Mission Critical: Thanks to our Sponsors

Few cities of our size can boast of having a symphony, let alone one as accomplished as ours. Now after 80 seasons, the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra remains a vital force for the continued growth of the region. Such an outlet for live classical music enhances the quality of life, and makes Schenectady an attractive option […]

57th Symphony of Fashion a Success

  Schenectady Symphony board member Peggy King modeling an outfit from Casual Set in Stuyvesant Plaza at the 57th Symphony of Fashion, presented by the League of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia. The fashion show and luncheon is the biggest yearly fundraiser for the Schenectady Symphony which  is supported solely […]


Collaboration is very in these days. We’re all trying to do more with less. Less money, fewer resources, and more fragmented entertainment options for the public. There are so very many non-profit arts organizations in the Capital Region! Sometimes it feels like there is someone asking for your support every time you turn around.  Shouldn’t […]

Twinkle, Twinkle…

Last Sunday’s performance, “Out Of This World” featured among other highlights, the appearance of 71 young violin students on stage with members of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, performing songs from the Suzuki repertoire and concluding with the well-known “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Variations”.  It is always a pleasure to see young people on the stage […]

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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, contributions of $25.00 or more are also eligible to be matched by the GE More Gifts…More Givers […]

It’s Finally Spring!

After a long hard winter, it finally seems like spring has arrived!  One of the harbingers of spring is of course the League of the Schenectady Symphony’s annual Fashion Show and Luncheon! This year it is scheduled for Monday, April 28, 2014 at the Glen Sanders Mansion, with fashions courtesy of Casual Set. The morning […]

The League of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra held its 51st Annual Anthony Anthony P. Stefan Scholarship Awards. Auditions were held at the First Reformed Church in the Stockade. The competition is open to all local music students with awards going to students who demonstrate excellence in the area of musical performance.

The competition is open to high school students who reside in Schenectady or its surrounding areas, and who have achieved excellence in the performance of an orchestral instrument. Winners receive a monetary prize to be used to further their studies or purchase instruments. They are also invited to play at the annual SSO League Musicale to be held at the Jewish Community Center on May 22. The concert begins at 7 PM and is free and open to the public.

The winners this year are:


Celebrate after our April 6 concert!

Join us after our final concert of our 80th Anniversary season for a celebration dinner at Aperitivo Restaurant on State Street.  It promises to be a wonderful way to close out our concert season and celebrate some successes this year!   For details….

SSO Presents The Romantic Piano with Christopher Reynolds

  Saturday, April 5th 2014 at 3pm Union College Memorial Chapel, Schenectady   Capital District native Christopher Reynolds and son of Nancy Ohlin and Philip Reynolds made an indelible impression on the organizers of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra Parillo Piano Competition even as a youngster.  Now a rising star at Juilliard, we are honored that Chris has […]

Tasting Notes

What a wonderful evening at Schenectady County Community College! Silent Auction Items Mike Wicks’ Jazz Thanks to generous sponsors, silent auction donors and patrons, this event raised more than $5,500 to support the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra ($50 of each ticket is tax-deductible). Generously sponsored by