Auditions for the 2018-2019 Season – Wednesday, September 26, 2018

As a community-based symphony orchestra, the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra 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, September 26, […]

Schenectady Symphony Orchestra Announces Search for New Music Director and Conductor

With the retirement of long time Music Director and Conductor Charles Schneider, the Board of Directors of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra is beginning a search for the next Music Director and Conductor to fill the role.  Schneider will step down effective June 30th, 2018 and assume the position of Music Director Emeritus on July 1st. […]

Schenectady Symphony Announces the Retirement of Long Time Music Director Charles Schneider

  The Board of Directors of the Schenectady Symphony would like to announce the retirement of long time Music Director and Conductor Charles Schneider after nearly thirty-five seasons with the orchestra.  Chuck will officially step down on June 30th, 2018 which marks the end of the Symphony’s 84th Season of presenting concerts in Schenectady. “This will […]

4th of July Celebration – FREE Pops Concert July 3rd Mabee Farms

Funding for this project made possible in part by a grant from the Schenectady County Legislature through its County Initiative Program Events begin at 6pm.  Program begins at 7pm and Schenectady Symphony at 8 pm followed by fireworks. Click on link for more information: Directions:”/mabee+farm+historic+site/@42.8646697,-74.1018149,12z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x89de6587c2fc9ebb:0xbdc6379b29f0900f!2m2!1d-74.031775!2d42.864691  

Stefan and Parillo Competition winners showcased at the League of Schenectady Symphony Orchestra’s Musicale  May 23, 2018

  Masako Yamada (Parillo Chair), Stefan Winners – Joyce Cheng, Aram Kim, MaryAnn Gulyas (Stefan Chair), Parillo Winners –  Jonathan Indajang, William Lauricella. Special Thanks to Masako Yamada and MaryAnn Gulyas Anthony R. Stefan Scholarship Competition Anthony Stefan Scholarship Competition, with awards to be given to high school students who show excellence in the performance of an […]

The Schenectady Symphony announces the 2018 Lousie DeFeo Parillo Piano Competition Winners

The Board of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the winners of the Louise DeFeo Parillo Piano Competition.     1st place winner is William Lauricella, a 6th grader at Bethlehem Middle School. He studies with Joseph Fennimore and his elective was Tachaikovsky’s “Hunter’s Song” Op. 36a No.9.     2nd place winner is Jonathan Indajang, […]

Classical Breakfast – Time to make your reservation – Limited Seating!

  Classical Breakfast  Sunday, July 15th 9:30 am -11:30 am The Terrace at the River Stone Manor 1437 Amsterdam Road Schenectady, NY 12302 On the serene banks of the Mohawk River enjoy a lovely morning of classical music and a light breakfast to support the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra. To make a reservation email us at or […]