Music in Bloom: Piano Soloist Rachel Sohn 

We wrap up our 83rd season with Music in Bloom featuring Rachel Sohn, a homegrown musical talent springing into bloom.  A 2016 graduate of Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park, she was the winner of our 2014 Parillo Piano Competition while only a freshman.  She has been first violinist of the Empire State Youth Orchestra for several […]

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Filling a Niche

Here at the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra we take seriously the value of creating and maintaining a professional community-based symphony orchestra  – offering an outlet for the talented musicians here in our community.  We are fortunate to have many chances to hear classical music here in the region. But the opportunities to perform at a professional level can […]

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Composer Edward Green Returns to SSO

Topping the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra’s April 23 concert is Overture in G by Dr. Edward Green, award-winning composer and educator known for his contemporary classical music. A professor at the Manhattan School of Music, Dr. Green teaches courses in composition, jazz history, and world music, and lectures and publishes widely.  His compositions have been performed by orchestras […]

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Welcome!

On behalf of the board of directors of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra we would like to welcome Steven Yuhasz to our organization, who is replacing Christine Mason as Executive Director.  Steven brings many years of direct experience in arts administration to the table. We are excited for the experience he brings and look forward to working […]

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From Italy, With Love

by Benjamin Pomerance The music was born in America. This, by itself, is startling when linked with the name of Ottorino Respighi, arguably the most heart-on-his-sleeve nationalist in the entire artistic history of Italy. Today, concertgoers know him predominantly for a trio of tone poems — Fountains of Rome, Pines of Rome, and Roman Festivals […]

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Executive Director Post Open

Do you like variety? Love the arts?  Want to make a difference in your community? Look no further. We’re looking for a self-starter to help support an active Board of Directors implement the programs and activities of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra.  Jack-of all trades preferred, as duties may include:  Initiating and coordinating fund-raising activities, including […]

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Experience the Orchestra from Onstage!

For a limited time, we are offering you the chance to experience the majesty of performance from a unique vantage point. Sit onstage, surrounded by the musicians of your hometown orchestra during the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Johannes Brahms Symphony No 4 – in the final performance of our 83rd season. Every gift made […]

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For All The Ages

by Benjamin Pomerance You hear the children first. The adults stand there silently, yielding center stage to the voices of youth. And for the next 45 minutes, this is how the drama unfolds. In unison and in three-part harmonies, in Latin and in English, in dramatic crescendos and in plaintive subtleties, the children establish the […]

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Fitness & Harmony

Support your New Year’s Resolutions to stay healthy and active while supporting the Schenectady Symphony! Thanks to the kindness of the Schenectady YMCA, we are pleased to offer a 6-month no-cost family membership to the Schenectady YMCA – valued at $514.00 – to the highest donor through this campaign. Every gift made through this campaign […]

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