Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

The Springfield Symphony - Tchaikovsky & Brahms

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Get two new experiences at our second concert! The debut of pianist Viktor Valkov and the first ever SSO performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Just as beautiful and exciting as No. 1, this concerto features a beautiful trio for violin, cello and piano in its slow movement. Brahms’ Symphony No. 4, his last valedictorian work in this genre, is the perfect example of an inspired genius at the height of his powers. We continue our series of highlighting American Women composers with one of the youngest bright lights Missy Mazzoli with her evocative and colorful “Orbiting Spheres.”

https://www.springfieldsymphony.org/event/tchaikovsky-brahms/

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Nov
17
2:30 PM14:30

Springfield Symphony Chamber Music Series

Join us for an afternoon of chamber music featuring Beethoven’s D Major Piano Quartet No. 2 and cello sonata No. 2 in g minor. Doors open at 1:30pm for canapés and a cash bar. The concert starts at 2:30pm sharp. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early as seating is first come, first served. Concert-goers are invited to stay after each concert for a brief post-performance cocktails mix and mingle with that afternoon’s musicians.

https://www.springfieldsymphony.org/event/sso-chamber-music-series-2/

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Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Beethoven's Birthday Bash with Soovin Kim and Gloria Chien

Join us for an evening of chamber music as we celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday! The program will include Beethoven’s Duet No. 1 for cello and violin, 12 Variations for cello and piano “Judas Maccabaeus”, Variations in E-flat major for piano trio and will end with the famous “Archduke” trio. You won’t want to miss this magical evening so save the date! Ticket information coming SOON!

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Jan
11
7:30 PM19:30

The Springfield Symphony - All Beethoven!

The SSO welcomes back former Music Director and Conductor, Mark Russell Smith to help kick off the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s birth! Maestro Smith will start our yearlong celebration with Beethoven’s 1st and 2nd Symphonies, accompanied by his most popular theater works, “Egmont Overture!” Throughout 2020 we will be playing many works by the great master, but there’s no better way to start than going back to the very beginning of his work with the symphonic form.

https://www.springfieldsymphony.org/event/all-beethoven/

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Feb
8
7:30 PM19:30

The Springfield Symphony - Mozart's Concerto for flute & harp

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Put two of the top musicians in the U.S. together for an evening and you get this amazing concert. A rock star of the Harp world, Emmanuel Ceysson (the lead harpist at the Metropolitan Opera and friend of Maestro Rhodes from his Paris Opera days) is joined by Denis Bouriakov, the principal flutist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. This night will prove to be exciting and varied, including music from old Vienna to the 20th Century. Enjoy Mozart’s incredibly beautiful Flute and Harp Concerto and Beethoven’s bouncy and unexpected “Music for a Ballet on Horseback” paired with the French impressionist Debussy. We’ll finish with the rhythmic and percussion-filled Harp Concerto of Argentinian composer Ginastera and Leonard Bernstein’s moving and profound, “Halil” for solo flute and orchestra.

https://www.springfieldsymphony.org/event/mozarts-concerto-for-flute-harp/

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Mar
7
7:30 PM19:30

Springfield Symphony - Beethoven & Tchaikovsky

Fresh from his dual wins as the “2019 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award” and the “2019 Avery Fisher Career Grants,” violinist Angelo Xiang Yu comes to the SSO as a true rising star! Audiences will delight in celebrating the continuation of the year of Beethoven with his towering Concerto for Violin. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1, titled “Winter Dreams” features the Russian master with youthful ebullience, and a gift for beautiful melodies and captivating structures, already fully in place. This is another amazing work by Tchaikovsky getting its first hearing in Springfield in recent memory! Also on the program is Augusta Read Thomas’ “Radiant Circles.” The SSO welcomes the Music Director of the Wichita and Binghamton symphony orchestras, conductor Daniel Hege, to the podium to lead this concert of incredibly beautiful music.

https://www.springfieldsymphony.org/event/beethoven-tchaikovsky/

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Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

The Springfield Symphony - Carmina Burana & Beethoven!

A voice and orchestra spectacular like no other! One of the most popular classical works of all time returns to the Symphony Hall stage when “Carmina Burana” bursts into the rafters with the SSO chorus and others. Having been used by film and television producers in “Excalibur,” “That 70s Show,” and by Ozzy Osbourne, it has truly become a staple in popular culture. The SSO most famously played the beginning of the piece for the start of the 2015 NFL season when the New England Patriots hosted the opening game after their historic win at the previous year’s Super Bowl! Also on the program is American composer Richard Danielpour’s jazz, rock, and NYC influenced “Urban Dances” along with Beethoven’s rarely heard “Ruins of Athens” Overture and March.

https://www.springfieldsymphony.org/event/carmina-burana-beethoven/

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May
2
7:30 PM19:30

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra - Hymns of Happiness

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Guest conductor Sarah Ioannides makes her VSO debut, opening with the second VSO co-commissioned work of the season, “DACA Symphony,” from composer Daniel Bernard Roumain. Prokofiev’s sparky and spectacular fifth symphony, written as “a hymn to free and happy mankind” while WWII was raging, offers a brilliant close to a brilliant season.

https://www.vso.org/event/hymns-of-happiness/

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May
9
7:30 PM19:30

The Springfield Symphony - Season finale! Beethoven, Bloch & Respighi

Our season finale surely earns the title “Epic” with music that uses the full power and kaleidoscope-like colors of the modern symphony orchestra to take our listeners back to epochs gone by. Respighi’s gargantuan “Pines of Rome” tours the grand city of antiquity in his unforgettable work, while his “Church Windows” gives several biblical stories frequently depicted in religious art his unique and much imitated treatment. Star cellist Julian Schwarz returns to Springfield in Swiss/American composer Ernest Bloch’s “Schelomo” (King Solomon), a Hebraic Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra. Utilizing the full expressive power of the cello and the coloristic possibilities of the orchestra to their fullest extent, this work will haunt and captivate like few others! Continuing our celebration of Beethoven, we begin with probably the strangest and most unique work in his entire catalog—“Wellington’s Victory”—which describes a battlefield in vivid detail.

https://www.springfieldsymphony.org/event/season-finale-beethoven-bloch-respighi/

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Aug
2
to Aug 15

Conservatory Audition Workshop

The Conservatory Audition Workshop gives string students a competitive edge at music school auditions. Participants work with teachers from the Juilliard School, Oberlin Conservatory, Yale University, Rice University, McGill University and Northwestern University; consult with an admissions counselor from the New England Conservatory; and take daily mock auditions.

http://conservatoryauditionworkshop.com

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Oct
20
3:00 PM15:00

Sleeper's Awake! with Capital City Concerts

On the heels of last season's extraordinarily successful Magnificat performance we are bringing another big Bach concert to Montpelier and Burlington. "Sleepers Awake!” (Wachet Auf, BWV 140) is perhaps the most beloved of Bach's cantatas. World-class singer soloists, a chorus, and a professional orchestra composed of Vermont musicians with players from the New York City Ballet and Opera Orchestras, Mostly Mozart, and the Orchestra of Saint Luke's will be directed by Richard Riley. Other works on the program include a selection of arias featuring each vocal soloist and the motet Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden, BWV 230. Violinist Laurie Smukler will be the soloist in Bach's resplendent Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041.

Richard Riley, Conductor
Hyunah Yu–soprano, Steven Paul Spears–tenor, Nathaniel Sullivan–baritone, Karen Kevra–flute, Randall Wolfgang–oboe, Laurie Smukler–violin

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Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Sleepers Awake! with Capital City Concerts

On the heels of last season's extraordinarily successful Magnificat performance we are bringing another big Bach concert to Montpelier and Burlington. "Sleepers Awake!” (Wachet Auf, BWV 140) is perhaps the most beloved of Bach's cantatas. World-class singer soloists, a chorus, and a professional orchestra composed of Vermont musicians with players from the New York City Ballet and Opera Orchestras, Mostly Mozart, and the Orchestra of Saint Luke's will be directed by Richard Riley. Other works on the program include a selection of arias featuring each vocal soloist and the motet Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden, BWV 230. Violinist Laurie Smukler will be the soloist in Bach's resplendent Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041.

Richard Riley, Conductor
Hyunah Yu–soprano, Steven Paul Spears–tenor, Nathaniel Sullivan–baritone, Karen Kevra–flute, Randall Wolfgang–oboe, Laurie Smukler–violin


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Sep
21
2:45 PM14:45

Scrag Mountain Music Birthday Bash

It’s Scrag Mountain Music’s 10th anniversary! Join us for an interactive musical scavenger hunt in downtown Montpelier, VT on Saturday, Sep. 21 from 2:45-4:30pm. Get the clues here!

Following the scavenger hunt, join us for more celebrations including a happy hour, silent auction, performances and course, CAKE! More details can be found on the website: http://www.scragmountainmusic.org/birthday-bash.html

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Aug
5
to Aug 17

Conservatory Audition Workshop

The Conservatory Audition Workshop gives string students a competitive edge at music school auditions. Participants work with teachers from the Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, Boston University, Rice University, and Northwestern University; consult with an admissions counselor from the New England Conservatory; and take daily mock auditions.

http://conservatoryauditionworkshop.com

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Jun
15
12:00 PM12:00

Sounds of the Earth presented by New Music on the Point and Scrag Mountain Music

The New Music On The Point Festival and Scrag Mountain Music present Sounds of the Earth, a festival celebrating the natural soundscape-inspired music of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and environmental activist John Luther Adams. The afternoon will include live music, vocal and drumming workshops, children’s activities, raffles, food trucks & more! Featuring performances by the JACK Quartet, TURNmusic, Rural Noise Ensemble, Jan Williams (percussion), Robert Black (bass), Eve Beglarian (composer), and participants of the New Music On The Point Festival.  Adams will be present at the festival to introduce some of his music.

http://www.scragmountainmusic.org/sounds-of-the-earth.html

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May
2
7:30 PM19:30

Mahler Symphony No. 3 with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra

“A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything.” -Gustav Mahler

Join the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Yale Philharmonia, Yale Glee Club, and Elm City Girls Choir for Maestro William Boughton’s grand finale performance as the NHSO’s music director. For one night only, this “bucket list” Symphony, often considered the most monumental work in the orchestral repertoire, will create an immersive, surround-sound experience of breathtaking music.

Program:
Mahler Symphony No. 3

William Boughton, conductor
New Haven Symphony Orchestra
Yale Philharmonia
Yale Glee Club
Elm City Girls Choir

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Apr
27
7:30 PM19:30

The Vermont Symphony featuring soloist Pamela Frank

The final Masterworks concert of the 2018/2019 season features violinist Pamela Frank performing Max Bruch’s 1stconcerto with the VSO. Bookended by Maurice Ravel’s hauntingly beautiful Pavane and the thunderous first symphony of Rachmaninoff, the season ends with a bang!

PROGRAM

RAVEL – Pavane pour une Infante Défunte
BRUCH – Violin Concerto No. 1
RACHMANINOFF – Symphony No. 2

Jaime Laredo, conductor
Pamela Frank, violin


https://www.vso.org/event/masterworks-burlington-featuring-pamela-frank/

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Apr
4
7:30 PM19:30

"To Thee We Sing" with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra

The NHSO marks the 80th Anniversary of Marian Anderson’s groundbreaking performance at Lincoln Memorial with a concert that celebrates the perseverance of the human spirit and the ability of music to speak to power. This resonant, poignant performance will use words, art, and music to commemorate and examine what it means to be an American.

Program:
Copland A Lincoln Portrait
Copland Down a Country Lane
Copland John Henry
Copland Letter from Home
Schwantner New Morning for the World (“Daybreak of Freedom”)
Roumain Hip-Hop Essay Part 1- Dance
Traditional My Country Tis of Thee
Traditional Songs from the Underground Railroad
Picker Old and Lost Rivers

William Boughton, conductor
Elliot Forrest, multimedia

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