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 […]

January 14th Concert – Showcasing Work of Niskayuna Native

The Adventures of Boof Margarine, by filmmaker/composer Dave Keen who is a Niskayuna native, pays homage to the silent comedies of the golden era of cinema.  An original silent film will be viewed as a full symphonic composition will be performed by the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra at Proctor’s Theater, itself once a regular hub for […]

Tasting Notes November 16, 2017 – Reservations Required

Tasting Notes A Parisian Bistro Thursday, November 16, 2017 A evening to stimulate your senses with  French inspired food and wine! Join us for an epicurean extravaganza in which our guests enjoy a menu created by Chef Tom Alicandro of the Schenectady County Community College Culinary Institute and the artistry of Schenectady Symphony musicians, all […]

Auditions for the 2017-2018 Season – Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 7-9PM

As a community-based symphony orchestra, the SSO consists of both paid and volunteer musicians. Individuals who wish to become a paid member or paid substitute must successfully pass an audition. We hold blind annual auditions for open seats and/or placement on the substitute list. This season’s auditions will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from approximately 7 […]

Our 84th Season begins Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Proctors, 3 PM

From Pastime To Masterpiece by Benjamin Pomerance Perhaps you have heard this tune before. Yes, that’s it — Strangers In Paradise, hit song from the Broadway musical Kismet, covered repeatedly by Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett and seemingly every other slick crooner of their era. A work sung so often that most listeners never even […]