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      New Symphony has Sunday concert, plans to announce new name and season schedule

      Syracuse's reorganizing Symphony group plays Sunday afternoon, and plans to announce its new name and winter-spring concert schedule

      The group that's getting ready to be the Syracuse area's new symphony is not waiting for its formal launch: there's a concert Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at Inspiration Hall (the old St. Peter's Church at 709 James Street in Syracuse).

      There are also big plans for the renaming, and a winter-spring concert season. Suzie Jacobs, longtime violinist with the orchestra says the current organizational name, Musical Associates of Central New York, sounds like a medical practice, and hints the new name will be easier to remember.

      The group has already hired a marketing director and is in the process of developing a new website, though information can be found now on the Symphony Syracuse site about upcoming holiday concerts, including a staging of the Nutcracker Ballet next weekend.

      The new Symphony name, and concert schedule will be announced at the holiday gala concert on December 14th.For more on the 'new' symphony organization, see our previous story