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2015-16 Season

The Concerts / 2015-16 Season
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09.21.19 - ALL BRAHMS

Virtuoso pianist Orion Weiss is featured Piano Concerto No. 1, and music director Lawrence Loh conducts the intensely impassioned Symphony No. 4.

10.05.19 - SINATRA AND BEYOND

Triple-threat singer/pianist/songwriter Tony DeSare takes on the legend of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, with songs such as Come Fly with Me, It Was A Very Good Year, and more.

10.12.19 - DAPHNIS AND CHLOE

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor ELINA VÄHÄLÄ | violin SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY ORATORIO SOCIETY | John Warren, director   PROGRAM HOLMES : Androméde  BERNSTEIN: Serenade      RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé: Suite No. 1 & 2                                   

10.26.19 - HALLOWEEN SPELLS & MAGIC

This family-favorite concert features magical music of Tchaikovsky, Fall, Harry Potter films and more! Costumes are encouraged, and a costume parade will be featured as part of the performance.

10.31.19 - POE HALLOWEEN

Symphoria features some of the most ghoulish music of the season with this Halloween themed performance.

11.03.19 - BAROQUE & NEO-BAROQUE

Symphoria trumpeters John Raschella and Roy Smith are featured in Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Trumpets, and a program featuring Baroque and Baroque-inspired music.

11.15.19 - RACHMANINOFF FESTIVAL

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor NATASHA PAREMSKI | piano   PROGRAM RACHMANINOFF: Scherzo in D minor                RACHMANINOFF: Concerto, Piano, No.1, op.1, F-sharp minor  RACHMANINOFF: Concerto, Piano, No.3, op.30, D minor 

11.16.19 - RACHMANINOFF FESTIVAL

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor NATASHA PAREMSKI | piano   PROGRAM RACHMANINOFF: Vocalise            RACHMANINOFF: Concerto, Piano, No.4, op.40, G minor RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2 

12.13.19 - HOLIDAY POPS

SEAN O"LOUGHLIN | conductor LIZZIE KLEMPERER | vocalist SYRACUSE POPS CHORUS | Lou Lemos, director   A family tradition, this performance features holiday favorites and soon to be favorites, with a “cast of thousands,” including the Syracuse Pops Chorus, special guest vocalist, and dancers.

12.14.19 - HOLIDAY POPS

SEAN O"LOUGHLIN | conductor LIZZIE KLEMPERER | vocalist SYRACUSE POPS CHORUS | Lou Lemos, director   A family tradition, this performance features holiday favorites and soon to be favorites, with a “cast of thousands,” including the Syracuse Pops Chorus, special guest vocalist, and dancers.

12.14.19 - HOLIDAY POPS

SEAN O"LOUGHLIN | conductor LIZZIE KLEMPERER | vocalist SYRACUSE POPS CHORUS | Lou Lemos, director   A family tradition, this performance features holiday favorites and soon to be favorites, with a “cast of thousands,” including the Syracuse Pops Chorus, special guest vocalist, and dancers.

01.19.20 - OUR FAVORITE THINGS

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor MEREDITH LUSTIG | soprano   PROGRAM WEBER: Der Freischütz, J.277: Overture  VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis  HANDEL: Royal Fireworks Music, HWV 351       ROSSINI: L'Italiana in Algeri: Overture (original version)  BARBER: Knoxville: Summer of 1915, op.24    BEETHOVEN: Egmont: Overture 

01.25.20 - HIGDON & MOZART

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor JILLIAN HONN | oboe   PROGRAM BEETHOVEN: Grosse Fuge, op.133               HIGDON: Oboe Concerto DELIUS: Irmelin: Prelude           MOZART: Symphony No.41, K.551, C major (Jupiter)

02.01.20 - JAMES BOND

SEAN O'LOUGHLIN | conductor DAVID CURRY | vocalist   Just as synonymous with James Bond as the smoking gun, Aston Martin, and a shaken not stirred martini is the stunning Bond music. From Russia with Love, Skyfall, Goldfinger, and Thunderball are just a few of the classics you will hear in this spy-themed performance with […]

02.15.20 - ELLIS ISLAND: THE DREAM OF AMERICA

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor JULIAN SCHWARZ | cello Presented in partnership with Syracuse Stage   PROGRAM STRAVINSKY: Star Spangled Banner                        ELGAR: Concerto, Violoncello, op.85, E minor  BOYER: Ellis Island: The Dream of America 

02.21.20 - PROHIBITION

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor   Symphoria commemorates the 100th anniversary of prohibition with this performance featuring music from the period in a speak-easy-like atmosphere.

03.01.20 - MOZART AND BEETHOVEN

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor PETER ROVIT | violin ARVILLA WENDLAND | viola   PROGRAM BEETHOVEN: Fidelio: Overture, op.72c  MOZART: Sinfonia concertante, K.364 (320d), E-flat major   BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.4, op.60, B-flat major 

03.07.20 - ITALIAN SYMPHONY

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor WILLIAM HAGEN | violin   PROGRAM VERDI: La forza del destino: Overture         PAGANINI: Concerto, Violin, No.1, op.6, D major  NAZAYKINSKAYA: Fenix               MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No.4, op.90, A major (Italian) 

03.16.20 - AMADEUS

Mozart's best known orchestral and chamber music is featured, along with dramatic interludes with Syracuse Stage actors. This performance is presented in collaboration with Syracuse Stage.

03.21.20 - MOVIES AND THE MASTERS

SEAN O'LOUGHLIN | conductor LISA DONDLINGER | violin   Violinist Lisa Dondlinger is featured in this performance of music from her new album “Movies and the Masters,” showcasing movie themes with great melodies from the classical music repertoire and a multi-media experience.

03.28.20 - WAR & PEACE

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor CHRISTINA PIER | soprano SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY ORATORIO SOCIETY | John Warren, director   PROGRAM PROKOFIEV: War and Peace, Op. 91  TCHAIKOVSKY: Overture 1812, op.49, TH 49 (Ouverture solennelle) STILL: In Memoriam: The Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy  VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Dona nobis pacem 

04.26.20 - AROUND MENDELSSOHN

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor STEVEN HEYMAN | piano   PROGRAM BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3  MENDELSSOHN: Piano Concerto No. 1  FARRENC: Symphony No. 3 

05.09.20 - LAST FOUR SONGS

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor SARI GRUBER | soprano   PROGRAM MOZART: Die Zauberflöte, K.620 (The Magic Flute): Overture  STRAUSS: Vier Letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs), TrV 296  COPLAND: Symphony No. 3 

05.16.20 - BACK TO THE FUTURE

SEAN O'LOUGHLIN | conductor   Power up your DeLorean… recharge your flux capacitor… and get ready to celebrate the 30th anniversary of an unforgettable movie classic as you’ve never seen and heard it before!

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