If you are looking to explore some classical music at its best while visiting the area, look no further than Springfield Symphony Hall - home to the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO). Today the SSO is the largest Massachusetts symphony outside of Boston. It consists of over 80 musicians from the New England region and Canada. It is led by internationally-acclaimed American conductor Kevin Rhodes, who has held the post since 2001.
Two birthdays will be celebrated as the Springfield Symphony Orchestra convenes for another season of exciting music-making this Fall - its own 76th birthday and Beethoven’s 250th. Maestro Rhodes enters his 19th year as music director of the SSO, enjoying the longest time on the podium of any Springfield Symphony conductor.