Symphoria Returns to Armory Square
Symphoria Orchestra’s full complement of musicians is staged in Armory Square to wow the Candlelight Series’ large audience on Saturday evening, July 15. The Orchestra’s Main Concert is performed from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm with the opening concert by String Bee starting at 7:00 pm.
Armory Square Association, developer of the Candlelight is Series for most of its 33 year run is pleased to welcome back a stirring pops concert by an entire orchestra. As in the past, throngs of people are expected to fill the Square as Conductor Christian Capocaccia leads Symphoria Orchestra in a festive and fun performance featuring energetic classics and pops favorites. The concert includes the music of Beethoven and Glinka, the Sound of Music, Spiderman, Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean.
In the Opening Concert ahead of Symphoria, String Bee takes the stage, a duo that boasts the excellence of acoustic guitarist Steve Quenneville and hammered dulcimer artist John O’Hara. The pair performs an exciting program of stylistic music, ranging from Celtic to Blues to Standards. O’Hara has a unique style and is a master builder of dulcimers. Quenneville’s guitar and vocals round out the duo’s sound in style and rhyme. In 2005, with the addition of Dave Liddy on piano and vocals, String Bee received a Sammy Award for Best Recording Various Style.
The Candlelight Series is free to the public and remains a vital downtown event that promotes the distinct character of one of Central New York’s ever evolving historic areas - one that combines business, city living and entertainment in a welcoming environment.
July 15, 2017
Main Concert, 8:00 pm: Symphoria Orchestra
Opening Act, 7:00 pm: String Bee Duo
July 22, 2017
Main Concert, 8:00 pm: Cabaret singer Marissa Mulder/CNY Jazz Artists
Opening Act: Novak Nanni Duo
July 29, 2017
Main Concert, 8:00 pm: Cold Chocolate Americana Band
Opening Act, 7:00 pm: Harmony Katz Barbershop Chorus
Note: Rain Location for Symphoria Orchestra is St. Paul’s Cathedral. For July 22 and 29 concerts will be at Benjamins on Franklin St.