Upcoming Events

Dare to Dream
Sunday, October 28, 2018        4:00 p.m.
Stuart Steiner Theater, GCC

Meet the Orchestra
Guest soloist Marza Wilks, Cello

Electric Dream for Acoustic Orchestra…………………S. Shade Zajac
Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra……………….Samuel Barber
Marza Wilks, Cello
Symphony Number 2 in D minor…………………..Alexander Borodin


Marza Merophi Wilks
is a twenty five year old, Peruvian-born cellist. She has been playing classical cello since the age of 5 and is a current Master of Music student at The Juilliard School, where she studies with Natasha Brofsky. A recent graduate from the New England Conservatory of Music, she just completed her Graduate Diploma and Bachelor of Music degrees under the guidances of Paul Katz and Natasha Brofsky.

 Marza has a strong passion for community engagement and sharing her music with communities that wouldn’t otherwise have a chance to. Marza has worked with The National Orchestral Institute, The Juilliard School, and The New England Conservatory to inspire musicians of underrepresented minorities.

Marza has been a guest soloist with several orchestras, including the Orchestra of the Southern Fingerlakes, the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, and others. Marza has been named a semi-finalist of the prestigious 2016 Sphinx Competition.Marza has held fellowships from The Juilliard School and the New England Conservatory. Summer involvement has included: The Sitka Cello Seminar, Sarasota Music Festival, the Heifetz International Music Institute, the National Orchestral Institute, and the Meadowmount School of Music.

Holiday Celebration!
Sunday,  December 9,  2018      4:00 p.m.
Byron Bergen Central School Auditorium
Guest soloist Raymond Feng, Piano
GSO 2018 Young Artist Competition Winner

Sonata XIII…………………………………………………………Giovanni Gabrieli
Overture to the Marriage of Figaro………………..Wolfgang Mozart
A Charlie Brown Christmas……….Vince Guaraldi (arr. David Pugh)
Concerto No. 3, C Major for Piano and Orchestra………………..Prokofiev                    mvt I
Young Artist Winner Raymond Feng
Canadian Brass Christmas………………..(arr. Henderson and Custer) Holiday Favorites………………………………………………………………………..tba 
Sleigh Ride………………………………………………………………Leroy Anderson
Christmas Festival…………………………………………………Leroy Anderson


Brian, Brahms & Bernstein!
Sunday, March 3, 2019                   4:00 p.m.
Stuart Steiner Theater, GCC
Guest soloist Brian Preston, Piano
Concerto No. 2 in B Flat Major for Piano and Orchestra……….J. Brahms
                Brian Preston, Piano
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story…….Leonard Bernstein


Four Last Songs 
Sunday, May 5, 2019                     4:00 p.m.
Elba Central School Auditorium
Guest soloist Gabrielle LaBare, Soprano
String Workshop

Fanfare for the Uncommon Women no.1………………….Joan Tower
Suite from Far and Away…………………………………………John Williams
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice……………………………………………………Dukas
String Workshop Piece……………………………………………………………..Tba
Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)……………………Richard Strauss
Gabrielle LaBare, Soprano