2015-2016 Season

Long Island Opera presents: The Marriage of Figaro

Friday, October 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 3 pm
The Madison Theatre at Molloy College

Scott Jackson Wiley, Conductor
Anne-Julia Audray, Artistic Director

Long Island Opera under the direction of Anne-Julia Audray joins forces with the South Shore Symphony under the baton of Music Director Scott Jackson Wiley to present a fully staged production of one of the world’s most beloved operas: Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. A stellar cast will infuse Audray’s innovative production with unforgettable singing and scintillating comedy. (In Italian with spoken dialogue in English.)


Molloy College Gala Concert with Special Guest Tony Danza

Friday, November 6, 2015 at 7 pm
The Madison Theatre at Molloy College

Aaron Gandy, Guest Conductor


The Music of Jerry Herman

Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 7 pm
The Madison Theatre at Molloy College

Aaron Gandy, Guest Conductor


Jazz and the Classics: Claude Bolling, Hubert Laws and Jeffrey and Evan Biegel

Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8 pm
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8 pm
The Madison Theatre at Molloy College

Scott Jackson Wiley, Conductor

Jazz composer Claude Bolling created a furor with his Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio in the mid-1970’s. Its ingenious fusion of baroque stylings with the jazz idiom was an instant classic and remained in the Billboard Top 40 for ten years. The great jazz flutist Hubert Laws collaborates with Long Island’s favorite pianist, Jeffrey Biegel in Steve Barta’s masterful Symphonic Arrangement: Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio, and in Laws’ skillful reworking of the last movement of Rachmaninoff’s beloved Piano Concerto N. 2. The concert begins with ever-popular Grand Canyon Suite by Ferde Grofé.


The Nutcracker

Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 5 pm
Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 4 pm
The Madison Theatre at Molloy College

Scott Jackson Wiley, Conductor

Featuring:

Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker

We continue our tradition of ringing in the holiday season with Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, The Nutcracker, for the first time in the beautiful Madison Theatre of Molloy College. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Joan MacNaughton, international ballet stars are joined by gifted young dancers from all over the metropolitan area. The South Shore Symphony will brilliantly bring to life the composer’s extraordinary music. Indeed, this production is the only one on Long Island that features a full symphonic orchestra. This magical extravaganza is a must for everyone!


The Music of Hector Berlioz

Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 8 pm
The Madison Theatre at Molloy College

Scott Jackson Wiley, Conductor

Featuring:

Berlioz - Les Nuits d’été (Summer Nights), op. 7
Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique

The poems of Théophile Gautier serve as the text for Les Nuits d’été of Hector Berlioz. Deeply immersed in the great literary writings of his time, Berlioz was often inspired by literature in his compositions. In the Symphonie fantastique Berlioz portrays the longings of a lover and terrifying hallucinations in what in arguably the greatest of all ninteenth century tone poems. The virtuoso demands of the Symphonie Fantastique were a central force in the creation of the modern symphonic orchestra.


The Four Seasons and More: A Vivaldi Extravaganza

Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8 pm
The Madison Theatre at Molloy College

Scott Jackson Wiley, Conductor and Continuo
Stephan Tieszen, Violin
Virtuoso Soloists from the South Shore Symphony

Featuring:

Vivaldi - The Four Seasons

The South Shore Symphony delves into Baroque period with the music of one of the most popular composers of all time: Antonio Vivaldi. At the top of the charts is his Four Seasons, a collection of four concertos for violin and string orchestra that vividly depict each of the seasons of the year. Violinist Stephan Tieszen brings his mastery of baroque style and period technique to the orchestra and to our audience. The performance will be accompanied with lighting effects, the paintings of Breugel and readings of the sonnets that the composer illustrates in his music. Additionally, virtuoso soloists from the South Shore Symphony will perform selections from Vivaldi’s wonderful concertos for wind instruments.


Brahms First Symphony

Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Saint Agnes Cathedral

Diocesan Chorus and the Choirs of St. Agnes with the South Shore Symphony
Michael Wustrow and Michael Bower, Conductors

Brahms First Symphony
Scott Jackson Wiley, Conductor

Continuing a well-established and popular tradition, the South Shore Symphony unites with the choirs of St. Agnes Cathedral under directors Michael Wustrow and Michael Bower for the final concert of the season. In the majestic space of the Cathedral of St. Agnes, with its marvelous acoustic, this truly will be a memorable occasion.


Summer Fireworks Pops Bash

July 9, 2016 at 7:45 pm
Mill River Park in Rockville Centre

For many of us, both in the orchestra and in the audience, this is our favorite concert of the year! With our listeners comfortably spread out on the lawn of Mill River Park, the South Shore Symphony, under its long time member, violinist and conductor Eileen Murphy, “lets its hair down” and digs into dance tunes, Broadway favorites, popular songs and, of course, patriotic marches, all as a prelude to a spectacular fireworks display. After the fireworks we settle into soothing mood music for a lovely summer evening.