“The Greenville Symphony Orchestra led by music director and conductor Edvard Tchivzhel recently announced its upcoming 2016-17 concert season,” states an unsigned story in Monday’s (7/25) Herald-Journal (Spartanburg, S.C.). “The season offers a variety of concerts including a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Tchivzhel’s defection from the former Soviet Union, three rising guest artists, a special memorial concert for the orchestra’s late executive director Sherwood Mobley and more.” The first of six Masterworks Series programs, September 24-25, is “The Great Escape,” featuring Tchaikovsky’s Third Symphony, “the first piece Tchivzhel conducted on his U.S. tour with the U.S.S.R. State Symphony Orchestra…. The concert also welcomes singer/songwriter/musician and Greenville native Edwin McCain to the stage to narrate Copland’s ‘Lincoln Portrait.’ ” “Triumph of the Human Spirit,” the Masterworks program scheduled for April 8-9 and dedicated to the memory of Sherwood Mobley, will feature Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture and Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Mahler’s Sixth (“Tragic”) Symphony. Also on tap for the 2016-17 season are four pairs of chamber-orchestra concerts; three Spotlight Series concerts; and “Holiday at Peace,” a December collaboration with International Ballet celebrating the Greenville Pops’ return to the city’s Peace Center Concert Hall.
Posted July 25, 2016