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2015-16 Season

The Concerts / 2015-16 Season
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10.29.17 - Reformation Celebration

Symphora celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with works from two Lutheran composers, Bach and Mendelssohn

11.11.17 - The Planets

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor MELISSA MARSE | piano   PROGRAM: THEOFANIDIS: Rainbow Body RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op.43 HOLST: Planets From the mighty red planet Mars to the cinematic Jupiter, Holst's The Planets has inspired sci-fi movie music for generations - most famously, John Williams's, and his The Imperial March from Star […]

11.17.17 - Harvest Festival

Music director Lawrence Loh leads Symphoria in music from Part’s Our Garden, and Respighi’s The Birds, and Symphoria musicians offer chamber music interludes at beautiful Cross Creek Nursery in Manlius.

12.15.17 - Holiday Wonder

SEAN O'LOUGHLIN | conductor JULIA GOODWIN | vocalist SYRACUSE POPS CHORUS | Lou Lemos, director SYRACUSE CHILDRENS CHORUS | Marcia DeMartini, director This holiday spectacle is sure to thrill every member of the family! Dancers, Chorus members, and special guest vocalist Julia Goodwin all get into the holiday spirit with Symphoria.   Special thanks to […]

12.16.17 - Holiday Wonder

SEAN O'LOUGHLIN | conductor JULIA GOODWIN | vocalist SYRACUSE POPS CHORUS | Lou Lemos, director SYRACUSE CHILDRENS CHORUS | Marcia DeMartini, director This holiday spectacle is sure to thrill every member of the family! Dancers, Chorus members, and special guest vocalist Julia Goodwin all get into the holiday spirit with Symphoria.   Special thanks to […]

12.16.17 - Holiday Wonder

SEAN O'LOUGHLIN | conductor JULIA GOODWIN | vocalist SYRACUSE POPS CHORUS | Lou Lemos, director SYRACUSE CHILDRENS CHORUS | Marcia DeMartini, director This holiday spectacle is sure to thrill every member of the family! Dancers, Chorus members, and special guest vocalist Julia Goodwin all get into the holiday spirit with Symphoria.   Special thanks to […]

01.14.18 - Brahms’ Third

This performance features members of Symphoria’s Viola section in Telemann’s Double Viola Concerto, and concludes with Brahms’ dynamic and expressive Symphony No. 3.

01.20.18 - CirqOvation

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor CIRQOVATION Aerial artists, jugglers, acrobats, comedians, and other performers from CirqOvation join with Symphoria for this family friendly performance at the New York State Fairgrounds.

01.27.18 - Shifrin Plays Mozart

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor DAVID SHIFRIN | clarinet PROGRAM: HINDEMITH: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber MOZART: Concerto, Clarinet, K.622, A major TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, op.64, TH29   Music Director Lawrence Loh conducts Tchaikovsky’s dramatic Symphony No. 5. The fifth symphony includes metamorphosis through tragedy, a love song, […]

02.03.18 - The Melodic Life

With a “follow that melody” approach, we trace the life of Bob, a lighthearted melody from childhood to middle age. Bob experiences many of life’s event’s 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

02.10.18 - A Night at the Oscars

SEAN O'LOUGHLIN | conductor   Principal Pops Conductor Sean O’Loughlin leads Symphoria in music from edge-of-your-seat thrillers, epic dramas, and Hollywood classics. Don your movie star best and come walk the red carpet with Symphoria in this tribute to the golden man!

02.18.18 - Water Music

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor JILLIAN HONN | oboe   PROGRAM: BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1 MOZART: Concerto for Oboe, K. 314 (285d) in C Major HANDEL: Selections from Water Music   Principal Oboist Jillian Honn performs Mozart’s delightfully cheerful Oboe Concerto. Music of Beethoven and selections from Handel’s stately Water Music complete the program.

03.03.18 - Rite of Spring

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor NATASHA PAREMSKI | piano   PROGRAM: BORODIN: In the Steppes of Central Asia PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto, No.2, op.16, G minor STRAVINSKY: Rite of Spring   Moscow-born pianist Natasha Paremski performs Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 on this all-Russian concert. The program concludes with Stravinsky’s controversial redefinition of 20th Century music, Rite […]

03.17.18 - Celtic Celebration: Music of the Emerald Isle

SEAN O'LOUGHLIN | conductor MARIA MILLAR | violin Join us on this magical celebration of the Emerald Isle, with Maria Kaneko Millar, a violinist whose credits include 170 performances as Solo Dancing Fiddler in Riverdance On Broadway and the North American and Asian Tours of Riverdance: The Show

03.24.18 - Mendelssohn & Mahler

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor CHEE YUN | violin   PROGRAM: BERNSTEIN: On the Town: Three Dance Episodes MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto, op.64, E minor MAHLER: Symphony No. 4   Symphoria celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday with his Three Dance Episodes from On the Town before dazzling violinist Chee Yun performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Mahler’s sunny Symphony […]

04.14.18 - Meet the Orchestra

Learn all about the instruments of the orchestra and musicians who play them, which this performance that explores the sights and sounds of the orchestra.   Symphoria’s Instrument Discovery Zone opens at 10AM, prior to all Kids’ series performances  

04.20.18 - Film & Music

Silent film meets symphonic masterpieces in this performance, at the Palace Theater on James Street.   Symphonic and chamber music selections are featured on this performance.

04.28.18 - Verdi’s Requiem

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor PETER ROVIT | violin SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY ORATORIO SOCIETY | John Warren, director   PROGRAM: VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Lark Ascending VERDI: Requiem   Concertmaster Peter Rovit performs Vaughan Williams effortless lyrical work The Lark Ascending, while the second half of the program is devoted the epic masterpiece, Verdi’s Requiem with the Syracuse […]

05.06.18 - Meyer plays Rodrigo

KENNETH MEYER | guitar   PROGRAM: TCHAIKOVSKY: Mozartiana RODRIGO: Fantasia para un gentilhombre STRAVINSKY: Pulcinella Suite   Guitarist Kenneth Meyer performs Rodrigo’s dance inspired Fantasia para un gentilhombre. Music director Lawrence Loh will also lead Symphoria in music of Tchaikovsky, and Stravinsky’s ballet-derived Pulcinella Suite.

05.12.18 - Nakamatsu plays Beethoven

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor JON NAKAMATSU | piano   PROGRAM: BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto, No.5, op.73, E-flat major (Emperor) SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 10   Two revolutionary composers, both as musicians and as humanists. Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto is performed by Syracuse-favorite Jon Nakamatsu. Written after the death of Stalin, Shostakovich’s pulsing and militaristic Symphony No. 10 […]

05.19.18 - A Tale as Old as Time

SEAN O'LOUGHLIN | conductor   Symphoria performs the music of Frozen, The Little Mermaid, Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Princess and the Frog, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Aladdin, four vocalists, and high resolution video clips from the original films!

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