Peter Rubardt

Pensacola Symphony Orchestra

The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra will kick off the 2016-17 season with their Opening Night performance on this Saturday, October 1 at the Saenger Theatre.

This will be the orchestra’s 20th season under the direction of Music Director Peter Rubardt.

 The Pensacola Symphony returns to the Saenger Theatre this Saturday, April 2nd at 7:30pm for the annual "Russian Spectacular."  Violinist Yevgeny Kutik  will join the orchestra for a  program of music by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Liadov.  Music Director Peter Rubardt and Dr. Hedi Salanki stopped by the studios to share some thoughts on the performance.  Starting this season the Symphony has moved the concert time up to 7:30pm.  More information is available at  435-2533, or online to pensacolasymphony.com.

The Pensacola Symphony is back in the Saenger Theatre this Saturday, March 5th at 7:30pm, for a performance titled "Sounds of Europe."  Pianist Roberto Plano will join the orchestra for a wide-ranging program of music by Smetana, de Falla, and Respighi.   Music Director Peter Rubardt and Dr. Hedi Salanki stopped by the studios to share some thoughts on the performance.

Hedi Salanki: I think it is pretty safe to say that your musical journey to Europe starts out with the most brilliant minor scale.

The Pensacola Symphony moves  to the First United Methodist Church this Saturday for it's annual celebration of Mozart's birthday.  The concert, which starts at 7:30, features flutist Stephanie Riegle and harpist Katie Ott in Mozart's concerto for Flute and Harp, as well as his 34th Symphony.  Music Director Peter Rubardt and Dr. Hedi Salanki stopped by the studios to share some thoughts on the performance.

Hedi Salanki: Happy birthday, genius. Mozart’s music is so perfect it’s almost impossible to talk about it.

The Pensacola Symphony returns to the stage of the Saenger Theatre this Saturday, November 7th at 7:30pm, for a performance featuring the second symphony of Johannes Brahms.   Cellist Cicely Parnas will join the orchestra for the concert, which also has music by Grieg and Saint-Saens.  Music Director Peter Rubardt and Dr. Hedi Salanki stopped by the studios to share some thoughts on the performance.

The Pensacola Symphony launches their season in the Saenger Theatre this Saturday, October 3rd.   The program, which starts at 7:30pm, will feature Cuban pianist Jorge Luis Prats, as well as colorful orchestral pieces by Strauss and Tchaikovsky.  Music Director Peter Rubardt and Dr. Hedi Salanki stopped by the studios to share some thoughts on the performance. 

Hedi Salanki: This will be your 19th season opener with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestraas usual you put together a very exciting, very dramatic, but very very beautiful music to open the season with.

Music For Families Is A Hit

Jun 1, 2015
Josh Morton

  "Music for Families" started on Saturday at about 9:30, with virtually the entire second floor of the Saenger Theatre filled with activity stations. There were science displays from the Pensacola MESS Hall and the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), an arts and crafts table for kids to make masquerade masks out of paper plates, and a concert from the orchestra to cap it all off.  

Pensacola Symphony Orchestra

The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra is holding its annual ‘Music for Families’ concert this Saturday, May 23 at the Saenger Theatre. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. and the concert starts at 11:00.

The purpose of “Music for Families” is to provide a fun and entertaining introduction to classical music for children ages 3-12.

The PSO launched the program about a decade ago, holding the first event at N.B. Cook Elementary School for the Arts.

Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Rimsky-Korsakov were musical patriarchs of their time, each contributing their own unique style. Russian Spectacular explores a passionate performance by each of these composers. The program opens with Rimsky-Korsakov’s colorful Capriccio espagnole, consisting of five connected movements each based on Spanish themes. He wrote this piece for a large orchestra and took great advantage of the different timbres by designing melodic passages specific to each instrument. Tchaikovsky even hailed it as “a colossal masterpiece of instrumentation”.

Details:

Saturday, November 8, 2014 @ 8:00 p.m.
Saenger Theatre, 116 S. Palafox Place

Peter Rubardt, conductor
Anthony McGill, clarinet

ROSSINI - Overture to Barber of Seville
DONIZETTI - Concertino for Clarinet
COPLAND - Clarinet Concerto
SCHUMANN - Symphony No. 2

Pensacola Symphony Orchestra

Music from the "Roaring '20s" will fill the Saenger Theatre this weekend with a wide-ranging program from the Pensacola Symphony and pianist Christopher O'Riley.  Music Director Peter Rubardt came by the studios and spoke with Hedi Salanki about this unique program.   Tickets and more information are available at 435-2533, or  pensacolasymphony.com.