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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Spooky Sunday

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

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 […]