Tuesday, September 17 | Submitted by Jeana Varney | Downtown Central
The Springfield Symphony is opening their 79th consecutive season with the classical concert Love at First Sight which will feature new Conductor/Music Director Kyle Wiley Pickett on Saturday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.
“I’m so excited to get started in Springfield working with these talented musicians and in this great performance hall,” said Kyle Wiley Pickett, conductor/music director for the Springfield Symphony. “These pieces are some of my favorite works and I know you’ll love them too.”
The concert will feature performances of Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier Suite, a story of love at first sight and the high-jinx and heartbreak that inevitably ensue, as well as, Brahms’ stormy and beautiful Symphony No. 4, a towering work of pathos, poetry, and passion. Pickett will deliver a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m. and pre-concert music will begin at 7 p.m.
Tickets are currently on sale at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall box office, and can be purchased by calling 417-836-7678, or online at www.missouristatetix.com. Ticket prices range from $11 – $33, and discounts are available for students and seniors.
Kyle Wiley Pickett is available for any interviews or questions. Please feel free to email Pickett at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (530) 680-7440. The concert is being sponsored by Reliable Superstore, Creekside and the Manor at Elfindale, Twin Oaks Chiropractic and Acupuncture, and KTXR.
One other special event featuring the Springfield Symphony is, Heritage of Hymns presented by The Messiah Project on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 6 p.m. at Evangel Chapel (1111 North Glenstone). Join the Symphony under the baton of Larry Dissmore and featured guest Jonathan Story (pianist/organist) for an inspirational evening of great hymns and popular choruses. Admittance is free.
The Springfield Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and an Equal Opportunity Employer. Additional funding for all Springfield Symphony Orchestra programming is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. For more information, visitwww.springfieldmosymphony.org.
Springfield Symphony Orchestra
411 N. Sherman Parkway
Springfield, MO 65802