Springfield Symphony bitmoji app Orchestra preps for 2nd concert of 2023 season

Maestro Mark Russell Smith on April 22 returned to Springfield, where he served as music director of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra in the late 1990s, to lead the orchestra in the first SSO concert in more than two years.’I loved being back,’ said Smith said by telephone from his Minnesota home two days after that concert. ‘The musicians’ job is to make music – to pour themselves into it and create beauty. Absolutely from the get-go, everybody was focused on that. Everybody came to rehearsal wanting to work and wanting to make music and create something.