A fully professional orchestra, the Savannah Philharmonic presents around 10 programs each season with everything from orchestral and chamber masterpieces to pops and Broadway favorites.
The Philharmonic began as the volunteer-based Savannah Choral Society. As that grew and began incorporating instrumental guest artists, it became apparent that Savannah might be ready for a new symphonic organization, after the collapse of the Savannah Symphony in 2002. The idea gained strength after the current music director, Peter Shannon, was chosen to the Choral Society in 2006.
2009 saw the new orchestra’s debut with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Liszt’s “Totentanz”. With those behemoths, Savannah’s great history of orchestral music was reborn. As the Philharmonic continues to gain momentum, Shannon’s programming is as adventurous as it is crowd pleasing and continues to bring in a new generation of symphony lovers.
Savannah Philharmonic Information
- Venues: Lucas Theatre, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Skidaway Island United Methodist Church, The Jepson Center Eckburg Atrium, Trustees Theater
- Public Transportation: Poor
- Handicapped Accessibility: Depends on Venue.
- Performances/Programs: Approx. 10 programs each season, performing with at a number of venues and with other ensembles.
- Ticket Prices: $15-100
- Subscriptions: None available
- Membership: Membership available at a number of different levels with a variety of benefits.