The New York Times says Upstate New York is "unusually rich" in community orchestras. We're not talking about the RPO here; we're talking about Penfield and Finger Lakes and Brockport and Greece and more. How do they all co-exist? How do their missions differ?
We have some fun, listen to some music, and explore the often underappreciated scene. Our guests:
- David Harman, music director for the Penfield Symphony Orchestra
- Dan Griswold, president of the Penfield Symphony Orchestra
- Shade Zajac, music director and conductor for the Genesee Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor for the Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra
- Jonathan Allentoff, founding music director of the Brockport Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Greece Community Orchestra, and associate conductor and principal arranger for the Brighton Symphony Orchestra