The Orchard Park Symphony Orchestra

was founded over seventy years ago by eight musicians in the living room of Parl Brooks' home on Clark Street in Orchard Park. With the assistance of the Orchard Park Central School District's adult education program, the embryonic orchestra retained its first conductor, Joseph Wincenc. The first concert (actually an "open rehearsal") featured Betty Smith (Mrs. George Smith) as its first solo artist performing the second movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major.

Our new conductor, S. Shade Zajac will open the orchestra’s 73rd season of live performances following the virtual programs from the previous year. The theme for this season is “Avanti! Forward! Come In!” We hope you will join us for this exciting season which will feature soloist, Soprano, Brittany Burgess, the ever popular Holiday Program, a program of Classical Favorites and Dvorak’s beloved Symphony in E minor “From the New World”. Amy Glidden, BPO Associate Concertmaster will join the orchestra with the Chaconne from “The Red Violin. This is only a sample of the music which will entertain and inspire.

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