Downtown Springfield Association
Springfield Symphony Orchestra: Does Art Give Life Meaning?

Springfield Symphony Orchestra: Does Art Give Life Meaning?

January, 12 2019 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

525 S John Q. Hammons Pkwy Springfield, MO 65806


We look to the life and music of German composer Paul Hindemith to address the meaning of art in our lives. Hindemith was writing during the Nazi Regime in Germany and walked a fine line between self-expression and self-preservation. In his “Mathis der Maler” (Matthew the Painter), he wrote about the life of Renaissance painter Matthias Grünewald and his paintings for the Isenheim altarpiece in the monastery in Alsace. The three movement symphony moves from angelic to tumultuous as Hindemith “paints” the story for us in music. We also welcome to the stage the 2018 Hellam Young Artists’ Competition Winner Graeme Steele Johnson on Mozart’s ever-popular Clarinet Concerto.

Pre-concert Talk – 6:30 PM
Pre-concert music – 6:45 PM
Performance – 7:30 PM

Single Tickets range from $10 – $40 with discounts available for students* and seniors**. To purchase single tickets, call the Juanita K. Hammons Hall Box Office at (417) 836-7678 or go online to or

Hammons Hall Box Office Hours: 10 am to 5 pm | Monday – Friday

Single ticket orders are subject to additional fee charges from Hammons Hall

*Must have a valid student ID
**Senior rates are for adults age 60 and older

For more information, visit or call the Symphony office at 417-864-6683.