The board of directors of the Savannah Philharmonic announced it has accepted Peter Shannon’s resignation as the artistic director and conductor of the organization, effective Feb. 27.
Rhegan White-Clemm, chairperson of the SPO board, said the 10th anniversary season will continue as planned, including all scheduled concerts and special events, as well as all educational and community outreach programs. Guest conductors for the two remaining orchestral concerts will be announced shortly.
Under the leadership of Executive Director Terri O’Neil, SPO will continue planning the second decade of fulfilling its mission to enrich, educate and instruct the community through orchestral and choral performances.
For the remainder of the season, audiences can look forward to a robust repertoire, including the orchestra’s anticipated collaboration with the Savannah Music Festival on April 6. "Rhapsody in Blue" and the "Firebird Suite" will be a captivating evening with the world-famous Marcus Roberts Trio. On April 27, the Philharmonic Chorus will feature the musical settings of the poetry of Walt Whitman and Robert Frost, with their performance of "Frost on Leaves of Grass." The season will culminate May 4 with a performance of Mahler’s momentous Symphony #2 in C-minor, “Resurrection."