Journey On together through musical favorites!
On the tails of our 20th anniversary concert, the Southern Tier Symphony is proud to present our 21st concert season, titled “Journey On!” In February, the Symphony hopes to take its listeners on an ‘Adventure’ involving toe tapping dance pieces from around the world. In September, we unfortunately hit a bit of rough travel, but fret not! We are proud to present a special chamber concert titled ‘Detour’ on March 2 and 3, featuring local professional musicians and budding student composers and performers. Finally, May brings with it ‘Musical Postcards’ from iconic places around the globe, compliments of Grainger, Dvorak, Borodin, and Schubert.
We want to give a HUGE thank you to our Musicians, Sponsors, Subscribers, and Ticket holders; as well as to our business ad partners (in no particular order):
We wouldn’t be here without you all.
On behalf of Maestro Grow, the Orchestra, and the Board of Directors, we look forward to welcoming you in the concert hall to enjoy some old musical favorites and discover some new ones.
Conductor Benjamin Grow has worked with a wide array of ensembles in New York City and serves as Principal Conductor of Chelsea Opera, Co-Director/Conductor of the sinfonietta Ensemble Échappé presented by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and has been in residence at the Italian Academy at Columbia University. As music director of Tom Cipullo's acclaimed opera, Glory Denied, at the Prince Theater in Philadelphia, Grow "expertly coached the singers and led the orchestra" (Broad Street Review), and his "fine detailing delivered the ferocious power of this score" (Huffington Post), in what The Philadelphia Inquirer said was the "most unforgettable opera" of the year. He has also conducted studio recordings and workshops for Opera Philadelphia with artists including Frederica von Stade. Recent engagements include concerts with the Orchestra of St. Luke's. Mr. Grow teaches at The Juilliard School and has been guest conductor at the Manhattan School of Music. For several years, he co-presented an annual lecture at the 92nd Street Y, "The Physics of Music," as part of their Mysteries of Science series, and has given pre-concert talks at the Museum of Biblical Art. He received his Bachelor of Music from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and his Master of Music at the Manhattan School of Music.