OCSO

Our 2024-25 Season

November 3, 3pm Park Central Presbyterian
Youth Concerto Winner Soloists and Beethoven’s Fifth                                                                                             W.A. Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito Overture
Claude Debussy: Danses Sacrée et Profane (Jocelyn Hsu, harp)
Sergei Rachmaninoff:  Piano Concerto No. 2, first movement (Soren Krantz, piano)
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 5

December 8, 3pm St. Cecilias
“Spring, Summer, Autumn, and…Holiday!”
We’ll take a quick tour of the other seasons before enjoying several holiday favorites!

March 30, 3pm St. Cecilias
“Locally Sourced”
Dan Lawitts:  Mystery of History (World Premiere)
Victor Mallia:  Counterpoint (World Premiere)
Neva Derewetsky:  We Race in Circles (Kodylynn Perkins, soprano)
Diane Jones:  Soul Dance (Heidi Hoffman, cello)
Chris Cresswell:  at the foot of the mountain
Ryan Chase:  TBA (World Premiere)
Arr Sean O’Loughlin:  How to Train Your Dragon
Arr Calvin Custer: A Salute to The Big Apple

(Date and location coming soon)
Choral Masterworks with Syracuse Chorale and Cayuga Vocal Ensemble
Luigi Cherubini: Selections from Requiem in c minor
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem

Suggested donation at the door: $15
Seniors $10
Students $5
Under 18 free


Onondaga Civic Symphony Orchestra

First established in 1963, the Onondaga Civic Symphony Orchestra is comprised of diverse and passionate amateur and professional musicians from all across the Syracuse area.  To learn more about OCSO’s rich traditions and past, please visit our history page,

Our Mission

The mission of the Onondaga Civic Symphony Orchestra is to provide our members with an opportunity to perform symphonic music, and for our audiences to enjoy classical programming, through our concerts, our community service, and our outreach programs.

Concerts

The orchestra presents at least four concerts each year. The repertoire consists of classical works (symphonies, concertos, overtures), popular music, light classics, and an occasional choral work. 

Join Us!

We are having some open rehearsals!  We are especially looking for violinists.  Attending an open rehearsal is a great way to try playing with the group without making a commitment.  You just need to bring your instrument and a music stand.  Music will be provided for you.  The open rehearsal dates are March 25 and April 1.  You do not need to contact us to attend one of the open rehearsals, just show up.

Interested musicians should contact us about the requirements for membership. Our rehearsals are at the United Church in Fayetteville from 7:15-9:15 on most Mondays.  The orchestra is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization supported by membership dues, fundraisers and contributions from the community.

Our mailing address:  POB 501 Manlius, NY 13104.