The thing about live music is that you have to be in the room when it happens. Its the combination of inspiration and momentary rush of focus and grace. Even if you tried it won’t be the same a second time.
If you’re been coming to the SSO concerts over the last few months, you’ll know that its becoming impossible to miss a concert – each one seems more of a rush than the one before it. The sheer thrill of live music has become captivating.
Its with that in mind that we created our 87th season – each concert had to be something special, something that didn’t just express the amazing, but griped you and shook you and inspired you.
Music so good it has to be experienced. Music that leaves an imprint on you. Music that shares our joy, our grief, our sadness, our common understanding of the human condition. The opportunity to come together as a community to reflect, and explore, and come to terms with real emotion.
Eric and I have probably tossed around enough ideas we have 20 seasons in the works! Whether in a planning meeting or in a text, a musician calls us with a request, or a guest artist shares a desire, the ideas come flying. But it’s when ideas take shape that you get a season.
SSO Executive Director