Upcoming Concerts - November 18th and 19th

The PVS has two concerts coming up. Our Youth Orchestra’s Fall Concert is on Saturday, November 18th. This FREE concert begins at 4 pm at Greenfield High School.
Our Chorus and Chamber Choir, along with Michael Nix on guitar, present Chorus Music from the Spanish-Speaking World on Sunday, November 19th at 3 pm at Second Congregational Church, Greenfield.
Mark your calendars now.

  • 18 Nov 2017

    Fall Youth Orchestra Concert

    Free Concert featuring the PVS Youth Orchestra. Repertoire includes Strauss’s Thunder and Lightning Polka and Vaughan Williams’ Rhosymedre, among other…
  • 19 Nov 2017


    Repertoire: ERNANI AGUIAR Salmo 150 BEATRIZ CORONA Corazon, coraza JAVIER BUSTO Ave Maria LALO SCHIFRIN Mission: Impossible (arr Roger Emerson)…
  • 16 Dec 2017


    Repertoire: RICHMAN Hannukah Festival Overture GEORGES BIZET Selections from Carmen WALDTEUFEL Skater’s Waltz PROKOFIEV Troika from Lieutenant Kiji JOSEF STRAUSS…

Auditions for Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, and Harp Announced

The PVS Orchestra is holding open auditions for talented woodwind, brass, percussion, and harp players. Membership in the PVS Orchestra is open to qualified musicians willing to make a commitment to perform with us throughout the season. More information is available here.

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The Pioneer Valley Symphony is supported in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Guest Conductors announced for Spring 2018 Concerts

The Pioneer Valley Symphony is pleased to announce guest conductors for three concerts during the upcoming season.

The PVS February 10, 2017 concert at Greenfield High School (7:30 pm) will be conducted by Cynthia Woods. Ms. Woods will lead the PVS Orchestra and Chorus in a program that includes Gwyneth Walker’s Three Days by the Sea and Joaquin Rodrigo’s Fantasia para un gentilhombre, featuring Christopher Ladd on guitar. She will conclude the concert by leading the PVS Orchestra’s performance of Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 3.

The PVS March 24, 2018 concert at John M. Greene Hall on Smith College’s campus (7:30 pm) will be conducted by Jonathan Hirsh. Mr. Hirsh will lead the PVS Orchestra and Chorus in a program that includes Giuseppe Verdi’s Stabat Mater and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8. In addition, the PVS will welcome violinist and South Hadley native, Sarah-Hadley Yakir for a performance of Edouard Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole.

The PVS May 19, 2018 concert at Greenfield High School (7:30 pm) will be conducted by Tian Hui Ng. Mr. Ng will lead the PVS Orchestra in a program that includes Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.  Mr. Ng will also lead the PVS Orchestra and Chorus, along with violist and South Hadley resident Tanya Solomon, in a performance of Vaughan Williams’ Flos Campi.

A full press release can be found here. Biographies of our guest conductors can be found here.

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  • Bring world-class soloists to the Pioneer Valley
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  • Offer scholarships to talented young musicians
  • Premiere new orchestral and choral music
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  • Enhance and expand our youth outreach programs and Youth Orchestra