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34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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October 2016

Forum: Nancy Lublin

October 5, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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'How Tech and Big Data Can Save Lives'

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Broadway comes to Springfield

October 9, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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A Broadway Review to Raise Money for Programming at the Dunbar!!! 3 PM Featuring: Two-Time Tony Award Nominee, Vivan Reed Springfield's Own - Vanessa Ford and Mamie Duncan Gibbs with Sondra M. Bonitto, Michael-Dembay Cain, Ben Cameron, The Williams Brothers, Jimmy Tate, Gretchen Palmer & Savory Butler, Hatchett Alumni and many more.      

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Forum : Farnoosh Torabi

October 25, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Farnoosh Torabi is the new host of CNBC’s Follow the Leader and new monthly financial contributor to O, The Oprah Magazine. She hosts the daily podcast, So Money, voted the #1 financial podcast of 2015 and recently selected as a “Top Podcast to Grow Your Business” by Inc Magazine. Her latest book is an Amazon #1 Best Seller, entitled “When She Makes More: 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women.” Her other books include “Psych Yourself Rich: Get the Mindset & Discipline…

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Direct from NETFLIX “The Truth Hurts” starring Willie Barcena

October 28, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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WILLIE BARCENA is a standup comedian who has emerged from the streets of Los Angeles to find the humor in everyday life as a blue collar worker. With the ability to relate to audiences and possessing natural talent for performing and writing comedic material, Willie has done gigs in clubs, performed on cruise ships and has been the first Latino comedian to be featured on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno over ten times.  He has performed on HBO's Loco…

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November 2016

Forum : David Gergen

November 10, 2016 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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David Gergen is the co-director of the Center for Public Leadership and a professor of public service at the Harvard Kennedy School, a senior political analyst for CNN, and has served as an adviser to four U.S. presidents of both parties. Gergen joined the Nixon White House in 1971, as a staff assistant on the speech writing team, with a group of heavyweights that also included Pat Buchanan, Ben Stein and Bill Safire. Gergen went on to work in the…

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Public Forum: David Gergen

November 10, 2016 @ 5:45 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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The 2016 Election: Issues and Answers

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Brahms Double Concerto

November 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Brahms Double Concerto Saturday, November 19, 2016 Kevin Rhodes, Music Director and Conductor | Soloist: Mark Kaplan, Violin | Soloist: Clancy Newman, Cello Program: BRAHMS  Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, Op. 102, A minor BRUCKNER  Symphony No.7, E major    

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Brahms Double Concerto

November 19, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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The Program: BRAHMS Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, Op. 102, A minor BRUCKNER Symphony No.7, E major. Brahms’ incredible Double Concerto is the featured work on this evening, when Maestro Rhodes and the SSO will be joined by a duo of guest soloists, violinist Mark Kaplan and cellist Clancy Newman.

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Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestras’ Season Premiere Concert

November 20, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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The Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestras will present their exciting Season Premiere Concert at Belchertown High School! Bring the family and come support these talented young musicians!

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December 2016

Holiday Extravaganza

December 3, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Holiday Extravaganza! Saturday, December 3, 2016 Nicholas Palmer, Guest Conductor | Springfield Symphony Chorus - Nikki Stoia, Director A traditional, family-friendly performance that truly rings in the holiday season! The evening will include the Springfield Symphony Chorus and special musical guests, plus a festive audience sing-along, and a visit from old St. Nick!

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Holiday Extravaganza – It’s a Wonderful Life!

December 3, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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This traditional concert is perfect for the holiday season! The program includes all your favorite music, some new arrangements, and a festive audience sing-along. The evening features the Springfield Symphony Chorus, the Children’s Chorus of Springfield and special musical guests. There is also the Annual Holiday Silent Auction, pictures with St. Nick and Mrs. Claus for the kids, and special surprises! Nicholas Palmer as the Guest Conductor; Nikki Stoia as Director of Springfield Symphony Chorus.

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215th Army Band Holiday Concert

December 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Sponsored by Mercy Medical Center

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The Nutcracker

December 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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The Albany Berkshire Ballet presents The Nutcracker. Two performances at Symphony Hall at 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm. Get your tickets for this holiday classic at the Symphony Hall website!

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A Christmas Carol

December 15, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Come be a part of the Spirit of Christmas with this new, original production filled with haunting special effects and heartfelt sentiment. A Christmas Carol is the perfect family holiday event! Get your tickets at the Symphony Hall website.

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January 2017

Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto

January 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Beethoven's Emperor Concerto Saturday, January 21, 2017 Kevin Rhodes, Music Director & Conductor | Soloist: Spencer Myer, Piano Program: MOZART   Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music), Serenade No. 13 For Strings, G major MOZART  Symphony No. 40, G minor BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 5, E flat major (Emperor)

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Mike Super – Magic & Illusion

January 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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As the winner of NBC's hit TV show 'Phenomenon' and Top finalist on 'America's Got Talent', Mike Super is the only magician in history to win a LIVE magic competition on primetime US network television and voted America's Favorite Mystifier! His appeal to both young and old has made him one of the most sought after mystifiers in the world! Take part in a MAGICAL, theatrical experience sophisticated enough for adults, cool enough for teens and completely engaging for children's…

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February 2017

Rockin Road to Dublin

February 10, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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The new generation of Irish music & dance. Experience the difference. This a breathtaking display of classic Irish tunes accented by rock 'n' roll riffs, electrifying dancers and a dynamic light show. Enjoy the thrilling sights and sounds as daring performers execute rapid-fire leaps, twirls and footwork, and nimble fiddlers square off with driving electric guitar chords and pulse-pounding drum beats. Fans say, "Rockin' Road to Dublin not only combines Riverdance and Lord of the Dance perfectly, but actually surpasses…

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A Life in Opera – Celebrating Leontyne Price

February 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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A Life in Opera - Celebrating Leontyne Price Saturday, February 18, 2017 Kevin Rhodes, Music Director & Conductor | Soloist: Othalie Graham, Soprano Program: VERDI  Aida: Prelude | Ritorna Vincitor | Ballet | O Patria Mia STRAUSS  Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils STRAUSS  The Egyptian Helen: Zweite Brautnacht PUCCINI Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo from Act III PUCCINI  Tosca: Vissi d’Arte BARBER Antony and Cleopatra: Give Me Some Music | Death of Cleopatra

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A Temptations Revue featuring Bo Henderson

February 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Bringing the unforgettable songs of Motown back to Symphony Hall is "A Temptations Revue" featuring former lead singer of the Temptations and Grammy Award winner Barrington “Bo” Henderson (1998-2003), one of the only Temptations lead singers to have received a Grammy. This dynamic and driving show spans more than a decade of Temptations classics with each song being among the most recognizable and culture-defining songs in pop music history: "My Girl," "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone," "Get Ready," "Ain't Too Proud…

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March 2017

An Evening With The Irish Tenors

March 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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An Evening With The Irish Tenors Saturday, March 4, 2017 Ronan Tynan | Anthony Kearns | Finbar Wright | Lloyd Butler, Guest Conductor The Irish Tenors have been touring since 1998, with sold-out performances at major concert halls throughout the world. Their world-famous voices are familiar to PBS audiences through several specials, including “The Irish Tenors Live from Ellis Island”. In the United States, they are one of the most successful Irish touring acts ever, and promise an evening that audiences…

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Scotland – A Celebration

March 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Scotland - A Celebration Saturday, March 11, 2017 Kevin Rhodes, Music Director & Conductor | Soloist: Yevgeny Kutik, Violin Program: BRUCH Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46 (Schottische Fantasie) - Violin Concerto MENDELSSOHN The Hebrides, Op. 26 MENDELSSOHN  Symphony No. 3, Op. 56, A minor (Scottish)

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April 2017

Saturday Night Fever – The Musical

April 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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http://www.symphonyhall.com/shows/saturday-night-fever-the-musical/ SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER – THE MUSICAL,the iconic story of Tony — the kid from Brooklyn USA — who wants to dance his way to a better life is back! And back in an all-new production that shares Tony’s love for dancing in spectacular new ways. Fueled by the vintage Bee Gee hits, this contemporary retelling of the classic story captures the energy, passion and life-changing moments that have thrilled movie audiences since 1977. Now, a new generation of dancers…

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Nights in the Gardens of Spain

April 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Nights in the Gardens of Spain Saturday, April 8, 2017 Kevin Rhodes, Music  Director & Conductor | Soloist: Washington Garcia, Piano Program: LISZT  Prometheus, S.99 (Symphonic Poem No. 5) SAINT-SAËNS La Jeunesse d’Hercule, Op. 50 DE FALLA Nights in the Gardens of Spain - Piano Concerto RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34  

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Golden Dragon Acrobats – Cirque Ziva

April 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Cirque Ziva is a fast-paced, technically innovative and beautifully presented spectacle for all ages. Producer and Artistic Director Danny Chang and his Golden Dragon Acrobats continue their relentless, 30+ year US touring schedule of the centuries-old Chinese art form. Since 1985, they remain the only Chinese acrobatic company touring year-round in the United States and present more than 200 performances annually. The Golden Dragon Acrobats has separated itself from the majority of Chinese acrobatic companies touring the United States by…

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Beethoven’s 9th Symphony – An Ode to Joy

April 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Beethoven's 9th Symphony - An Ode to Joy Saturday, April 29, 2017 Kevin Rhodes, Music Director & Conductor | Soloist: Elaine Alvarez, Soprano | Soloist: Chrystal Williams, Mezzo Soprano | Soloist: Victor Ryan Robertson, Tenor Soloist: Mark Walters, Baritone | Springfield Symphony Chorus - Nikki Stoia, Director Program: WILLIAMS Serenade to Music WILLIAMS  Toward the Unknown Region BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, D minor (Choral)  

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May 2017

Peppa Pig’s Big Splash

May 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Peppa Pig’s Big Splash is an action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters! Come join Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and more in an all singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and muddy puddles! Get tix to this exciting musical theatre performance here: www.peppapigliveUS.com * Special Engagement, not presented by SPADC. Gift certificates and discounts do not apply.

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An Evening with Gordon Lightfoot

May 12, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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An Evening with Gordon Lightfoot - The Legend Lives On! Legendary balladeer Gordon Lightfoot weaves tales of love and longing in eloquent musical masterpieces that have become enduring standards. His poetic journeys have been told with such timeless, thought-provoking songs as “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Sundown,” “Early Morning Ran,” “Carefree Highway,” “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” “Canadian Railroad Trilogy” and many more. Combined with his rich, warm voice and nimble guitar technique, Lightfoot’s songwriting talent has led…

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Video Games Live!

May 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Video Games Live!   Saturday, May 13, 2017 Mystical Stone Entertainment and Tommy Tallarico present... Video Games Live!, an exciting, immersive concert event that features the musical scores from the greatest video games of all time - plus large-screen video footage, synchronized lighting and effects, and solo performers. Add in special pre & post-concert attractions such as game demos & competitions, prizes, costume contest and meet-and-greet, and you’ll thrill to this explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience, perfect for kids, adults & gamers…

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July 2017

Jerry Seinfeld LIVE

July 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Jerry Seinfeld, America's premier comedian and entertainment icon, will be performing his signature stand-up routine. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. His comedy career took off after his first appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1981. Eight years later, he teamed up with fellow comedian Larry David to create what was to become the most successful comedy series in the history of…

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October 2017

Opening Night at Symphony President’s Reception

October 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Join the Springfield Symphony Orchestra for Opening Night at Symphony to Celebrate 74 years of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra Enjoy hearty hors d'oeuvres inspired by the cuisines of several countries represented in our 2017-2018 season, a silent auction containing exciting trips and unique items, and an appearance from Maestro Kevin Rhodes Date: October 14, 2017 Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Location: Mahogany Room, Springfield Symphony Hall Cost: $75 per person (Concert tickets must be purchased separately.)

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The President’s Own U. S. Marine Band Free Concert

October 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Please join the Spirit of Springfield for the opportunity to enjoy musicians who perform for President's, Kings and Queens, visit dignitaries. Springfield Symphony Hall will be filled with the sounds of 50 world-class musicians performing selections of John Phillip Sousa, Leonard Bernstein, John Williams, as well as the traditional “A Salute to the Armed Forces of the United States of America” and more. The band is under the direction of Colonel Jason K. Fettig, a New Hampshire Native and a…

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November 2017

Viva America – Springfield Symphony Orchestra

November 4, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Kevin Rhodes, Conductor Soloist: Julian Schwarz, Cello Gershwin Cuban Overture Copland El Salón México Liebermann Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 132 Bernstein West Side Story: Symphonic Dances A toe-tapping nod to the American Masters with works celebrating the Americas and Caribbean Islands --Three American greats of the 20th Century--Gershwin, Copland and Bernstein--meet an 21st Century American great, the award-winning Lowell Liebermann --Masterpieces influenced by dances, rhythms and melodies from south of the border --The second performance ever of the…

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Viva America at The Symphony

November 4, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Viva America Classical Concert Saturday Nov 4th, 2017 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Springfield Symphony Hall Kevin Rhodes, Conductor/Soloist: Julian Schwarz, Cello Gershwin Cuban Overture Liebermann Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 132 Bernstein West Side Story: Symphonic Dances Copland El Salón México A toe-tapping nod to the American Masters with works celebrating the Americas and Caribbean Islands Three American greats of the 20th Century--Gershwin, Copland and Bernstein--meet an 21st Century American great, the award-winning Lowell Liebermann Masterpieces influenced by…

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TONY DANZA Standards and Stories

November 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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TONY DANZA Standards & Stories - Combining timeless music with wit, charm, storytelling, and a dash of soft shoe and ukulele performances, Tony Danza is accompanied by his talented four-piece band. Danza performs a selection of his favorite standards from the Great American Songbook, as well as selections from the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas (which he also starred in), while interweaving stories about his life and personal connection to the music. Perhaps best known for his starring roles…

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Joe Bonamassa – Two-time GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock guitar icon

November 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Two-time GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock guitar icon, Joe Bonamassa, announces his new North American FALL TOUR dates for 2017 in support of his latest studio solo album, Blues of Desperation (J&R Adventures). Hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Joe Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream. Joe is backed by a stellar band of legendary musicians featured on his Grammy Nominated album Live At The Greek Theatre including Anton…

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A Night With Janis Joplin

November 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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A Night with Janis Joplin - Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Now, the Springfield area is invited to share an evening with the woman and her musical influences in the hit musical A Night With…

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December 2017

The Ten Tenors: Home for The Holidays

December 3, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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The TEN Tenors: Home for The Holidays - It's the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to celebrate the holiday season than with international singing sensation The TEN Tenors? Home for the Holidays is a magical experience for the whole family that will dazzle, delight and captivate audiences. Join Australia’s rockstars of the opera as they amaze and enthrall with their unique selection of traditional and contemporary seasonal favorites. With soaring versions of Joy to the…

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Holiday Extravaganza with The Grinch

December 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Holiday Extravaganza with the Grinch Pops Concert Saturday Dec 9th, 2017 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Springfield Symphony Hall Nicholas Palmer, Guest Conductor/Springfield Symphony Chorus: Nikki Stoia, Conductor/Cantor Martin Levson, Sinai Temple, Springfield Join the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony Chorus, returning Guest Conductor Nicholas Palmer and the Grinch, as we kick off the Holidays. The Grinch, whose “heart is full of unwashed socks,” was introduced in Dr. Seuss’ classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas! in 1952. Santa also…

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Holiday Extravaganza

December 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Join the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony Chorus, returning Guest Conductor Nicholas Palmer and the Grinch, as they kick off the Holidays Grinch style. Enjoy Dr Seuss' classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas and an audience sing-along. Santa also will be making an appearance, along with Cantor Martin Levson.

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Spirit of Springfield Holiday Concert

December 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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The Nutcracker at Symphony Hall

December 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Albany Berkshire Ballet (ABB) will present its annual tour of the holiday classic The Nutcracker. The production was choreographed by Artistic Director Madeline Cantarella Culpo. Sets and scenery were created by theater and movie set designer Carl Sprague, a Stockbridge native, and costumes were designed by Rita Watson and Victile Donahue. The Nutcracker will feature local dance students in special children’s roles alongside the professional dancers of the ABB. This year’s company includes dancers from around the United States, as well as International. A…

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January 2018

Mozart Piano Concerto

January 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Mozart Piano Concerto Classical Concert Saturday Jan 20th, 2018 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Springfield Symphony Hall Kevin Rhodes, Conductor/Soloist: Caroline Goulding, Violin Beethoven Symphony No. 7, Op. 92, A major Vivaldi The Four Seasons, Op. 8, No. 1-4 These three composing contemporaries--friends, mentors and teachers--shocked and awed their audiences with their wild and wooly works! Desert Island Overture, a violent example of classical era tone painting, uses "sturm und drang" (storm and stress) to caue extremes of emotions. Mozart's Piano…

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Mozart Piano Concerto

January 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Kevin Rhodes, Conductor/Soloist: Diane Walsh, Piano HAYDN   Desert Island Overture MOZART  Piano Concert No. 20, K.466, D minor BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 3, Op. 55, E flat major (Eroica) These three composing contemporaries--friends, mentors and teachers--shocked and awed their audiences with their wild and wooly works! Desert Island Overture, a violent example of classical era tone painting, uses "sturm und drang" (storm and stress) to caue extremes of emotions. Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20, considered his most turbulent and Beethoven-ish works, is performed by Diane…

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February 2018

Vivaldi Four Seasons

February 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Kevin Rhodes, Conductor/Soloist: Caroline Goulding, Violin Beethoven Symphony No. 7, Op. 92, A major Vivaldi The Four Seasons, Op. 8, No. 1-4 Tonight, two great works are served up in four movements each, one attempting to chronical Nature and the other “moved by pure patriotism,” according to Beethoven himself. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, the “Apotheosis of the Dance,” described as  a “flood tide of inspired invention” was regarded by the composer himself as "one of my best works” Probably the…

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RnB Classics Live presents “INNERVISIONS” the music of Stevie Wonder

February 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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RnB Classics Live presents "INNERVISIONS" the music of Stevie Wonder - RnB Classics Live is a concept originally created by producer Carl Labate and music director Michael Van Allen to present a series of the greatest RnB Artists of all time, like newest installment in the series, “INNERVISIONS” the music of Stevie Wonder, "note-for-note, exactly as they were recorded using the best players in the country". Stevie Wonder, one of the most influential and acclaimed black musicians of the early 1970's, sold over…

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ERTH’S DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE

February 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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ERTH’S DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE – 65 MILLION YEARS IN THE MAKING! erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking tour that begins in pre-historic Australia. You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their world. Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and…

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March 2018

Springfield Symphony Orchestra – Star Wars and Star Trek Sci-Fi Spectacular

March 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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  Star Wars and Star Trek, two of the most successful sci-fi franchises of all time, have produced more than half a decade of successful films, live and animated television series, and a legion of fans of all ages. Maestro Kevin Rhodes, the ultimate sci-fi fan, conducts this decades-spanning tribute to the two greatest Sci-Fi franchises in entertainment history The Trekkers and the Warsies will be friends for one night only when we use Yoda’s words “Do, or do not.…

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The Chieftains

March 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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The Chieftains - 2017 marked the 55th Anniversary of The Chieftainsbeginning.  Since 1962, they have been six-time Grammy Award winners and been highly recognized for reinventing traditional Irish music on a contemporary and international scale. Their ability to transcend musical boundaries and to blend tradition with modern music, has notably hailed them as one of the most renowned and revered musical groups to this day. Marking The Chieftains’ 50th Anniversary, they were awarded the inaugural National Concert Hall Lifetime Achievement…

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Across the Decades: Tchaikovsky to Yoshimatsu

March 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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OFFENBACH Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture YOSHIMATSU: Orion Machine (Trombone Concerto) TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5, Op. 64, E minor Spanning more than a century, these three compositions provide a solid base of classicalism with a dash of more contemporary flair. - Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 is an emotionally vivid trip, featuring the ultimate happy ending. - Offenbach scandalized the establishment when he depicted Hades as a fun place, complete with the Can-Can... Hades never had it so good! - SSO…

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April 2018

One Night of Queen

April 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN PERFORMED BY GARY MULLEN & THE WORKS is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. They have been hailed as the World’s Premiere Queen Tribute Band and have received rave reviews from over 650 Performing Arts Centers, Casinos, Fairs, Festivals, and Corporate buyers in the USA since 2008. In 2000, lead vocalist Gary Mullen won ITV’s “STARS IN THEIR EYES” grand finale with…

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LaKisha Jones: To Whitney, With Love

April 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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LaKisha Jones: To Whitney, With Love - Enjoy an unbelievable evening celebrating great ladies of song from Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Tina Turner and the one and only Whitney Houston.  From sound stages or concert halls across the country and around the world, she’s got them standing in the aisles. A top 4 finalist of the 2007 season of “American Idol,” LaKisha Jones is ready to reclaim center stage in music, theatre and television. Her last album, “So Glad I’m…

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Brick by Brick: Building Your Imagination

April 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Dan Steininger, former LEGO Master Model Builder, has spent the last 24 years working at a dream job building with LEGO bricks. He was one of only 8 LEGO Master Model Builders in the world employed by the LEGO Company. Dan has built thousands of LEGO creations over the years and traveled throughout the world doing LEGO Building Events, celebrating his love of LEGO with over a million children and adults. Dan will talk about how he became a LEGO…

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All Rachmaninoff Season Finale

April 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Pianist Misha Dichter joins Maestro Kevin Rhodes in an All-Rachmaninoff Season Finale. Tickets $22-$65; $5 off Seniors 65+; Student Rush $10 at door only. 413-733-2291

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Texas Tenors

April 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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The Texas Tenors are a three-time, Emmy-Award-winning classical crossover trio vocal group formed in 2009 by country music singer JC Fisher, pop singer Marcus Collins and opera singer John Hagen. • Emmy-award-Winning PBS special now airing across the country • From Bruno Mars to Puccini, experience a blend of country, classical, Broadway and current pop music • Breathtaking vocals, humor and a touch of cowboy charm create an unforgettable live show

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Educate a Girl, Change the World

April 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Shabana Basij-Rasikh, Co-founder and President of the School of Leadership Afghanistan, was born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan. Under the Taliban regime, she dressed as a boy in order to go to school since girls were banned from attending - with dire consequences if she was caught. Shabana was one of the lucky few who received an education which enabled her to attend Middlebury College. While in college, Shabana co-founded SOLA - the School of Leadership, Afghanistan. Today, SOLA is…

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Verdi Requiem

April 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Maestro Kevin Rhodes conducts the SSO and three choirs in Verdi's Requiem. Tickets $22-$65; Seniors 65+ $5 off; Student Rush $10 at door only. 413-733-2291

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September 2018

Aaron Lewis

September 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Tickets on sale NOW! MGM Springfield, New England’s first integrated luxury resort and entertainment destination, is bringing country music superstar Aaron Lewis to Symphony Hall on Sunday, September 9. Fresh off his current SINNER Tour, Lewis will perform his latest hard-hitting, emotionally-charged songs including “Sinner,” “Travelin Soldier” and “Whiskey And You.” As the front man for one of modern rock’s most successful bands Staind, Lewis admits his entry into the world of country music has been met with mixed reactions.…

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4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince

September 18, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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MGM Springfield will celebrate the music of Prince through an orchestral performance featuring some of the world’s leading musicians and vocalists. The Springfield Symphony Orchestra will perform songs from Prince’s singular and extensive music catalog, highlight many of his hits that captivated generations of fans, as well as feature some of the lesser-known gems. Questlove, an avid Prince fan, helped curate the music and orchestral arrangements the symphony will play. 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince was created by Live…

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Opening Night Gala Concert – Springfield Symphony Orchestra

September 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Norman Krieger, Piano Kevin Rhodes, Conductor Adam Schoenberg - Go! Leonard Bernstein - Candide Overture George Gershwin - Piano Concerto, F Major Aaron Copland - Symphony No. 3 Maestro Rhodes has chosen America's most celebrated composers to begin our 75th Anniversary Season. In addition to the famous 'Fanfare for the Common Man,' appearing in the fourth movement of Copland's supremely patriotic 'Symphony No. 3, and a celebration of Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday, Opening Night will feature the Gershwin piano concerto…

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Carly Fiorina: Redefining Leadership

September 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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What makes a Leader? Carly Fiorina will discuss the characteristics and practices of leadership drawn from her decades in the business, policy, and non-profit communities. Carly Fiorina is a true leader and a seasoned problem‐solver. Her mission is to inspire, equip and connect individuals and teams to seize opportunities, face challenges, and accelerate impact in their communities. She knows that everyone has more potential than they realize, that those closest to the problem understand the problem best, and that leading…

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Felipe Esparza

September 29, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Felipe Esparza - MGM Springfield presents stand-up comedian and actor Felipe Esparza.  Best known for his stand-up special “They’re Not Gonna Laugh at You” (2012), as well as his recurring roles on “Superstore” and “The Eric Andre Show,” the 2010 winner of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” will entertain audiences with his signature style of comedy and storytelling that speaks to his childhood and family life growing up in the projects of Boyle Heights (East Los Angeles), California. From living in…

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October 2018

The Future of Diplomacy with Nicholas Burns

October 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Ambassador (Ret.) Nicholas Burns is the Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is the founder and Faculty Chair of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Faculty Chair of the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship. He serves on the Board of Directors of the School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and is a Faculty Associate at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International…

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Symphonie Fantastique & Rachmaninoff Concerto 3

October 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Natasha Paremski, Piano Kevin Rhodes, Conductor John Harbison - Remembering Gatsby: Foxtrot for Orchestra Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 30 D minor Hector Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique Billboard-chart topping virtuoso Natasha Paremski makes her Springfield debut with a striking performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff's 'Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor.' A truly haunting piece, 'Symphonie Fantastique,' will take place just in time for Halloween. With his signature intensity, Hector Berlioz uses music to tell the story of…

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Mike Super – 2.OH!™ at Symphony Hall

October 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Illusionist Mike Super, winner of NBC’s hit show ‘Phenomenon’ and top finalist on America’s Got Talent brings to the Symphony Hall stage an evening of eye-popping and jaw-dropping magic!   As the winner of NBC’s hit TV show ‘Phenomenon’, Mike is the only magician in history to win a LIVE magic competition on primetime US network television and voted America's Favorite Mystifier. Mike has emerged as magic’s newest celebrity, with a legion of fans numbering in the millions.   Super…

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November 2018

Keep It Civil

November 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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CNN Political Commentators Alice Stewart and Bakari Sellers Can we debate the most polarizing topics of our day without shouting, attacks or insults? Conservative Republican Alice Stewart and progressive Democrat Bakari Sellers show us how it’s done. Stewart and Sellers take on the issues of the day with intellect, passion, respect and collegiality. This provocative program—with an equally powerful audience Q&A—celebrates diversity of opinion with a rousing demonstration of what political conversation in our nation can (and should) be. This…

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BOB DYLAN And HIS BAND

November 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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BOB DYLAN And HIS BAND - In a career spanning more than five decades, Bob Dylan's impact on popular music and culture is immeasurable. He is responsible for some of the most influential albums of all time, including The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited, and Blonde on Blonde, and his socially and politically charged singles, "Blowin' In The Wind" and "The Times They Are A-Changin'," are widely considered among the most important songs in modern music. The 'voice of a…

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Jim Brickman A Joyful Christmas

November 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Coming to Symphony Hall - Join Grammy-nominated songwriter and piano sensation. Jim Brickman for “A Joyful Christmas” holiday treat! Jim Brickman delivers the sound and spirit of the season with carols, classics and original songs on his annual holiday tour. Holiday music brings yuletide memories to life as Brickman helps you escape from the holiday hustle-bustle and keeps your days merry and bright. Bring your family, friends or that special someone and make Jim Brickman your new holiday tradition.

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December 2018

A Holiday Celebration – Springfield Symphony Orchestra

December 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Join us for a special Holiday Celebration featuring 2018 winner of NBC’s The Voice, Brynn Cartelli, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, Mary Lambert, and many more! This unforgettable holiday concert is the perfect way for families to start their seasonal festivities early. In addition to these special guest artists, the audience will hear selections from the Springfield Symphony Chorus and the Children’s Chorus of Springfield, as well as, our own rendition of popular holiday works by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Nick Palmer, Conductor Elise…

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215TH ARMY BAND HOLIDAY CONCERT

December 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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The Spirit of Springfield proudly presents a FREE holiday concert by the 215th Army Band of the Massachusetts Army National Guard on Sunday, December 9th at 2pm in Symphony Hall. Tickets are available at Big Y World Class Markets, 1350 Main Street Security Desk, and the William C Sullivan Visitor Center.

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Albany Berkshire Ballet – The Nutcracker

December 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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The Albany Berkshire Ballet's The Nutcracker returns to Symphony Hall on Saturday December 15th for two performances. Albany Berkshire Ballet (ABB) will present its annual tour of the holiday classic The Nutcracker. The production was choreographed by Artistic Director Madeline Cantarella Culpo. Sets and scenery were created by theater and movie set designer Carl Sprague, a Stockbridge native, and costumes were designed by Rita Watson and Victile Donahue. The Nutcracker will feature local dance students in special children’s roles alongside the professional dancers of the ABB.…

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Albany Berkshire Ballet – The Nutcracker

December 15, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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The Albany Berkshire Ballet's The Nutcracker returns to Symphony Hall on Saturday December 15th for two performances. Albany Berkshire Ballet (ABB) will present its annual tour of the holiday classic The Nutcracker. The production was choreographed by Artistic Director Madeline Cantarella Culpo. Sets and scenery were created by theater and movie set designer Carl Sprague, a Stockbridge native, and costumes were designed by Rita Watson and Victile Donahue. The Nutcracker will feature local dance students in special children’s roles alongside the professional dancers of the ABB.…

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February 2019

Scheherazade & American Women Composers – Springfield Symphony Orchestra

February 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Kevin Rhodes, Conductor Amy Beach - Bal Masque, Op. 22 Joan Tower - 6th Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman & Sequoia Jennifer Higdon - Blue Cathedral Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade, Op. 35 Classical music lovers will realize just how far we've come when the orchestra contrasts the creative accomplishments of these three invaluable American women composers with the uncertain fate of the slave, Sheherazade. Experience 'Bal Masque' by Amy Beach, the signature work of the high matriarch of American women…

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Mendelssohn’s Italian & Brahms – Springfield Symphony Orceshtra

February 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Rachel Barton Pine, Violin Kevin Rhodes, Conductor Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4, Op. 90, A Major "Italian" Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto, Op. 77, D Major Augusta Reed Thomas - Prayer and Celebration Mendelssohn's 'Italian Symphony' captures, according to its composer, the supreme joy of life in Italy. This sentiment is undeniably felt from the first moment of the symphony to the last. Prolific celebrity violinist, and SSO audience favorite, Rachel Barton Pine returns to Springfield to play Brahms'…

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March 2019

On Broadway with Maestro Rhodes

March 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Springfield Symphony Chorus Nikki Stoia, Director Kevin Rhodes, Conductor & Pianist Our Maestro returns to the Pops stage to host and conduct a star-studded cast of soloist performing the best of classic Broadway with our orchestra! Expect selections from the very best of the Great White Way including; "Oklahoma!" "Gypsy," "Guys and Dolls," "The Music Man," "Hello, Dolly," "Man of La Mancha," "Chorus Line," "Cabaret," "Cats," and "Phantom of the Opera." In honor of George Gershwin's contribution to the world…

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May 2019

Movie Night with Maestro Rhodes

May 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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With his trademark energy and enthusiasm, Maestro Rhodes will celebrate the most exciting music from nearly a century of cinema. Hearing these iconic movie scores in a movie theater is one thing, but EXPERIENCING them LIVE, at Symphony Hall with a full orchestra and Maestro Rhodes' explosive, animated, energy, is something just short of LIFE CHANGING! AND, to top that off, I hear there will be FREE popcorn! Not to mention awesome life size photo-op stand ups... Johnny Depp as…

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75th Season Finale with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra

May 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Yevgeny Kutik, Violin Kevin Rhodes, Conductor Salvatore Macchia - Overtura Rocambolesca Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Concerto for Violin, Op. 35, D Major Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No. 9, Op. 95, E minor "From the New World To close this celebratory season, we plan on arriving in the new world with Dvorak's 'New World Symphony,' a piece played at our orchestra's very first concert in 1944! Yevgeny Kutik who as "The New York Times" said, "uses his instrument to tell stories…

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Ed Begley, Jr: “Live Simply So Others Can Simply Live”

May 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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One of America’s most sought-after speakers on eco-living, Ed Begley, Jr. will offer an inspiring speech on eco-consciousness in an accessible, humorous message on what it means to lead a sustainable life. Sponsored by: Title Sponsor Columbia Gas and Presenting Sponsor MGM Springfield

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June 2019

Air Supply at Symphony Hall

June 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock's soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell's simple yet majestic songs created a unique sound that would forever be known as Air Supply. "Lost in Love", "All Out of Love", "The One That You Love", "Sweet Dreams", and "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" have each achieved multi-million plays on the radio. Get your chance to see Air Supply LIVE at Symphony Hall. 🎶    

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Terry Fator

June 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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For the past nine years at the Mirage Hotel Terry Fator has sold out night after night with a show featuring his cast of characters that includes everyone from an Impersonating Turtle to Elton John, Elvis to Michael Jackson. In addition to winning America’s Got Talent, Terry has won Las Vegas’s best show, best all-around performer, best family show and best overall show.

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July 2019

Aziz Ansari: Road to Nowhere

July 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Comedian and star of "Master of None" and "Parks and Recreation", Aziz Ansari, is coming to Symphony Hall on July 6 to bring you a hilarious evening on his Road To Nowhere tour.

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August 2019

Rodney Carrington LIVE

August 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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We are pleased to welcome Rodney Carrington to Sypmphony Hall on August 2! He is a multi-talented comedian, actor, and writer who has recorded eight major record label comedy albums selling over 3 million copies. Morning Wood has been certified gold and Greatest Hits has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. Rodney starred in his own TV sitcom Rodney, which ran for two seasons on ABC. He co-wrote and co-starred with Toby Keith in the feature film Beer for My…

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September 2019

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2019 Enshrinement

September 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Springfield, Mass. – The special event will be held Friday, September 6th at Springfield Symphony Hall. Members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2019 were asked to select a previous inductee(s) to accompany and present them to their peers. The choice is solely the decision of the incoming Hall of Famer. More than 50 Hall of Famers are expected to be in attendance for this year’s ceremony, including all presenters. The Class of 2019 inductees two-time…

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Steve Martin and Martin Short

September 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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As an actor, comedian, author, playwright, screenwriter, producer and musician—Steve Martin is one of the most diversified performers and acclaimed artists of his generation. Martin’s work has earned him an Academy Award, five Grammy awards, an Emmy, the Mark Twain Award, an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award and the Kennedy Center Honors. He has also hosted the Academy Awards three times. Martin Short, a celebrated comedian and actor, has won fans and accolades in television, film and theater since his breakout…

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Boyz II Men

September 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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The award-winning vocal group, Boyz II Men, known for many classic R&B hits is coming to Springfield! “Motownphilly,” “I’ll Make Love to You” and “End of The Road,” holds the distinction of being the all-time best-selling R&B group, having sold more than 64 million albums worldwide. Formed in 1990, the trio, featuring baritone Nathan Morris alongside tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman, has redefined R&B with smooth harmonies and timeless themes. See them Live at Symphony Hall this September!

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October 2019

OPENING NIGHT GALA – RACHMANINOFF & DVOŘÁK

October 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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The 2019-2020 season begins with the most champagne-popping work imaginable, J. Strauss’ bouncing and bubbly waltz-filled overture to his hit operetta “Die Fledermaus” (The Bat). The much anticipated return of pianist John Novacek, soloing in Rachmaninoff’s virtuoso and tuneful 1st Piano Concerto, highlights the first half of the concert. For the exciting concert finale Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 brings to Symphony Hall the unrelenting cheerfulness and lyricism of Czech folk music in one of the most joyful works he ever penned!…

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Smokey Robinson

October 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Robinson and his group, the Miracles met Berry Gordy after a failed audition for singer Jackie Wilson’s managers. Gordy was impressed with Robinson's vocals and ambitious songwriting. With his help they released, "Got a Job.” It was the beginning of a successful collaboration and the beginnings of Motown. In 1960, Miracles recorded their and Motown’s first million selling hit, "Shop Around.” Between 1960 and 1970, Robinson would produce 26 top forty hits with the Miracles including several top ten hits.…

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Springfield Public Forum

October 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Nikole Hannah-Jones is an award-winning investigative reporter covering racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine. A MacArthur “Genuis” Award recipient, she investigates the way racial segregation in housing and schools is maintained through official action and policy. Nikole has written extensively about school resegregation across the country and the utter disarray of hundreds of school desegregation orders. She has also chronicled the decades-long failure of the federal government to enforce the landmark 1968 Fair Housing Act and wrote one…

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Family Feud: Celebrity Edition

October 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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“Family Feud Live: Celebrity Edition” invites the local Springfield audience to be part of the game as contestants are selected randomly to become a member of the on-stage “family” alongside the celebrity team captains. Other audience members will have the opportunity to win prizes without leaving their seats when the celebrity host interacts with them from the stage.

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November 2019

TCHAIKOVSKY & BRAHMS CONCERT – SSO

November 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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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…

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The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us

November 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Paul Tough is the bestselling author of "How Children Succeed" and a contributor to The New York Times Magazine and This American Life. In his new book, "The Years That Matter Most," Tough describes the way higher education in America can both help and hinder young people searching for better opportunities. The book tells the stories of several remarkable students, including some for whom college acts as a powerful engine of social mobility. But Tough also reveals the sometimes hidden…

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Michael Carbonaro

November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Known for his original hidden camera magic series, THE CARBONARO EFFECT, Michael Carbonaro is coming to Springfield. Jaws drop when he causes a car to disappear from under a security guard’s nose or makes alien crabs transform into kittens in a science lab. Whether posing as a coffee shop barista, museum curator, or seemingly unremarkable store clerk in the REAL world, Carbonaro's illusions – along with his absurd, matter-of-fact explanations – leave REAL people bewildered and families at home laughing…

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She Said: Breaking the Story that Helped Ignite #MeToo

November 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Jodi Kantor is one of the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment and abuse for The New York Times. Kantor will share their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement and will take us for the first time into the very heart of this social shift, reliving in real-time what it took to get the story and giving an up-close portrait of the forces that hindered and spurred change. Her talk will describe…

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Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestras Premiere Concert

November 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Join us as 115 talented young musicians from all over Western MA, CT, and NH -- members of the Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestras -- take the stage for the premiere concert of the season on November 24, 2019, at 3:00 pm at Belchertown HS Auditorium, 142 Springfield Road, Belchertown, MA. Pieces include: March Past of Kitchen Utensils by Vaughan Williams, La Vie Parisienne Overture by Offenbach and Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky. Call 413-733-0636 x116 for more information. Tickets are available…

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December 2019

Holiday Celebration at the Springfield Symphony Hall

December 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Nick Palmer, Guest Conductor SSO Chorus – Nikki Stoia, Director The Young@Heart Chorus, Bob Cilman, Director Elise Barber, Cantor Jamie-Rose Guarrine, Soprano Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting-tingling too … it’s the Springfield Symphony Orchestra & Chorus’ Holiday Celebration, the perfect beginning to your holiday season. Maestro Nick Palmer returns with such audience favorites as “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman,” the ubiquitous “Sleigh Ride,” and more. An SSO holiday concert wouldn’t be the same without the SSO…

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Holiday Concert by 215th Army Band

December 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Springfield Symphony Hall will be filled with the sounds of the holiday season as the Spirit of Springfield present a free holiday concert by the 215th Army Band of the Massachusetts Army National Guard 215th Army Band. Sponsored by Trinity Health Of New England and Mercy Medical Center, the performance will include holiday favorites as well as patriotic selections. Tickets for the free concert are available at Big Y World Class MarketMarkets in Western Massachusetts, Mercy Medical Center's information desk,…

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January 2020

Springfield Symphony Orchestra All Beethoven! Concert

January 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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The SSO welcomes back its former Music Director and Conductor Mark Russell Smith to help kick off the 250th Anniversary of the birth of revolutionary genius Ludwig van Beethoven. Maestro Smith will begin our year-long fête with Beethoven’s First Symphony, a work strongly anchored in Viennese musical life, and fittingly written at the dawn of a new century, 1799-1800, when the composer was just 29. Next up is his Second Symphony, written in the summer of 1802 when Beethoven first…

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February 2020

Mozart’s Flute & Harp Concerto Concert

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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East Coast meets West in Springfield when principals of two powerhouse orchestras, the Metropolitan Opera and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, meet for an evening of musical brilliance. With powerful, virtuoso playing, Emmanuel Ceysson (principal harpist of the Met) sweeps away the clichés associated with his instrument. He is joined by Denis Bouriakov (principal flutist of the LA Phil), often called the "Paganini of the flute." Exciting and varied, this night spans the old world to the new, from Mozart's incredibly…

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SSO Presents Love on Broadway with Maestro Rhodes

February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Kevin Rhodes, Conductor with soloists Emma Grimsley, Jane Rhodes, Stephen Mark Lukas, and Nathaniel Hackmann Give your valentine the perfect token of your affection! Maestro Rhodes brings back the ingenue with the bell-like voice, Emma Grimsley, and lively character actress Jane Rhodes (so terrific last year performing Adelaide’s Lament) who, combined with a leading man with a “grand-slam voice,” Stephen Mark Lukas, and the lush, rippling baritone of Nathaniel Hackmann, will fill Symphony Hall with romance and delight performing classics…

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March 2020

Springfield Symphony Orchestra Presents Beethoven & Tchaikovsky

March 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Daniel Hege, Guest Conductor Angelo Xiang Yu, Violin Augusta Read Thomas Radiant Circles Beethoven Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1 “Winter Dreams” 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”…

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SSO Presents Beethoven & Tchaikovsky

March 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Daniel Hege, Guest Conductor Angelo Xiang Yu, Violin 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! We continue our celebration 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…

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