Syracuse-based group set to unveil name of revived orchestra

Posted on: December 7, 2012

In Wednesday’s (12/5) Syracuse New Times (New York), Jessica Novak writes, “When the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra announced plans to file for bankruptcy in April 2011, the bad news shook up all of Central New York. The 79-year-old organization had a rich history, but suddenly no future. Musicians dispersed and SSO patrons were left with non-refundable tickets, sadness, confusion and anger at the collapse of the organization. But a Nov. 28 press conference heralded a fresh start for a resurrected orchestra. Jon Garland, musician and chairman of the Musical Associates of Central New York—a temporary name for the orchestral unit—promised the new entity ‘will make you proud.’ … The new name for the organization will be formally revealed at a ‘Holiday Symphonic Spectacular’ on Friday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. … Although the SSO declared bankruptcy more than a year ago, various reincarnations have performed in the months since under names including Symphony Syracuse. … The group, which includes about 50 musicians so far, started with some recent preview concerts, as Garland labeled them, including a Halloween family event on Oct. 27 and a show with the Paul Taylor Dance Company on Nov. 3. They also provided musical accompaniment for Syracuse Opera’s October production of Tosca and played several concerts outside of Syracuse.”

Posted December 7, 2012