Take the Family to a Symphoria Performance this Season | #Giveaway #CNY #Syracuse


Disclosure: Mama Smith’s Review Blog received tickets from Symphoria to this event in exchange for her honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% hers.


I love going with my family to special events. We enjoy going to concerts, shows, and other cultural and local arts performances. Now that the girls are getting a little bit older, we can do a lot more with them. My husband and I have always looked forward to these types of outings and now they are starting to as well. So when I hears about Symphoria (a fully professional orchestra serving  Syracuse and Central New York), I was pretty excited! I didn’t know there was something so amazing so close.


My husband and I pulled up their performance list and found out that they have a pretty busy 2015-16 schedule. There were so many that we would like to attend – but we settled on the Cirque de la Symphonie on September 26th. This looks like it is going to be so much fun and I just know that my daughters will love it. For all of their performances kids 18 and under are free! How awesome is that! They also have plenty of different options so if you want to attend 4, 5, 6, or even all of their performances, you can get a discount. Check out their full schedule here:

09.12.15 – Symphonie Fantastique
Stunning pianist twins Christina & Michelle Naughton are riveting in Poulenc’s Double Piano Concerto, followed by Berlioz’s groundbreaking work, Symphonie Fantastique.

09.26.15 – Cirque de la Symphonie
The concert stage turns into a magical Cirque show with performances by aerial fliers, acrobats, contortionists and jugglers.

10.10.15 – Julie Albers Returns
Syracuse favorite Julie Albers returns to perform Dvorak’s beloved Cello Concerto, paired with Rachmaninoff’s electrifying Symphonic Dances.

10.16.15 – Credo
Composer Joseph Downing premieres a new work written for the SU Oratorio Society and the combined choirs of at least six churches.

10.24.15 – Storybook Halloween
Featuring Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and other Halloween-inspired music.

11.01.15 – An Afternoon with Itzhak Perlman
Temple Concord and Symphoria present Itzhak Perlman in a very special performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. This performance is not to be missed!

11.07.15 – New York Connections
In this program of music inspired by New York, award-winning pianist Orion Weiss will envelop you in the well-known themes of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

11.13.15 – Harvest Moon
This performance pairs rustic music of the country with seasonal food and drink at the beautiful Welch Allyn Lodge in Skaneateles.

11.22.15 – French Collection
Oraganist Bradley Welch performs Poulenc’s Organ Concerto, and soprano Janet Brown joins the SU Oratorio Society for Faure’s Requiem.

12.06.15 – Messiah
Temple Concord and Symphoria present Itzhak Perlman in a very special performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. This performance is not to be missed!

12.18.15 – Holiday Pops
Ring in the holidays with Symphoria, dancers, the Syracuse Pops Chorus, Syracuse Children’s Chorus and special guests, as well as a visit from Santa.

12.19.15 – Holiday Pops
Ring in the holidays with Symphoria, dancers, the Syracuse Pops Chorus, Syracuse Children’s Chorus and special guests, as well as a visit from Santa.

01.23.16 – Orchestra Spotlight: Mozart & Beethoven
Symphoria principal winds are showcased in this performance with Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4

02.06.16 – Live Design
Symphoria ensembles perform throughout the Warehouse as audience members explore the design studios and Point of Contact Gallery. Ticket includes light refreshments and a cash bar.

02.06.16 – Meet The Orchestra
Introduces young children to the orchestra and the instrument families within.

02.13.16 – Wicked Divas
An evening of showstoppers from the worlds of Broadway, opera and pop featuring Elphaba and Glinda from the Broadway production of Wicked.

02.27.16 – Shakespeare Celebration
Lush interpretations by three well-known composers inspired by Shakespeare mark the 400th anniversary of his death as Symphoria collaborates with the SU Department of Drama.

03.06.16 – Civic Morning Musicals’ 125th Anniversary Celebration
Pianist Steven Heyman performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23, and violinist Sarah Crocker Vonsattel performs the Barber Violin Concerto

03.12.16 – Motion Dynamics
Acrobats and circus performers from CirqOvation join us for this performance, as we explore movement and motion with music. Ticket includes light refreshments and a cash bar.

03.19.16 – Disney In Concert: Magical Music From The Movies
A multimedia event featuring the original scores paired with footage from Disney movies.

04.03.16 – Copland & Stravinsky
We explore two 20th century giants with works that are more intimately sized including Appalachian Spring.

04.23.16 – Brahms Requiem
This epic choral masterpiece comes to life with the Syracuse University Oratorio Society, soprano Julia Ebner and baritone Timothy LeFebvre.

04.23.16 – Symphonic Safari
Cartoonist Joe Wos joins us for this entertaining performance with live drawings of animals and music that was inspired by them.

05.01.16 – Birth Of The Concerto
Violinist Jeremy Mastrangelo and Symphoria musicians are featured as we explore the birth of the concerto, with works ranging from Bach to Mendelssohn.

05.14.16 – Nielsen, Sibelius & Shostakovich
Gifted violinist Caroline Goulding performs Sibelius’ haunting violin concerto, followed by Shostakovich’s rousing Symphony No. 5.

05.21.16 – Star Wars And A Galaxy Far Away
The Force awakens with the music of Star Wars and other intergalactic adventures.

06.04.16 – Pictures At An Exhibition
Superstar violinist Anne Akiko Meyers performs the rhapsodic music of Ravel and Saint-Saëns with an introductory counterpoint in contemporary composer Jennifer Higdon’s Blue Cathedral, which is both contemplative and celebratory.


I love how diverse everything is. There is truly something for everyone – masterworks pieces, pops performances, classic concerts, shows geared toward kids, and more! Depending on how the girls do, we will most likely be attending a few more performances this season like the Disney In Concert and the Star Wars and A Galaxy Far Away. Both girls love music so I imagine this will be something they really enjoy. Don’t worry, I will be back with a full review after we attend! Are you local to the Syracuse/Central New York area? Scroll down and enter to win!

About Symphoria:
Symphoria is a fully professional orchestra serving  Syracuse and Central New York. It is one of  only two co-op orchestras in the U.S., founded by nearly 50 members of the former Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, which was considered one of America’s top 50 orchestras. Symphoria is passionately committed to serving its community with inspiring orchestra and ensemble performances, and innovative education programs for kids of all ages.

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Giveaway Alert

Enter to win a family four pack of tickets to attend any of the Symphoria’s 2015-16 season performances using the Gleam form below! Be sure to check out my other giveaways while you are here and GOOD LUCK!

(4) Symphoria Tickets for 2015-16 Schedule


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