Last year, the Holyoke Civic Symphony marked two major milestones: the orchestra’s 50th season and my 20th season as its conductor. We finished the season with a bang, performing Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony. After all that, you might be tempted to ask, “What’s next?”

What’s next is our “Plus One” season. In addition to our normal mix of classical masterpieces and accessible contemporary music, each concert will include a “plus one”: one piece that was performed during the orchestra’s first two seasons.

I’m particularly excited about our May concert, when we’ll be presenting a “ComiConcert” featuring music from comic books and fantasy and sci-fi movies and television shows. You can come in costume if you like!

The Holyoke Civic Symphony always 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 to see you in the audience this season!

David Kidwell

Music Director and Conductor

Upcoming Events

Sunday, May 6, 3:00 p.m.
Holyoke Community College

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