Springfield Symphony Orchestra Launches New Educational Program for High School Students Nov. 18

Thursday Nov 10th, 2016
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SPRINGFIELD, MASS., NOV. 10, 2016 —The Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is extending its educational outreach to high school students throughout western Massachusetts. The first of three sessions of the new program—Meet the Musicians: High School Edition—is Nov. 18, with hundreds of students from area high schools invited to participate at no cost.

On rehearsal nights for select classical concerts, high school students will be given unprecedented access to the Springfield Symphony Orchestra members to network with the musicians and Maestro Kevin Rhodes. Students will be able to have an up-close and personal look at the SSO’s rehearsal and, in addition, will receive tickets to the following night’s performance or a performance of their choice.


At no cost to the participating schools, students who attend the 3:30 – 6 p.m. program will:

  • witness a unique first-hand perspective of a working symphony rehearsal.

  • chat with SSO musicians and Maestro Rhodes.

  • sit down to dinner with orchestra members for in-depth personal conversations about music and careers.

  • participate in a group discussion lead by Maestro Rhodes.

  • receive tickets to attend the following night's performance or a performance of their choice.


Three available dates have been selected for the Meet the Musicians: High School Edition program:

  • Nov. 18

  • Jan. 20

  • Feb. 17


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