Children’s Chorus Spring Concert 2017

The Glens Falls Symphony Children’s Chorus performs their annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 7 at 3pm at the Church of the Messiah, 297 Glen St., Glens Falls, NY. Enjoy a selection of choral music from all over the world and the talented voices of our Children’s Chorus under the direction of Meredith Reed.

A reception will take place across the street at the parish house following the concert, to celebrate Spring and the children’s hard work in preparing for this special event. Donations of $10 for the concert are appreciated, and help support the Children’s Chorus programming.

Firebird! Mother’s Day Concert on May 14, 2017

On May 14, 2017, 4pm, the Symphony presents Firebird!, featuring a magnificent program of exciting works: Mozart’s Magic Flute, a contemplative Blue Cathedral by contemporary composer Jennifer Higdon, Wagner’s overture to The Flying Dutchman, and the unforgettable Firebird Suite, by Igor Stravinsky. Concert venue: Glens Falls High School, 10 Quade St., Glens Falls, NY. Pre-concert talk by Maestro Charles Peltz at 3pm.



In the Spirit of the Firebird!

In the collaborative spirit of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, Glens Falls Symphony will present a topical documentary film followed by a talk/panel discussion at the Hyde Collection on Wednesday, May 10th, 5:30pm in the Hyde’s Froehlich Auditorium. The esteemed panelists include Maestro Charles Peltz and Erin Coe, Director of the Hyde Collection, who will discuss the cultural and artistic background of Stravinsky’s Firebird. Several Degas pastels will be on exhibit in the Rotunda room outside the auditorium in celebration of the magical relationship between dance, art and music. This very special event will close with a lovely Social Hour in the Hyde’s lobby space, including light fare & beverages.

Event Schedule:
5:30 – 6:15pm Film Presentation
6:15 – 6:45pm Talk/Panel Discussion
6:45 – 7:30pm Social Hour



11th Annual Springtime Gala – May 21, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017
The Lake George Club
4000 Lakeshore Drive
Diamond Point, NY

Cocktails & Harp Music 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Dinner & Program, Piano Music 6:00 pm
Dancing & Dessert 7:30 – 9:00 pm

This year’s Springtime Gala honors the philanthropic and community work of Dr. James Morrissey. Please join us as we honor Dr. Morrissey’s dedication over many decades to making our region a wonderful place for citizens of all ages to learn, work and enjoy life.

The Annual Springtime Gala benefits the Glens Falls Symphony Performance and Educational Programs. For more information, call 518-793-1348.


Principal Oboist Dr. Sherwood Wise to Perform Solo in Brilliant Baroque

Our March 19th concert, Brilliant Baroque, will showcase some very special pieces, including Guiseppe Sammartini’s Concerto in E-flat for Oboe, featuring a solo debut performance by Principal Oboist Dr. Sherwood Wise.

Dr. Wise is thrilled to be making his solo debut with the Glens Falls Symphony in performing this technically challenging work. “I’m so excited and grateful to Maestro Peltz and the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra for the chance to explore this lesser-known work. The oboe has such a rich repertoire of Baroque concerti that the opportunity to pick one to perform can be a bit overwhelming! Because I had such an open field before me, I decided to look at something that is new to me and am very happy with what I’ve found. This piece is tricky, but I’m having fun and I think the audience will get a kick out of it!”

Dr. Wise has served on the music faculty of the College of Saint Rose since 2009, teaching applied double reeds and core curriculum courses. He has performed with professional orchestras all over the country, as well as performing as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. Visit to learn more about our featured soloist.




Welcome Meredith Reed as Children’s Chorus Director for Spring Semester

The Glens Falls Symphony Children’s Chorus is excited to announce that Meredith Reed has stepped in to become the new chorus director for our Spring Semester!

Meredith comes to the position with years of experience in teaching young voices to sing.  Meredith has been teaching at Glens Falls Music Academy since its beginnings in 2007. She holds a B.M. in Music Education from the Crane School of Music and a M.M.E. from Westminster Choir College.  Currently, Meredith teaches chorus and general music at Glens Falls Middle School.

The Children’s Chorus is still accepting new members through the end of February 2017. For more information, click here, or call the Symphony office at 793-1348.

The Children’s Chorus performing on December 4, 2016

Brilliant Baroque!

First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls, 4pm

Brilliant Baroque!
Join us in the beautiful First Presbyterian Church in Glens Falls for an afternoon of favorites from the Baroque: Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 and Handel’s vibrant Water Music. For a rare treat, Principal Oboist Sherwood Wise will perform a work for solo oboe and orchestra.
Pre-Concert talk with Maestro Peltz at 3pm. Box office opens at 2:45pm in Pruyn Room.
SPECIAL NOTE: This concert is General Admission seating; plan to arrive on the early side to get your best seating!
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  • Bach – Orchestral Suite No. 3
  • Handel – Water Music Suite (selected pieces)
  • Featuring a work for solo oboe & orchestra, Sherwood Wise – Oboe

First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls, 400 Glen St., Glens Falls, NY