Spectrum Symphony of New York was founded in 2001 as a professional chamber orchestra. Our mission, from the start, has been to perform newer works juxtaposed with the classical repertory, as a means of bringing diverse audiences together in appreciation of serious orchestral music. When we filed for non-profit incorporation in 2013, we engraved within our official mission the commitment to showcase music of living composers on every regular season concert. On occasion, we have also performed concerts to raise funds for important charitable causes in our home, New York, such as for the victims of hurricane Sandy in 2012 in partnership with New York Cares.
Among our accomplishments, Spectrum performed J.S. Bach with chorus in the Memorial Concert for 9/11 presented by the Lutheran Disaster Response, in Manhattan in 2002. We performed the world premiere of Peter Alexander’s Concerto for Violin and Chamber Orchestra with Katie Lansdale, soloist. In January 2012 we re-formed as a full symphony orchestra for a concert to raise funds for the West Park Presbyterian Church restoration, and in November 2012 we performed the Faure Requiem to raise funds for Sandy hurricane victim relief for New York Cares, Inc., also with Steven Graff, DMA, piano soloist performing a Mozart concerto. Besides bringing our audiences fresh interpretations of the classic masterworks, we have recently performed newer works by composers Prof. Bruce Saylor, David Biedenbender, and Anthony Iannaccone; and premieres of works by Philip Wharton, Lev Zhurbin (Ljova), JunYi Chow, and Russell Courter. In 2016 we performed the world premiere of the full length opera by Deborah Mason “The Rape of the Lock”. Recent concerto soloists with us include Gerry Reuter, oboe; Artur Kaganovskiy, violin; Miho Zaitsu, cello; Makiko Hirata, piano; Victoria Mushkatkol, piano; Vadim Lando, clarinet; and Melanie Genin, harp.
We have received rave reviews for our work.
Our concerts have been supported in the past by the Church for All Nations and West Park Presbyterian in New York, and by many generous individuals. For our 2016-17 season we will be performing in the beautiful modern space at St. Peter’s in midtown.
Spectrum Symphony of New York, Inc., was incorporated in New York in June 2013, and acquired federal tax-exempt 501(C)3 status in September, 2015. We welcome your tax-deductible contributions.
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We may be reached by email:
info “at” spectrumsymphony.org
and by post mail:
Spectrum Symphony of New York
PO Box 279
New York, NY 10024
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