This year the Holyoke Civic Symphony will celebrate its 50th anniversary! We’ve got big plans for the orchestra all season long. In October we’ll be presenting a special people’s choice concert, featuring Mozart’s Magic Flute Overture and Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony, both of which were voted audience favorites. In December we’ll be playing Tchaikovsky’s beloved Nutcracker Suite for the first time. In March we’ll have a double helping of Brahms. And in May we will celebrate with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

The Holyoke Civic Symphony has always been committed to presenting music by living composers. To help celebrate our anniversary this season, we have commissioned four composers who have a strong history with the orchestra: Gwyneth Walker, Jerry Noble, Zeke Hecker, and Adrienne Albert. Each concert this season will feature a brand new piece that was written especially for the orchestra.

The Holyoke Civic Symphony offers an intriguing and eclectic mix of music. Classical and popular music are often juxtaposed in the same concert, and great masterpieces from music history coexist with works that were written just yesterday. Our concerts are always fun, accessible, and educational. I hope you can help us celebrate at all of our concerts this season!

David Kidwell

Music Director and Conductor

Upcoming Events

50 Years of Joy
Sunday, May 7, 3:00 p.m.
Holyoke High School

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