38th Annual WASSO Holiday Homes Tour & Cookie Sale

Event Start Date:
December 9, 2017
Event End Date:
December 10, 2017
Event Venue:

A tour of area homes decorated for the season, 1-5pm, Saturday, December 9 & Sunday, December 10

The Women’s Association of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (WASSO) is sponsoring its 38th annual Holiday Home Tour & Cookie Sale on Saturday, December 9th and Sunday, December 10th, from 1pm until 5pm. Homemade holiday cookies will be for sale at each home!

For information: call 325-8100.

Proceeds benefit The Springfield Symphony Orchestra

Hear It Again on WDPR

Event Start Date:
October 15, 2016
Event End Date:
May 6, 2017
Event Venue:

2016-2017 Broadcast Schedule

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October 15, MasterWorks I               
November 5, 2016

November 5, NightLights I               
January 7, 2017

January 14, MasterWorks II              
February 18, 2017

February 25, NightLights II              
March 18, 2017

March 19, MasterWorks III               
May 6, 2017

May 6, MasterWorks IV                    
September 9, 2017

Summer Arts Festival: 8pm, Sunday, June 11

Event Start Date:
June 11, 2017
Event End Date:
June 11, 2017
Event Venue:

Join the Symphony for a rousing free performance at the 51st Annual Springfield Summer Arts Festival.

The repertoire will include:

Claudio Montiverdi: Overture to Orfeo

Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite No. 2 Overture; Air; Gigue

Jean-Baptiste Lully: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

George Frederic Handel: Water Music Suite No. 2

George Frederic Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks

WASSO Garden Tour

Event Start Date:
July 15, 2017
Event End Date:
July 16, 2017
Event Venue:

1-6pm, Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Women’s Association of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (WASSO) is pleased to announce the 24th Annual Garden Tour. This year we have six gardens and a winery for your enjoyment:

» 317 Oakridge Drive, Springfield
» 5076 W. Jackson Road, Enon
» 5118 W. Jackson Road, Enon (Brandenberry Wine)
» 1744 Pembrook Road, Springfield
» 1824 Crescent Drive, Springfield
» 1910 S. Bird Road, Springfield
» Corner of W. Jefferson Ave. & S. Western Ave., Springfield

You can download a 2017 GardenTour Brochure here.

Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at any of the homes on the days of the tour.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the button to the right, or available soon at the Symphony office, Katie’s Hallmark, Schneider’s Florist, H. Holding & Co. in Urbana, Frame Haven, Heart of Country, Curves, or at any of the homes on the day of the tour.

Proceeds benefit The Springfield Symphony Orchestra

2017 Gardens MapView an interactive Google map here.

The 2017-2018 Season

Event Start Date:
October 7, 2017
Event End Date:
April 14, 2018
Event Venue:

Season Subscriptions and Single and Select Three tickets are all on sale now. For Select Three tickets or Season Subscriptions, please call the ticket office at 937-328-3874.

For single tickets, click on the links below.

MasterWorks I
7:30pm, Saturday, October 7, 2017

BuyTicketsfeaturing Gavin George, piano
Elgar: Cockaigne, op. 40
Schumann: Piano Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4


NightLights I – World Premiere!
BuyTickets5pm, Saturday, November 18, 2017

featuring Cirque Musica’s Premiere of Heroes & Villains
Music from the classical repertoire and modern movie hits.


NightLights II
BuyTickets5pm, Saturday, January 20, 2018

featuring Kanako and Mariko Shimasaki, violins
Georg Philipp Telemann: Don Quixotte
Bach: Double Concerto
Osvoldo Golijov: Last Rounds
Astor Piazzola: Four Seasons in Buenos Aires


MasterWorks II
BuyTickets7:30pm, Saturday, February 17, 2018

featuring Pascal & Ami Rogé, Pianos
Messiaen: Les offrandes oubliees
Poulenc: Concerto for 2 pianos and orchestra
Debussy: La Mer


MasterWorks III
BuyTickets7:30 pm, Saturday, March 24, 2018

featuring Misha Dichter, piano
Drew Hemenger:Exultations
Gershwin: Concerto in F
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances West Side Story


MasterWorks IV
BuyTickets7:30pm, Saturday, April 14, 2018

featuring the Springfield Symphony Chorale & Soloists April Bennett, soprano, Elise Des Champs, mezzo-soprano, Will Mattox, tenor, and Brian Banion, bass

Mendelssohn: Elijah

MasterWorks IV: Signature Sounds

Event Start Date:
May 6, 2017
Event End Date:
May 6, 2017
Event Venue:
Clark State Performing Arts Center

7:30pm, Saturday, May 6, 2017
Wagner, Verdi and Franck

Wagner: Tannhauser Overture
Verdi: Ballet Music
Franck: Symphony in d

Three of the Maestro’s favorite staples of the repertoire round out this season that promises to be a grand celebration of the virtuosity of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra.

Opening Notes: 6:45 in the Turner Studio Theater
Performance Prelude: 6:45 in the Davidson Lobby

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MasterWorks III: The Human Requiem

Event Start Date:
March 19, 2017
Event End Date:
March 19, 2017
Event Venue:
Clark State Performing Arts Center

3pm, Sunday, March 19, 2017
featuring the SSO Chorale with Basil Fett, guest conductor, Katy Shackleton Williams, soprano, and Errik M. Hood, baritone

Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem

The German Requiem, often called The Human Requiem by the composer, is a masterpiece offering some of the most sublime and stirring melodies ever written. Experience it under the leadership of master choral conductor Basil Fett, and featuring our SSO Chorale, soprano Katy Shackleton Williams, and baritone Errik M. Hood.

Opening Notes: 2:15pm in the Turner Studio Theater
Performance Prelude: 2:15pm in the Kuss Auditorium Lobby

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NightLights II: Movie Magic

Event Start Date:
February 25, 2017
Event End Date:
February 25, 2017
Event Venue:
Chark State Performing Arts Center

5pm, Saturday, February 25, 2017
featuring Lindsay Deutsch, violin

Korngold: Captain Blood Suite
Corigliano: Chaccone from The Red Violin
Jarre: Suite from Lawrence of Arabia
Gershwin: Fantasy on Porgy and Bess

An early evening at the movies as the SSO traverses several iconic film scores – Captain Blood, The Red Violin, Lawrence of Arabia and Porgy and Bess. Melodies both majestic and haunting will conjure memories of these immortal films and remind us that music completes the cinematic experience.

Opening Notes at 4:15pm in the Turner Studio
Performance Prelude at 4:15pm in the Davidson Grand Lobby

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MasterWorks II: Going for Baroque

Event Start Date:
January 14, 2016
Event End Date:
January 14, 2016
Event Venue:
Clark State Performing Arts Center

7:30pm, Saturday, January 14, 2017
featuring Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola

Bach: Brandenberg Concerto No. 3
Jean Baptiste Lully: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Suite
Handel: Viola Concerto
Handel: Water Music

Our ever popular Baroque bash promises to thrill with favorites from masters of that era. The viola, often relegated to the shadows of the string texture, will dazzle as soloist Nokuthula Ngwenyama joins the SSO.

Opening Notes and Performance Prelude: 6:30 in the Turner Studio Theatre

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NightLights I: To Serve and Protect

Event Start Date:
November 5, 2016
Event End Date:
November 5, 2016
Event Venue:

5pm, Saturday, November 5
a celebration of first responders and veterans – sight and sound with The Now Device

The Star-Spangled Banner

arr. Lowden: Armed Forces Salute
Williams: Hymn to the Fallen
Haydn: Symphony No. 100 “Military” Finale
Brahms: Tragic Overture
Joan Herndon: 911 Emergency Fanfare, 911 Emergency Baby on the Way, 911 Emergency Animals
Holst: Jupiter from The Planets
McTee: Symphony No. 1 “Ballet for Orchestra” II, Adagio
Williams: Olympic Spirit

Those who guard our safety and our freedom will be honored at this event as the Orchestra collaborates with the creative genius of The Now Device. Inspiring music will merge with stunning visual images in this unique and uplifting event.

Opening Notes at 4:15pm in the Turner Studio
Performance Prelude at 4:15pm in the Davidson Grand Lobby

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Concert Sponsor: The Champion Companies
Concert Partner: Community Mercy Health Partners

 

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