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2015/2016 Calendar of Major Activities


Sept. 13           Retreat for ISO Symphony and Concert Orchestra at Alpine Scout Camp, Alpine, NJ

Sept. 16-22     Rehearsals begin for all ensembles

Sept. 20           Retreat for all beginner orchestras and Carnegie Hill Orchestra, St. Hilda’s and St. Hugh’s School, West 114th Street

Sept. 20          “Getting Accepted by the High School of Your Choice” with Maurice Frumkin

Oct.10-12         Symphonic Band retreat

October 14      “Getting Accepted by the College of Your Choice” with Jane Ross, Julia Richman Education Complex

Nov. 2-15        Practice-a-thon for students in Carnegie Hill, Morningside, Queens East, Turtle Bay, and Trinity Florentine Orchestras

Nov. 3            “Managing Stage Fright in Performance and Auditions” for all ISO students with Noa Kageyama, National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue

Nov. 20           ISO Symphony concert, Good Shepard-Faith Presbyterian Church, 152 West 66th Street (free)

Dec. 10            Holiday Concert at Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center: Concert Orchestra (free)

Dec. 13            Holiday Concert at St. Patrick’s Church, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn: Symphonic Band (free)


January 20       Concert: Concert, Carnegie Hill, Morningside/Queens East Orchestras, Symphony Space

January 21       Concert: ISO Symphony, Symphonic Band, Turtle Bay/Trinity Florentine, Symphony Space

Feb.-April        Students attend performances at the Metropolitan Opera

Feb. TBD         Concerto Competition

April 4             Honors Recital (location TBA) for winners and runners up in the Concerto Competition (free)

April 11           ISO Gala Benefit at Chelsea Piers with performance by ISO Symphony

May 15            Opera 360 concert: Carnegie Hill, Morningside/Queens East, and Turtle Bay/Trinity Florentine Orchestras, Symphony Space

May 18            Opera 360 concert: Symphony, Concert Orchestra, and Symphonic Band, Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, with concerto contest winners and vocal soloists

May 30            Symphonic Band, Memorial Day Concert at Green-Wood Cemetery (free)


And still in the planning stage: a one-day trip for Concert Orchestra in spring 2016


 All dates subject to change