyson Slack and concertmaster Michael Emery, and hats off to our guest soloists for the Toy Symphony: Kathleen Beck Werner Feibes Theodore […]

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 […]


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 […]

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!

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. […]