Posted: August 29, 2014

Dear Friends,

Maestro Kenneth Andrews and the talented musicians of the Orchestra of Northern New York have been Keeping the Music…LIVE! in a most wonderful way now for the past 26 seasons – with your help!  We are excited and grateful to announce our 27th Season, opening in a most fitting manner with a program titled Music from the Heart.  We extend our gratitude to each and every one of you for purchasing tickets to concerts, attending special events like the well-loved ONNY Holiday Brunch, contributing to our patron and endowment fundraising campaigns, advertising in our concert programs, and seeing to it that we receive the grants and other support vital to our survival.  In particular, we wish to thank SUNY Potsdam and President Kristin Esterberg, Crane School of Music and Dean Michael Sitton, the Northern New York Community Foundation and Executive Director Rande Richardson, the North Country Arts Council and Board President Michael Miller, T. Urling and Mabel Walker, Massena Music Friends and President Paul Haggett, and the New York State Council on the Arts for their belief in and support of our mission to enrich the quality of life in northern New York and southern Ontario through live performances of orchestral music by outstanding musicians and to emphasize the engagement of area youth in the appreciation of music.

As we look to this season and seasons to come, we continually seek ways to enhance the relationships between artistic scope, executive leadership, business management, volunteerism, and finances.  Our intention is to function in a manner that reflects clarity and stability worthy of your trust and continuing support.  If you are interested in becoming part of our operation, or if you have suggestions on how we can better-serve the communities of our region, I invite you to contact us through our website:  In the mean time, thank you for the part you play in Keeping the Music…LIVE!


Timothy L. Savage
President of the Board of Directors 

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Posted: March 30, 2014

Update:  The raffle has now closed.  Information regarding the 2014-2015 Season Raffle will be posted when available.

Running from February 9 to July 3, 2014.*
Enter now for the chance to win any of the prizes below!
Drawing will be held after intermission at the "Bravo Broadway" concert on July 3, 2014.*

Raffle Ticket Order Form
Official Rules

Five Course Gourmet Dinner

for four, prepared in your home by musician and chef, Wally Siebel. Your evening to remember will be highlighted by guest waiter, Maestro Kenneth Andrews! “A symphony of flavors reflecting the culinary artistry of Chef Wally Siebel coupled with the impeccable table service of Conductor Kenneth Andrews as Maître d’, was music to all our senses! An unforgettable and magical evening. Bravo Chef and Maestro!” – Roland & Deborah, 2013 Winners

Experience Canton

$15 Gift Certificate to Blackbird Café $25 Gift Certificate to Pear Tree $55 Gift Certificate for Glow Signature Facial at Glow Skincare and Spa $50 Gift Certificate to White Pillars Bed and Breakfast

Potsdam Package

$20 Gift Certificate to Village Diner $20 Gift Certificate to First Crush $25 Gift Certificate for pizza at Sergi’s
$17 Gift Certificate for two movie tickets at the Roxy Theater

Music Lover’s Suite

Orchestra of Northern New York 2014/2015 Season Subscription for Two Community Performance Series 2014/2015 Guest Artist Series Subscription for Two

Maestro for a Night

Winner receives a baton, conducting lesson from Maestro Andrews, and the opportunity to conduct the Orchestra for one piece at the "Bravo Broadway" concert in July 3, 2014 in Hosmer Hall.

*Drawing for Maestro prize will occur immediately after intermission at the April 26th concert. 

Posted: December 9, 2013

Ralph Hastings, ONNY Board Member, has been recognized as a "Leading Professional of the World 2013"!  Congratulations, Ralph!

As published in The Malone Telegram:

The Research and Editorial Departments of the International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England, has considered, nominated, and named Ralph B. Hastings as a member of the international Biographical Center.  His name will be included in its biographical publication "Leading Professionals of the World, 2010." 

Each year the IBC investigates from all disciplines and from a wide variety of sources, names to be included in its reference books and its awards program. Each recipient has made a significant contribution in their field to engender influence on a local, national or international basis. 

Retired from the music faculty of Malone Central School and as organist of Malone's First Baptist Church, Hastings received degrees from Onondaga Community College, Syracuse (A.A.S.) and the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam (B.S., M.S., M.M.) in music education and music history and literature.

A member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, Hastings has published compositions with Belwin/Mills Columbia Pictures Publications (Alfred Publishing), Abingdon Press, and Wayne Leupold Editions.  He is also a member of the St. Lawrence River Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, serving as dean; SUNY Potsdam Chapter of Phi Mu Lambda, the American Academy of Distinguished Graduate Students, the Potsdam Alumni Association Board of Trustees, and is serving as president of the Julia E. Crane Alumni Association, Board of Trustees.  He has also served as chairman of the Helen H. Hosmer Excellence in Music Teaching Award Committee and has collaborated with SUNY Potsdam's Center for Life-long Education and Recreation in teaching "The King of the Instruments:  Introduction to the Organ for Use in Worship."  Hastings serves on the Board of the Orchestra of Northern New York, and has previously been named to Who's Who in American Junior Collegees, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in American Education. 

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Posted: September 23, 2013
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Posted: September 18, 2013

Check out Chris Brock's excellent article on our upcoming season.  click here

Posted: September 13, 2013

Press release about Surrey teen heading for Potsdam Competition.

click here for article

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Posted: September 3, 2013

Read the press release here.

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Posted: August 30, 2013

The Northern New York Community Foundation announces grant award to ONNY.  click here

Posted: August 30, 2013

 ONNY participates in Massena Music program fundraiser.  click here

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Posted: August 30, 2013

WWNYTV reports on ONNY's premiere July 4th conert in Thompson Park, Watertown. click here

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