The Glens Falls Symphony has enjoyed 35 seasons of bringing fine symphonic music to audiences in the Adirondack region and beyond. The orchestra comprises professional union musicians, some of whom travel significant distances to participate. In the 12 seasons since Maestro Charles Peltz’s appointment as Music Director, the range of performances reflects a vigor and commitment to bringing great music to our region.
Free summer pops concerts draw thousands of enthusiastic fans, and children’s concerts teach and delight youngsters and their parents. Our own Symphony Children’s Chorus, under the musical direction of Carol Ann Elze-Sussdorff, opens the world of choral singing to local youngsters.
The Symphony has come a long way since its beginnings as the Adirondack Concert Orchestra populated with volunteer community musicians. In 1983 the orchestra was incorporated as the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra, Inc., a non-profit cultural organization. Hugh Allen Wilson was music director from 1984 to 1998, and Charles Peltz picked up the baton in 2000. In 1998 Robert Rosoff became full-time executive director, and Lisa Miller took over in 2012 following Bob’s retirement.
The Symphony launched its current season in October with internationally renowned violinist Sarah Chang and her masterful performance of the Barber “Concerto for Violin and Orchestra.” Special student pricing encouraged parents and teachers to bring young people to the concert. In fact, Ms. Chang commented, “How wonderful that you have so many young students coming to your concerts!” (For more on the current season, please read “The Symphony Season Underway” later in this brochure.)
Accessible Ticket Prices
With ongoing donor support, the Symphony provides affordable, top quality concerts to a wide sector of the local population. Tickets range from $10 to $28, and music students usually receive free admission. Annual subscriptions start at $100, and group discounts are available. You will not find these prices at another professional orchestra concert within 100+ miles of us.