Downtown Springfield Association
Springfield Symphony Orchestra: Will You Marry Me?

Springfield Symphony Orchestra: Will You Marry Me?

April, 13 2019 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

525 S John Q. Hammons Pkwy Springfield, MO 65806


Our three pieces on this concert take us to three different locations for romance and wedding celebrations.

Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo was inspired by the gardens built by Phillip II for his spring palace, and he wrote his Concierto de Aranjuez to recapture the feelings of his honeymoon, the singing of the birds, the gushing of fountains, and the beautiful flowers of the gardens. English composer Peter Maxwell Davies’s Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise depicts a boisterous Scottish wedding, followed by the sun coming up after the night of parties and dancing. It is one of the only pieces for orchestra that features a bagpiper in full regalia—you won’t want to miss this spectacle!

Finally, we go to a small village in Pennsylvania for a wedding party in Aaron Copland’s Pulitzer Prize-winning ballet Appalachian Spring. This beautiful and moving piece depicts the excitement of the wedding, the nervousness of the newlyweds as they begin their life, and the comfort and faith their neighbors give them through the Shaker hymn “Simple Gifts.”

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.