Rescheduled Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestras Winter Concert

Classical Concert
Sunday Feb 26th, 2017 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Minnechaug Regional High School



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Rescheduled Due to Inclement Weather

The Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestras, already comprised of seasoned musicians, will perform their next concert in their season series on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. The Winter Concert will help audience members break free from the winter weather with an emotional and educational journey.

“Music takes us on an emotional tour, from the light-hearted tunes of Offenbach's operetta, the somber Pavane by Ravel, the very traditional British Quick March and the stirring Procession of the Sardar. said Youth Sinfonia Conductor Marsha Hassett. “Allow the music to create images, take you to faraway places and thrill the senses.”

The 140 student musicians of the Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestra (SSYO), who will be performing in their Winter Concert on Feb. 12 at Minnechaug Regional High School, are as accomplished and polished as their professional name-sakes.

The Springfield  Youth Orchestra, conducted by Jonathan Lam, and the Springfield Youth Sinfonia, conducted by Marsha Hassett, will be performing classical pieces from by well-known composers, including Vaughn Williams, Ravel and Mahler in their mid-season concert, and will continue to dazzle you with their talent and musicianship.

Concert goers will be treated to a professional level concert that is an ideal educational family event and are sure to grow in appreciation and knowledge of orchestral music.

Musicians for the Youth Orchestra, who went through a rigorous audition to obtain their spots, as well as weekly comprehensive rehearsals range in ages from 8 – 18 years old, hailing from 29 cities and towns in the Pioneer Valley and beyond.

The program begins at 3 p.m. at Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham and will feature:

  • Ralph Vaughn Williams’s ”Quick March” from Sea Songs
  • Maurice Ravel’s Pavane for a Dead Princess
  • Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov’s “Procession of the Sadar” from Caucasian Sketches Suite No.1, Op.10
  • Jacques Offenbach’s Overture from La belle Hélène
  • Mikhail Glinka’s Overture from Ruslan and Lyudmila
  • Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 1

       I.  Allegro maestoso

      II. Andante moderato

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for youths and seniors and are available at the door. Doors Open at 2:30 pm.  For more information about the Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestras call (413)-733-0636 ext.119 or email


The SSYO will perform their next concert, the Season Finale, on May 21, 2017, 3 p.m. at Springfield Symphony Hall