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We are very sorry that we are unable to perform during the Covid-19 crisis. For the safety of our audience and musicians, concerts will remain on hold until further notice. Thank you for understanding. Stay safe!

2019 Young Artist Concerto - Wednesday, March 13, 2019

We are proud to present the winner of our Young Artist Concerto competition, and more, in the beautiful space of Saint Peter's in midtown NYC. Four high-level young soloists competed strongly in the finals, and the winner this year is Ms. Jiaxun Caroline Yao, cellist, who will perform the cello concerto by Edward Elgar, Op. 85. Also on the program will be an exciting new work by composer Balint Karosi (2018) featuring Hungarian clarinet soloist Gábor Varga, and the youthful Serenade for orchestra by Leó Weiner, Op. 3 (1906). Concert Photos

Click for Notes on our Mozart program of 1/26/2019

Mozart's Birthday Celebration - Saturday, January 26th, 2019 7:30pm

Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions district winner Christine Lyons performs Exsultate, Jubilate, and timpanist Charles Kiger performs in the "Serenade notturna" K.239 for strings and timpani. Members of the Spectrum Symphony and award-winning pianist Hsin-I Huang perform the piano-woodwind quintet K.452, and trios from the Mozart-Bach Preludes and Fugues, K.404a. The programs concludes with Mozart's "Linz" Symphony no. 36. A reception follows. Join us! Click for more details: SEE TICKETS

Young Artist Concerto and a new work by Balint Karosi - Wednesday, March 13th

Concerto applicants Click here for info.

Wednesday March 13 at Saint Peter's Church. Stay tuned for concert details.

Recent concerts:

MASS in F - New York premiere

by Prince Józef Michał Poniatowski, 1867

Choir, Soloists, and Orchestra

Thurs, June 7, 2018, 7pm
St. Bart's on Park Ave, NYC

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Mozart's Birthday Concert and Reception

Saturday, January 27th, 7:30 PM

Hsin-I Huang, pianist;
Sidney Outlaw, baritone;
David A. Grunberg, conductor;
- Mozart: Overture to Cosi fan tutte K.588;
- Nick DiBerardino: "To the Colors" for orchestra (NY Premiere);
– Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 17 in G, K.453
- "Hai gia vinta la causa" from Le Nozze di Figaro;
- "Rivolgete a lui lo sguardo" from Cosi fan tutte;
– Mozart: Symphony no. 35 “Haffner” K.385

Location: Holy Apostles Church
296 Ninth Avenue NYC 10001, 7:30 PM.

Concert, and reception to meet the artists following the concert!
Admission $20 and $30

Young Artist Concerto Winner

Friday, October 20th, 2017 8PM

Introducing the first-place winner of our 2017 Young Artist Concerto Competition: Noam Ginsparg, cellist.

Noam Ginsparg, cellist;
David A. Grunberg, conductor;
- Nicolas Repetto: Danse Diabolique for strings (2014, NY premiere)
– Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme for cello and orchestra, Op. 33;
And, continuing our Beethoven cycle:
- Symphony no. 8 in F, Op. 93

Location: Broadway Presbyterian Church
601 West 114th St., on Broadway. 8 PM.

Press Release
Recent Press
Alberto Ginastera: "celebration of broad influence and far flung affinity, generous in scope and presentation"
Thank you Lucid Culture! Review: "One of the most transcendent concerts of 2016"
"The Spectrum Symphony ... have a lush, experienced gravitas," "rich with color and attention to dynamic shifts" Read reviews
Concert review 1/23/2016


Spectrum Symphony of New York
Recent New Music Reviews and Audio
"The orchestra had opened with the New York premiere of an even more explosive if considerably shorter piece, Philip Wharton‘s There Was a Star Danced, which followed the initial big bang resonance through rapifire showers of sparks from the violins and then what became wryly jaunty, rhythmic jousting." - LucidCulture
HEAR IT: There Was a Star Danced by Philip Wharton (NY premiere)

"By contrast, the world premiere of Jun Yi Chow’s Serenade mashed up a lively neoromantic drive, a big, acidic fanfare and an austerely otherworldly, circular string conclusion, in the process channeling a hundred years of orchestral music." - LucidCulture
HEAR IT: Serenade by JunYi Chow (world premiere)


Jun 7, 2018 Prince Poniatowski's "MASS in F" at St. Bart's
NY premiere with soloists Heather Buck, Blythe Gaissert, Raul Melo, and Stephen Bryant. New orchestration by D. A. Grunberg.
Wieniawski's Violin Concerto no.2 with soloist Artur Kaganovskiy

Oct 20, 2017 Young Artist Concerto Winner
Noam Ginsparg, cello

Mar. 10, 2017 Our "Heart of Hungary" concert featured the U.S. premiere of Balint Karosi's concerto for guitar, cimbalom, and harp.

Nov. 11, 2016 "Awestruck, Transcendent, Epic Grandeur" Read the review. "Organ Concertos" concert featured the world premiere of Balint Karosi's concerto no. 2 for organ, percussion, and strings and the Poulenc concerto for organ, strings and timpani.

Jan. 22, 2016 "a lustrous, workmanlike performance", "Clarinetist Vadim Lando took centerstage in a surprisingly brisk, adrenalized version of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto." Read the review

Jan. 14, 2015 "Soloist Gerard Reuter’s alternatingly dancing and richly resonant oboe fueled Mozart’s Oboe Concerto, K.314 over a lush backdrop equally infused with stateliness and joyously precise teamwork." - New York Music Daily. / Hear it on Soundcloud.

Oct. 29, 2014
"The Spectrum Symphony of New York put on a tremendous performance ... " Click to read the review.

LJOVA: Mecklenburg (revised 2014 for string orchestra, world premiere)
Brahms : Double Concerto with Artur Kaganovskiy and Miho Zaitsu, soloists.
Beethoven : Symphony no. 3 in E flat "Eroica"

Audio Samples

We have samples from our previous concerts on Soundcloud

Who We Are

Spectrum Symphony is a New York-based symphony orchestra whose mission is to present concerts that break down barriers between performer and audience, by presenting works of living composers alongside the classics.