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Springfield Symphony Orchestra

Upcoming concerts/events

Jan 22
SSO Celebrity Bartending Fundraiser Event!
Special Event
Thursday Jan 22nd, 2015 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Join us at the newly refurbished Student Prince / Fort Cafe in downtown Springfield, for an exciting fundraiser event with Maestro Rhodes & many special guests!

Jan 24
Fuchs, Mendelssohn & Beethoven – with Axel Strauss, Violin
Classical Concert
Saturday Jan 24th, 2015 7:30 PM
Jan 27
2015 Rhodes Concerto Competition Auditions
Special Event
Tuesday Jan 27th, 2015 3:00 PM
Feb 06
Rock102 Work Release Party with Bax & O'Brien
Special Event
Friday Feb 6th, 2015 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Kick off your weekend with the Rock102 Work Release Program Party! Join Rock102 morning DJs Bax and O'Brien and guests, as we celebrate the next evening's "The Music of Michael Jackson" concert with the SSO and Jeans 'n Classics rock band & vocalists.

Feb 07
Jeans ‘n Classics - The Music of Michael Jackson
Pops Concert
Saturday Feb 7th, 2015 7:30 PM

Michael Jackson’s passing in the spring of 2009 was a huge loss to the music world, but luckily for us he left an awesome musical legacy! In this tribute to Michael Jackson, we will take you back to the earliest days of The Jackson 5, through The Jacksons, and also focus on some of the best material of Michael’s solo work from "Off The Wall", "Thriller, and "Bad" – with the renowned Jeans ‘n Classics Band & Gavin Hope on lead vocals, all backed by members of the incredible Springfield Symphony Orchestra.

Feb 07
Post-Concert Party at MVP Pub / Sheraton Springfield
Special Event
Saturday Feb 7th, 2015 9:45 PM – 11:30 PM

Join us on Saturday, February 7th, immediately following "The Music of Michael Jackson" Pops Concert at Springfield Symphony Hall, for a special Post-Concert Party at MVP Pub in the Springfield Sheraton!

Feb 08
Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestras Winter Concert
Youth Orchestras Concert
Sunday Feb 8th, 2015 3:00 PM

Join the Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestras for their annual Winter Concert, at 3pm, Westfield State University.

Feb 21
Latin Guitar! - with Denis Azabagic, Guitar
Classical Concert
Saturday Feb 21st, 2015 7:30 PM

Denis Azabagic, one of the most compelling classical guitarists on the international concert circuit today, returns to the SSO for a spectacular evening of Latin guitar – performing Concertos by Vivaldi and Rodrigo. This evening, you will also hear Respighi's Botticelli Triptych – which brings to life three paintings by the Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli, and DeFalla’s Suite No. 1 “The Three Cornered Hat”, extracted from his two-act ballet for large orchestra.

Mar 12
Springfield Museums à la Carte Lecture
Special Event
Thursday Mar 12th, 2015 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

This talk will explore how classical musicians and composers “see” music, and translate their experiences of art, nature and literature into musical compositions. Two pieces in particular will be discussed, Beethoven’s ode to the peaceful countryside - Symphony No. 6 in F-major, Op. 68 (“Pastoral”) and Bernstein’s haunting Symphony No. 2 (“The Age of Anxiety”) a musical tribute to the neurosis of modern city life.

Mar 14
Beethoven & Bernstein - with Sara Davis Buechner, Piano
Classical Concert
Saturday Mar 14th, 2015 7:30 PM

American pianist Sara Davis Buechner, one of the leading keyboard artists of our time, has been praised on four continents for her “intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess”. On this evening, she returns to the SSO for Bernstein’s haunting Symphony No. 2 “The Age of Anxiety”, titled after W. H. Auden's poem of the same name. Also on the program is Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral”.

Mar 27
Rock102 Work Release Party with Bax and O'Brien
Special Event
Friday Mar 27th, 2015 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Kick off the weekend with the Rock 102 Work Release Program! Join Rock 102 morning DJs Bax and O'Brien and guests, as we celebrate the next evening's "Blood, Sweat, Tears, Earth, Wind, Fire... & a Little Chicago" concert with the SSO!

Mar 28
Jeans ‘n Classics - Blood, Sweat, Tears, Earth, Wind, Fire… and a little Chicago!
Pops Concert
Saturday Mar 28th, 2015 7:30 PM

This ever-popular Jeans ‘n Classics night includes the best of three awesome rock bands - Earth, Wind & Fire, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and Chicago. The program features the renowned Jeans ‘n Classics Band with Gavin Hope & Jean Meilleur on lead vocals – all backed by members of the incomparable SSO, for a riveting, brassy experience that will envelope Springfield Symphony Hall!

Mar 28
Post-Concert Party at MVP Pub / Sheraton Springfield
Special Event
Saturday Mar 28th, 2015 9:45 PM – 11:30 PM

Join us on Saturday, March 28th immediately following the "Blood, Sweat, Tears, Earth, Wind, Fire... & a Little Chicago!" Pops Concert at Springfield Symphony Hall, for a special Post-Concert Party at MVP Pub in the Springfield Sheraton, as we celebrate that evening’s performance & spend some casual time together.

Apr 11
Viennese Choral Spectacular - with Springfield Symphony Chorus
Classical Concert
Saturday Apr 11th, 2015 7:30 PM

Join us for this rousing celebration of classical works composed for orchestra & chorus. Incomparable soprano Mary Wilson returns to Springfield MA for Mozart’s Regina Coeli and Schubert’s Mass in G Major (also with Tenor William Hite and Baritone David McFerrin). Nadine Shank, SSO Principal Pianist lends her talent to Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy. All three of these works also feature the Springfield Symphony Chorus. The evening also includes Schubert’s vivid & expressive Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished”.

Apr 25
Season Finale - The Rite of Spring - with Spencer Myer, Piano
Classical Concert
Saturday Apr 25th, 2015 7:30 PM

On this evening, Maestro Rhodes & the SSO celebrate the splendor of our 71st season with an evening of favorites from Wagner, Rachmaninoff & Stravinsky. The program opens with Overture to Tannhäuser by Wagner. Piano soloist Spencer Myer, one of the most outstanding pianists of his generation, returns to Springfield MA for one of Rachmaninoff’s most enduringly popular pieces – the Piano Concerto No. 2. The finale program of the SSO season concludes with Stravinsky’s beautiful & avant-garde Rite of Spring - widely considered to be one of the most influential musical works of the 20th century.

May 17
Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestras Season Finale Concert
Youth Orchestras Concert
Sunday May 17th, 2015 3:00 PM

Join the Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestras for their Season Finale concert at 3pm, Springfield Symphony Hall.

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