“Symphoria is announcing its new season on the heels of a successful year which saw attendance jump more than 20 percent in single ticket sales,” writes Chris Bolt on Thursday (4/28) at radio station WAER (Syracuse, N.Y.). “What seems to be working for Symphoria is finding all sorts of ways and places to meet audiences…. One highlight for Music Director Lawrence Loh will be to conduct Mahler’s First Symphony…. ‘I think that it’s a real testament to the level of the orchestra that we perform Mahler symphonies,’ [said Loh]. Other Masterworks Series concerts include Carmina Burana, another program ‘From Beethoven to Brahms.’ … One event … will bring people to the Hotel Syracuse for music of Downton Abbey. Executive Director Catherine Underhill is finding success mixing up the music and the venues. ‘Swinging open the door as wide as we can to the community, to engage them, to invite them, to make the music as accessible and compelling as we can. We’re trying to create opportunities for families to … enjoy this great music together.’ ” Symphoria, the successor orchestra to the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra in central New York, was founded in 2012.
Posted May 2, 2016