Beat Beethoven! Results

Thanks to all who came out to celebrate with us today!  So glad the weather held! Congratulations to everyone for a great morning – photos and more information to follow, but in the meantime, here’s a link to the race results. If you have photos of the race, send them to us at sso2@verizon.net.  We’d […]

#TBT – Out Of This World

Throwback Thursday to our April 2014 concert, featuring more than 70 young violin students on stage with members of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, performing songs from the Suzuki repertoire and concluding with the well-known “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Variations”. One of the most rewarding aspects of our mission is that we can offer talented young musicians […]

Single Tickets on Sale After Labor Day

For our 82nd Anniversary Season we’re featuring four soloists at very different stages along their musical career paths, from student through teacher – we hope you’ll join us as we appreciate their journeys.   Although subscribers receive the best value, single tickets offer more flexibility.  Single tickets to all of our concerts will go on […]

#Throwback Thursday – Broadcast to South America

Did you know? The SSO’s first concert in 1935 included paid and volunteer community musicians, under conductor Kenneth Kelley. The second concert was beamed to South America on GE stations W2XAF and W2XAD, making it one of the first American orchestras to be heard overseas via short wave radio. The Chamber of Commerce received many […]

Avoid The Rush

Why wait in line?  By subscribing, you avoid all the waiting at the box office!  Just come to the concert, enjoy Maestro Schneider’s informative pre-concert chat and settle in to your seat right in time for the performance. This year is our 82nd Anniversary Season, and we’re  featuring four soloists at very different stages along their […]

#Throwback Thursday – Mohawk Valley Vistas

  Back in 2008-2009 we celebrated our 75th anniversary of producing live classical music for our friends and neighbors with a series of concerts that included a collaboration with Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, a concert version of Cavalleria Rusticana, a world premiere of Jose Raul Bernardo’s Piano Concerto No 2, and opened with a community-supported […]

Audition Information

The SSO holds annual blind auditions, normally in September, for open seats and/or placement on the substitute list.  This year auditions will be held on Saturday morning, September 26, 2015 and Wednesday evening September 30, 2015, in the orchestra room at Niskayuna High School, 1626 Balltown Road, Niskayuna, NY, 12309. As a community-based symphony orchestra, […]

TBT – Beat Beethoven!

Here’s this week’s Throwback Thursday Post – to October 2013 and our first year of Beat Beethoven!, a 5K run in Schenectady’s Central Park.                                   Runner’s World online recently did a story on some of the other Beat Beethoven! events held […]

Subscribers Get The Best Value

For our 82nd Anniversary Season we’re featuring four soloists at very different stages along their musical career paths, from student through teacher – we hope you’ll join us as we appreciate their journeys. Subscriptions are now on sale  ~ single tickets go on sale Labor Day. Why subscribe? Great Savings ~ Subscribers receive the best […]

Throwback Thursday – The Concert That Wasn’t

After our lovely experience on Sunday with our Classical Breakfast, we are excited for our Gala at SPAC on Saturday, August 22. We have the great fortune to have a world-class orchestra here in our backyard in the summer – we’ve celebrated the ongoing growth of classical music with the Philadelphia Orchestra for 18 summers, in […]