Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra Begins New Season!


The Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra (SCCO) begins its 2018-19 season with performances of, “Songs Without Words.” The program embodies the lyrical and dramatic abilities of the composers programmed. Rossini is to opera as bagels are to Monticello; iconic, masterful, and full of delicious moments (fun fact: Rossini himself was a culinary expert). SCCO Manager Akiko Hosoi’s arrangement of the Overture to “Barber of Seville” will provide a fresh taste to this iconic master work. After the aural appetizer the orchestra will continue with Mozart’s delightful Clarinet Concerto in A Major. Mozart was the premiere operatic composer in his lifetime. His mastery of the voice combined with genius understanding of harmony and counterpoint is culminated in this work. Mendelssohn’s String Sinfonia No. 8 will conclude the program. This poet, painter, pianist, and composer has a unique ability to bring out the lyrical mastery of every performer and every instrument that will send the audience into the silent movie theater that is their imagination.

The featured soloist of the evening is Anton Rist, Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Prior to Anton’s appointment to the Met Opera Orchestra he served as Principal Clarinet of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra as well as the Princeton Symphony Orchestra and performed with American Ballet Theater, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Louisiana Philharmonic, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Performances will be on Saturday, September 15th, at 7:00pm at Eugene D. Nesin Theatre, 22 St. John Street, Monticello, NY and Sunday, September 16th at 3:00pm at the White Lake Reformed Presbyterian Church, Route 17B Madison Rd, White Lake, NY.

General Admission is $20. Seniors are $18. Students are free with ID. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to “Songs Without Words” September 15, 2018, 7:00pm

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to “Songs Without Words” September 16, 2018, 3:00pm


Anton will join SCCO Artistic Director, Andrew Trombley and Orchestra Manager, Akiko Hosoi in a free special event at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Library in Monticello, NY on Wednesday September 12th at 6:00pm to discuss the theme surrounding the program as well as the unique features and abilities of the instruments involved.


For questions contact Marina Lombardi at: or 845-798-9006.

SCCO is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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The Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra is a Nesin Cultural Arts sponsored project 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.

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