Spectrum Symphony Concerto Competition 2018 - coming soon!

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

For Tickets and complete concert info:


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
A review of our 4/11/16 Ginastera centennial concert: "...a celebration of broad influence and far flung affinity, generous in scope and presentation. ..." Read more
Thank you Lucid Culture for the nice review of our Jan 22 concert: Read the review.
"The Spectrum Symphony ... have a lush, experienced gravitas," "rich with color and attention to dynamic shifts" Read reviews


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 professional 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.