New Southern Tier Symphony website bridges virtual and live concerts

A click away,, offers access to the Southern Tier Symphony’s YouTube channel where it’s easy to catch up on last season’s virtual concerts performed by symphony musicians.


“With the pandemic we wanted to figure out how we could still engage with our audience even though we couldn’t be together in the traditional concert hall,” said Laura Peterson, executive director of the Southern Tier Symphony.


The symphony offered three online programs of music and stories.


“We had to get creative,” said Benjamin Grow, music director and conductor of the Southern Tier Symphony. “What we came up with were these virtual concerts. We used technology and the internet to bring orchestra members together from different locations and situations. We stretched the idea to include sharing stories from our members and other prominent musicians from our community. We were able to stay connected.”


The website keeps that connection. Past online programs are available. Upcoming live performance information and tickets are there too.


The symphony is preparing for live performances March 19-20 at the symphony’s host venues, St. Bonaventure University, Quick Center for the Arts and University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Bromeley Family Theatre.


Check the website for Covid-19 guidelines.


About the Southern Tier Symphony: A non-profit organization, supported in part by the New York State Council of the Arts, is committed to providing exceptional orchestra experiences for musicians and audiences alike. Dedicated to enriching our community by promoting musical excellence through collaboration, innovation and integrity while instilling a love and appreciation of music.