April 5, 2017

North Shore Symphony Orchestra Announces Winners of

Inaugural New Horizons Composer Competition

Long Island’s most established community orchestra, North Shore Symphony Orchestra, is pleased to announce the winners of its newly created competition, The New Horizons Composer Competition. The competition, announced at the start of the 2017-2018, was created to recognize rising metropolitan New York area young composers between the ages of 18 and 30. Two outstanding works have been chosen: Aura was composed by 25-year old Suffolk County-based Alan Hankers. No Longer There, But Here, was composed by Nicholas Hall, from Nassau County. He is also 25 years old. The works will be performed by the NSSO on the June 3, 2017 concert. read more...



January 31, 2017

North Shore Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017 Young Artists Award Competition
The North Shore Symphony Orchestra, celebrating its 56th season, is pleased to announce the 2017 Young Artists Award Competition for Nassau and Suffolk High School students in grades 9-12. To qualify for the NSSO competition, students must play an orchestral instrument and enter with a movement from a standard concerto. Contestants must audition with the entire movement, and an accompanist must be furnished by the student. The winner will receive a cash prize and have an opportunity to perform as soloist with the North Shore Symphony Orchestra in concert on Saturday, June 3, 2017.  read more...


October 6, 2016

North Shore Symphony Orchestra announces New Season, New Music Director

& New Horizons Competition

Under the direction of their new music director, Vlad Vizireanu, North Shore Symphony Orchestra will launch their 56th season with Verdi’s Overture to Nabucco , Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63 (with NSSO Artist-in-Residence Anton Polezhayev), and Elgar’s Enigma Variations, Op 36. Maestro Vizireanu, a much-acclaimed rising star in the conducting world, recently participated in both the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition with the London Symphony, and the renowned Mahler Conducting Competition with the Bamberg Symphony. He was awarded second prize in the 11th International Cadaqués Conducting Competition where he conducted the Cadaqués Symphony in an internationally televised concert in L’Auditori Hall, Barcelona. ​read more...


September 6, 2016

North Shore Symphony Orchestra announces New Horizons Composer Competition

Long Island’s most established community orchestra, North Shore Symphony Orchestra, is making a bold statement as it enters it 56th season, with the launch of a new competition for composers. The New Horizons Composer Competition has been established to recognize rising metropolitan New York area young composers between the ages of 18 and 30. The winner of competition will be honored at the fourth concert of the NSSO’s 2016-2017 season during the month of June (date TBA), with a performance of the composition selected by the jury. Applicants to the competition must be resident of Nassau County, Suffolk County, or the 5 Boroughs of New York, or studying at an institution within these areas.

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September 1, 2016
North Shore Symphony Orchestra announces  2016-2017 auditions

The North Shore Symphony Orchestra has announced openings for strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion for the 2016-2017 concert season. Auditions for new orchestral members will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 15 in the Fine Arts Building at LIU Post. To schedule an audition, please call 516.252.2712 or e-mail the North Shore Symphony Orchestra at NSSOrchestra@gmail.com.   read more...