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Peter Stafford Wilson, Music Director
|Mission||The mission of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra is to enrich the lives of the people in Springfield and the surrounding region by presenting quality performances of symphonic music and providing excellent education programs.|
The Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO) was founded in 1943. Music Director Peter Stafford Wilson conducts 72 of the area's finest professional musicians in a six concert subscription series, a concert for the Springfield Arts Council Summer Arts Festival, an educational Young People's Concert and special outreach concerts for under-served parts of the community. An active education program includes three Youth Orchestras, a Children's Chorus, youth chamber ensembles, and a Students at the Symphony program that brings inner-city children to subscription concerts.
1973-74 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming
2009-10 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming