Springfield Symphony Orchestra preparing to open 80th season

It’s a big weekend in downtown Springfield as both the Thunderbirds and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra open their seasons on Saturday and the orchestra is celebrating a big milestone: its 80th season. For the 80th time, the Symphony Hall stage is being set for a season opener

“It’s a remarkable achievement. There’s just not that many cultural institutions that have survived 80 years,” said Paul Lambert, president and CEO of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. For its’ eight-decade anniversary, the orchestra is celebrating in style and is bringing talents from across the country together in song. Lambert told us that the group is gearing up for a historic season.

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