Press Releases

Season 49 Part II Continues on SPSO LIVEstream!

The 2020-2021 Season continues, bringing the innovative SPSO LIVEstream! broadcasts to you for the second half of the Season.  Following safety guidelines from public health officials, concerts will be performed without an audience in the concert hall.  Musicians will be appropriately socially distant and all safety measures in place in accordance with recent studies on …

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2020-2021 Season

CONCERT IV: Ricardo Morales Plays Copland

Hailed as one of greatest living clarinetists, Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales performs Copland’s lyrical and jazz-influenced Clarinet Concerto that was composed for the legendary swing musician Benny Goodman.  The program opens with Mozart’s first symphonic masterpiece – his sparkling Symphony No. 29. To make a donation please call 267.328.4493 or donate securely through …

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CONCERT III: Handel, Haydn, & Cellist Ovidiu Marinescu

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra returns with music from Grammy-nominated Philadelphia composer and SPSO LIVEstream! host Kile Smith and music from his award-winning Vespers newly arranged for and commissioned by the SPSO. The concert includes several overtures by the composer that was proclaimed to be the greatest by Mozart, Beethoven, and Haydn – George Frideric …

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Press Releases

Season 49 Part I Continues on SPSO LIVEstream!

More than 4,000 people viewed the opening night broadcast of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra’s SPSO Livestream! on YouTube.   SPSO is one of only a few orchestras in the region keeping the music alive and for audiences throughout the country.  The 2020-2021 Season of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra has been reimagined!  These one-hour concerts …

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CONCERT I: Triumph Over Struggle

The long-awaited re-opening of in-person concerts begins with a salute to front line workers and those that have been dedicated to the health of our communities.  The opening night concert continues with the consoling music of Philadelphia Composer Jennifer Higdon and her reflective blue cathedral, and Beethoven’s immortal struggle in his Fifth Symphony reminds of …

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CONCERT II: Tchaikovsky & Bizet

Noted Philadelphia Orchestra Violinist Amy Oshiro-Morales performs Tchaikovsky’s popular Violin Concerto that exudes with sublime lyricism, yearning wistfulness, and thrilling virtuosity.   The cheerful Symphony No. 1 of French opera composer Georges Bizet concludes the concert bringing some much-needed exuberance and a musical smile.

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CONCERT III: Romance & Heartbreak

Fall in love with the iconic, beautifully tragic story of Romeo & Juliet then journey to a lush and luxurious celebration of romance with Richard Strauss’ music from his opera Der Rosenkavalier.  From Moscow to Paris – Carnegie Hall to performances throughout the world, Russian Pianist Anna Kislitsyna makes her SPSO debut with Shostakovich’s heart-wrenching …

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CONCERT IV: Schumann & Brahms

The friendship of Brahms and Schumann defined a generation of music and left legacy of beauty and inspiration. Featuring acclaimed Pianist Carl Cranmer, Schumann’s Piano Concerto recalls his love for his wife with sweeping melodies and tenderness, while Brahms’ First Symphony remains one of the great heartfelt and triumphant masterpieces in all of music.

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News

SPSO launches SPSO LIVEstream!

The 2020-2021 Season has been reimagined for at least the first part of the Season.  Following safety guidelines from public health officials, concerts will be performed without an audience in the concert hall.  Using a subset of the SPSO, musicians will be appropriately socially distant and all safety measures in place in accordance with recent …

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2020-2021 Season

CONCERT II: Dreams & Passion

Escape into your dreams as the SPSO musically paints the surreal sounds of the music of French Impressionist Claude Debussy.   Critically acclaimed Violinist Robyn Bollinger makes her SPSO debut featuring the sultry sounds of tango master Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.   Discover your inner passion and get your tango on!  We all need …

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