Schenectady-Saratoga Symphony Orchestra – “Vestiges, Heroes and Legends”

Saturday, April 27, 2024

The SSSO makes an appearance at both UPH and Proctors for the last concert of the season! Join them for Bernstein’s “Halil,” Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus” and famous “Requiem.” Featuring special guest flutist Linda Chesis, Saratoga Voices and the Albany Chamber Choir.

And don’t miss the pre-concert talk with Chesis and Artistic Director/Conductor Glen Cortese at 6 p.m. in the Chapel! It’s an excellent way to learn more about the music and an opportunity to ask questions about the performance. All are invited to attend.

Tickets are $20. Children under 18 are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult.

Run time: 2 hours

Described by The New York Times as “a marvelous artist, whose sophisticated technical resources and lively, informed musicality vitalize everything she plays,” Linda Chesis is considered to be one of the most exciting and dynamic flutists of her generation. Equally devoted to her roles as a chamber musician, teacher, soloist, curator and festival director, Ms. Chesis has forged a career of uncommon breadth and diversity.

Ms. Chesis has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in major halls throughout the U.S., France, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, Korea and China. A top prizewinner at the Paris and Barcelona International Competitions and at the National Flute Association Competition, she has received several career awards, including a Solo Recitalist’s Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Linda Chesis is the founder and artistic director of the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, celebrating its twenty-fifth year of bringing chamber music performances of the highest quality to upstate New York. Deeply committed to educating the next generation of musicians, Ms. Chesis has been on the flute and chamber music faculties at Manhattan School of Music since 1986 and Chair of the Woodwind Department since 1988. She is regularly invited to give master classes at important conservatories, universities and institutes around the globe. Ms. Chesis’ recordings can be heard on the EMI, Nonesuch, and Music Masters labels, and television and radio broadcasts featuring Ms. Chesis’ chamber music performances are frequently heard on American Public Media’s Performance Today.

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