LIFE & ARTS Director bringing ‘new energy’ to Schenectady Symphony Orchestra Glen Cortese carries wealth of experience into role Geraldine Freedman/For The Daily Gazette | January 23, 2020 0 The Schenectady Symphony Orchestra performs at Proctors in this file photo. PHOTOGRAPHER: GAZETTE FILE PHOTO As fans of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra know, there’s a new music […]

BOGO to January 26th

SCHENECTADY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA January Super Deal BOGO to January 26, 2020 To January 26th the symphony’s premium $22 seat will be on sale with an exclusive buy one, get one free. This offer is a onetime only and is available at the Proctors Box Office, online ( or over the phone 518-346-6204. Both online and […]

Cellist, Natasha Farny featured in January 26, Concert

American cellist NATASHA FARNY has performed with the Boston Symphony, the Buffalo Philharmonic, and several orchestras throughout New York. Solo and chamber music tours include appearances in Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, and Brazil, and nationally at Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, Brooklyn’s Bargemusic “Here and Now” Series, and Florida’s BIG ARTS Sanibel series. […]

Sunday, January 26, 2020 – “Just Another Variation”

Program Notes – January 26, 2020 By Benjamin Pomerance Fancy Free: Three Dance Variations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Leonard Bernstein “From the moment the action begins, with a juke box wailing behind the curtain, the ballet is strictly wartime America, 1944. […]

Glen Cortese Named New Artistic Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SCHENECTADY – The Schenectady Symphony is excited to announce the appointment of Glen Cortese as its new Artistic Director. Cortese’s appointment comes after an extensive search that included several interviews and three “auditions” throughout last year’s concert season. Through a committee comprised of board members and orchestra musicians, the search was methodical […]

Schenectady Symphony’s Mother’s Day Romance, May 12 at Proctors features Guest Conductor, Queensbury High School Parillo Winner and Schenectady High School Silhouette’s

The first 150 ladies to arrive at Proctors for the Schenectady Symphony’s Mother’s Day Romance Concert  at 3pm at Proctors, will all receive a beautiful fresh flower, and the opportunity to spoil that special Mother in your life with an after-concert meal at Katie O’Brynes where you will receive 10% off your tab and a […]

Ching-Chun Lai to Guest Conduct May 12th Concert at Proctors – 3pm

Conductor Ching-Chun Lai has held the post of Director of Orchestras and Associate Professor of Music at the Crane School of Music, State University of New York at Potsdam since 2011. During her tenure, the Crane Symphony Orchestra has performed in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. In […]

Susan Kokernak, soloist for March 24th concert at Proctors

On the program…. Concerto for Oboe and Strings, D minor, op. 9, no. 2                                   Tomasco Albinoni Tomasco Albinoni was born in Venice in 1671. His birth year places him stylistically within the development of instrumental music : 13 years younger than Torelli, 7 years older than Vivaldi and 14 years older than Johann Sebastian Bach, […]