The Danville Symphony Orchestra begins a new season, the musical director bids farewell


Danville, Ill. (WCIA) — A concert tonight marks the start of the new season of the Danville Symphony Orchestra.

The historic 55th season will include four concerts. The first A Night in Paris show, a concert of French-inspired light classics, Broadway music and cabaret, begins on October 15 at 7:30 p.m.

The orchestra‘s music director Maestro Swerling celebrates his final season and bids farewell to the audience he served for 27 years. Officials said Swerling achieved “a rare achievement and partnership for any symphony orchestra“.

“We are happy that he is still with us for this season, which will be more exciting than ever,” the officials said.

The Danville Symphony Orchestra welcomes the Springfield Ballet Company back to town on December 18 for a matinee performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Children will join the dance company as a tradition.

A classical concert will take place on March 11, 2023. Award-winning violinist Luke Hsu will perform the Violin Concerto by American composer Samuel Barber while Mussorgsky’s famous Pictures at an Exhibition will feature the orchestra.

The season ends on May 6, 2023, as Maestro Swerling conducts his final concert. This stunning performance of Broadway music will feature lyric baritone Robert Sims, who returns by popular demand to Danville.


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