From Italy, With Love

by Benjamin Pomerance The music was born in America. This, by itself, is startling when linked with the name of Ottorino Respighi, arguably the most heart-on-his-sleeve nationalist in the entire artistic history of Italy. Today, concertgoers know him predominantly for a trio of tone poems — Fountains of Rome, Pines of Rome, and Roman Festivals […]

Executive Director Post Open

Do you like variety? Love the arts?  Want to make a difference in your community? Look no further. We’re looking for a self-starter to help support an active Board of Directors implement the programs and activities of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra.  Jack-of all trades preferred, as duties may include:  Initiating and coordinating fund-raising activities, including […]

Experience the Orchestra from Onstage!

For a limited time, we are offering you the chance to experience the majesty of performance from a unique vantage point. Sit onstage, surrounded by the musicians of your hometown orchestra during the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Johannes Brahms Symphony No 4 – in the final performance of our 83rd season. Every gift made […]

Giving and Getting: Tax Deductions

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 […]

Give the Gift of Music

We hope you enjoyed our first concert in our Spirit of Youth season. It’s always a pleasure for us to showcase such talented community artists as Victor Sungarian. Our next concert on January 22, 2017, features the combined choruses of Niskayuna High School; while our final concert on April 23, 2016, highlights the piano performance of […]

In memoriam – Dr. Ted Mihran

We are saddened to report the death of Ted Mihran, who retired from the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra in 2010 following a 60-year career. Reprinted from the Daily Gazette, Schenectady: At the age of 92, after a living a life enriched with family, science, music, tennis, and poetry, Theodore (Ted) Mihran “passed on to the next […]

A Spooky Sunday

Orchestra members and audience alike celebrated yesterday at Proctors Theater.   Review online at the Daily Gazette:    

Commitment Issues?

We know – life gets in the way. We are very excited about this season’s programming (featuring spooky music on October 30, a mass of young voices raised in song in January, a delightful and intimate Serenade concert in March and a spectacular Saint-Saens piano concerto performance in April) but we recognize that even though a subscription […]