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Saturday, March 9 @ 2:30 pm

Adam Kerry Boyles, Conductor
Quynh Nguyen, Piano
Springfield Symphony Chorus, Nikki Stoia, Director
UMass Amherst Chorale, Reagan G. Paras, Guest Director

Ralph Vaughan Williams Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves’
Lili Boulanger D’un Matin du Printemps
Paul Chihara Piano Concerto Fantasy
Gabriel Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine
Randall Thompson Selections from Frostiana
Ludwig van Beethoven Choral Fantasy

Piano Fantasy puts the piano in the spotlight of both acts of the concert. The first act features the SSO premiere of the Concerto-Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra by Paul Chihara, and the unique Choral Fantasy for piano, chorus, and orchestra closes the program. Both works will feature the dazzling artistry of Vietnamese pianist, Quynh Nguyen. The evocative “D’un matin du printemps” of Lili Boulanger and “Fantasia on Greensleeves” of Ralph Vaughan Williams show off the beauty of the orchestra itself, and both the “Cantique de Jean Racine” of Gabriel Fauré and two selections from Randall Thompson’s Frostiana will display the glory of the choral/orchestral combination.

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Classical Conversations

Before the performance, all ticketed patrons are invited to participate in a Classical Conversation, starting at 1:30 p.m. on the Symphony Hall stage. During this insightful session, Conductor Adam Kerry Boyles and Pianist Quynh Nguyen will explore the afternoon program’s uniquely beautiful themes. Gain unique insights into the inspiration behind each piece and discover how the artists bring these musical fantasies to life on stage.

Music Notes


Saturday, March 9
2:30 pm
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Symphony Hall
34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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