Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra begins first season

Thanks to a $10,000 matching grant from Sullivan County, Nesin Cultural Arts (NCA) will administer the establishment of the first Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra (SCCO). The time necessary to create the orchestra will be donated by NCA faculty and co-founders of the Aspiring Young Musicians program and coordinators for the NCA Summer Music Academy.

Series One is entitled: “Classics of the Ages”. The opening concert is scheduled for Saturday, September 10th at 7 pm at the Eugene D. Nesin Theatre for the Performing Arts at 22 St. John Street in Monticello. A special “Meet the Musicians” Gala Reception will be held the same evening from 9 to 11 pm at Mr. Willy’s on Route 42, Monticello.  The second performance of “Classics of the Ages” will be the following afternoon, Sunday, September 11th at 3 pm at the Liberty Museum, 46 South Main Street, Liberty, New York. The Orchestra’s Artistic Director is Principal Bassist Andrew Trombley. The Personnel Manager is Principal Violin Akiko Hosoi. Former Liberty School District Director of Music Gary Siegel hails the new county orchestra as being “One of the most historic and exciting happenings in the county in decades.”

SCCO Lydia headshotThe soloist for the first concert is Lydia Hong, Principal Second Violin of the New York City Ballet Orchestra. Hong is a 2009 Juilliard grad who studied under the tutelage of Itzhak Perlman and Donald Weilerstein. Hong has soloed with many orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The SCCO will include outstanding Sullivan County musicians and musicians from the NYC area, many of whom are freelance artists. These artists play with major orchestras and organizations. Sullivan County has many young people who have continued their music studies and graduated from the most prestigious conservatories and music schools.

The SCCO’s mission is to serve the community and elevate the quality of life for all generations through artistic expression and cultural experiences; to inspire a viable renaissance; promoting a positive economic resurgence; and supporting physical and emotional wellbeing by enhancing the cultural fabric of our community. Future concerts will be held in Monticello and at St. James Church in Callicoon in January, as well as two concerts which are slated for next June.

The SCCO will enhance the image of Sullivan County by promoting it as a vibrant artistic community throughout this county and beyond. In the first year, three concerts will be produced to be performed in six locations throughout the county. It is important to unify the county and to reach out to all communities. This project is funded in part by a grant from the Sullivan County Plans and Progress Small Grants Program, administered by the Division of Planning and Environmental Management.

You may purchase tickets at the door or online through Eventbrite with these links:

Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors. Student with ID are free. You may also purchase tickets at the door.

For the opening performance on Saturday, September 10th at 7 PM at the Eugene D. Nesin Theatre, click here.

For the second performance on Sunday, September 11th at 3 PM at the Liberty Museum, click here.

Gala Concert

To purchase tickets online for the Gala concert, please use the link below.

Reserve for the Gala after the first performance, click here.

Season Tickets

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Season Tickets;  Adult $50,  Senior Citizens $40