South Carolina’s Spartanburg Philharmonic has announced details of its six-concert season for 2009-10 at Twichell Auditorium in Spartanburg, under Music Director Sarah Ioannides. The season features an opening-night all-Russian gala program of works by Rachmaninoff, Mussorgsky, Khachaturian, and Tchaikovsky, with pianist Jie Chen; in January film composer Dario Marinelli will guest-conduct the orchestra in his own Atonement Suite; and at a February performance of Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale the orchestra will be joined by Ballet Spartanburg and Spartanburg Little Theater. The Philharmonic will spotlight solo musicians from the orchestra in an all-Mozart program featuring concerto movements for bassoon, flute, and harp, and the season ends with a performance of Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3, Wagner’s symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Mahler’s Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen (arr. Schoenberg), with soprano Rebecca Turner. The orchestra’s Monsterworks, a family event featuring popular children’s tunes, will take place in October at USC-Upstate Performing Arts Center in Spartanburg.

Posted June 19, 2009