Disclosure: Mama Smith’s Review Blog received tickets from Symphoria to this event in exchange for her honest review. The discount code was also provided by Symphoria. All opinions expressed are 100% hers.
Unsure what to do with your time now that the holiday season has passed? Symphoria, the professional symphony orchestra in Central New York, is embarking on the second half of its season with 15 more exciting concerts complete with music from Broadway stars, classic Disney films and the the epic Star Wars movies. If you know me and my love for all things Disney and Star Wars, you should know that I will be in attendance at both of those shows – and I cannot wait! My husband and I, along with some friends, attended the Cirque de la Symphonie show a couple of months ago and it was incredible. Whenever we get together with them, we still talk about it! (You can read more about that performance here.) I am also planning on attending the Wicked Divas show, and will be sure to let you guys know all about it!
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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The remaining performances include:
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.
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