Join us for our opening gala concert featuring Sibelius’ stirring masterpiece that celebrates freedom, strength and heroism. David Heuser’s electrifying work is taken from the poem, “Music,” dedicated to Dmitry Shostakovich and written by Soviet poet, Anna Akhmatova. We end the evening with Tchaikovsky’s breathtaking and majestic Symphony No. 4!
Home for the Holidays
Celebrate this joyful season with a wonderful collection of new and old holiday favorites including The Night Before Christmas, selections from The Nutcracker, a visit from Santa Claus and more!
Music for the Royal Fireworks
Don’t miss this exquisite collection of music from the royal courts of Europe that features Handel’s stunning Music from the Royal Fireworks, the dazzling Music for the Suppers of the King by Michel de Lalande and other great music from the exciting golden era of the Baroque.
10th Annual James & Katherine Andrews Young Artist Competition
Come hear talented young artists compete for prizes and the opportunity to perform with the Orchestra. Judges from ONNY will select prizewinners from the talented youth of our region. The first prize winner will solo at the Family Concert on March 19, 2016.
Beethoven Lives Upstairs
A world acclaimed multimedia production from Classical Kids about the arrival of an eccentric boarder – Beethoven – and how it turns a young boy’s life upside down as he learns to understand the composer’s moods and frustrations with going deaf. The Orchestra will perform over two dozen excerpts including the Moonlight Sonata, Symphonies 5 – 9, Für Elise and more. Don’t miss this electrifying presentation!
Brahms and Dvořák
Usher in springtime with this exhilarating concert that blends one of the most majestic and popular piano concertos of all time with the pastoral and powerful music of Dvořák’s Czech Suite. Internationally acclaimed pianist Paul Wyse will be featured in his farewell concert as a member of the SUNY Potsdam Artist Faculty.