Pioneer Valley Symphony hosts an evening with musical treasure and Pulitzer-winner Lewis Spratlan
February 15, 2021
"Lewis Spratlan, composer and Professor Emeritus at Amherst College, knows all too well that good things come to those who wait...and those who don’t give up. Spratlan, a world-renowned composer of choral, operatic, chamber and orchestra music, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for an opera he had completed thirty years before in 1978 as a professor at Amherst College. The journey from completion to production was quite a saga..."
Pioneer Valley Symphony launches new virtual series on racial diversity, Musical Mosaic: America’s Composers of Color
January 7, 2021
"For many years, Tianhui Ng, Music Director at the Pioneer Valley Symphony (PVS), has been curious about the future of classical music, particularly symphonic music. "I often ask young people if they’ve ever heard an orchestra, and I hear things like, ‘you just don’t play anything that looks or sounds like me...'"
‘The show must go on’: Pioneer Valley Symphony celebrates full virtual season with decades-old Holiday Concert tradition
December 3, 2020
"Although the year 2020 has seen the temporary closing of many local arts and cultural organizations throughout Western Massachusetts and beyond, this fall the Pioneer Valley Symphony (PVS) has been busier than ever..."
Leading expert on aging singing voices to speak at Pioneer Valley Symphony event
October 28, 2020
"It’s no secret that our bodies change as we age, but did you know our voices do, as well? 'For singers, the human body is a living instrument,' said Sarah Pauquet, Chorus Director at the Pioneer Valley Symphony..."
PVS brings Education Concert "magic" to whole region in virtual Peer Gynt
September 23, 2020
"Like many local cultural and performing arts organizations, the Pioneer Valley Symphony (PVS) saw its 81st season abruptly end due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the cancelled events was the highly-anticipated 25th annual Education Concert..."
Dark River virtual singalong celebrates Black artists and activists
July 20, 2020
"On Tuesday, July 28, at 7pm, the Pioneer Valley Symphony, under the direction of Tianhui Ng, will launch its Virtual Summer Singalong Series with Mary D. Watkins's captivating opera, Dark River (2009)..."
Pioneer Valley Symphony presents five-part Musical Mosaic Series
Channel 22 Mass Appeal - January 15, 2021
"This weekend (the Pioneer Valley Symphony) launches a new series of programs starting with a celebration of black composers. Tianhui Ng, Music Director, from the Pioneer Valley Symphony is with us now to talk about it..."
Pioneer Valley Symphony to present virtual Peer Gynt
MassLive - September 26, 2020
"What child, having once heard the gruff bassoons barking out the melody of In the Hall of the Mountain King from Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite, could ever forget the menacing march of the troll monarch?"
"On May 13, White Snake Projects, which presents original and socially relevant operas, staged an online concert of compositions by musicians and composers from around the world committed to using the power of words and music to bring about meaningful change..."