Information on our current concert series
The Southern Tier Symphony is in its 16th season!
In addition being Music Director of the Southern Tier Symphony, Benjamin Grow has worked with a wide array of ensembles in New York City, and serves as Music Director/Principal Conductor of Chelsea Opera and Co-Director of the sinfonietta Ensemble Échappé. As music director of Tom Cipullo's acclaimed opera, Glory Denied, at the Prince Theater in Philadelphia, Grow "expertly coached the singers and led the orchestra" (Broad Street Review), and his "fine detailing delivered the ferocious power of this score" (Huffington Post), in what The Philadelphia Inquirer said was the "most unforgettable opera" of the year. He has also conducted studio recordings and workshops for Opera Philadelphia. In 2015, Grow won the International Conducting Workshop and Competition in Atlanta, GA.
Mr. Grow has been guest conductor at the Manhattan School of Music, assistant conductor at The Juilliard School, and currently conducts the chamber orchestra at Berkshire Summer Music. For several years, Mr. Grow co-presented an annual lecture at the 92nd Street Y, "The Physics of Music," as part of their Mysteries of Science series, and has given pre-concert talks at the Museum of Biblical Art. He received his Bachelor of Music from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, and his Master of Music at the Manhattan School of Music.