Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra announces its 2014-15 concert season that will mark the 10-year anniversary of Sarah Ioannides as the Music Director. – Press Release
The season will include performances at Converse College’s Twichell Auditorium and at Chapman Cultural Center’s David Reid Theatre. The season will open with the return of famed German pianist Andreas Boyde in concert with SPO performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with Smetana’s much-loved the Moldau from Ma Vlast. Other season highlights will be a Christmas concert that will include portions of Handel’s Messiah, alongside the return of Spartanburg Day School Children’s Choir, a Valentine’s Day concert titled “Romantic Portraits and Preludes” with double Grammy-winning percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, with Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet Fantasy. Profoundly deaf since childhood, Glennie will give public talks and masterclasses during her stay and SPO is in discussion with SCSDB to partner in outreach events. (South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind) The Spring 2015 performance will feature another return by highly popular international Israeli violinist, Vadim Gluzman, for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. He will play on Leopold Auer’s violin – the authentic Stradivarius that debuted this concerto. The orchestra will also perform Mussorgsky Pictures at An Exhibition and collaborate with the School Districts in the 3rd Annual Art and Music Project.