The Schenectady Symphony Orchestra is a talented group of more than seventy musicians, working under the leadership of award-winning Music Director Charles Schneider. To reach a broad audience, we provide live performances of classical music in several formats and venues.
Traditional programs in our four-part subscription series feature strong solo performances by Symphony members and guest artists. Our repertoire includes consistent favorites and introduces lesser-known works, as well as works by local composers. Occasional family concerts provide music in a short program format that appeals to all ages, while our free outdoor summer concerts draw local families and adult audiences from the surrounding community.
The Schenectady Symphony Orchestra’s music education and appreciation efforts are aimed at fostering an appreciation of classical music among young audiences, including those who are traditionally underserved, exposing the public to varied and challenging musical experiences, and providing opportunities to develop and showcase the talents of young musicians.