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2017-2018 Season Kickoff

Thursday, September 7, 2017

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Springfield Marriott

Join the SSO team, including Maestro Kevin Rhodes, staff and Board members to explore all of the excitement that the new season will bring. The evening will include a cash bar, light hor d'oeuvres, a panel discussion or the program, and a time for Q&A.


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President’s Opening Night Reception

Saturday, October 14, 2017

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. $75 per person

Springfield Symphony Hall, Mahogany Room

Bountiful, hearty hor d'oeuvres, both passed and at staffed stations, complimentary champagne, cash bar and Opening Night silent auction.



15th Annual Holiday Auction – Now Online!

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 6 p.m.

Bidding online only; assistance available at Springfield Symphony Hall, Mahogany Room

Holiday Extravaganza with the Grinch Concert Night--Pre-concert and during Intermission

Browse Holiday gift items, travel packages, and more; proceeds benefit the SSO’s musical and educational initiatives. Online aud=ction opens Nov. 27, 2017.


3rd Annual Meet the Musicians: Inside the Orchestra

Friday, January 12, 2018

6:00 p.m. $75 per person

Get to know musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra over dinner and hear them tell their stories at a panel discussion, moderated by Maestro Kevin Rhodes.


Annual Backstage Tour

Friday, March 23, 2018

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Springfield Symphony Hall

This donor and subscriber appreciation event goes behind the scenes of Springfield Symphony Hall, followed by a chance to sit in on a live rehearsal of the Orchestra. Light refreshments are served. Become a donor or subscriber to receive your invitation. No charge.


Spring Gala Fundraiser

May 2018

Venue to be announced

An elegant, black-tie affair, the evening will include live music, dancing, a three-course meal and an auction. The proceeds of the event provide funds to continue the SSO’s 74-year tradition of maintaining and developing high-quality artistic, education and community programming that enlightens and entertains audiences of all ages.


Throughout the Season, look for:

Information about our Winter Ensemble Series and invitations to special receptions.