Giving and Getting: Tax Deductions

Did you know that when you attend an event supporting the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, a portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible? If you are a GE employee, retiree or spouse of an employee or retiree, that portion is also eligible to be matched by the GE More Gifts…More Givers Foundation. The tax-deductible portion of […]

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Give the Gift of Music

We hope you enjoyed our first concert in our Spirit of Youth season. It’s always a pleasure for us to showcase such talented community artists as Victor Sungarian. Our next concert on January 22, 2017, features the combined choruses of Niskayuna High School; while our final concert on April 23, 2016, highlights the piano performance of […]

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In memoriam – Dr. Ted Mihran

We are saddened to report the death of Ted Mihran, who retired from the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra in 2010 following a 60-year career. Reprinted from the Daily Gazette, Schenectady: At the age of 92, after a living a life enriched with family, science, music, tennis, and poetry, Theodore (Ted) Mihran “passed on to the next […]

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A Spooky Sunday

Orchestra members and audience alike celebrated yesterday at Proctors Theater.   Review online at the Daily Gazette:    

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Beyond Mickey

by Benjamin Pomerance Yes — this is the piece with Mickey and the brooms. If there was ever a moment to give a classical composer contemporary immortality, it was the sight of Walt Disney’s beloved mouse grappling with an ever-expanding armada of water-carrying sweepers in the animated film Fantasia. Thus has been the fate of […]

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Commitment Issues?

We know – life gets in the way. We are very excited about this season’s programming (featuring spooky music on October 30, a mass of young voices raised in song in January, a delightful and intimate Serenade concert in March and a spectacular Saint-Saens piano concerto performance in April) but we recognize that even though a subscription […]

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Beat the Rush!

Join us for the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra’s 83rd Season, Spirit of Youth.  Subscribe to all four concerts before Labor Day when single tickets will become available to the public. Early bird subscribers can renew their exact seats or choose their favorite location before the public.OK And of course, we give our valued Subscribers a valuable discount:  Preferred Seating is $65 […]

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Auditions – Perform With Your Hometown Orchestra

If you’re looking to perform professionally with your hometown orchestra, consider auditioning for the Schenectady Symphony! The SSO holds annual blind auditions for open seats and/or placement on the substitute list. This year auditions will be held on Wednesday evening, October 25, 2017 from 7-9 PM to be held at Proctors, at The Addy, the new […]

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Misery Loves Company

Mark your calendar TODAY to join BEAT BEETHOVEN! the Capital District’s first and best 5K run that supports the arts.  Dig out your running shoes, dust off your sweats, and plan to race along to the thundering sounds of Beethoven’s mighty Symphony No. 5.  Cross the finish line before the music ends and you’ll win a free […]

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