Friday, October 27th, 2017 7:30 pm @OPHS Auditorium
Friday, December 8th, 2017 7:30 pm @Orchard Park Presbyterian Church
Friday, February 16th, 2018 7:30 pm @OPHS Auditorium
Friday, April 13th, 2018 7:30 pm @OPHS Auditorium
CANCELLED – Encore Spring Concert
Saturday, April 14th, 2018 7:30 pm @East Aurora High School
About the Orchestra
Dr. David Rudge Conductor - Your symphony of the Southtowns.
Hailed as “dynamic” and “electric” (Prensa, Libre, Guatemala), David Rudge has been acclaimed for his “Bernstein-like intensity” (The State, Columbia, SC), and has been called “a proper maestro. . .grandly expressive” (El Ahram, Cairo, Egypt). He has conducted orchestras and operas in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South and Central America. A Senior Fulbright Fellow, an International Artistic Ambassador with the U.S. State Department, and a two-time winner of the International Opera Conductors’ Competition in the Czech Republic, he has also appeared as a guest conductor with such orchestras as the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra, and the Western New York Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Rudge is currently Director of Orchestras and Opera at the State University of New York at Fredonia. A member of the teaching staff of Music for People, he is the founder of the Improv. Collective, an organization dedicated to free improvisation for self-expression.