Annual concert celebrating Independence Day, in Crandall Park, Glens Falls, NY. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy music, food and fireworks. FREE.
The choristers celebrate Springtime with their annual performance, singing traditional and contemporary choral works. Event is free but donations are welcome!
Join us for the 2019 Springtime Gala, our main fundraising event of the year. This year’s Gala will honor Evie Muller and the late Skip Muller in recognition of their many years of support for the arts in our region, including the Glens Falls Symphony, The Hyde Collection, and many others.
Proceeds from the Springtime Gala support growing educational projects like our “Children’s Concert”, a free in-school performance for 850 elementary school students. The Gala also supports our superb music programming and helps our 55-member professional orchestra continue to draw the finest national and international guest artists.
Gala Tickets are $140/person and are now available to purchase online at our website, by phone 518-793-1348 or mail a check to: The Glens Falls Symphony, PO Box 2036, Glens Falls, NY 12801
Cocktails & String Quartet – 4:30 to 6:00pm
Silent Auction of local Wines from Adirondack Winery, Spirits, Beer, Olive Oil from Lake George Olive Oil Company – 4:30 to 7:00pm
Dinner, Program & Music Performances – 6:00 to 7:00pm
Dessert & Dancing – 7:30 to 9:00pm
Don’t miss our season finale celebrating Bernstein & Beethoven!
Concert opens with Bernstein’s evocative Chichester Psalms, then concludes with one of the world’s most beloved masterpieces, Beethoven’s spectacular Symphony No. 9! Special guest vocal soloists Soprano Sylvia D’Eramo, Mezzo Soprano Erica Washburn, Tenor Michael Wade Lee, and Baritone Zachary Johnson, will be joined by a chorus of over one hundred voices, including Adirondack Voices, Queensbury High School’s Madrigal Singers and Concert Choir, SUNY Adirondack choral groups and others.
Tickets range from $10 – $36.
Sponsored by the Touba Family Foundation, the Glens Falls Symphony Conductor’s Circle and the Sandy Hill Foundation
Enjoy a screening of Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony, an award-winning documentary that explores the impact of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on people all over the world. We will celebrate Beethoven’s magnificent “Ode to Joy” with cake for everyone. FREE
2019 Alfred Z. Solomon Coloquium Concert
The master of Baroque music, J.S. Bach, springs to life as the Symphony performs his Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. Beethoven’s deeply profound Grosse Fugue is complemented by the mature Bernstein’s Arias and Barcarolles, with Mezzo Soprano Vera Savage and Baritone Philip Lima as vocal soloists. Concert at Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College. An engaging panel discussion on Leonard Bernstein’s song-writing genius moderated by Music Director Charles Peltz will take place at 3pm, before the performance. Concert ticket includes admittance to panel discussion.
Funding for this concert provided by the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust
Funding also provided by Stewart’s Shops.
The Glens Falls Symphony presents a musical Story Time at Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs with viola player Carrie Davids as special guest star. Carrie will embellish stories with some lively notes and play a couple of short pieces, as Patron Services & Marketing Manager Diane Swanson reads from a selection of musically themed story books. FREE
Leonard Bernstein’s Omnibus: “The Music of Johann Sebastian Bach”
Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen St., Glens Falls, NY
Monday, March 11, 2019, 6:30pm
In this 1957 documentary, Leonard Bernstein analyzes Bach’s music and techniques, illustrated with an excerpt from ‘The St. Matthew Passion’ and other choral and orchestral works. The film will be screened in the library’s Community Room, film length 55 minutes. FREE event.