Season 19

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Season 19


Salvatore Scecchitano becomes music director.

Sponsored by the Heckscher Foundation for Children and Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company, the orchestra inaugurates a series of Community Concerts in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx to provide additional free concert-going opportunities for New Yorkers.

Lorin Maazel is the guest of honor at October corporate musicale.

Press Release, Symphony Space Performance

February 21, 1982, Carnegie Hall
Orchestra joins with Oratorio Society of New York to perform Honegger's
King David.  Assistant Conductor David Alan Miller, 20, makes conducting début in a performance of Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate, K. 165, with soprano Ann Mackay.

New York Times:  “Mr. Miller’s neat balancing of the ensemble as it accompanied a season Stefan Reuss in Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto in A (Op. 33) augurs well for his stewardship.  The highly successful account of Chausson’s ‘Poème’, over which Mr. Scecchiatano presided, found the orchestra providing sensitive and stylish support for the soloist, the violinist Daniel Lewin.”  (Theodore W. Libbey, Jr.)

Chamber Music

Chamber Music Players (later “Program”) is launched under the direction of clarinetist Alan Kay.  The purpose is to give the orchestra members a chance to study works outside the symphonic repertory.


Scott Clugstone is appointed Executive Director.



November 29, 1981


Julie Bees

February 21, 1982

May 8, 1982


Stefan Reuss