Thoroughly Jazzed

Your hometown orchestra is thoroughly jazzed to welcome Jim Benoit home to bring these pieces alive for us.  He was Second Place winner in the League of the the SSO’s Stefan Scholarship Competition for high school students in 2005, went on to earn a bachelor’s from Berklee College of Music and his Master’s from Julliard. […]

Feel the Vibes

Come feel the good vibes as percussionist Jim Benoit joins SSO as soloist on vibraphone and marimba.  A Niskayuna native who performs throughout the United States as both classical, jazz, and contemporary percussionist, Jim returns to SSO on April 26 with two exciting pieces. The contemporary French composer Emmanuel Séjourné’s Concerto for Vibraphone and  20th century French-American […]

Summer Events

We have some great activities coming up in the months ahead! Make sure to hold the dates for our three summer events. The Classical Breakfast at RiverStone Manor on Sunday morning, July 17, with performances by Women of Note is sponsored again by Schenectady VanCurler Music and with the support of Price Chopper. This beautiful morning […]

#TBT – Concerts By The RIver

Who remembers this?  Concerts along the Mohawk River in Riverlink Park, Amsterdam.  Train whistles a special feature!

Food, Fashion and Fun

Make plans now to attend the League of the Schenectady Symphony’s Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon on Monday, April 25th. This well-attended event is a wonderful day of fashion and food, filled with silent auction, benefit items and more. This event raises a significant amount of money for the SSO – we appreciate your support of […]

#TBT – 80th Anniversary

Look at this handsome bunch! Helping us celebrate our 80th year of presenting live classical concerts: the Honorable Paul Tonko, Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy, Music Director Charles Schneider, Chamber of Schenectady County President Chuck Steiner and Schenectady Symphony Orchestra Board President Robert Bour. All gathered in Aperitivo for drinks and dinner following our April 2014 […]

Mozart and more: Make a day of it!

Did you know the Schenectady Greenmarket is open Sundays from 10-2 and is located inside Proctors all winter?  Come early on March 6 to shop local vendors for seasonal vegetables, plants, baked goods and much more.  Don’t miss the lower level where local eateries sell hot foods by the portion.   Tables are available so […]

Michael Emery, Violin Soloist and SSO Concertmaster

Your hometown orchestra proudly features highly talented local musicians.  One of our most acclaimed and a joy to hear is the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra’s own Concertmaster Michael Emery, who will perform with the orchestra as soloist in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 on March 6 at 3 pm in Proctors GE Theater. Michael Emery began […]

A Friendship Fulfilled

by Benjamin Pomerance The two boys were born in the same year. Growing up in Salzburg, they were childhood friends. Yet that was where the similarities ended. Mid-eighteenth-century Europe was a class- conscious place, after all, and the families of these two kids ran in entirely different circles. One child was Sigmund Haffner, whose father […]

Beat Beethoven 2016!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2016 CENTRAL PARK, SCHENECTADY 9:20 AM 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 […]