Fall 2014 marked the third season for the Seniors Orchestral Society of New York City (SOSNY), founded by Elliot Levioff ’60. SOSNY is the first permanent symphonic ensemble in the City composed of senior citizens. The ensemble brings together accomplished musicians who are over 60 years old and wish to study, learn, and rehearse the classical music repertoire with the goal of making classical music available to as wide an audience as possible through the presentation of free concerts throughout the five boroughs.
Before leading SOSNY, Levioff enjoyed a long career as a conductor and musician. After earning his bachelor’s degree in music at GS in 1968, he was awarded his doctorate in music and music education from Teachers College. Once settled in the Philadelphia area, he led a number of noteworthy community orchestras, and until 1994, Levioff taught music and was the choral conductor at Overbrook High School in Pennsylvania. Additionally, he founded and was the conductor of the Philadelphia Promenade Orchestra, a 60-piece professional ensemble that gave free concerts. Visit www.sos-nyc.org to learn more about the Seniors Orchestral Society of New York City and their upcoming concert schedule.