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Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Penfield Symphony Orchestra

1587 Jackson Road
Penfield , NY 14526
Phone: 585-872-0774
Contact: Dianne Stengel, Operation Manager

The mission of the Penfield Symphony Orchestra is to perform and promote live symphonic music for Penfield and the greater Rochester community and to provide an opportunity for highly-qualified dedicated musicians to perform in a community orchestra of the highest quality. The Penfield Symphony Orchestra has performed for more than 60 years and is made up of more than 80 musicians of all backgrounds. Some are retired and some are recent college graduates.  Some are amateur and some are professional musicians. All have a true love of music and work hard to bring the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, and other great composers.  Under the direction of David Harman, the orchestra performs four concerts each season.  The PSO holds the annual Jo Amish Young Artist Competition and the winner performs with the orchestra in a regular season concert.

Wish List:
copy paper, bond, white ndash 8.5 x 11 and 11 x 17 inches (open reams are OK)

Volunteers Needed:

  • Concert Volunteers:
  • Ticket collectors: collect tickets from patrons at auditorium entrances.
  • Program distributors: hand out programs at auditorium entrances.
  • Ushers: assist patrons with seating and other needs.
  • Greeters: greet patrons, direct them to the appropriate ticket table.
  • Parkinglot helpers: help patrons with parking and vehicles dropping off patrons.
  • Misc/Other: as needed.
  • Historian:collect any media mention of the Penfield Symphony Orchestra for our archives, especially newspaper articles.
  • Brochure distribution:take season brochures to local libraries, community centers, and other locations.
  • Promotional projects:mini-documentary, podcast, blogs, social media, etc.

All are suitable for teens.

Information reviewed by agency 8/1/19.