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Kevin Rhodes
The Springfield Symphony Orchestra on NEPR
NEPR | Saturdays at 3 p.m.

Join conductor Kevin Rhodes and NEPR classical host Steve Petke for highlights from the 2018-2019 Springfield Symphony Orchestra season, Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. The Springfield Symphony Orchestra’s new season opens Saturday, October 5 with a program of Rachmaninoff and Dvořák. Visit the Springfield Symphony Orchestra for more information on the full season.


September 14
Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus
Jennifer Higdon: Blue Cathedral
Mahler Symphony #2

September 21
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Mendelssohn: Italian Symphony
Beethoven: Symphony #5

September 28
Leonard Bernstein-Candide Overture
George Gershwin-Piano Concerto
John Harbison-Great Gatsby (selection)
Adam Schoenberg-Go
Salvatore Macchia-Overture Rocambolesco
Dvorak-New World Symphony

October 5
Rachmaninoff-Piano Concerto #3
Brahms-Violin Concerto
Liszt-Piano Concerto #1

American conductor Kevin Rhodes enjoys an exceptionally varied career spanning concerts, opera and ballet across the globe, having conducted in over 15 different countries with more than 50 different orchestras. This season he is celebrating twin 18th Anniversary Seasons as Music Director of Massachusetts’ Springfield Symphony Orchestra and Michigan’s Traverse Symphony Orchestra and his ninth season as Principal Conductor of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra in Boston.

Steve Petke is a classical music host at New England Public Radio. He has a three decade, multi-faceted career at Cigna Healthcare Insurance, and is currently the classical music director at University of Hartford’s radio station WWUH 91.3. Steve is from a very musical family. His father was a singer; mother a pianist and teacher for 30 years. His sister played clarinet while his brother played the trombone. Steve himself, is not as musical, but played shortstop in baseball.