About ONNY

About the Orchestra

The Orchestra of Northern New York (ONNY) opened its 34th season in October 2021. Its mission is to enrich the quality of life for all people, especially youth, in the North Country, Adirondacks and Eastern Ontario by inspiring the enjoyment and appreciation of music through diverse and inclusive live and online programming by professional musicians. It is the only year-round professional symphony orchestra from Rochester to Burlington and Ottawa to Syracuse.

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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Kirk Severtson

Principal Piano

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Deborah Massell

Soloist, Soprano