Upcoming Concerts

A note from our Music Director regarding the current crisis:

Dear Friends,

I am saddened and, in a sense, angry about this Odyssey upon which we are all embarked. While it will not take 10 years as it did Odysseus, I know it is hard waiting through the uncertainty of the timeline in which this scourge has seemingly engulfed us.

One thing is definite, we will continue to exist.

With the leadership of Brigitte and Scott, we are looking into all possibilities to maintain our presence. Our first two concerts this season cannot be done in a manner that is safe for both our musical family and our audience. But we will persevere and continue hoping to accomplish a May concert. This cannot be guaranteed because of the uncertainty of the medical needs that have to be met, but it is our goal. 

If we are forced to postpone the entire season, we will. We will notify you of our decisions in a timely manner. All of our soloists have confirmed that they would work with us once things are worked out. 

Practice and stay safe out there. Hopefully Ithaca (the ancient Greek one) is not that far away.


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are sadly unable to begin our 2020-2021 season as scheduled. Our December 2020 and March 2021 concerts have been cancelled. 

The Centre Symphony Orchestra (CSO), founded in 1960 and celebrating over 60 years of service to New Yorkers, is one of the City’s oldest and most esteemed community-based orchestras. The Centre Symphony Orchestra is open to music amateurs and music students, as well as semi-professional and professional players, who rehearse weekly on Tuesday nights from October through May, and prepare and present three concerts per year.

Upcoming Concert - Date TBD

Portrait of MozartOur hope is to, as soon as is possible in a safe manner, continue with the concert previously scheduled for May 2020. Led by music director, José Alejandro Guzmán, the concert will open with Mozart's Overture to the Magic Flute, followed by the same composer's Sinfonia Concertante in E-Flat Major, K. 364 with returning soloist Christine Kwak on violin, and Byung-Kook Kwak on viola.

After the pause, we will conclude with Symphony in E Major, "Irish", by Sir Arthur Sullivan (of Gilbert and Sullivan fame).