2019-2020 Schenectady Symphony 86th Season

Glen Cortese, Artistic Director

Concert I “Mozart the Hero, Mozart the Legend”

Sunday, October 13, 2019 – Proctors GE Theatre – 3:00 PM

Solo performances by orchestra members Beth Chinery, on flute and Karlinda Caldicott on harp.

Vocalists, Sylvia Stoner-Hawkins, Suna Gunther, Thomas Gunther and students from the vocal programs at The College of St. Rose and Skidmore College.

Overture to “Don Giovanni,” KV. 527

Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K. 299 II. Andantino

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488 II. Andante

Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550

Various Opera excerpts to be announced

Concert II Season “Just Another Variation”

Sunday, January 26 – Proctors Mainstage – 3:00 PM

The Symphony’s second concert will feature Cellist, Natasha Farny.

Fancy Free: Three Dance Variations, Leonard Bernstein

Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33, Piotr Illyich Tchaikovsky

Symphony #4 in E minor, Op. 98, Johaness Brahms

Concert III “The All American”

Sunday, March 22 – Proctors Mainstage – 3:00 PM

With the opening of baseball season around the corner, the “All American” performance will include Copland’s “Lincoln,” accompanied by a special guest narrator and Cortese’s “Game Called” inspired by America’s Pastime and the poem, by the same name, written by Grantland Rice.

Narrator – Special Guest to be announced

A Lincoln Portrait, Aaron Copland

“Game Called” Glen Cortese

Symphony #9 in E minor, Op. 95 B.178, Antonín Dvořák

Concert IV “Season Finale”

Sunday, May 17 – Proctors Mainstage – 3:00 PM

Pianist Philip Edward Fisher, will perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto #1,

Special Guests: The Octavo Singers under the direction of Curtis Funk will accompany the orchestra in performance of Beethoven’s Ninth.

Piano Concerto #1 in F# minor, Op. 18, Sergei Rachmaninoff

Symphony #9 in D minor, Op. 125, Ludwig van Beethoven

(program and artists subject to change)