The North Shore Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the appointment of

Vlad Vizireanu as its new Music Director & Conductor

beginning September 2016. 

Described as a conductor with “ample gestures, clarity, precision, and genuine passion,” Vlad Vizireanu has made his mark as one of this generation’s finest young conductors and as an energetic and vibrant presence with a unique artistic vision.

Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Vizireanu was one of 14 conductors (out of 400 applicants worldwide) invited to participate in the renowned Mahler Competition in Bamberg, Germany in May 2016. He won 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. He was appointed the 2014 Lorin Maazel Conducting Fellowship at the Castleton Festival and the 2013 David Effron Chautauqua Conducting Fellowship. Mr. Vizireanu was invited by Kurt Masur to study at the Manhattan School of Music Conducting Seminar and was also selected for two consecutive years as one of seven conductors from around the world to study with Bernard Haitink at the Lucerne Easter Festival where he conducted the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.

Mr. Vizireanu serves as Assistant Conductor for the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic. He previously served as Conductor for New West Symphony’s Harmony Project, which is aimed at inspiring young children to develop a lifelong love of music through education and exciting musical experiences. He also serves as Artistic Director of Enescu & The Americas, an organization that fosters cultural exchange between Romania and the United States through the music of Romania’s greatest composer, George Enescu.


NSSO's New Principal Guest Conductor

We are also pleased to announce Harry Marenstein as NSSO's Principal Guest Conductor.

Mr. Marenstein has conducted numerous ensembles both in and outside the United States, including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pleven Symphony, the New Symphony Orchestra (Sofia), and the Musica Bella Orchestra of NY. He is currently on the faculty of Nassau Community College as an Associate Professor and Director of Orchestral Studies and has just recently been appointed as Conductor of the Gemini Youth Symphony.

Photo by Howard Rockwin



Please join us for our 56th season with concerts beginning in November 2016.


More information about our concerts, soloists and
the North Shore Symphony Orchestra can be found 

by exploring our website or by calling (516) 252-2712.

NSSO concerts are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of 
the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and
the New York State Legislature 
and administered by the Huntington Arts Council, Inc.

Residency at:

Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School Plainview, NY

Since 2004

History of the North Shore Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1961 by Dr. Charles Gouse, the North Shore Symphony Orchestra has provided a way for hundreds of individuals from all professions and ages to share their enthusiasm for orchestral music. Many members of the orchestra attended the country’s leading conservatories including Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School of Music. The North Shore Symphony Orchestra presents a series of four concerts each year, which include performances of standard orchestral repertoire as well as newly commissioned contemporary pieces. Featured soloists have included promising young Long Island musicians, members of the New York Philharmonic and professional young musicians. In 1990 Susan Deaver was appointed as Music Director and Conductor and re-established NSSO as one of Long Island’s finest community orchestras.

In 1993 the North Shore Symphony Orchestra established a Young Artist Award to recognize outstanding high school musicians, a competition which is now held every two years. In the fall of 2008 NSSO’s Artist-in-Residence program was established by Maestra Deaver to bring top caliber professional musicians to serve as concertmaster and mentor to the orchestra in both rehearsals and concerts. This program broadens the orchestra’s creative and musical experience and provides an opportunity for NSSO to provide educational outreach within the school districts of its Long Island community.

The North Shore Symphony Orchestra is supported by Friends of the North Shore Symphony Orchestra, registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization, and registered with the Charities Bureau in the New York State Office of the Attorney General. All contributions to Friends of the North Shore Symphony Orchestra are tax-deductible.

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