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SSO Receives State Funding for Scholarships & Upgrades

By September 15, 2022September 19th, 2022No Comments
Commonwealth check presentation with Paul Lambert and Brian Ashe

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra is delighted to have received a check presented on Thursday, September 15, 2022 by State Representative Brian Ashe for $100,000 to support the many initiatives of the Symphony. “We are deeply grateful to the Greater Springfield Delegation for their remarkable support of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra.  We are especially grateful to Representative Brian Ashe for being our lead sponsor and for his attention and dedication to this wonderful effort” said Paul Lambert, Interim Executive Director of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. 

Funding will be earmarked for the Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestra (SSYO) to be used toward a scholarship program and updates to the infrastructure of the Symphony offices, box office and phone system.

Ensuring the youth of Massachusetts has access to immersion in the arts is a key component to keeping symphonic music vibrant for future generations. Our goal as an organization is to continue entertaining our loyal audience with concerts of the highest caliber for many years to come.

We are grateful to the Mass Cultural Council for helping to facilitate this grant and for all of their work to support the arts in Massachusetts. As Lambert noted, “these are critically important days for the SSO as we look to build a vibrant future for this vital cultural institution, and we look forward to our continuing efforts, with the help of these important members of our community, to create a sustainable future for the SSO.” 

Individual tickets and subscriptions are now available for the 6 Classical and 2 Pops shows that make up the 2022-2033 season. Visit the SSO events page for more information.