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  • 24 Mar 2018

    Symphonie Espagnole

    Repertoire: VERDI Stabat Mater LALO Symphonie Espagnole with Sarah-Hadley Yakir, violin BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8
  • 07 Apr 2018

    Spring 2018 Youth Orchestra Concert

    Join the PVS Youth Orchestra us for an evening of music, featuring Brahms’ Hungarian dance No. 5, the Russian Sailor’s…
  • 19 May 2018


    Repertoire: RIMSKY-KORSAKOV               Capriccio Espagnol VAUGHAN WILLIAMS              Flos Campi               intermission TCHAIKOVSKY                        Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36 

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, 2018 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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