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2015-16 Season

The Concerts / 2015-16 Season
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10.24.18 - Achievements of Women in Music

Symphoria continues its celebration of Women's Suffrage with works of award winning female composers ranging from Amy Beach, Jennifer Higdon, to Caroline Shaw, and Missy Mazzolli.

10.27.18 - Sorcerers, Wizards and Witches

Explore the world of sorcerers, wizards and witches through music at this special Halloween-themed Kids performance!

10.28.18 - Mass in Time of War

Music of Ravel, Walker and Haydn are featured on this program including Mass in Time of War featuring the Syracuse University Oratorio Society

11.03.18 - The Inextinguishable

Symphoria commemorates the end of World War I with this program featuring twenty-five-year-old violinist William Hagen in Prokofiev’s lyrical and virtuosic first Violin Concerto.

12.05.18 - AUBURN: Christmas Messiah

Symphoria and the Syracuse Pops Chorus join forces to present the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah, including the magnificent Hallelujah Chorus.

12.06.18 - OSWEGO: Christmas Messiah

Symphoria and the Syracuse Pops Chorus join forces to present the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah, including the magnificent Hallelujah Chorus.

12.07.18 - ROME: Christmas Messiah

Symphoria and the Syracuse Pops Chorus join forces to present the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah, including the magnificent Hallelujah Chorus.

12.08.18 - Messiah

Symphoria and the Syracuse University Oratorio Society celebrate the season with this inspiring family tradition at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

12.10.18 - CORTLAND: Christmas Messiah

Symphoria and the Syracuse Pops Chorus join forces to present the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah, including the magnificent Hallelujah Chorus.

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 | The Ballet & Dance Center Symphoria celebrates the magic of the holidays with guest vocalist Nick Ziobro, the Syracuse Pops Chorus, the Syracuse Children's Chorus, dancers and more!

12.15.18 - Magic of the Holidays

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

01.13.19 - 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.   This performance is sponsored, in part by

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.

03.17.19 - 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

05.10.19 - 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 […]

05.11.19 - 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 […]

05.18.19 - 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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