||Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra |
Music Styles: Classical/Opera, Classical Soloist
For more than three decades, the Glens Falls Symphony has brought fine symphonic
music to audiences in the Adirondack region and beyond. The five-concert subscription
season is presented from October through May on Sundays at 4 p.m. The symphony’s
usual venue is the Glens Falls High School auditorium, an acoustically satisfying, state-
of-the-art theatre offering comfortable seating for 1,200 concertgoers. The orchestra is a
fully professional union orchestra with musicians hailing from the Capital District, New
York City, Rochester, Boston, New Jersey and other locales.
Outside the subscription season, the orchestra presents free summer pops concerts,
including the annual July 4th concert with fireworks in Crandall Park, Glens Falls. The
symphony also performs children’s concerts at local schools and side-by-side concerts
with gifted area student musicians. Our own Glens Falls Symphony Children’s Chorus
participates in our annual holiday concert and opens the world of choral singing to local
youngsters, ages 8 to 16.
The Symphony has come a long way since its beginnings as the Adirondack Concert
Orchestra populated by volunteer community musicians. In 1983, the orchestra was
incorporated as the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra, Inc., a non-profit cultural
organization. Hugh Allen Wilson was music director from 1984 to 1998, and Charles
Peltz picked up the baton in 2000. In 1998, Robert Rosoff became full-time executive
director, and Lisa Miller took over in 2012 following Bob’s retirement. Shay Mason was
named interim director in October 2013.
Under the direction of Maestro Peltz, the Symphony has attracted world class artists
such as acclaimed violinist Sarah Chang. The Symphony has also premiered works by
renowned composers Joan Tower (Made in America, 2005) and Ezra Laderman (Canto
With ongoing donor support, the Symphony provides affordable, top quality concerts to
a wide sector of the local population. Tickets range from $10 to $35, and music students
usually receive free admission. Annual subscriptions start at $100, and group discounts
are available. You will not find these prices at another professional orchestra concert
within 100+ miles of us.