SYO Play-a-thon

Event Start Date:
January 12, 2018
Event End Date:
January 12, 2018
Event Venue:

Won’t you please consider sponsoring a youth orchestra student for this event?

On Friday, January 12th, Springfield Youth Orchestra members will be participating in their annual fundraiser at Covenant Presbyterian Church. On that night, our young musicians will be playing their fingers “to the bone” earning pledges that will help offset the costs of our program that are not covered by the annual tuition fees.

This event is a time of fun, fellowship, and educational activities for our students, with workshops and rehearsals conducted by Maestro Wilson, Springfield Symphony Orchestra members, and other area music professionals. Springfield Symphony youth programs provide our young musicians the opportunity to perform in a full orchestra setting at the advanced level, quality beginning and intermediate string ensembles, and a high-level children’s chorus experience. The annual tuition fee covers approximately 35% of the cost to run these ensembles. Learn more about our youth orchestras here and children’s chorus here.

Please sponsor one of our young musicians for this event! Pledges can be made for any dollar amount for the student of your choice, or a student from the school district of your choice by clicking on Make Your Pledge Now at the right.

You will receive a tax donation letter, and we’ll notify the student of your pledge. Thank you in advance for your support of the Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestras and Children’s Chorus!

Hear It Again on WDPR

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

2017-2018 Broadcast Schedule


October 7, 2017, MasterWorks I
November 18, 2017

November 18, 2017, NightLights I
January 6, 2018

January 20, 2018, NightLights II
February 10, 2018

February 17, 2018, MasterWorks II
March 3, 2018

March 24, 2018, MasterWorks III
April 14, 2018

April 14, 2018, MasterWorks IV
August 11, 2018


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

Program Notes »


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Event Start Date:
June 3, 2017
Event End Date:
June 3, 2017
Event Venue:
Hollenbeck Bayley Center 275 S. Limestone St., Springfield

Springfield Symphony Youth Education Programs Fundraiser
Saturday, June 3, 6-9pm, Hollenbeck Bayley Center, 275 S. Limestone, Springfield

The Flavors event will be held in the fabulous Hollenbeck Bayley Center. Treat yourself to some of Springfield’s best-loved restaurants, all for one low price!

In addition to delectable delicacies, Flavors will host a silent auction with fine art items, fine jewelry, electronics, gift baskets, gift certificates, tickets to various area attractions and events, and much more. A balloon auction will add to the fun and give patrons another chance to walk away with a wonderful surprise item.

Musicians from the Springfield Youth Symphony and Springfield Symphony Orchestra will provide live entertainment.

This well-regarded annual event supports the education programs of the SSO, including our youth orchestras and children’s chorus. Bring the whole family! Great food and great fun that supports a worthy cause!!

Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door.

Order tickets online here.

For more information, call 937-325-8100.


Thank You, KeyBank, for your support.