A Friendship Fulfilled

by Benjamin Pomerance The two boys were born in the same year. Growing up in Salzburg, they were childhood friends. Yet that was where the similarities ended. Mid-eighteenth-century Europe was a class- conscious place, after all, and the families of these two kids ran in entirely different circles. One child was Sigmund Haffner, whose father […]

Beat Beethoven 2016!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2016 CENTRAL PARK, SCHENECTADY 9:20 AM Mark your calendar TODAY to join BEAT BEETHOVEN! the Capital District’s first and best 5K run that supports the arts.  Dig out your running shoes, dust off your sweats, and plan to race along to the thundering sounds of Beethoven’s mighty Symphony No. 5.  Cross the finish line […]

Expect the Unexpected

Be ready for a an opening full of fire in Symphony No. 35, The Haffner Symphony, at the top of the program in the SSO’s All Mozart concert on March 6 at 3 pm in Proctors GE Theater. It’s a symphony full of surprises. After the powerful opening, Mozart incorporates several beats of silence. Then […]

New Year’s Resolution:  Enhance Your Musical Knowledge

Come to Proctors an hour before each performance and hear SSO Music Director Charles Schneider speak informally about the program. Pre-concert talks are free to ticketholders. Tickets are available through Proctors Theater Box Office.  On January 10 at 2 p.m., Maestro Schneider will discuss works of Rossini, Liszt and Dvorak.      Look for our […]

Award-Winning Skidmore Pianist

Your hometown orchestra proudly features highly talented local musicians. That includes artists born or resident in the Capital Region, as well as exceptional students at our many educational institutions. On Sunday, January 10, 2016, the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra welcomes pianist Joseph Eisele, a music student at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. He will perform with […]

Fill Your Holidays With Music

Give the Gift of Music We hope you enjoyed our first concert in our Musical Journeys season. It’s always a pleasure for us to showcase such talented young artists as cellist Lucas Button. Our next concert on January 10, 2016, features Joseph Eisele, an undergraduate student at Skidmore College, while our final concert on April […]

#GivingTuesday #GiveWisely

#GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support. This effort harnesses the collective […]

In concert with the community for 82 years!

Thank you to all our members – our musicians, our donors, our volunteers, our advertisers, our subscribers and our audience members! As 2015 draws to a close, we are very grateful for the tremendous support shown by you, our patrons and donors. We are proud to be part of a vibrant classical tradition in the […]

#GivingTuesday – December 1, 2016

        WHAT IS #GIVINGTUESDAY? We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate […]

Wine, Music, Food and More!

You don’t want to miss this event! Thursday, November 12, 2016 A one-of-a-kind culinary/musical experience Schenectady County Community College. Recalling our very second concert in 1935 which was broadcast on GE shortwave to South America, Tasting Notes 2016 will focus on the wine, food and music of South America.  The wines are in and look extraordinary […]