The FHSO has been performing the concert series for over 50 Years
We are a community made up of people from the Queens, Nassau, and greater New York Metropolitan areas whose ages, from as young as 11 to as old as 92. We cross all ethnic lines and include all occupations, from student to retiree.
Since its founding in 1964, and incorporation in 1969, the orchestra has seen many of its students members and soloists graduate to various professional schools and eventual music careers. For our adult soloists, we have been the platform for the start of a concert career.
Our regular concert audience is largely senior citizen. We offer more than 400 tickets per concert without charge to senior citizen centers and residential homes for the handicapped in the Forest Hills and Queens County area. Out programs are designed for this audience and their tastes. This, however, does not mean that we play down to them. We provide high quality classical and light classical music for this audience. We offer our programs at 2:00pm on three Sunday afternoons especially for this audience so that come to and from the concert does not entail their traveling after dark.
We give three concerts annually at the Forest Hills Jewish Center and rehearse there weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 10:00 pm.
Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra
Begins 56th Season of rehearsals on Wednesday September 4, 2019.
Forest Hills Jewish Center
106-06 Queens Blvd Forest Hills
enter from 69 Road entrance across from Chevy Dealer.
Concert November 17, 2019 at 2:00
Program includes: Beethoven Symphony #1, Weber Oberon Overture, Borodin Polovetzian Dances, and Strauss Wine Women and Song Waltz.
Bring a music stand
If you are an amatuer or a former professional musician living in the New York Metro area, we would love if you would be interested to join our ensemble!
The FHSO is also committed to developing the musical education of the youth, nurturing their skills as performers and creators, expanding their musical interests and experiences, and inspiring a lifelong appreciation of live performance.