Now in its 17th season, the MIT Summer Philharmonic Orchestra (MITSPO) has been the preeminent summer community orchestra for nearly two decades. Made up of top musicians of the MIT community and the general Greater Boston area, MITSPO hosts a single concert event every summer. In 2009, MITSPO was invited to participate in the Landmarks Festival at the Shell series and make its debut at the Hatch Shell at the Boston Esplanade.
MITSPO is conducted by George Ogata, who graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992 with a degree in biology and a minor in music. Mr. Ogata founded the orchestra in 1995 to provide musicians with an opportunity to rehearse and perform orchestral music during the summer months. He has been the Concertmaster of the MIT Symphony Orchestra for seven years.
This year's program:
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op. 58
- Lento lugubre
- Vivace con spirito
- Andante con moto
- Allegro con fuoco
The concert is open to the public and free for all to attend.
Friday, Aug 3 at 8 p.m. | Kresge Auditorium
48 Massachusetts Avenue