Welcome to Symphony Sounds with Maestro Kevin Rhodes, a new series featuring audio from memorable concert performances by the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. along with video commentary from the Maestro.

In this first installment, Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88 is in the spotlight, as performed by the SSO on October 5, 2019, on stage at Symphony Hall. Kevin talks about Dvořák’s play between major and minor in the 8th and, through audio clips from the SSO’s performance, illustrates how this juxtaposition of “bitter” and “sweet” works into the development of the Symphony’s overarching musical themes.