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Music Director Kyle Wiley Pickett


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09.17.16

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Gene Pokor ultimate night of passionate music! We start ny, Tu ba with the dramatic and romantic Polovtsian Dances from Borodin’s Prince Igor, which has inspired countless uses in popular culture—you’ll recognize Stranger in Paradise from the musical Kismet and alluring and exotic melodies you’ve heard in movies, television shows, and even video games. then we turn to the most passionate love story of all time with Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. We explore the extremes of orchestral instruments with Vaughan Williams’ Tuba Concerto performed by Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s principal tubist Gene Pokorny. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear one of the greatest brass players in the world. And we close with ravel’s Bolero, one of the most fiery, seductive, and ecstatic works in the orchestral repertoire.

THIS CONCERT BROUGHT TO YOU BY

Yates & Janet Trotter VIP PRESENTER 4

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10.08.16

Richard Strauss

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What’s more extreme than outer space? Our Extreme Galactic Adventure Pops

Concert takes us to the extreme reaches of the universe with favorite space film soundtracks--including Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, and Star Trek — and highlights from Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite The Planets. Join us for a truly out of this world adventure!

THIS CONCERT BROUGHT TO YOU BY

PRESENTING MEDIA SPONSOR 417-864-6683 SPRINGFIELDMOSYMPHONY.ORG All concerts are held at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts at 7:30pm

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Gustav Mahler

11.19.16 Extr

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Bruch – with Y Violin Con certo evgen No.1 y Kut Mahle ik , Vi olin r – Sy mpho The T itan ny No .1–

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Mahler’s First Symphony is an adventure in

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extremes. It was originally written for an orchestra of nearly 100 musicians and named after “the Titan,” an epic German novel depicting a passionate youth in his ascension to mature hero. Mahler’s Titan takes music in extreme directions, including a riff on the children’s song “Frere Jacques” that sounds like a funeral dirge and treats the orchestra like a klezmer band in one movement. We also welcome violinist Yevgeny Kutik, praised by the New York times for his “rich, sweet tone,” to perform Bruch’s beautiful and popular First Violin Concerto. THIS CONCERT BROUGHT TO YOU BY

VIP PRESENTER 6

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12.10.16 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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COLD

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Baby, it’s cold outside! Celebrate the season with a pops concert of music

from frozen lands, including music from Disney’s delightful animated feature Frozen, the Snowflake Waltz from tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet, and the soundtrack from Dr. Zhivago. We’ll round out the concert with the ever-popular Peanuts theme, White Christmas, Winter Wonderland, and other holiday favorites. Put on your scarf and gloves and get into the holiday spirit! THIS CONCERT BROUGHT TO YOU BY

VIP PRESENTER 417-864-6683 SPRINGFIELDMOSYMPHONY.ORG All concerts are held at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts at 7:30pm

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Richard Wagner

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Berlio z – Le Corsa Smet ire Ov ana – erture The M Franz o l d S au with L trauss – H isa Ca orn C o sey, S Wagn SO Pr ncerto No er – S .1 incipa iegfrie Britte l Horn , Op. 8 d’s Rh n–F ine Jo our Se urney a Inte rludes Lisa C

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Put on your life jacket and get ready for a wild water ride! Our concert

takes us on a high seas adventure as we plunge right in with Berlioz’s boisterous Le Corsaire (“The Pirate”) Overture. We celebrate two of Europe’s most-storied rivers with Wagner’s sublime Siegfried’s Rhine Journey and Smetana’s haunting and glittering Moldau. We will also feature Springfield Symphony Orchestra’s Principal French Horn Lisa Casey on the delightful Franz Strauss Horn Concerto. THIS CONCERT BROUGHT TO YOU BY

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Ludwig Van Beethoven

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Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the Ode to Joy, is an ecstatic tribute to

the brotherhood of man. It has become an anthem used around the world to commemorate significant events and anniversaries, in celebrations and remembrances. We are thrilled to again bring the combined choirs of Drury, Evangel, and Missouri State to the stage with us for this celebration of joy at its most extreme. THIS CONCERT BROUGHT TO YOU BY

Bill R. Foster Family

VIP PRESENTER 417-864-6683 SPRINGFIELDMOSYMPHONY.ORG All concerts are held at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts at 7:30pm

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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We celebrate one of classical music’s most extremely prolific,

ingenious, and complex characters with a night of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s music. We open with his frothy and charming overture to the opera Cosi Fan Tutte and we will play his delightful Symphony 39. We will also welcome to the stage our 2016 Hellam Young Artists’ Competition Winner Brian Hong on Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto.

THIS CONCERT BROUGHT TO YOU BY

VIP PRESENTER 10

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Igor Stravinsky

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symphonic action goes into top gear in a concert of musical fireworks, savage rhythms, and extreme virtuosity for our soloist and orchestra alike. We open with audience-thriller pianist Alexander tutunov on George Gershwin’s jazzy and explosive Piano Concerto in F. the second half of our concert will feature Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, a ballet featuring primitive rituals celebrating the advent of spring, in which a young girl is chosen as a sacrificial victim and dances herself to death. Rite of Spring was revolutionary for its use of aboriginal and russian folk music in a setting for ballet, and it continues to amaze and astound audiences today with its intense rhythms and haunting, untamed melodies.

THIS CONCERT BROUGHT TO YOU BY

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Photo Credit: Peter Schaaf

05.06.17

Who doesn’t love a good laugh? Our Extremely Silly Pops Concert

features themes from cartoon favorites like The Flintstones and Looney Tunes, goofy pieces like Leroy Anderson’s The Typewriter, where the soloist plays (you guessed it!) a typewriter, and we even hear a concert version of Chopsticks. We welcome Springfield radio legends Ned reynolds and randy Stewart to the stage for Beethoven 5 Sportscast by the hilarious P.D.Q. Bach (aka Peter Schikele). It’ll be an extremely silly and extremely fun way to end our season! THIS CONCERT BROUGHT TO YOU BY

Carla M. Calvin VIP PRESENTER 12

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FCOMMUNITY REE CONCERTS &

SPECIAL

EVENTS BEHIND THE BATON

This program is a FREE monthly event where you have the opportunity to meet Music Director Kyle Wiley Pickett and our guest artists and hear about the upcoming concerts. Behind the Baton takes place monthly the Thursday before each subscription concert. Please note our new location – The Tower Club Meet & Greet – 5:30 PM | Program – 6:00 PM 9/15/16 • 10/6/16 • 11/17/16 • 12/8/16 • 1/12/17 • 2/9/17 • 3/2/17 • 3/30/17 • 5/4/17

SPOOKY SYMPHONY

The Springfield Symphony invites you to our 8th annual FREE Halloween concert! You and your kids will shriek with delight as you listen to spooky sounds and Halloween favorites!

October 27, 2016

6:00 p.m. • FREE • Hammons Hall

Dr. Nathan Kester & Dr. Carla Garrison

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS MATINEE December 10, 2016

2:30 PM • FREE • Hammons Hall 525 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy Dr. Michael & Krystyna Clarke

S AV E THE DAT E 9TH ANNUAL GALA

Join us for our 9th Annual Gala and our biggest fundraiser of the season! Reserve your table now for the party with fabulous music, live and silent auctions, delicious food, and dancing.

May 13, 2017 • 5:30 PM

Ramada Oasis Convention Center 2546 N. Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65803 Last year's Gala sold out! Call 417-864-6683 to reserve your table.

JOHNNY MATHIS CHRISTMAS SHOW

Join members of the Springfield Symphony for a cheer-filled evening with music legend Johnny Mathis! You’ll be singing along with Johnny as he covers all the holiday greats! Don’t miss this incredible way to kick off the holiday season.

November 11-12, 2016 • 8 PM The Mansion Theatre • Branson, MO 417-335-2000 or 866-707-4100 www.TheMansionTheatre.com

HELLAM COMPETITION

21st Annual Hellam Young Artists’ Competition

February 18, 2017

Evangel University Barnett Recital Hall Semi-finals: 9:30 AM • Finals: 1:30 PM www.hellamcompetition.com FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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SPRINGFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PETITE BALCONY

MEZZANINE BOX RIGHT

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All concerts are held at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. 525 S John Q Hammons Pkwy., Springfield, MO 65806

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KYLE WILEY PICKETT, MUSIC DIRECTOR

Seating at JKH Hall is on three levels – Orchestra, Mezzanine Balcony and Petite Balcony. The Mezzanine Balcony overhangs the Orchestra level at row P on the sides and T in the middle of the house; the Petite Balcony overhangs the Mezzanine at row G. Seats are numbered starting with 1 on house right (patron’s right when seated facing the stage). Number of seats in rows varies from approximately 40-60. For Box Seat availability call the Symphony Office.

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Gold Silver FULL SEASON: 9/17 • 10/8 • 11/19 • 12/10 • 1/14 • 2/11 • 3/4 • 4/1 • 5/6

Bronze

Petite

Adult

$245

$227

$196

$127

Senior

$217

$196

$156

$103

Student

$185

$156

$132

$79

CLASSICAL SEASON ONLY: 9/17 • 11/19 • 1/14 • 2/11 • 3/4 • 4/1 Adult

$158

$147

$121

$79

Senior

$138

$121

$95

$68

Student

$111

$95

$79

$53

POPS SEASON ONLY: 10/8 • 12/10 • 5/6 Adult

$87

$79

$74

$47

Senior

$79

$74

$61

$34

Student

$74

$61

$53

$26

Adult

$33

$31

$25

$17

Senior

$29

$25

$20

$14

Student

$23

$20

$17

$11

Adult

$36

$33

$31

$20

Senior

$33

$31

$25

$14

Student

$31

$25

$22

$11

SINGLE TICKETS: CLASSICAL

SINGLE TICKETS: POPS

Use the attached order form to purchase season tickets. Mail to: Springfield Symphony Orchestra, 411 N. Sherman, Springfield, MO 65802-3652 Questions? Call 417-864-6683 www.springfieldmosymphony.org All programs and dates are subject to change

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Education & Outreach

1934

46 100,000

The SSO is one of the oldest arts organizations in the Southwest Missouri region; the Symphony began in 1934 under the direction of James Robertson and his group of student musicians.

years of Annual Young People’s Concerts.

SSO is a founding member of the League of American Orchestras.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

4,000

5,400

4th graders participate in Young People’s Concerts

Number of children that have attended YPC in just the last 25 years.

OUTREACH PROGRAMS & PERFORMANCES Spooky Symphony free family matinee attendance

Elementary Students In Ensembles-in-School

2,000

Senior Shuttle Service: free concert shuttle for residents of assisted living facilities

1,000 25,519

Home for the Holidays free family matinee attendance

Total estimated reach (free & ticketed performances)

ANNUAL GIFTS Underwriting for Outreach, Education and subscription concerts is provided mainly through donations and sponsorships. Please consider a donation pledge on your season ticket renewal form or contact the Symphony office for sponsorship details. Thank you for supporting the SSO!

2016-2017 AT-A-GLANCE SEPTEMBER 14 Symphony in the Ozarks Radio Program 15 Behind the Baton at The Tower Club 17 Opening Night at the Symphony 17 Extreme Passion – Classical Concert 28 Symphony in the Ozarks Concert Broadcast

OCTOBER 5 Symphony in the Ozarks Radio Program 6 Behind the Baton at The Tower Club 8 Extreme Galactic Adventure – Pops Concert 19 Symphony in the Ozarks Concert Broadcast 27 Spooky Symphony NOVEMBER 11 Johnny Mathis Christmas Show 12 Johnny Mathis Christmas Show 16 Symphony in the Ozarks Radio Program 17 Behind the Baton at The Tower Club 19 Extreme Hero Quest – Classical Concert 30 Symphony in the Ozarks Concert Broadcast

DECEMBER 7 Symphony in the Ozarks Radio Program 8 Behind the Baton at The Tower Club 10 Home for the Holidays Matinee 10 Extreme Cold – Pops Concert 14 Symphony in the Ozarks Concert Broadcast

JANUARY 11 Symphony in the Ozarks Radio Program 12 Behind the Baton at The Tower Club 14 Extreme Aquatic Adventure – Classical Concert 25 Symphony in the Ozarks Concert Broadcast

FEBRUARY 8 Symphony in the Ozarks Radio Program 9 Behind the Baton at The Tower Club 11 Extreme Joy – Classical Concert 18 21st Annual Hellam Young Artists’ Competition 22 Symphony in the Ozarks Concert Broadcast MARCH 1 Symphony in the Ozarks Radio Program 2 Behind the Baton at The Tower Club 4 Extreme Mozart! – Classical Concert 15 Symphony in the Ozarks Concert Broadcast 29 Symphony in the Ozarks Radio Program 30 Behind the Baton at The Tower Club

APRIL 1 Extreme Wild – Classical Concert 12 Symphony in the Ozarks Concert Broadcast MAY 3 4 6 13 17

Symphony in the Ozarks Radio Program Behind the Baton at The Tower Club Extremely Silly! – Pops Concert 9th Annual Gala Symphony in the Ozarks Concert Broadcast

SYMPHONY IN THE OZARKS RADIO PROGRAM

Symphony in the Ozarks is a monthly radio program hosted by Randy Stewart on KSMU 91.1 FM. Tune in the Wednesday before each concert at 10 am to hear Randy and Kyle Wiley Pickett discuss the music the orchestra will be performing at the upcoming concerts. KSMU will rebroadcast the concerts two weeks following the performance. See above calendar for rebroadcast dates.


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Springfield Symphony Orchestra 411 North Sherman Parkway Springfield, MO 65802-3652

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September 17, 2016 | 5 p.m.

$75 per person | $150 per couple The Tower Club | Skyline 21. Call for Reservations: 417-864-6683

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