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Past Seasons

2017-2018 SEASON

Pre-Concert Reception for Subscribers
Date: October 28, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre, Upstairs Meeting Room

Subscribers are invited to join us for a pre-concert reception with hors d'oeuvres, drinks and remarks from Maestro Peter Rubardt celebrating Opening Night!

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Opening Night!
Date: October 28, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox Place

BERLIOZ - Roman Carnival Overture
SAINT-SAENS - Piano Concerto No. 5, "The Egyptian"
     Santiago Rodriguez, piano
R. STRAUSS - Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
RAVEL - La Valse
 
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Awakenings
Date: November 4, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox Place
 
BARBER - Overture to The School for Scandal
Pensacola: Then & Now, visual concerto
     featuring CURIALE - Awakening
    Nicholas Bardonnay, multimedia artist
National Park Suite, visual concerto
    featuring COPLAND - Suite from The Tender Land
    Nicholas Bardonnay, multimedia artist
DVORAK - Symphony No. 9, From the New World

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Pre-Concert Discussion
Date: November 4, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre, Upstairs Lobby

Those interested in learning more about the visual concertos and the music performed during Awakenings may join guest artist Nicholas Bardonnay and Maestro Peter Rubardt, for a pre-concert discussion upstairs at the Saenger Theatre, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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Awakenings Dress Rehearsal
Date: November 4, 2017 @ 1:30 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre

 

Pensacola Symphony Orchestra presents a free dress rehearsal for Awakenings, a concert celebrating the vibrant culture, rich historic roots, beautiful beaches and thriving downtown of Pensacola through stunning imagery and moving music.
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Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival
Date: November 5, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
Location: Seville Square Park, Pensacola, FL
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Cinco Banderas
Date: December 1, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.
Location: Artel Gallery

Join Molly Hollingsworth, violinist, and Barbara Gabriel, cellist, for a free performance at Artel Gallery. The program is inspired by the current exhibition, Cinco Banderas, the Gallery's annual celebration of local visual art.

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Holiday Pops in Seaside
Date: December 16, 2017 @ 5:30 p.m.
Location: Seaside Amphitheater, Seaside, Florida


Join the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra for all of your favorite holiday classics at this free concert at Seaside Amphitheater.

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Celebrate the New Year!
Date: December 31, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox Place


Dee Daniels brings her swing soul and blues inspired program celebrating Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Ray Charles, and more to ring in the New Year with us!  

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Beethoven and Blue Jeans Dress Rehearsal
Date: January 13, 2018 @ 1:30 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre


Pensacola Symphony Orchestra presents a dress rehearsal for Beethoven & Blue Jeans, a concert with something for everyone as we welcome an electric violinist to perform his own composition, and the orchestra shares one of Beethoven’s most well-known works - Symphony No. 5.

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Beethoven & Blue Jeans
Date: January 13, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox Place
 
MARQUEZ - Danzon No. 2
SILVERMAN - Between the Kiss and the Chaos
    I. Van Gogh: The Starry Night
    II. Matisse: La Danse
    Tracy Silverman, electric violin
BUNCH - Embrace
GINASTERA - Dances from Estancia
BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 5

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Pre-Concert Discussion
Date: January 13, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre


Those interested in learning more about guest artist Tracy Silverman, the electric violin and the music performed during Beethoven & Blue Jeans may join us for a free pre-concert discussion beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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Mozart Madness
Date: February 3, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.
Location: First United Methodist Church, 6 East Wright Street


MOZART - Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) Overture
“Hai gia vinta la causa” from Le nozze di Figaro
“Dove sono” from Le nozze di Figaro
“Il mio tesoro intanto” from Don Giovanni
“Parto, parto” from La clemenza di tito
Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385 "Haffner Symphony"  

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All You Need is Love: A Beatles Tribute
Date: February 10, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox Place

 

James Owen Presents Classical Mystery Tour, returning to perform the legendary music of The Beatles, live in concert with the Pensacola Symphony.   

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Papa Haydn Dress Rehearsal
Date: March 3, 2018 @ 1:30 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre


Pensacola Symphony Orchestra presents a dress rehearsal for Papa Haydn, a concert celebrating the beloved and revered “Father of the Symphony” with this evening highlighting the orchestra, UWF Chorus on the effervescent Te Deum and the return of soloist Scott Kluksdahl on the Cello Concerto in C Major. Enjoy Haydn’s brilliance through the drama of “The Representation of Chaos” from The Creation and his sense of musical humor in Symphony No. 100, “Military.”

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Pre-Concert Discussion - Papa Haydn
Date: March 3, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre, Upstairs Lobby


Those interested in learning more about guest artist Scott Kluksdahl and the music performed during Papa Haydn may join us for a free pre-concert discussion led by UWF Choral Director Peter Steenblik at 6:30 p.m. in the Second Floor Palafox Lobby.

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Papa Haydn
Date: March 3, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox Place
 
The Representation of Chaos from The Creation
Incidental Music for II Distratto
Cello Concerto in C Major
    Scott Kluksdahl, cello
Te Deum for the Empress Maria Therese
Symphony No. 100, "Military"

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Center Stage: A Benefit Concert Featuring Byron Stripling
Date: March 23, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m.
Location: Vinyl Music Hall


On March 23, 2018, the Pensacola Symphony will present Center Stage: A Benefit Concert. This new event will take place at Vinyl Music Hall and feature cabaret-style entertainment by the talented Byron Stripling and Bobby Floyd. All of the funds raised at Center Stage will support PSO’s Beyond the Stage program for community engagement and education.

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Pre-Concert Discussion - Russian Spectacular
Date: April 7, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre, Upstairs Lobby


Those interested in learning more about the music that will be performed during Russian Spectacular may join Music Director Peter Rubardt for a free pre-concert discussion at 6:30 p.m. in the Second Floor Palafox Lobby.

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Russian Spectacular: Gil Shaham Plays Tchaikovsky Dress Rehearsal
Date: April 7, 2018 @ 1:30 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre


Pensacola Symphony Orchestra presents a dress rehearsal for Russian Spectacular: Gil Shaham Plays Tchaikovsky, a concert with the sweeping romance of Romeo and Juliet and the stunning talent of Grammy-award winning violinist Gil Shaham performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.

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Russian Spectacular: Gil Shaham Plays Tchaikovsky
Date: April 7, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox Place
 
TCHAIKOVSKY - Romeo and Juliet Overture - Fantasy After Shakespeare
STRAVINSKY - Symphony in Three Movements
TCHAIKOVSKY - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 35
    Gil Shaham, violin

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Tiny Show: A Series of Small Things
Date: April 20, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.
Location: Artel Gallery


Join Perdido Brass for a free performance at Artel Gallery. The program is inspired by the current exhibition, Tiny Show: A Series of Small Things, and will be part of April’s Gallery Night.

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Symphonie Fantastique
Date: April 28, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox Place


NIELSEN - Helios Overture
CHRIS ROGERSON - Ancient Souls
BERLIOZ - Symphonie Fantastique

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Symphonie Fantastique Dress Rehearsal
Date: April 28, 2018 @ 1:30 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre


Pensacola Symphony Orchestra presents a dress rehearsal for Symphonie Fantastique, a concert featuring Berlioz’s composition and ethereal works by Nielsen and guest composer Chris Rogerson.

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Pre-Concert Discussion - Symphonie Fantastique
Date: April 28, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre, Upstairs Lobby


Those interested in learning more about Ancient Souls and the other music that will be performed during Symphonie Fantastique may join Guest Composer Chris Rogerson for a free pre-concert discussion at 6:30 p.m. in the Second Floor Palafox Lobby.

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2016-2017 SEASON

Fall Auditions
Date: September 3, 2016 @ 9:30 a.m.
Location: University of West Florida Music Hall

Annual Fall Auditions for Pensacola Symphony are on Saturday September 3, 2016@ 9:30am at the University of West Florida Music Hall. 

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Opening Night!
Date: October 1, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox Place

Peter Rubardt, Conductor 
Bella Hristova, Violin

DVOŘÁK - Three Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, Nos. 1,2, & 7
SIBELIUS - Violin Concerto
RAVEL - Alborada del gracioso
DEBUSSY - Ibéria

Subscription tickets available now. Single Tickets go on sale September 12, 2016

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OnStage
Date: November 3, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox Place

Schumann Piano Quintet
featuring Alexander Kobrin, Piano

with PSO musicians: 
Grace Kim, violin
Molly Hollingsworth, violin
Brian Brown, viola
Barb Gabriel, cello

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Kobrin Plays Brahms
Date: November 5, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox Place

Peter Rubardt, Conductor
Alexander Kobrin, Piano

C.P.E. BACH - Symphony No. 1 in D Major
STRAVINSKY - Pulcinella Suite
BRAHMS - Piano Concerto No. 2

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Celebrate the New Year!
Date: December 31, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox Place

Peter Rubardt, Conductor
Wycliffe Gordon, Trombone

 

Limited seats are available - Please call the Symphony Office for purchasing and availability. 

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Beethoven & Blue Jeans
Date: January 14, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox Place

Peter Rubardt, Conductor
Jon Nakamatsu, Piano

ROSSINI - William Tell Overture
BEETHOVEN - Piano Concerto No. 4
DE FALLA - Ritual Fire Dance
RAVEL - Une barque sur l'ocean
DELIUS - The Walk to the Paradise Garden
BATES - Mothership

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Mozart Madness
Date: February 4, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
Location: First Methodist Church

Peter Rubardt, Conductor
Hedi Salanki, Piano

MOZART - Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201
MOZART - Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595

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Movie Music of John Williams
Date: February 11, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox Place

Peter Rubardt, Conductor
Special Guests: Timothy McAllister, Saxophone; Leonid Yanovskiy, violin; and the Escambia All-County Chorus

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Mahler Symphony No. 3
Date: March 4, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox Place

Peter Rubardt, Conductor
Susan Platts, Mezzo-soprano
UWF Women's Chorus
Pensacola Children's Chorus

MAHLER - Symphony No. 3

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2017 Center Stage Gala
Date: March 10, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m.
Location: Skopelos at New World Landing, 600 South Palafox St.

The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra presents the 2017 Center Stage Gala to benefit Beyond the Stage. This year’s Gala will honor Lewis and Belle Bear for their dedication to the Pensacola Symphony.  Event chair is Bradley "Beej" Davis, Jr. 

Tickets include a cocktail reception, silent auction, formal dinner, live auction and performance by the John Pizzarelli Quartet.

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Russian Spectacular
Date: April 1, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox Place

William Eddins, Conductor

BORODIN - Polovtsian Dances
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV - Suite from Mlada
TCHAIKOVSKY - Symphony No. 5

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Bernstein & Beethoven
Date: April 29, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox Place

Peter Rubardt, Conductor
Frank Almond, Violin

DANIELPOUR - Celestial Night
BERNSTEIN - Serenade after Plato's Symposium
BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 7

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2015-2016 SEASON

Ashley Brown: Home for the Holidays
Date: December 4, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox Place

 

Guest Conductor Brad Haak and vocalist Ashley Brown join us for a festive performance with the Pensacola Symphony.

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An Evening with the Artist: Yevgeny Kutik
Date: March 31, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.
Location: Temple Beth El, 800 N Palafox St, Pensacola

Yevgeny Kutik is an advocate for the Jewish Federations of North America, the organization that assisted his family as they immigrated to the United States. He will share his experiences and perform as part of this event.

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