#TBT – Concerts By The RIver

Who remembers this?  Concerts along the Mohawk River in Riverlink Park, Amsterdam.  Train whistles a special feature!

Food, Fashion and Fun

Make plans now to attend the League of the Schenectady Symphony’s Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon on Monday, April 25th. This well-attended event is a wonderful day of fashion and food, filled with silent auction, benefit items and more. This event raises a significant amount of money for the SSO – we appreciate your support of […]

#TBT – 80th Anniversary

Look at this handsome bunch! Helping us celebrate our 80th year of presenting live classical concerts: the Honorable Paul Tonko, Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy, Music Director Charles Schneider, Chamber of Schenectady County President Chuck Steiner and Schenectady Symphony Orchestra Board President Robert Bour. All gathered in Aperitivo for drinks and dinner following our April 2014 […]

Mozart and more: Make a day of it!

Did you know the Schenectady Greenmarket is open Sundays from 10-2 and is located inside Proctors all winter?  Come early on March 6 to shop local vendors for seasonal vegetables, plants, baked goods and much more.  Don’t miss the lower level where local eateries sell hot foods by the portion.   Tables are available so […]

Michael Emery, Violin Soloist and SSO Concertmaster

Your hometown orchestra proudly features highly talented local musicians.  One of our most acclaimed and a joy to hear is the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra’s own Concertmaster Michael Emery, who will perform with the orchestra as soloist in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 on March 6 at 3 pm in Proctors GE Theater. Michael Emery began […]

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 […]