Tuesday, December 17 | Submitted by Jeana Varney | Downtown Central
The Springfield Symphony is bringing in the New Year with lyrical and lighter works for the orchestra at its Classical and Neo- Classical concert on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.
“I am excited to open the New Year with a concert of really elegant and intimate music,” said conductor/music director Kyle Wiley Pickett. “Prokofiev, who is best known for Peter and the Wolf, gave us a piece of incredible brilliance, humor, and virtuosity in his Classical Symphony. Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll is a love letter to his wife – gorgeous, tender, and about as opposite in character from Wagner’s bombastic reputation as you can be. I love this piece! From Mozart, we are playing two pieces of perfection – his overture to the Marriage of Figaro and his 3rd Violin Concerto with our Principal Second Violinist, Larry Dissmore as soloist. This is going to be one of my favorite concerts of the year!”
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.
Pickett is available for any interviews or questions. Please feel free to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (530) 680-7440. The concert is being sponsored by Independent Printing, Inc and RMMC Certified Public Accountants.
Springfield Symphony Orchestra
411 N. Sherman Parkway
Springfield, MO 65802