Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra Unveils 11th Season Guest Conductors
December 17, 2018 – SAVANNAH, GA | Savannah CEO
At a special event at the Lucas Theatre, The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) search committee unveiled the shortlist for the new music director position. Each of the eight candidates will guest conduct a concert during the eleventh season, after which the new music director will be selected to take the baton in September 2020, at the start of the 12th season. The search committee, chaired by SPO board member, and local business leader, Scott Lauretti, consists of musicians, board members and patrons in the community. The search committee is working with Henry Fogel as artistic consultant and facilitator.
Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra announces diverse list of 8 finalists for conductor position
December 12, 2018 at 10:06 PM – SAVANNAH, GA | Savannah Now @ Savannah Morning News
The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) released a list of eight finalist this week who will vie next year to replace Peter Shannon as music director and conductor.
Shannon’s resignation was announced in November. He will finish out the 2018-19 season before handing off the baton. Shannon was originally hired as a conductor for the Savannah Choral Society, the remnants of defunct The Savannah Orchestra.
Shannon and company have built the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra from the ground up over the last decade.They’ve grown from one production in 2008 to 17 in the 2018-19 season. Over 4,000 musicians have played with the SPO, and 5,000 choristers have performed. From world-renowned soloist to world premieres of new works, the SPO has become an established institution in the region.
Savannah-Chatham schools’ arts gala honors creativity, partners
December 10, 2018 at 5:48 PM EST – SAVANNAH, GA | Savannah Now @ Savannah Morning News
Cultivating tomorrow’s arts enthusiasts starts with education today. That’s one reason several of Savannah’s cultural arts groups were celebrated Friday at the 2nd Annual Superintendent’s Gala for the Arts.
The event, held at the Yamacraw Center for the Performing Arts, included performances and artwork by students and staff. A black-tie dinner followed at Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St.
“For the students to participate in the concert who are not music students, we’re exposing them to how music fits in to history. We’re educating them about the role music played in history. I know we’re developing music enthusiasts,” said Terri O’Neil, executive director of the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra.
Savannah Philharmonic holds family matinee concert
December 8, 2018 at 11:51 PM EST – SAVANNAH, GA | WTOC 11
Coastal Empire music lovers had three chances to enjoy the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus’ beloved annual Holiday Pops concert.
The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus hosted three concerts this year. They performed classical music, holiday music and had other special performances all while celebrating their 10th season.
“Holiday Pops has been a long-standing tradition in the Savannah community,” said Leslie Harris, the Development Director. “The Savannah Philharmonic along with the Savannah Philharmonic chorus enjoys bringing this to the community every year. It’s a wonderful way to get us all in the holiday spirit.”
A Holiday Tradition With The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
VOL. 16 Issue 24 – SAVANNAH, GA | The Skinnie
‘Tis the season to be grateful for all that is bestowed upon us, and celebrate the blessings of the holidays. One of the highlights, this time of year, is the much-anticipated Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus’s beloved annual Holiday Pops concerts. These high-energy, fun-filled performances will feature holiday favorites for everyone, including traditional tunes, sing-along melodies and holiday classics.
Editorial: Maestro Peter Shannon deserves long ovation
NOVEMBER 15, 2018 – SAVANNAH, GA | Savannah Now – Savannah Morning News
Savannah’s maestro is moving on, and thankfully we have several more opportunities to shout “Bravo!” and show appreciation to Peter Shannon for his contributions to the city’s arts scene.
Shannon announced Wednesday he is stepping down as artistic director of the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra. His influence here resonates like a kettledrum. The charismatic Irishman came to Savannah in late 2006 to lead the Savannah Choral Society and was the artistic force behind the formation of the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra.
Peter Shannon steps down as artistic director, conductor of Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra
NOVEMBER 15, 2018 – SAVANNAH, GA | WSAV
After 10 years of concerts and continued orchestral growth under his baton, Maestro Peter Shannon has decided to step down as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO). Shannon will remain in his current position as Conductor through the end of this celebratory 10th season.
Peter Shannon to Leave Philharmonic at End of Tenth Season
NOVEMBER 15, 2018 – SAVANNAH, GA | Savannah CEO
After ten years of wonderful concerts and continued orchestral growth under his gifted baton, Maestro Peter Shannon has decided to step down as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO). Mr. Shannon will remain in his current position as Conductor through the end of this celebratory tenth season.
Peter Shannon set to leave Savannah Philharmonic at end of 2019 season
NOVEMBER 14, 2018 – SAVANNAH, GA | Connect Savannah
After ten years, Peter Shannon has decided to step down as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO), the Philharmonic announced today.
Shannon will remain in his current position as Conductor through the end of this celebratory tenth season.
“I am exceedingly proud of what we have built together in Savannah,” says Shannon. “The people of this city have shown me and my family so much love and support, and have empowered me to cultivate a passionate and talented group of musicians from all over the country; bringing them together as Savannah’s orchestra with a sound and character all of its own.”
Savannah Philharmonic artistic director, conductor Peter Shannon stepping down
NOVEMBER 14, 2018 – SAVANNAH, GA | Do Savannah – Savannah Morning News
After 10 years of memorable concerts and continued orchestral growth under his gifted baton, Maestro Peter Shannon has decided to step down as artistic director and conductor of the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra. Shannon will remain in his current position as conductor through the end of this celebratory 10th season.
No Strings Attached – Free Concert at SIUMC
NOVEMBER 6, 2018 – SAVANNAH, GA | The Skinnie
Skidaway Island United Methodist Church (SIUMC) is known for hosting wonderful concerts. On Thursday, November 15, at 7.p.m., the church will showcase the talents of the Savannah Classical Academy (SCA) Strings Conservatory Ensemble at Bailey Hall. The one-hour concert will include a repertoire performed by SCA students, as well as several selections of chamber music from guest artists from the Savannah Philharmonic; Dr. Monica Dekle from Wesley Monumental Church; Dr. Kyle Siddons, baritone and choral director at the Savannah Classical Academy; plus a special, surprise guest musician.
Savannah Philharmonic performs for patients at Willet’s Children’s Hospital
JUNE 5, 2018 – SAVANNAH, GA | WTOC
The Savannah Philharmonic performed for patients at the Willett Children’s Hospital at Memorial Health on Tuesday.
Children and families got the chance to her an adaptation of Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute,’ Staff says the musical break gave them the chance to be entertained and not focus on their illness. One mother we spoke with says her son was happy and says that it was nice to get out of the hospital room to enjoy the wonderful music. She also says having a positive experience at the hospital is important.
Savannah Philharmonic event works to improve community relations
MAY 20, 2018 – SAVANNAH, GA | WTOC
Despite the rain on Sunday, people still headed to the Philharmonic In The Streetz.
The City of Savannah, the Philharmonic, and the Edgemere/Sackville neighborhood association teamed up with one another to host the event in the Savannah Shines neighborhood. There was live music, dancing, and great food at the event.
Savannah Philharmonic unveils 2018-19 season lineup
MAY 8, 2018 – SAVANNAH, GA | Savannah CEO
Supporters, subscribers, sponsors and music fans from the Savannah community joined together to launch the Savannah Philharmonic’s tenth anniversary season at the Historic Lucas Theatre for the Arts.
Savannah Philharmonic reveals 2018-19 season lineup
MAY 8, 2018 – SAVANNAH, GA | Connect Savannah
The Savannah Philharmonic announced its 2018-19 season lineup at a Monday launch party.
“The tenth season represents the best of everything we have brought to Savannah in the past,” says Savannah Philharmonic Artistic Director and Conductor Peter Shannon.
Savannah Philharmonic to Host Tenth Anniversary Season Launch Party May 7th
MAY 1, 2018 – SAVANNAH, GA | Savannah CEO
The Savannah Philharmonic announced its 2018-19 season lineup at a Monday launch party.
Just two days after their epic finale concert, the Savannah Philharmonic is slated to launch its 10th anniversary season with a festive party from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, May 7 at the historic Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. in downtown Savannah.