Supporting the Arts in Western Massachusetts and Beyond

February 21, 2023

Preview: Holyoke Civic Symphony, "Such Sweet Sorrow"

Holyoke Civic Symphony, Holyoke, MA
March 12, 2023

Ronald Gorevic
The theme of Holyoke Civic Symphony's upcoming concert, “Such Sweet Sorrow,” will remind audience members of the sadness of parting yet with the joy of love and hope shining through March 12th at 3 pm as HCS continues its season’s theme. The performance is part of the symphony's series, “A World of Romance.” Doors open at 2:30pm. Admission is free with donations appreciated.

The program includes two works inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet: Romeo and Juliet: Wedding Procession by Charles Gounod and Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

There’s more romantic music with guest soloist Ronald Gorevic playing violin in Antonin Dvor├ík’s Romance, Op 11. Gorevic also performs on his viola in Romanze, Op. 85 by Max Bruch. Frederick Delius’ The Walk to the Paradise Garden adds to the program’s world of romance.

Ronald Gorevic’s performances have been enthusiastically heard by HCS audiences over several years. He has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a performer and teacher, on both the violin and viola. He has been principal violinist with the Springfield  Symphony Orchestra for more than 20 years and is currently on the faculty of Smith College.