SPRINGFIELD, MA, FEB. 15, 2017 — In Mother Nature’s ultimate act of irony, due to the snow storm that hit the area on Feb. 12, the Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestras’ Winter Concert has been rescheduled for Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.
The 140 student musicians of the Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestra (SSYO), who will be performing in their Winter Concert, now scheduled for Feb. 26 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.
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 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 purchased for the Feb. 12 concert will be honored. Additional tickets are $25for 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The SSYO will perform their next concert, the Season Finale, on May 21, 2017, 3 p.m. at Springfield Symphony Hall