Savannah Philharmonic 2016-17 season announced

Updated May 16, 2016 at 6:01 p.m.

The Savannah Philharmonic’s 2016-17 season includes orchestral classics and new works in the lineup announced today.

Artistic Director and Conductor Peter Shannon will lead the orchestra in its eighth season.

“I think we have put together a great year of music for Savannah,” Shannon says. “We are getting better all the time and this organization has a fantastic future. I’m just really excited to hear our audience’s reaction as the season progresses.”

click to enlarge Savannah Philharmonic 2016-17 season announced
Peter Shannon, Savannah Philharmonic conductor and artistic director
The season opener on September 10 includes the world premiere of a new violin concerto by Sortomme performed by Elmar Oliveira.

The rest of the season includes Picnic in the Park on October 2; Mozart’s Requiem on October 14 and 15; Berlioz, Debussy and Ravel on November 19; the Holiday Pops concert on December 17; the Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein on January 28; Smetana’s Moldau and Elgar’s Enigma Variations on March 4; The American Spirit on April 20 and 21; and Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto on April 29.

The Savannah Philharmonic also continues its Chamber Concert Series.

Concerts include Brilliant Brass on September 18; principal woodwinds on October 30; cello quartet Celli on December 4; piano quartet works on January 15; violin and organ duo The Masters on February 19; and a show-stopper of a night on April 8.

Ticket subscription packages offer first selection of seats at concerts and substantial discount opportunities. For more information on purchasing tickets and subscription packages, visit, call 912-232-6002, or email [email protected].

Published May 16, 2016 at 4:00 a.m.

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