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Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestra to Present Winter Concert

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestra’s (SSYO) Winter Concert is set for Sunday, Feb. 8 in Parenzo Hall at Westfield State University.

The introductory Springfield Youth Sinfonia concert program will include Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” Mussorgsky’s “The Fair at Sorochinsk,” and Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz from Swan Lake.” The advanced Springfield Youth Orchestra program will include Rossini’s “William Tell Overture” and Dvorak’s “In Nature’s Realm Overture, Op. 91.”

Jonathan Lam, conductor of the youth orchestra, notes that “the SSYO will be performing two contrasting works. Rossini’s ‘William Tell Overture’ will open the concert and display the versatility, warmth, and excitement of the orchestra. Dvorak’s tone poem ‘In Nature’s Realm’ will take the audience through the sounds of the wilderness.”

Tickets are available at the door, and cost $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and youth under 17 years old. Doors open at 2:30 p.m., and the concert begins at 3 p.m.

MassMutual Financial Group is the official season sponsor of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and the Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestra. Disability Management Services, PeoplesBank, and Baystate Children’s Hospital are the sponsors of the SSYO. The SSYO is also funded in part by the Amherst, Belchertown, and Westfield cultural councils. For more information, call (413) 733-0636, ext. 19.

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