The State University of New York at Fredonia College Symphony Orchestra (CSO), under the direction of Dr. David Rudge, has been invited to perform at the opening concert of the 2017 New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Winter Conference on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 8:15 p.m., at the Rochester (N.Y.) Convention Center.
The CSO, comprised of almost 100 students – nearly all of them majoring in some area of Music – will perform the Germany opera overture to “Der Fliegende Hollander,” by Richard Wagner, and a suite from the Russian ballet, “The Firebird,” by Igor Stravinsky.
Run-out concerts at two high schools, Rush-Henrietta and Webster-Thomas, are being planned for the orchestra en route to the conference.
The orchestra previously performed at the NYSSMA Winter Conference in 2009 at a “Prism” concert with the Fredonia Wind Ensemble and Chorus.
“We were very well received at the time, and are very much looking forward to returning,” Dr. Rudge said.