Springfield Symphony Orchestra Presents Brahms’ Double Concerto; Two Soloists Are Better Than One

Tuesday Nov 1st, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, MASS., NOV. 1, 2016 — The Springfield Symphony Orchestra’s Opening Night performance was a great success, so for the second concert of the season, the SSO is upping the ante:  not one but two renowned soloists will be joining the orchestra for Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto on Nov. 19.

Famous for its animated musical dialogue between violin and cello, Brahms’ incredibly beautiful and lyrical writing is multiplied by two, featuring violinist Mark Kaplan and cellist Clancy Newman, who will bring this amazing and unique work to life.

Internationally acknowledged violinist Kaplan will give voice to Brahms’ work, accompanied by cellist Newman, who has been featured on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today.” According to Maestro Kevin Rhodes, audiences can expect a performance ranging from “argumentative to thoughtful and serene.”


Experience the Power of Live Orchestral Music

The evening will also feature Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7. Among Bruckner’s best-known compositions, this heart-swelling work is rumored to have come to the composer in a dream. Maestro Rhodes noted, “Listening to Bruckner is like being inside a sonic cathedral; this is music to be experienced live!”

The evening’s concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. with doors open at 6:00 p.m. All SSO performances are held at Springfield Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street, Springfield, Mass. To purchase tickets, contact the SSO Box office at 413-733-2291. Or visit our new location in person at 1441 Main Street, Springfield, Mass.


Classical Conversations Pre-Concert Discussion

Deepen your musical experience with “Classical Conversations” prior to the musical program. Free to ticket holders thanks to the Anthony P. Lovell Memorial Fund, this informal discussion will be led by Maestro Rhodes. The discussion will also include consideration of audience questions regarding the works to be performed that evening. “Classical Conversations” begins at 6:30 p.m. at Symphony Hall. Casual and informative, this event will provide a context that will allow you to more fully enjoy the evening’s program.