Onondaga Civic Symphony Orchestra

Next Concert

Sunday, May 4 at 4:00 PM
St. Matthew’s Catholic Church
229 W. Yates St.
East Syracuse, NY

Byron Johns, horn
R. Strauss: Solemn Entry
R. Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2

Suggested Donation: $15
Seniors/Juniors :$10
Under 9: Free

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Music Director's Messsage


Masterworks of the Romantic Era are the core of the Onondaga Civic Symphony Orchestra’s 2013-14 season. The classics concerts begin in November with the glorious and sunny second symphony by Brahms, and conclude in May with the fiery and exciting second symphony by Tchaikovksy. In between, March holds a French Festival with Gounod’s delightful first symphony. Two other well-known impressionistic French pieces are on that program as well. Terrific soloists are taking the spotlight, too: winner(s) of our youth competition in November, the return to our stage of pianist Kevin Moore in March, and the virtuoso horn player Byron Johns in May, performing Richard Strauss.

Our two pops concerts will both be collaborations with local choruses: For Christmas, the Spirit of Syracuse Chorus, an all female “sweet Adeline” chorus will share the atrium at Driver’s Village. And the Syracuse Pops Chorus will be our guests at our annual June concert.

Erik Kibelsbeck,
Music Director


Sunday, November 24 at 3:00
Atonement Lutheran Church
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in e minor (3rd mvt), Jayde Martin, violin
Grieg: Piano Concerto in a minor (1st mvt), Gregg Welcher, piano
Brahms: Symphony No. 2

Sunday, December 15 at 3:00
Driver’s Village Atrium
Joint Christmas concert with the Spirit of Syracuse Chorus, presented as a gift to the community by Driver’s Village

Sunday, March 2 at 3:00
Atonement Lutheran Church
Kevin Moore, piano
“A French Festival”
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Franck: Symphonic Variations, for piano and orchestra
Faure: Pavane
Gounod: Symphony No. 1

Sunday, May 4 at 4:00
St. Matthew’s Catholic Church
Byron Johns, horn
R. Strauss: Solemn Entry
R. Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2

Friday, June 13 at 7:30
Driver’s Village Atrium
"The Movie Magic of John Williams"
with Syracuse Pops Chorus, Lou Lemos, conductor


Byron Johns is the assistant principal horn for the Rochester Philharmonic. He serves on the faculty of the Eastman Community Music School and as a mentor for the RPYO horn section.

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