Meet our conductor for the 2019 season. Illness prevents Arie Lipsky from conducting this year's program. This years concerts will be led by Nick DelBello. Nick currently maintains an active schedule as a conductor, trumpeter, pianist, organist, and educator. In the 2018-2019 season, Mr. DelBello will appear as a guest conductor with the Orchard Park Symphony Orchestra and piano soloist Natasha Paremski. DelBello has been the Music Director of the Cheektowaga Community Symphony Orchestra since 2016, after having first appeared with the orchestra as a guest conductor.

This season the CCSO will feature guest artists from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the faculty of SUNY Fredonia. The orchestra will continue to highlight the music living composers with performances of works by Los Angeles based composer Charles Fernandez and Asian-American composer Bright Sheng as well as works by local arranger/composers Stephen Shewan and Jeff Tyzik. The orchestra will also continue to reach out to the local community by inviting musicians from the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra to perform on the season-opening concert.
As a sought-after guest conductor, Mr. DelBello’s past engagements include the Southern Tier Symphony, Amherst Symphony Orchestra, Genesee Symphony Orchestra, Southern Tier Chamber Strings, Freudig Singers of Western New York, and All-County ensembles for both the Erie County Music Educators Association and the Chautauqua County Music Teachers Association. From 2011-2016, DelBello was the founding music director of the Buffalo Brass Choir and was also recently a finalist for the position of Assistant Conductor with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mr. DelBello is a full-time music teacher in the Williamsville Central Schools, having previously taught as both a vocal and instrumental music teacher in the Buffalo Public Schools. In Williamsville, he is the district’s music theory instructor, teaching introductory and Advanced Placement level theory classes.

Mr. DelBello also continues to freelance as a trumpeter and has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Southern Tier Symphony Orchestra, the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, Ars Nova Chamber Musicians, Opera Sacra, the Clarence Summer Orchestra, and the Venice (FL) Symphony Orchestra. As a trumpet soloist, he has appeared with the SUNY Fredonia Wind Ensemble and the Amherst Chamber Orchestra.

Mr. DelBello holds a Bachelors degree in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia and a Masters degree in Music Performance from the University of Miami. He lives in Kenmore with his wife Miranda, a music teacher in the Kenmore-Tonawanda Schools and an accomplished flutist, and their two-year-old son Vincent.