Guest Conductor Contest


Locals: April 19, 2023

Locals: People and Businesses in the News, April 19, 2023 EAGER EAGLES: The Leatherstocking Council branch of the Boy Scouts of America awarded 45 of its scouts with the organization’s highest honor, Eagle Scout, for the 2022 calendar year. Members of the Eagle Scout Class logged an average of 190 hours of community service, either individually or as group leaders, to 45 nonprofit organizations across the BSA’s council. The scouts were honored at the Utica Maennerchor Hall in Marcy, New…


HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Cabaret Concert 03-26-22

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MARCH 26 Cabaret Concert SYMPHONY – 7 p.m. The Catskill Symphony Orchestra presents their Cabaret fundraiser, featuring fun works from Strauss and Dvořák with guest star Mandy Harvey who is an award winning jazz and pop singer, songwriter and inspirational speaker. The program will be followed by the guest conductor competition to see who gets to wield the baton for Sousa’s ‘Stars & Stripes Forever.’ Health guidelines will be followed. Cost is $50/adult. SUNY Oneonta. Visit…


Symphony Sets Fundraising Record!

AL RUBIN WINS COMPETITION CSO Conductor Contest Raises Record $46,321 Al Rubin, president, A&D Transport Services, which provides taxi and medical transport services in Central New York and the Southern Tier, took the honor of leading the The Catskill Symphony Orchestra in ‘Stars And Stripes Forever’ during this year’s Guest Conductor Competition at the SUNY Alumni Field House this evening. At right, Libby Cudmore, Managing Editor of The Freeman’s Journal, Hometown Oneonta and, challenged the audience to help her…


Voting Now Open For CSO Conductor Contest

Voting Now Open For CSO Conductor Contest ONEONTA – Al Rubin, president, A&D Taxi, choral director Cindy Donaldson and Libby Cudmore, managing editor of the Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman’s Journal and, have all been announced as the competitors in this year’s Catskill Symphony Orchestra conductor contest. One dollar equals one vote, and whoever raises the most money in the competition will win a chance to conduct the CSO in “Stars and Stripes Forever” during the Cabaret Concert, featuring the…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAR. 10 Cabaret Guest Conductor Contest GUEST CONDUCTOR – 7:30 p.m. 3 candidates compete for YOUR vote at the Annual Cabaret Concert featuring the Mambo Kings. Alumni Field House, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-2670 or visit CRAYON CARNIVAL – 11 a.m. 3 p.m. Enjoy food, games, prizes gift basket raffle, the “Cake Walk” the Junior Cupcake Boss Competition, displays from Oneonta World of Learning, more to support the PTA. Cooperstown Elementary School. Call 607-547-8181 or visit…


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.…