Wittenberg Collaborates With Springfield Symphony Orchestra For Fourth Annual Night At The Symphony Nov. 10
Springfield, Ohio — One of Clark County’s premier cultural institutions, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO), and one of America’s finest liberal arts institutions, Wittenberg University, are once again collaborating to celebrate the fourth annual Wittenberg Night at the Symphony on Saturday, Nov. 10.
Designed to introduce more members of the Wittenberg community to the SSO, which is celebrating its 69th year of high-quality entertainment, the event includes a post-concert reception for Wittenberg students, alumni, faculty and staff symphony members and Music Director and Conductor Peter Stafford Wilson. The concert will take place at the Clark State Performing Arts Center, 300 South Fountain Ave, and the reception will be held in the center’s Davidson Grand Lobby.
The SSO will present a program of Baroque music, including works by Gluck, Vivaldi, Bach, Pachelbel, Purcell and Handel. Wittenberg Instructor of Music Lori Akins, flute, will be the featured performer in Bach’s Suite No. 2.
The Springfield Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1943 and performed its first complete concert in 1944 at Central Methodist Church in Springfield. The SSO now presents more than 90 events each year, including a six-concert subscription series, small ensemble visits to area schools, Concerts for Young People, the Springfield Youth Symphony and Springfield Youth String Ensemble, free outreach performances and two fundraisers. The orchestra also plays several concerts each summer as part of the Summer Arts Festival, which was created in 1967 to provide community activities headlined by local arts organizations during their annual summer offseason.
Special ticket prices have been extended to members of the Wittenberg community. For more information, log on to http://www.springfieldsym.org or call the Clark State Performing Arts Center box office at (937) 328-3874.
Written By: Ryan Maurer