The 2020-2021 Season continues, bringing the innovative SPSO LIVEstream! broadcasts to you for the second half of the Season.  Following safety guidelines from public health officials, concerts will be performed without an audience in the concert hall.  Musicians will be appropriately socially distant and all safety measures in place in accordance with recent studies on orchestral performances for musicians.  These one-hour concerts are streamed right into your home – LIVE – on YouTube at no charge and hosted by Grammy Award-nominated Philadelphia composer Kile Smith.  Join us for an innovative way to experience our music-making!  If ever there was a time for music, it is now.


Concert III: Handel, Haydn, & Cellist Ovidiu Marinescu
Saturday, 6 February 2021, 7:30 p.m.
SPSO LIVEstream!

Allan R. Scott – Conductor
Ovidiu Marinescu – Cello

Kile SMITH     Four Interludes from Vespers
HANDEL         Messiah: Overture
HANDEL         Xerxes: Overture
HANDEL         Giulio Ceasar: Overture
HANDEL         Solomon: Entrance of the Queen of Sheba
HAYDN           Cello Concerto in C major

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra returns with music from Grammy-nominated Philadelphia composer and SPSO LIVEstream! host Kile Smith and music from his award-winning Vespers newly arranged for and commissioned by the SPSO.  The concert includes several overtures by the composer that was proclaimed to be the greatest by Mozart, Beethoven, and Haydn – George Frideric Handel!   The performance culminates with world-renowned Romanian Cellist Ovidiu Marinescu and the endless charm of Haydn’s graceful Cello Concerto.


Concert IV: Ricardo Morales Plays Copland
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 7:30 p.m.
SPSO LIVEstream!

Allan R. Scott – Conductor
Ricardo Morales – Copland

MOZART         Symphony No. 29
COPLAND       Clarinet Concerto

Hailed as one of greatest living clarinetists, Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales performs Copland’s lyrical and jazz-influenced Clarinet Concerto that was composed for the legendary swing musician Benny Goodman.  The program opens with Mozart’s first symphonic masterpiece – his sparkling Symphony No. 29.


Innovate Not Replicate
While nothing can replace the experience of attending a live performance, we feel that the live stream offers an exciting and new way to enjoy a concert.  Each stream will be a multi-camera presentation and the camera crew will be able to operate within the Orchestra, offering close-up shots of musicians, front-side views of Maestro Scott, and visuals that are not possible by sitting in the auditorium.  We will also have a pre-concert host, and short backstage interviews prior to walking onstage or at intermission.  We are excited to present the Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra in a more personal, up-close manner.

These live streams can be viewed on a smart phone, tablet, laptop and desktop computers, smart televisions, and televisions connected to the internet – or anywhere you have access to YouTube.  Most televisions offer YouTube as an app or can be attached to another computing device to watch on the big screen.

SPSO LIVEstream will be available on YouTube, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra’s website, and the Symphony’s Facebook page.  There will be an option available online to make a donation to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra.


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