Sunday, April 22, 2018 3pm at Proctors, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 – Young Kim, Soloist

The Unexpected Emperor Benjamin Pomerance Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 is famously nicknamed the “Emperor Concerto.” But who is the mysterious “Emperor” who inspired the creation of this masterwork? In the autumn months of 1802, Ludwig van Beethoven contemplated the practicalities of suicide. For six years, he had sought treatments for his deteriorating hearing from […]

April 22nd Concert – Proctors – 3pm

Schenectady Symphony Orchestra 2017-2018 Season Charles Schneider, Music Director Diane Wittry, Guest Conductor Russian Easter Overture op.36……………………………………………………………………………………… Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) Piano Concerto No. 5, E Flat Major, op.73, “Emperor”………………………………………………… Ludwig van Beethoven Allegro                                                […]

Diane Wittry to Guest Conduct, Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Board of Directors of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce Diane Wittry will be the Guest Conductor this Sunday, March 18th.  The concert, Spring Serenade is at 3pm in the GE Theatre at Proctors. Diane was recently named one of the “Top 30 Music Influencers” by Musical America Worldwide.  She is known for her innovative […]

Spring Serenade – Sunday March 18th, 3pm at the GE Theatre at Proctors

The True Meaning Of Dvorák’s Serenade For Strings By Benjamin Pomerance   The boy was supposed to become a butcher. His father was a butcher, and all of his living male relatives were butchers, and all of his male ancestors stretching back to what seemed like the beginning of time had also been butchers. So, the […]

ANTHONY R. STEFAN SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION – 2018

     April 21st 2018 beginning at 9:00 am at      Schenectady County Community College’s Music Building. For more information and to register: Anthony R. Stefan Scholarship Competition    

Congratulations to former SSO Parillo winner and soloist Ryan Reilly on his recent win of the prestigious Frenchilla-Zulga International Piano Prize!

1/18/2018 9:00:00 AM The Evangelist DELMAR NATIVE LaSalle alum wins major piano prize RYAN REILLY BY EMILY BENSON STAFF WRITER In November, Ryan Reilly, a 25-year-old Delmar native and alumnus of LaSalle Institute in Troy, became the first American to take home the prestigious Frenchilla-Zuloaga international piano prize. The grueling international piano competition took place in […]

Schenectady Symphony at Proctors Sunday January 14, 2018

SCHENECTADY –  On January 14, the Proctors Theater will step back in time and present a silent film, accompanied by a live orchestra. The presentation is part of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra’s first concert of the new year  and features a homage to silent film, with a film, written and produced by Niskayuna native Dave Keen. “I’m […]