Springfield Symphony Orchestra to Offer Online Masterclasses

 In Arts and Culture

Even though pandemic restrictions make it impossible for the Springfield Symphony Orchestra to play together for a live audience, the musicians and staff continue to explore possible avenues by which to bring music to their patrons.

The weekly Homegrown series, featuring SSO and Youth Symphony members and Maestro Kevin Rhodes keeps music alive in the minds and hearts of audience. Area professionals have offered masterclasses and educational opportunities of various kinds for young musicians.


The SSO announced two new Virtual Adult Music Education events and an upcoming series. On Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m., Rhodes will give a 90-minute presentation on the final movement of Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 in E minor. In two weeks, a second program is planned with the SSO’s principal cellist, Emily Taubl.

These events will be held via Zoom, and the link will be e-mailed after registration. Full details and registration information are available on the SSO website at springfieldsymphony.org/adult-music-education-classes. Registration closes a half hour before each event.

Participation in each presentation is $25, but individuals who are EBT, WIC, or ConnectorCare card holders may get free tickets through the Card to Culture program. Contact Education Director Kirsten Lipkens at klipkens@springfieldsymphony.org if interested.

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