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FSO kicks off 2016-17 season Monday, Oct. 17!
The Florence Symphony Orchestra (FSO) kicks off its 2016-17 season on Monday, Oct. 17 at the FMU Performing Arts Center with "The Polish-French" connection, an evening of symphonic work from Chopin and Saint-Saens. This concert was re-scheduled from Oct. 10, due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew when it tore through Florence and the Pee Dee.
Tickets for the event -- and season tickets for FSO's 67th season -- are still available. Six-concert season ticket packages begin at $100. Contact the Symphony office at 843.661.2541, or email FSO Executive Director Heather Greenberg at It's also possible to make a purchase at the Performing Arts Center box office (201 N. Dargan Street) prior to Monday's concert.
Presenting the FSO's 2016-17 Season


Monday, October 17, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

      Frederic Chopin

Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78

      Camille Saint-Saens

Individual tickets on sale: Sept. 12



Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Featuring Lindsey McKee, soprano

Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 250 (Haffner)

      W.A. Mozart

Symphony No. 3 Op. 36 (The Symphony of Sorrowful Songs)

      Henryk Gorecki

Individual tickets on sale Monday, Oct. 10, 2016.



Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Season classics and select soloists

Individual tickets on sale Monday, Nov. 14, 2016.



Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Featuring Pianist Mackenzie Melemed

Piano Concert No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 250 (Haffner)

      Ludwig van Beethoven

El Amor Brujo

      Manuel de Falla

Individual tickets on sale Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.


Special World Premiere


Charleston-based composor Sarah Horick's special requieum in dedication to the Charleston Church Shooting that occurred on June 17, 2015 at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Monday, March 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Featuring The Masterworks Choir

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 97 (Rhenish)

      Robert Schumann

Beyond the Years

 Individual tickets on sale Monday, Feb. 20, 2016.


George Gershwin to John Williams

A pops celebration

Monday, May 1, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

An American in Paris

      George Gershwin

Stars Wars

      John Williams

And many more favorites!

Individual tickets on sale Monday, April 3, 2017.

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