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Springfield Symphony Historical Timeline 1970's

1970

First annual children’s concerts presented

Young Peoples Concert

1973

Springfield Symphony sponsors
first Young Artists’ Competition

1976

Ensembles-in-Schools program introduced into the Springfield Public School system

1978

Charles Bontrager is hired as conductor to succeed Charles Hall; Bontrager becomes first full-time conductor of the orchestra; serves until 1993

1979

First Carols of Christmas concert performed under Bontrager’s direction


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