Arts Beat: several symphonies back on stage next month

MOSSO, The Musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, back at Springfield Symphony Hall on March 26 with “MOSSO’s Virtuosos,” a program featuring the musicians. Trumpeter Thomas Bergeron and timpanist Martin Kluger will share the direction. The program includes Faure’s “Fantaisie pour flûte et orchester” with Ann Bobo; the first movement of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto with Thomas Bergeron; Concerto for alto trombone by Leopold Mozart with Brian Diehl; two movements of Ney Rosauro’s Marimba Concerto No. 1 with Nathan Lassell; the first movement of Mozart’s Haffner Symphony; and selections from Stravinsky’s “Suite Pulcinella”. The evening will be introduced by Patrick Berry, co-host of “Mass Appeal” on WWLP television. For tickets: www.springfieldsymphonymusicians.com.

“Bridges,” a play on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by Christine Benvenuto and directed by Jan Maher, arrives at the LAVA Center in Greenfield, courtesy of the Israel Temple Theater Initiative. Performances and discussions are scheduled for March 5, 6 and 12 and 13. For more details: localaccess.org/social-justice-in-the-arts-and-media.

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