Previous Performances

The Children’s Chorus performing on December 4, 2016

December 4, 2016 – Holiday: A Season for Singing, 4pm
The Glens Falls Symphony’s Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec. 4, gave the audience a bounty of seasonal treats. Highlights included the sweet voices of our own Symphony Children’s Chorus, a wonderful spectacle of entertainment as our winning Guest Conductor Chad Rabinovitz masterfully led the orchestra through Sleigh Ride, and a cameo appearance by the jolly Santa Claus himself.

 

Christopher Theofanidis

 

November 6, 2016 – Eroica & Dreamtime Ancestors, 4pm
The Symphony performed visiting composer Christopher Theofanidis’
new work, Dreamtime Ancestors, followed by an audience favorite, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, Eroica.

 

 

 


October 2, 2016 – Tony DeSare – All American, 4pm
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The 2016-2017 Season’s Opening Concert featured nationally renowned jazz musician and hometown native Tony DeSare performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.
Musical Program
Ives – Variations on America
Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue, Tony DeSare – piano
Copland – Appalachian Spring
Bernstein – Three Dance Variations from Fancy Free

 

FROM OUR 2015-2016 CONCERT SEASON:

 

September 27, 201Dumont for Vendini and website5 – Legendary Brahms, 4pm
Featuring:
•Dukas: Fanfare to La Péri
• Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2, with Francois Dumont, Cleveland International Piano Competition Medalist
• Nielsen: Symphony No. 3, Sinfonia Espansiva

 

 


Brubeck for Vendini and website

November 8th, 2015 – Salute to Heroes, 4pm
Glens Falls High School Auditorium

A special tribute to our nation’s veterans, featuring the northeastern US premiere of Chris Brubeck & Guillaume Saint James’, “Brothers in Arts,” and a memorable selection of Big Band Favorites.

LT Robert J. “Seph” Coats
USN, Director, U.S. Fleet Forces Band

Charles Peltz
Music Director, Glens Falls Symphony

Carolyn Furness, Charmaine Lee, Elizabeth Tobias- vocalists

Musical Program:

U.S. Fleet Forces Show Band
Program to be announced

Intermission

Chris Brubeck on Trombone, Guillaume Saint-James on Saxophone, Jerome Sequin on Bass, Thierry Arpino on Drums, and the ultimate idiomatic music sound of France comes from the accordion playing of Didier Ithursarry.

“Brothers in Arts- 70 Years of Liberty”

I. Wave of Tranquility
II. Dave Brubeck, American Cowboy, Red Sand
III. D-Day March to Freedom
IV. Liberty Waltz (to Iola Brubeck)
V. En Hiver le Foret des Ardennes…Wolf Pack Boogie…Battle of the Bulge
VI. Hymn
VII. Song of the Sons
VIII. Epilogue


GFSO childrens chorus for vendini and website

December 13th, 2015 – A North Country Christmas, 4pm
Glens Falls High School Auditorium

Celebrate the Season with holiday favorites performed by our Orchestra and Children’s Chorus!

Charles Peltz, Music Director

Glens Falls Symphony Children’s Chorus
Matthew Gaulin, Music Director

The Glens Falls Symphony thanks Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company for sponsoring this great Glens Falls tradition.

Musical Program:

Christmas Festival of Carols
O Come All Ye Faithful
Lord of All Hopefulness
Divertimento in F
Haida
Troika from “Kije”
Shepherd’s Pipe Carol
Twas the Night before Christmas

Intermission

Holiday Ornaments
Hark the Herold
Gaudeamus Hodie
December (from Seasons)
Wexford Carol
Sleigh Ride – with Guest Conductor Contest winner!
Thula S’Thandwa
Christmas Eve
Believe
Rhosymedre
Lo how a Rose
Silent Night
We Wish You a Merry Christmas


Spectacular Strings

March 20th, 2016 – Spectacular Strings!, 4pm
Arthur Zankel Music Center
at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY

High School students play side-by-side with their local heroes.
• Holst: St. Paul’s Suite
• Mendelssohn: Sinfonia VII, Movement I: Allegro
• Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)

Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs

 


Carrington for Vendini and website

May 8th, 2016 – Legends of Song, 4pm
Glens Falls High School Auditorium

We welcome guest conductor Simon Carrington, founding member of the renowned King’s Singers, for an afternoon of Choral majesty with the Adirondack Voices, Queensbury High School Madrigals, and Glens Falls Symphony Children’s Chorus.

Featuring:
• Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast
• Handel: Music for Chorus & Strings