Cabaret a big success

CSO’s ‘Cabaret’ a big success Jake Patterson steps in for his dad, Paul, who won the coveted ‘guest conductor’ honors to lead the Catskill Symphony Orchestra’s Cabaret finale. [Photo courtesy of David Treanor.]  The Catskill Symphony Orchestra’s Cabaret fundraiser on March 26 raised more than $44,000 – not including ticket sales – attracting a sell-out crowd of some 550 attendees to SUNY Oneonta’s Alumni Field House. “This is one of the most successful Cabarets, ever, in the more than 20…


IN MEMORIAM: Maestro Charles Schneider, Catskill Symphony Music Director

IN MEMORIAM Maestro Charles Schneider, CSO’s Founding Conductor ONEONTA – Charles Schneider, the music director for the Catskill Symphony Orchestra for more than four decades, has died, according to a statement issued by the CSO. “The Governing Board of Catskill Symphony Orchestra acknowledges with deep sadness the passing of beloved Maestro Charles Schneider, who was, for forty-five years, Music Director of Catskill Symphony Orchestra,” they wrote in an email sent to subscribers this morning. “His gentlemanly ways, beautiful sense of…


Catskill Symphony Orchestra Plans Online Concert

Catskill Symphony’s Sounds To Be Heard Online Sept. 12 ONEONTA – Maciej Żółtowski, the Catskill Symphony Orchestra’s new conductor, will pick up the baton in a live Internet concert on Sept. 12, the CSO announced this morning. The concert will feature a string ensemble from the CSO, playing the music of Pachelbel, Mozart, Grieg and Bartòk. Subscribers will receive information on how to join the event over email.…


3rd CSO Candidate Slips On Ice, Dislocates Elbow

Żółtowski To Conduct With Left Hand 3rd CSO Candidate Slips On Ice, Dislocates Elbow ONEONTA – The show must go on. Walking back from his interview with the Catskill Symphony Orchestra board, Maciej Żółtowski, the final of the three contenders for the music director of the CSO, slipped on the ice on the SUNY Oneonta campus and dislocated his right elbow, according to Laurie Zimniewicz, chair of the search committee. An EMT assisted Żółtowski back to the Red Dragon Building,…


Green Toad, Edward Jones,  Unalam Execs To Conduct

Green Toad, Edward Jones,  Unalam Execs To Conduct CSO Features Mambo Kings At Annual Benefit ONEONTA – The Catskill Symphony Orchestra today announced three leading Greater Oneonta businesspeople will compete in the annual Guest Conductor Contest at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at SUNY Oneonta’s Alumni Field House. The Mambo Kings, a fusion Afro-Cuban rhythm and contemporary jazz band, will provide the featured entertainment.…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 29 Mozart Concert For  Hans & Edith Wilk MEMORIAL CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. The Oneonta community remembers “Hans & Edith Wilk.” Features the combined voices of the Hartwick College Chorus and SUNY Oneonta Concert Choir performing Mozart’s Symphony #35 Haffner and Requiem with the Catskill Symphony Orchestra. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta. Info, SPIRITUAL ARTS & PSYCHIC FAIR – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 2 day fair featuring reading by psychics, vendors, and workshops to help…