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2015-16 Season

The Concerts / 2015-16 Season

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 No. 4, […]


Central New York's most talented young musicians in a concert of diverse and and challenging music, including music of Woodruff, Vivaldi, Mozart, and Wagner.

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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