Pensacola Symphony Orchestra

Pensacola Symphony Orchestra


Looking for something fun, free, and fantastic? This Sunday, May 8, at 3pm bring your non-perishable food donations for Manna to the Museum Plaza in Downtown Pensacola where the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra is hosting PSO in the Park. For more event information please visit:
Don't miss the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra's Sounds Triumphant concert tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. You can find tickets at >>>
Fantastic performance with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra! Thanks for a great time and can wait for next year! w/ Paul Pement Sarah Cartwright Thad Avery
I’m excited that Escambia County culture and arts programs are set to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in this year’s budget! (Pending approval by Governor DeSantis) Organizations like the Pensacola Little Theatre, Pensacola Opera, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, Pensacola MESS Hall and Pensacola Children's Chorus all have money allocated in this year’s state budget.
Congratulations to Gary Hawkins! He is today’s winner of the Super Spartan Drawing! Today’s prizes are $500 cash sponsored by Brennan Pest Control, LLC , 2 Pensacola Symphony Orchestra tickets, Smoothie King gift card ($25), Minds On Music Basket ($60), Smallcakes: A Cupcakery & Creamery - Pensacola, FL gift card ($25)!
I am very excited to announce I won a GOLD this year! 👏🏆⭐️ Talk about surprising yet excellent news! This award is to be shared with Pensacola Symphony Orchestra as I love the Symphony so much. They have been a dream client and they help me achieve excellence as a designer.
2 things I love about this design: 1) 2021 was the year for much needed color! We debated doing something more traditional but I really leaned into this concept and 2) This design makes me think of what I thought graphic design looked like when I was an art student and I think it’s a great example of what you can do as a graphic artist.
So cheers to me and more great design ahead! And thanks to AAF Pensacola for the opportunity!

And we have a winner for our Valentine's Day Treat Yourself Gift Basket!

Congratulations to Abby Jay on winning this giveaway, and thank you again to all the local businesses who contributed to this bundle!

Volume ONE Salon
Wave Photo by Aislinn Kate
Pensacola Symphony Orchestra
McGuire's Irish Pub
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Peterbrooke Chocolatier Pensacola Palafox
This past Sunday, members of the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra gathered for our first orchestra rehearsals for "The Magic Flute." Thanks to violinist Maeanna Naffe, who shared these pics.

Can you guess whose infamous aria is pictured? 👑🌙
Wrap the year up on a high note with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra and the timeless music of Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald! Byron Stripling returns to the Saenger with Grammy nominee Carmen Bradford (pictured here) to revisit the hits of two unprecedented jazz legends. Tickets and more information at

📷 Credit: Pensacola Symphony
You have probably seen the lists or blogs floating around social media, which appear this time of year, promoting "experience" gifts over "stuff."

However, if you are wondering just where to begin for our hometown, do not fret!

Pensacola Mom Collective has the ultimate guide for Pensacola Experiences for all ages and stages.

Pensacola Blue Wahoos Blues Angel Music Pensacola MESS Hall Pensacola Cooks Kitchen Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park Gulf Breeze Zoo Bodacious Shops Pensacola Little Theatre Saenger Theatre Pensacola Symphony Orchestra Pensacola Children's Chorus Rusted Arrow Mercantile First City Art Center Escape on Palafox Grizzly Axes
Many thanks for the performance with Ashley Brown and The Pensacola Children’s Chorus. It is as close to what a Broadway Production in New York must be like. Truely Amazing, Magical, Funny, and Emotional.
60th birthday present from our children to their mother. Glad to be invited as her spouse for 31yrs.
Many thanks to each musician and everyone who contributed.
Jeff & Rhonda Pierce.
Our holiday season kicks off tomorrow with a performance led by the incomparable Broadway star (and PCC alumna) Ashley Brown and the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra. We are grateful to share the stage with her, fellow Broadway star Joshua Strickland, and conductor Brad Haak. Let the holidays begin!

📸 1: PCC singers pose for a post-rehearsal photo

📸 2: Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland rehearse a rendition of “The First Noel” with PCC singers

📸 3: Conductor Brad Haak prepares the singers for tomorrow’s performance

The PSO is committed to creating unique and memorable experiences for every audience member.


Celebrate Independence Day with us at Hunter Amphitheater in Downtown Pensacola! Presented by Peter Mougey and Levin Papantonio Rafferty, this free concert begins on July 4 at 7:30 p.m. and is followed by the largest fireworks show on the Gulf Coast!


Leave it to the brass players to disturb the silence at the library! Join us this Tuesday at 3 p.m. at West Florida Public Libraries’ Tryon Branch as the PSO’s Jonathan Martin, trumpet; Stuart Kinney, horn; and Wess Hillman, trombone; join the summer reading program for an event about friendship.

We're in for another fun-filled week here at your WFPL!

We have quite a few special guests visiting WFPL this week!
🎵Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, Tuesday at the Tryon Library at 3 p.m.
🍎Florida Department of Health Visits Story Time at the Molino Library at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday
🎼The Pensacola Little Theater is stopping by the Bellview Library at 4 p.m. on Wednesday
🐠Escambia County Natural Resources at the Pensacola Library at 10:30 a.m. on Friday
🐩Michelle's Magical Poodles at the Southwest Library at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday

See you at the library! 📚

To view all events happening this week at WFPL, please visit 🦉

Please Note:

The Craft Supply Community Swap will be held on July 22! We apologize for the misinformation and confusion! The event will appear on here in the days to come!

Photos from Pensacola Symphony Orchestra's post 05/31/2023

This season, the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra Guild celebrated its 50th anniversary! This group of passionate volunteers support the mission of the orchestra by volunteering for musician hospitality and music in education efforts. As one of the biggest financial supporters of the PSO, they also host fundraising events throughout this year. At our year-end leadership meeting, President Sue Flanders and Treasurer Charlotte Cheney presented the orchestra with a donation of $32,500, made possible by the generosity and support of each member. Interested in learning more about how you can become involved? Reach out to us, and we will connect you with the Guild’s membership chair!


Drumroll, please! Only one more day until Tchaikovsky Discovers America! Join us at the Saenger Theatre this Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m. for a special event for all ages. Part play, part ballet, part concert, this performance shares the story of the great composer’s arrival in New York and features two dozen excerpts from his celebrated music. Afterward, our musicians will host an instrument petting zoo, and there will be a variety of hands-on activities with Blues Angel Music, Brush and Sketch, Making Waves Music Therapy, Pensacola MESS Hall and West Florida Public Libraries- WFPL. We hope that you will join us!

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online or at the door. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.



Our 97th season comes to a close this Saturday evening at the Saenger Theatre! Join us for a finale featuring composer Quinn Mason as our special guest. Quinn will share his inspirations with us from the stage, and we’ll perform his “Inner City Rhapsody” and other pieces that have inspired him, including Dvorak’s Seventh Symphony, Barber’s First Essay and Brahms’ “Tragic” Overture. Enjoy the music in person with tickets from $23 or virtually for $20.

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We enjoy experiencing powerful musical moments together at each concert, but every few years, we invite an artist of special historic significance to perform on the Saenger stage. Tonight is one such evening as we welcome acclaimed pianist Yefim Bronfman for Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto, and the orchestra performs Stravinsky’s “Petrushka.” Join us in person at the Saenger Theatre or virtually for this landmark concert!

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“We’ve GOT to make noises in greater amounts!
So, open your mouth, lad!
For every voice counts!” – Dr. Seuss

As students across the country celebrated Read Across America (and Dr. Seuss’ birthday) last week, the students at Dixon School of Arts & Sciences participated in instrument petting zoos, musical demonstrations, drum circles and cafeteria concerts with our musicians and our friends from the Blues Angel Music Foundation. Oh, the places you will go, when music is part of your life!

Photos from Pensacola Symphony Orchestra's post 02/24/2023

Eight years in the making, and rehearsals are finally here for the chorus, the soloists and the orchestra for Verdi’s Requiem. On Saturday evening, more than 200 artists will share the Saenger stage for one incredible evening of music. We can’t wait for the privilege of experiencing it with you.

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We loved sharing music together at last night’s brass quintet performance at Artel Gallery! “Word,” the visual art exhibition that inspired the program, will be on view until February 24. Don’t miss your chance to see it!


Looking for a rainy day activity? Join us at the Pensacola Museum of Art from 12 - 3 p.m. today!

Here’s the exciting lineup on Saturday afternoon, February 11th! Free admission for Youth Arts Day from 12-3pm. PMA is offering a few hands-on activities in addition to the “69th annual Youth Art Focus” exhibition currently on view upstairs. We look forward to seeing you!

Pensacola Opera, Pensacola Little Theatre, Pensacola Children's Chorus, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra


Happy 267th birthday to Mozart!

“Mozart Madness,” our annual celebration of the great composer, takes place Saturday, February 4, at 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. We’ll forgo the birthday cake, but can all delight in the composer’s Symphony No. 33, Oboe Concerto featuring Matt Fossa, as well as the charming Adagio and Fugue in C Minor. General admission tickets are $10!

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Photos from Pensacola Symphony Orchestra's post 12/15/2022

Jolly Old St. Nicholas is coming soon, and members of the PSO brass section joined the students at S. S. Dixon Primary School in Pace to celebrate! Special opportunities like this are made possible through the generous donations of our community.


Experience one of Pensacola’s best holiday traditions, and celebrate the new year with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra!

This year, we’ll be joined by Broadway vocal stars performing music from “Wicked,” “West Side Story,” “South Pacific” and more on December 31 at 7 p.m. Whether you celebrate with a group or prefer a smaller affair, we hope that you will make your plans to join us soon, while there are still a few good seats available!

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Photos from Pensacola Symphony Orchestra's post 12/09/2022

A love of music often comes from your family, and that is certainly the case for Celebrate the New Year vocalist Madison Claire Parks! She is the granddaughter of Broadway and MGM film star Betty Garrett and Academy Award-nominated actor Larry Parks. Her mother, Karen Culliver, performed on Broadway in “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Meet Me in St. Louis” and “Show Boat.”

We are thrilled to welcome Madison Claire for Celebrate the New Year on December 31 at 7 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre, where she will perform favorites from “South Pacific,” “Les Misérables,” and “The Phantom of the Opera.”

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Decades before revelers first crowded Times Square for new year celebrations in 1907, they congregated farther downtown at Wall Street’s Trinity Church for the customary practice of ringing in the new year. Pensacola has enjoyed its own celebrations through the years, but one enduring tradition has been our concert at the Saenger Theatre. For more than two decades, we have celebrated each new year with timeless music.

Whether joining us has become your tradition or you are looking to establish something new, we invite you to Celebrate the New Year! with us on December 31 at 7 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre! This year, we will be joined by Broadway vocals stars Mamie Parris, Madison Claire Parks and Bronson Norris Murphy, performing some of musical theatre's biggest hits.

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Working with young musicians in our community is such a privilege. This week, Principal Cellist Aleksandra Pereverzeva and Violinist Molly Hollingsworth coached string students at Tate High School on musicality and technique for their upcoming music evaluations. We couldn’t be happier to be back in our area schools and working with Orchestra Instructor Cathy McConnell to share in this musical education partnership.


Celebrating 40 years of powerful performances and meaningful service, Pensacola Opera is an integral part our artistic community. We are thrilled to join them on stage this Saturday for Forty Forward, a spectacular performance recognizing this milestone year. You won’t want to miss this incredible event, featuring 16 thrilling vocalists along with our friends from The Choral Society of Pensacola, Pensacola Children's Chorus and Ballet Pensacola.

🎵If you love opera, love our company, love the Foo Foo Festival, or just love the arts in our community…you don’t want to miss Forty Forward. Happening this Saturday, Nov. 12, at 6 PM! Come hear sixteen thrilling vocalists along with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, The Choral Society of Pensacola, Pensacola Children's Chorus, Ballet Pensacola, and Pensacola Opera Chorus! Tickets start at just $25 - don't miss out on this special anniversary gala!

Photos from C-Shelz Photography's post 11/10/2022

The late Joe Gilchrist said it best, “Music brings people together and makes the world a better place.” Joe was a longtime patron of the PSO and the originator of the Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival.

Last night, the Orchestra shared the stage with three amazingly talented Music City Hitmakers to present songwriters with symphony in a truly special concert. We are grateful for the vision of Peggy Butler and the help and passion of our friends with FBISF and the UWF Foundation. This event was made possible through the generous support of Foo Foo Festival and many sponsors. We hope that we made Joe proud by bringing people together and sharing some songs, stories and symphony for an extraordinary audience. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Larry Butler Memorial Music Scholarship Fund at UWF.


Rehearsing for tonight’s concert at the Saenger Theatre! Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. It promises to be incredible evening of music and storytelling benefiting the Larry Butler Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of West Florida.

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Photos from Pensacola Symphony Orchestra's post 11/06/2022

Celebrating 50 years of the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival with a special performance at Fountain Park! There is no greater community than the one we enjoy!

Photos from Pensacola Symphony Orchestra's post 11/04/2022

A concert is the culmination of years of study, rehearsal and creative exploration. Today, we enjoyed a conversation among soloist, composer and conductor who shared their perspectives on the symphony experience.

We’ll be welcoming each of these talented individuals to the Saenger Theatre this Saturday, November 5 for dress rehearsal at 1:30 and our concert at 7:30 p.m. The orchestra, conducted by Peter Rubardt, will be playing composer Michael Senturia’s “Petra,” and we will be joined by soloist Rachel Lee Priday for “Scottish Fantasy.”

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2022 Events Archive - Foo Foo Festival

Foo Foo Festival kicks off today, and we couldn’t be more excited to enjoy the culturally creative happenings throughout our city for the next 12 days! This weekend is a busy one for the PSO with our panel discussion Soloist, Composer, Conductor: Three Takes on the Symphony Experience, this Friday, November 4, at noon. On Saturday, we’ll be at the Saenger Theatre for the Schumann Symphony No. 3 dress rehearsal at 1:30 p.m. and concert at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, we’ll be at the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival for a free, outdoor concert at 1:30 p.m. at Fountain Park.

We hope that you will join us! For a full list of Foo Foo Festival events, visit the link below!

2022 Events Archive - Foo Foo Festival A 12-day art and culture celebration from Nov. 3 – Nov. 14, 2022. Food, art, theater, music and events served with a side of Southern sophistication.


Join us this Saturday, November 5, at the Saenger Theatre for a thrilling concert featuring violinist Rachel Lee Priday playing Bruch’s “Scottish Fantasy.” In a concert full of folk-like melodies with a genuine sense of joy, the orchestra will be playing Mendelssohn’s “The Hebrides,” Schumann’s Third Symphony and more! In-person tickets start at $23, and virtual tickets are $20. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit


Today is the final day to enjoy the special ticket price of $29 when you select two or more concerts! We would love for you to join us for any number of upcoming events, from Bronfman Plays Rachmaninoff’s Third to Cirque Spectacular or even this Saturday’s concert, Schumann Symphony No. 3. You can purchase your tickets at the link below, or give us a call at 850.435.2533.

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Due to current weather conditions, the PSO in the Park performance scheduled for Sunday, October 30, has been canceled. Still want to enjoy your PSO? There are several opportunities to join us this week, including a panel discussion on Friday, dress rehearsal and a concert Saturday, and a free performance at the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival on Sunday. You can learn more about these events at the link below!

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With undulating themes evoking the water, Felix Mendelssohn’s “The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave)” is soaked in the composer’s experience in the Scottish sea cave that was formed by an ancient lava flow that fractured upon cooling. Producing columns that amplify sound, the natural wonder became known as the Cave of Melody, a fitting moniker given the piece that it inspired.

Join us on November 5 at 7:30 p.m. for a concert that transports us around the world to enjoy Mendelssohn’s “The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave)” along with Max Bruch’s “Scottish Fantasy,” Michael Senturia’s “Petra” and Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 at the Saenger Theatre. In-person and virtual tickets are available.

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We’re in the final days of our $29 ticket offer! From the Celebrate the New Year concert to Beethoven & Blue Jeans and Verdi Requiem, the season is filled with exciting opportunities to enjoy live music. Select two or more concerts by October 31 and save 30%!

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