The Springfield Symphony Orchestra is joining  institutions across the state with their participation in the EBT Cards to Culture Program.
Kirsten Lipkens is the Education Director at the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and she joined us to share the details. 

Concert Details:

Scheherazade & American Women Composers
Saturday, February 2, 2019

Springfield Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street, Springfield, MA

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra joins influential cultural institutions across the state with their participation in the EBT Cards to Culture Program. Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cardholders and their family members may now receive up to four tickets to any SSO concert for free on the night of a concert at the Symphony Hall Box Office.
In addition to the Cards to Cultures program, the SSO is also inviting furloughed federal employees to join us as our guests for our February 2nd concert featuring Scheherazade & American Women Composers. Each employee is eligible to receive a pair of tickets, based on availability, with the presentation of a valid government ID. Visit the Box Office to reserve your tickets.

Box Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (1441 Main St. – TD Bank Building)
Concert Saturdays: 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. (1441 Main St.)
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (at Symphony Hall)

Concert Program Information:
Kevin Rhodes, Conductor
Amy Beach – Bal Masque, Op. 22
Joan Tower – 6th Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman & Sequoia
Jennifer Higdon – blue cathedral
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade, Op. 35

Classical music lovers will realize just how far we’ve come when the orchestra contrasts the creative accomplishments of these three invaluable American women composers with the uncertain fate of the slave, Scheherazade. Experience ‘Bal Masque’ by Amy Beach, the signature work of the high matriarch of American women composers, coupled with the strange patriotism and sly sarcasm inherent in Joan Tower’s ‘6th Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman.’ Amidst this suite of contemporary American women, we arrive at the emotional climax of ‘blue cathedral’ by Jennifer Higdon, one of the most acclaimed living American composers.

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