Arts Beat Extra – Springfield Symphony at Patriots Game

Kevin RhodesSpecial to The Westfield News
by Mark G. Auerbach
FOXBOROUGH – Yes, that was the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Kevin Rhodes performing at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough tonight, as the New England Patriots opened their 2015 season playing the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Springfield Symphony performed in pre-game festivities, which included the unveiling of the Super Bowl XLIX Victory Commemorative banner.
The Springfield Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1944, is Massachusetts’ largest orchestra outside of Boston. In the 1980s, the Orchestra was known for a robust touring schedule, which included a Summer Pops series iat Stanley Park in Westfield, New England tours to theatres and concert halls under the auspices of New England Presentors. In recent years, The Springfield Symphony Orchestra has presented its classical and pops series at Springfield Symphony Hall.
The Springfield Symphony Orchestra opens its new season on October 3. For details on their upcoming season: www.springfieldsymphony.org.

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