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Of Heroes and Poets

April 22, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Conductor | Mark Russell Smith
Guest Cellist, Thomas Mesa appears by arrangement with Sphinx Organization

William Grant Still | Danzas de Panama
Antonin Dvořák | Cello Concerto
Robert Schumann | Symphony #2

We bring heroic and poetic music to life through the voices of three of music’s most interesting characters. The prolific and under-appreciated American composer William Grant Still was inspired by the evocative and rhythmic dance music of Panama. Bohemian composer Antonin Dvořák, often inspired by folk music, gives Cuban-American cellist Thomas Mesa the perfect vehicle to share his passion and artistry in his mammoth and definitive Cello Concerto. Our concert concludes with the second symphony of Robert Schumann, the great Romantic composer of songs and symphonies, whose lyrical gifts are unparalleled.

Tickets include free parking.

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The health and safety of our Musicians, Patrons and Guests is our top priority at all times. We will continue to follow all State and Local safety protocols which, to date, still require the wearing of masks in our concert hall. We will continue to monitor the rapidly changing environment and share any updates as they become available. Thank you for your cooperation!


April 22, 2022
7:30 pm
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Symphony Hall
34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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