Auditions for the 2017-2018 Season – Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 7-9PM

As a community-based symphony orchestra, the SSO consists of both paid and volunteer musicians. Individuals who wish to become a paid member or paid substitute must successfully pass an audition. We hold blind annual auditions for open seats and/or placement on the substitute list. This season’s auditions will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from approximately 7 […]

Our 84th Season begins Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Proctors, 3 PM

From Pastime To Masterpiece by Benjamin Pomerance Perhaps you have heard this tune before. Yes, that’s it — Strangers In Paradise, hit song from the Broadway musical Kismet, covered repeatedly by Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett and seemingly every other slick crooner of their era. A work sung so often that most listeners never even […]

Beat Beethoven 5K – October 1, 2017 – Registration Now OPEN

REGISTRATION OPEN Click “Events” on main menu to Beat Beethoven! to register. 5K Run/Walk Sunday, October 1, 2017 Race begins at 9:20 am Central Park Schenectady, NY Start with the opening chords of Beethoven’s mighty 5th Symphony! Complete the course before the music ends and win a free ticket to the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra’s opening […]

Schenectady Symphony Orchestra’s Annual Classical Breakfast

  CLASSICAL BREAKFAST Sunday, July 16th 9:30 am -11:30 am The Terrace at the River Stone Manor 1437 Amsterdam Road Schenectady, NY 12302 On the serene banks of the Mohawk River enjoy a lovely morning of classical music and a light breakfast to support the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra with a performance by Women of Note featuring Cathy Barber […]

Our 84th Season Subscriptions On Sale at Proctors Box Office to Sept 5, 2017

JOIN US FOR OUR 84TH SEASON – 2017-2018 In Concert with the Community since 1934 Season Subscription On Sale  Proctor.org or the Proctors Box Office 3 Concerts on the mainstage & 1 Concert in the GE  Theatre Pricing remains the same for our 84th Season $65 Preferred Subscription $40 Regular Subscription Concert I – Sunday, October […]

League Musicale – May 18, 2017 – free

The League of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra cordially invites you & your guests to the Annual Musicale With performances and Celebrating the winners of the 56th Anniversary of the The Stefan Scholarship 1st Place – Ms. Hannah Sohn – Cello 2nd – Place – Ms. Aram Kim – Violin and Parillo Competition 1st Place – […]

Music in Bloom: Piano Soloist Rachel Sohn 

We wrap up our 83rd season with Music in Bloom featuring Rachel Sohn, a homegrown musical talent springing into bloom.  A 2016 graduate of Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park, she was the winner of our 2014 Parillo Piano Competition while only a freshman.  She has been first violinist of the Empire State Youth Orchestra for several […]

Filling a Niche

Here at the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra we take seriously the value of creating and maintaining a professional community-based symphony orchestra  – offering an outlet for the talented musicians here in our community.  We are fortunate to have many chances to hear classical music here in the region. But the opportunities to perform at a professional level can […]