Supporting the Arts in Western Massachusetts and Beyond

May 6, 2022

Preview: MOSSO Summer Concert Series

Symphony Hall, Springfield, MA
Various dates throughout Summer 

MOSSO, the Musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, have announced details of their duo summer concerts at Symphony Hall. MOSSO will celebrate the music of Stephen Sondheim and John Williams. These concerts mark the first time in almost 20 years that the musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra have performed summer concerts in Springfield.

On Thursday, June 23, MOSSO celebrates the music of Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim who penned the words and music to Company, Follies, Sweeney Todd, and Into the Woods. Conductor Tim Stella will lead the program. Stella is former Resident Music Director of Goodspeed Musicals, and a conductor at Radio City Music Hall.

On Thursday, July 21, Maestro Kevin Rhodes returns to Springfield to conduct a MOSSO benefit concert, with a program of light classics and music of renowned composer John Williams, whose works include Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Schindler’s List. Maestro Rhodes will be joined by guest soloist, violinist Yevgeny Kutik, whose two prior solo appearances in Springfield were met with great acclaim.

Maestro Kevin Rhodes served as Music Director and Conductor of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra for 20 seasons, until the SSO paused performances in 2020. Last season, Maestro Rhodes conducted three ballet productions at Milan’s famed Teatro alla Scala.

Tickets for both concerts will go on sale on May 9, 2022.

MOSSO is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, which is not a subsidiary of nor affiliated with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra.