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2015-16 Season

The Concerts / 2015-16 Season
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09.15.18 - 1001 Nights

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor LISA PEGHER | percussion PROGRAM: RACHMANINOFF: The Rock, Fantasy, Op. 7 DANIELPOUR: The Wounded Healer RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scherazade, Op. 35    Percussion pioneer Lisa Pegher is featured in a performance of Richard Danielpour’s  engergetic and description percussion concerto, “The Wounded Healer.”    After intermission Rimsky-Korsakov's glittering showpiece Scheherazade transports you to the exotic time and place of The […]

09.20.18 - Harvest Moon II

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor PROGRAM: Celebrate the end of summer and beginning of autumn with Symphoria! This performance pairs rustic music of the country with seasonal food and drink.

10.05.18 - Stravinsky’s Petrushka

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor SHAI WOSNER | piano PROGRAM: DUKAS: The Sorcerer's Apprentice SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto, Op. 54, A minor STRAVINSKY: Petrushka (1911 version) PRE-CONCERT EVENT The Bond, Schoeneck & King Pre-Concert Talk will be held in the Banner Room on the lower level of the Civic Center, beginning at 6:30p.m.

10.13.18 - Bernstein to Broadway

SEAN O'LOUGHLIN | conductor DANIEL BATES | tenor SYRACUSE POPS CHORUS | Lou Lemos, director Symphoria celebrates Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday in this performance featuring the Syracuse Pops Chorus, vocal soloists and his distinctive music that crossed the boundaries between Broadway, movies and the symphonic stage.

10.27.18 - Sorcerers, Wizards and Witches

Explore the world of sorcerers, wizards and witches through music at this special Halloween-themed Kids performance! Be sure to come in costume for the costume parade!   Symphoria’s Instrument Discovery Zone opens at 10AM, prior to all Kids’ series performances.   Thanks to the Central New York Association of Music Teachers for presenting the Discovery […]

10.28.18 - Mass in Time of War

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY ORATORIO SOCIETY | John Warren, director PROGRAM: RAVEL: Le Tombeau de Couperin WALKER: Lyric for Strings HAYDN: Mass in Time of War

11.03.18 - The Inextinguishable

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor WILLIAM HAGEN | violin PROGRAM: BUTTERWORTH: A Shropshire Lad; Rhapsody for Orchestra PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto, No. 1, Op. 19, D major NIELSEN: Symphony No. 4, Op. 29 (The Inextinguishable) PRE-CONCERT EVENT The Bond, Schoeneck & King Pre-Concert Talk will be held in the Banner Room on the lower level of the Civic Center, beginning at 6:30p.m.

12.14.18 - Magic of the Holidays

SEAN O'LOUGHLIN | conductor NICK ZIOBRO | vocalist SYRACUSE POPS CHORUS | Lou Lemos, director SYRACUSE CHILDRENS CHORUS | Marcia DeMartini, director DANCERS | tbd Symphoria celebrates the magic of the holidays with guest vocalist Nick Ziobro, the Syracuse Pops Chorus, the Syracuse Children's Chorus, dancers and more!

12.14.18 - Magic of the Holidays

SEAN O'LOUGHLIN | conductor NICK ZIOBRO | vocalist SYRACUSE POPS CHORUS | Lou Lemos, director SYRACUSE CHILDRENS CHORUS | Marcia DeMartini, director DANCERS | tbd Symphoria celebrates the magic of the holidays with guest vocalist Nick Ziobro, the Syracuse Pops Chorus, the Syracuse Children's Chorus, dancers and more!

01.12.19 - Four Seasons

TIMOTHY CHOOI | violin PETER ROVIT | violin PROGRAM: BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, BWV 1049, G major WAGNER: Little Moonhead VIVALDI: Le Quattro Stagioni, Op. 8, Nos. 1-4 (The Four Seasons)

01.26.19 - Brahms’ First

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor MICHELLE and CHRISTINA NAUGHTON | piano PROGRAM: SCHUBERT: Rosamunde: Overture, D. 644 BRUCH: Concerto for 2 Pianos, Op. 88a, A-flat minor BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1, Op. 68, C minor PRE-CONCERT EVENT The Bond, Schoeneck & King Pre-Concert Talk will be held in the Banner Room on the lower level of the Civic Center, beginning at 6:30p.m.

02.09.19 - My Funny Valentine

SEAN O'LOUGHLIN | conductor NIALL O'SULLIVAN | trumpet SHÓNA HENNEBERRY | vocalist jazz classics, pop ballads, classical masterpieces and unforgettable numbers from stage and screen performed by Ireland's foremost trumpet player, Niall O'Sullivan, and vocalist Shóna Henneberry.

02.16.19 - Enigma Variations

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor JULIE ALBERS | cello PROGRAM: BRITTEN: Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes, Op. 33a HAYDN: Cello Concerto, Hob.VIIb:2, D major ELGAR: Enigma Variations, Op. 36 (Variations on an Original Theme) PRE-CONCERT EVENT The Bond, Schoeneck & King Pre-Concert Talk will be held in the Banner Room on the lower level of the Civic Center, beginning at 6:30p.m.

02.22.19 - Mozart in the Jungle

CHRISTIAN CAPOCACCIA | conductor PROGRAM: Hear traditional and contemporary music from the popular Amazon series performed live by orchestra and chamber music ensembles at SKY Armory.

02.23.19 - A Melodic Life

Trace the life of Bob, a lighthearted melody from childhood to middle age. Bob experiences many of life's events such as going to school, playing sports and even getting a job. Symphoria’s Instrument Discovery Zone opens at 10AM, prior to all Kids’ series performances.   Thanks to the Central New York Association of Music Teachers […]

03.09.19 - Schumann’s Rhenish

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor XUE SU | flute PROGRAM: STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, TrV 171, Op. 28 LIEBERMANN: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 39 SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 3, Op. 97, E-flat major (Rhenish) PRE-CONCERT EVENT The Bond, Schoeneck & King Pre-Concert Talk will be held in the Banner Room on the lower level of the Civic Center, beginning at 6:30p.m.

03.16.19 - Musical Explorations

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor PROGRAM: DELIUS: On hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn, Op. 56a PART: Frätres MOZART: Symphony No. 38, K. 504, D major (Prague)  

03.23.19 - E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in Concert

SEAN O'LOUGHLIN | conductor Filled with unparalleled magic and imagination, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial follows the moving story of a lost little alien who befriends a 10-year-old boy named Elliott. Experience all the mystery and fun of their unforgettable adventure on the big screen, complete with John Williams' Academy Award®-winning score performed live by Symphoria.

03.30.19 - Brahms & Bruckner

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor RACHEL BARTON PINE | violin PROGRAM: BRAHMS: Violin Concerto, Op. 77, D major BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4, E-flat major (Romantic) PRE-CONCERT EVENT The Bond, Schoeneck & King Pre-Concert Talk will be held in the Banner Room on the lower level of the Civic Center, beginning at 6:30p.m.

04.06.19 - Firebird

CHRISTIAN CAPOCACCIA | conductor OPEN HAND PUPPET THEATRE SYRACUSE CHILDREN'S CHORUS Symphoria performs Stravinsky's The Firebird, featuring a unique collaboration with puppets from Open Hand Theater.   ARTS FOR ALL Come early for a day of family fun!  Arts for All is a participatory arts engagement event designed to connect families with local arts organizations through performances, classes, exhibitions, […]

04.13.19 - Ferdinand

Music from Bizet's descriptive Carmen is paired with Munro Leaf's narrated story of Ferdinand the Bull. Symphoria’s Instrument Discovery Zone opens at 10AM, prior to all Kids’ series performances.   Thanks to the Central New York Association of Music Teachers for presenting the Discovery Zone at this performance.

05.05.19 - Spring Strings

SYMPHORIA STRING QUARTET PROGRAM: BARBER: Adagio for Strings RESPIGHI: Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite III, P. 172 SHAW: Entr'Acte TBD: Symphoria String Quartet ELGAR: Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47

05.11.19 - Cirque Goes to the Cinema

SEAN O'LOUGHLIN | conductor Cirque de la Symphonie returns with an all-new program of awe-inspiring physical feats of power and beauty. Paired with the music from blockbuster movie classics, including Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Mission Impossible, Titanic and more, this thrill ride includes the spectacle of acrobats, jugglers and aerial flyers soaring high above […]

05.12.19 - Cirque Goes to the Cinema

SEAN O'LOUGHLIN | conductor Cirque de la Symphonie returns with an all-new program of awe-inspiring physical feats of power and beauty. Paired with the music from blockbuster movie classics, including Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Mission Impossible, Titanic and more, this thrill ride includes the spectacle of acrobats, jugglers and aerial flyers soaring high above […]

05.18.19 - Beethoven’s Ninth

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor SYMPHORIA YOUTH ORCHESTRA SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY ORATORIO SOCIETY   PROGRAM: ROUSTOM: Ramal CHABRIER: Espana BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, D minor (Choral) PRE-CONCERT EVENT The Bond, Schoeneck & King Pre-Concert Talk will be held in the Banner Room on the lower level of the Civic Center, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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