Tuesday, November 5 | Submitted by Jeana Varney | Downtown Central
The Springfield Symphony invites you to join them for the second Classical concert, Folk Art. The orchestra brings the music of the people to the performance hall with folk tunes, street music, and popular dances on Saturday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.
“Some of my favorite orchestral music comes from folk songs and street music,” said Kyle Wiley Pickett, conductor/music director. “I love hearing the way composers take the music of our folk culture, music that has formed the fabric of our past or that we might have caught wisps of on a street corner sometime, and transform it into something that both celebrates its humble roots and elevates it into high art for the concert hall. I think you will love hearing the music of the people—folk songs and street music—played by the Springfield Symphony. You will also get to hear the romantic Korngold Violin Concerto, which sounds like it’s been lifted straight out of a romantic film score, played by the wonderful Giora Schmidt. Join me for a true celebration of folk art!”
The concert will feature performances of Arturo Márquez’s audience thrilling Danzón no. 2, which will have you stomping your feet and clapping your hands, as well as, Vaughan Williams Five variants of Dives and Lazarus, and Copland’s American folk song, Billy the Kid.
The Springfield Symphony will also be honoring veterans during this concert. Veterans in attendance will be given special recognition during the concert and be asked to briefly stand so that the Symphony and other concert patrons can thank them for all they have done. In addition, the Symphony is offering veterans a special $10 ticket pricing for the concert.
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 (530) 680-7440. The concert is being sponsored by Don Wessel Honda, Mercy Clinic Eye Specialists, and KSMU.
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, visit www.springfieldmosymphony.org.
Springfield Symphony Orchestra
411 N. Sherman Parkway
Springfield, MO 65802