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About the Orchestra

The Orchestra of Northern New York was founded by Music Director and Conductor Kenneth Andrews in 1988. Now in its twenty-ninth season, the Orchestra’s mission seeks to enrich the quality of life in the North Country through live performances of orchestral music by outstanding musicians and to emphasize the engagement of area youth in the appreciation of music. ONNY is the only year round professional symphony orchestra from Rochester to Burlington and Syracuse to Ottawa.

Music Director & Conductor

Kenneth Andrews has served as Music Director and Conductor for The Orchestra of Northern New York since its founding in 1988. He has also served as Music Director and Conductor for the Castle Farms Festival Orchestra, Champlain Valley Symphony Orchestra, the Ohio University Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, The Bay View Symphony Orchestra, the Crane Chamber Orchestra and as Interim Music Director for the Crane Symphony Orchestra from 2009–2011.

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Julianne Kirk Doyle

Co-Principal Clarinet

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Bret Zvacek

Trombone