Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestras set to perform in person

Posted on: November 18, 2021

“While the future of the professional Springfield Symphony Orchestra remains in limbo, there is great news about classical music from the SSO organization,” writes Clifton Noble Jr. in Thursday’s (11/18) Springfield Republican (MA). “The Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestras will present their season premiere concert on Sunday at 3 p.m., streamed live from Robyn Newhouse Hall at the Community Music School of Springfield at no charge…. The event will include performances by the Springfield Youth Sinfonia, conducted by Marsha Hassett, and the Springfield Youth Orchestra, conducted by Jonathan Lam. Youth orchestra cellist JiYu Moon, winner of the 2020 Concerto Competition, will be featured soloist in the first movement of Haydn’s Concerto No. 1…. According to manager Rocio Mora, the youth orchestras resumed rehearsals together on Sept. 12…. Lam and Hassett … noted that the pandemic has drastically reduced the numbers of players…. The program for Sunday begins with the sinfonia…. The Springfield Youth Orchestra will follow with the ‘Luisa Miller Sinfonia,’ by Verdi, the … Haydn Cello Concerto… and five of Dvořák’s masterful ‘Slavonic Dances.’ ” Contract talks are ongoing between Springfield Symphony musicians and management; the National Labor Relations Board will hold a hearing on December 1.