Maestro Schneider’s Obituary

Schenectady Symphony family and friends – Here is the link to Maestro Schneider’s obituary and information about his memorial service which will be streamed on his church’s website. Charles Albert Schneider Obituary – Visitation & Funeral Information Share Memories & Support the Family.

Schenectady Symphony Orchestra – WMHT “Favorite Musical Tales” Sunday, November 1st at 6PM

Hello Schenectady Symphony friends – please join us for our next broadcast, Sunday, November 1st on WMHT Live.  Artistic Director Glen Cortese will pay tribute to Music Director Emeritus Charles Schneider who passed away recently with a concert from the 2007 season entitled “Favorite Musical Tales”.  Maestro Schneider will lead the orchestra with music from Rossini […]

Remembering Charles Schneider

Remembering Charles Schneider, longtime leader of the Schenectady Symphony By Indiana Nash | Daily Gazette October 14, 2020 Charles Schneider, a longtime leader of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra as well as several other New York-based music groups, died last week from complications due to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, according to the Symphony. “He was one of the most even-keeled people […]

WMHT October 4th – Broadcast featuring Kyra Lombard

Be sure to tune in to the next Schenectady Symphony Orchestra broadcast on WMHT Live, Sunday October 4th at 6 PM. Artistic Director, Glen Cortese, will again host this broadcast of the Symphony’s Mother’s Day concert from May of 2019. On the program is Rochester, New York composer David Diamond’s “Romeo and Juliet” along with […]

WMHT – Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, Sunday, July 12th at 6 PM.

WMHT – Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, Sunday, July 12th at 6 PM. SSO Fans … Join the Schenectady Symphony’s Artistic Director, Glen Cortese, this Sunday, July 12th, on “WMHT Live”. The concert starts at 6:00 PM on both WMHT FM and streaming live on For this concert, Glen has gone deep into the archives for […]

Shared from the 5/6/2020 The Daily Gazette eEdition MUSIC Schenectady High senior recipient of Schenectady Symphony Award SCHENECTADY —Nicholas Dwarika, a senior at Schenectady High School, has been named the recipient of the League of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra’s Anthony R, Stefan Scholarship. The Award is given to high school students who demonstrate excellence in […]

Schenectady Symphony announces May Concert Cancellation

  The Schenectady Symphony Orchestra Concert originally scheduled for Sunday, May 17th at Proctors Theater in Schenectady has been cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation. In addition, Proctors had previously announced that they would remain closed for the month of May. We hope to reschedule this performance for sometime in the future. Patrons with […]


IMPORTANT UPDATE The Schenectady Symphony Orchestra concert for March 22 has been postponed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and New York state restrictions on public gatherings. In response to the restrictions, Symphony President Bob Bour said, “The health and welfare of our musicians, patrons and the community are foremost in our thoughts. We will […]