Our final concert of the 2014-15 season is scheduled for Sunday, April 26 at 3:00 pm at Proctors Theater, featuring guest soloist Christopher Reynolds performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor. Some of you may remember his performance last April at Memorial Chapel right before our “Out of this World” concert last year – a solo recital offered as a benefit to raise funds for the Schenectady Symphony. Christopher came to our attention first as the second place winner of our Louise DeFeo Parillo Piano Competition in 2009. Now at Juilliard, he’s returning to take the stage with us on Sunday. The concert concludes with Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. (Tickets available online Proctors Theater Box Office, 518-346-6204, on in person)
Earlier in the weekend, the next group of young piano students will face their judges in the Parillo Competition. The winner, along with the winners of the Stefan Scholarship Competition, will perform as part of the League of the Schenectady Symphony’s Annual Meeting and Musicale on Thursday May 21 at the Schenectady Jewish Community Center. (More details to follow.)
Following the Sunday afternoon concert, we’ll celebrate the conclusion of a successful season with Music Director Charles Schneider, Christopher, board members, musicians and SSO family and friends at a family-style dinner at Aperitivo! Come join us for some food, fun and festivity. Tickets are $60.00 person. The seasonal menu is served family-style:
- Arugula and spring mix salad
- Penne with prosciutto, sage, peas and cream
- Chicken piccata
- Tilapia Francaise
- Three cheese risotto
- Grilled asparagus pecorino romano
- Banana cheesecake, coffee and tea
There will be a cash bar available. Your ticket includes a $15.00 donation to the Schenectady Symphony. It’s always a wonderful evening, a chance to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. and look ahead to the late spring and summer events coming our way.
If dinner out isn’t your thing, consider the League of the Schenectady Symphony’s Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon on Monday, April 27th. 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 it!
It’s been an exciting year for us – we hope you’ll join us at some or all of our celebrations the weekend of April 26th.