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Symphoria is hosting its 2023 Community Side By Side Concert on Sunday October 8th at 7pm.  Principal Pops Conductor Sean O’Loughlin will lead the rehearsal and performance, and the event will be held at Crouse Hinds Theater in downtown Syracuse.

Please Note: Tickets will go on sale for this event in early August.



  • Adults 18 and older are welcome to apply. No professional experience is required, and the program is suitable for multiple skill levels.
  • The performance will be conducted by Symphoria’s Principal Pops Conductor and Syracuse native Sean O’Loughlin!
  • The program includes social time to get to know Symphoria musicians, and enjoy dinner together.
  • Limited spots available for Wind, Brass, Percussion, Harp, and Keyboard. Check the form to see if your instrument is available. 
  • The deadline to register is Friday, September 24th, at 5 PM. •Attending the rehearsal is required to participate in the concert. (schedule below)
  • Registration fee is $50. All are welcome at Symphoria, and financial assistance is available!
  • Registration fee includes pre-concert dinner, and 1 free ticket voucher.
  • All registrants will be emailed when the music is available via PDF. Please check the website around September 1 for any updates.
  • Participants may choose from two options for concert attire:
    • Option 1: Business suit or sport coat and dress trousers, long tie, dark shoes, long dark socks.
    • Option 2: Street length dress or dress pants ensemble, long or short sleeve top (not sleeveless and skirts must cover the knees). Dress shoes; plain dress hosiery (colors allowed).



October 8, 2023
2-4PM – Rehearsal at Crouse Hinds Theater
4-6PM – Dinner for participants and Symphoria musicians
7PM – Concert



GRIEG: In the Hall of the Mountain King
KAHCHATURIAN: Masquerade Suite: Waltz
GOUNOD: Funeral March of a Marionette 
O’LOUGHLIN: Dark Illumination 
SAINT-SAENS: Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah
O’LOUGHLIN: Music from Stranger Things
WEBBER/CUSTER: Phantom of the Opera



Please complete this FORM in order to register as a participant.

Please direct any questions about this program to Nicky Radford, Symphoria Education Manager at NRadford@ExperienceSymphoria.org.