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Springfield Symphony Orchestra 2019-2020 Season KYLE WILEY PICKETT, MUSIC DIRECTOR


What Does America Sound Like?

It’s a little bit country. It’s a little bit rock ‘n’ roll. It’s a little bit Broadway, jazz, bluegrass, and some Mozart and Beethoven thrown in for good measure.

In 2019-2020, the Springfield Symphony is exploring the music of America. We’re painting a musical portrait of our nation. We’re traveling our backroads and byways and our rivers and mountains with music that celebrates our great cities, our small towns, and our national parks. We’re examining our history, telling our stories, and singing our songs. In music old and new, we will hear the spirit of America as it echoes across the miles and years. From a new oratorio that raises the voices of the Civil War to the jazz of Gershwin’s New York, from bluegrass fiddling to the Broadway of Rodgers and Hammerstein, and from purple mountain majesties to our gritty and bustling cities, we will hear America’s playlist. We will make music from the new world as we create a soundtrack worthy of our history and celebrating our world today.

Thank you to Creekside at Elfindale, our 2019-2020 Brochure Sponsor.

All Subscription Concerts are held at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m.

About Our Artist: Debbie Criswell Debbie Criswell was born in the American south in Columbus, Georgia in 1967. At 15 years old, Debbie moved to a small farm in Fordland, Missouri where she found most of her inspiration for her art. She was surrounded by many Amish farms and loved painting old fashioned farming scenes, with subject matter that included horses, cats, dogs and children playing. Debbie is a 100% self-taught artist and has been painting professionally since 2002. She currently resides in Florida where she continues to create wonderful art everyday. Find Debbie Criswell: ebay.com, iCanvas.com, FineArtAmerica.com. @folkartmama | tigravan@aol.com

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New York Night SEPTEMBER 21, 2019

Pre-Concert Talk: 6:30 PM | Performance: 7:30 PM Artwork © Debbie Criswell: @folkartmama

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We kick off our season in glittering Big Apple style with music celebrating both the glamour and grit of New York City. We’ll go straight to Manhattan with Leonard Bernstein’s jazzy On the Town and the spectacular Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. We’ll also be joined by pianist Alexander Tutunov performing the show-stopping Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, who defined an era of New York’s best songs and shows. This dazzling concert of New York’s greatest hits will be an Opening Night you won’t want to miss!

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Margo S. Armstrong

Alexander Tutunov, Piano

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From the New World OCTOBER 19, 2019

Artwork © Debbie Criswell: @folkartmama

Pre-Concert Talk: 6:30 PM | Performance: 7:30 PM

While living in New York, Czech composer Antonin Dvořák became interested in Native American music and African-American spirituals. His Symphony No. 9 - From the New World, is a thrilling and poignant synthesis of American folk and indigenous melodies woven into the traditional Western symphonic structure and is one of the most popular masterworks in the orchestral repertoire. We will introduce our audience to Joan Tower’s Grammy Award-winning composition Made in America, which weaves America the Beautiful into an intriguing and haunting tone poem. And in a nod to the “old world,” we will hear Beethoven’s delightful and charming Violin Concerto, performed by our very own Concertmaster David Hays.

Joan Tower Made in Am erica Beethoven Violin Conc erto With David Hays, Violin Dvořák - Sy mphony No. 9 – Fro m the New World

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David Hays, Violin

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Oklahoma! in Concert NOVEMBER 9, 2019 Performance: 7:30 PM Artwork © Debbie Criswell: @folkartmama

We are thrilled to present the world premiere of the newly-created concert version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic American musical Oklahoma! In this concert performance of the full show, directed by Robert Westenberg, the music and story take tein d Hammers Rodgers an With rt e c n in Co Oklahoma! y te Universit Missouri Sta atre Program The BFA Musical

center stage. The Springfield Symphony will perform the rich orchestral score onstage as actors and singers from the Missouri State University BFA Musical Theatre Program bring to life the words and songs of one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals.

Credits: OKLAHOMA! in Concert: Music by RICHARD RODGERS; Book & Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II; Based on the Play “GREEN GROW THE LILACS” by LYNN RIGGS; Original Dances by AGNES DE MILLE; Concert Adaptation by ROB SHAPIRO; Music Adaptation by BRUCE POMAHAC

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An American Christmas DECEMBER 7, 2019

Artwork © Debbie Criswell: @folkartmama

Performance: 7:30 PM

Christmas is a time for nostalgia and revisiting the memories and music of our childhoods. We remember decorating our homes, gathering with friends and family, eating Christmas cookies, and snowball fights. Our American Christmas concert will feature holiday songs you’ve loved your whole life. This concert is always one of our biggest hits of the season, and this year will be no exception! We sold out our 2018 Christmas concert, so don’t delay—get your tickets early! Don’t miss the wonderful Christmas music, our annual visit from Santa, and a special snowy surprise this year!

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Holiday Fa vorites Sleigh Ride , Rudolph, White Chris tmas, Frosty , Winter Won derland

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Artwork © Debbie Criswell: @folkartmama

A Little Night Music JANUARY 18, 2020 Pre-Concert Talk: 6:30 PM Performance: 7:30 PM

Mozart’s music has been used to sell cars, Nikes, pancakes, instant coffee, iPods, cable service—even dog food. It has appeared in such wide-ranging films as Batman, Alien, The Shawshank Redemption, Elvira Madigan, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and There’s Something About Mary, among countless others. Mozart has proved his enduring power not only in the concert hall but in how many times his music has been used in pop culture. This concert will feature Mozart’s pieces that have taken on a new life in American popular culture and are familiar to everyone, even those who have never set foot in a concert hall.

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Marika Bournaki, Piano

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American Pictures FEBRUARY 15, 2020

Pre-Concert Talk: 6:30 PM | Performance: 7:30 PM

Dave Brubeck - Ansel Adams: America Copland - Our Town

Artwork © Debbie Criswell: @folkartmama

Michael Torke - Sky - Concerto for Violin With Tessa Lark, Violin Copland - An Outdoor Overture

We look to the great American landscape as our inspiration for this concert which will feature not only great music, but also beautiful and inspirational photography. Aaron Copland’s Outdoor Overture will get us out into the fresh air. Then we will move to the majestic mountains, trees, rivers, and coastlines in Dave Brubeck’s Ansel Adams: America, featuring a spectacular slideshow of the great photographer’s works. Local students will show us what they cherish about Our Town in a charming and moving tribute to Springfield. We welcome back violinist Tessa Lark, who wowed audiences two years ago with her barefoot fiddling, to perform a bluegrass-inspired concerto that will absolutely bring down the house. Do not miss this amazing chance to see—and hear—America the Beautiful!

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Tessa Lark, Violin Tessa Lark appears by arrangement with Sciolino Artist Management.

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The Civil War In Missouri MARCH 28, 2020

Pre-Concert Talk: 6:30 PM | Performance: 7:30 PM Artwork Š Debbie Criswell: @folkartmama

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We are pleased to present a powerful new oratorio by Missouri composer Stefan Freund, The War Amongst

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Families and Neighbors: The Civil War in Missouri. This moving, large-scale work for orchestra, chorus, and soloists includes Civil War-era songs, as well as letters, editorials, and battle reports. We will be joined by local university choirs and soloists for this work that will bring alive the voices from this tragic chapter in Missouri’s history.

Timothy Jones, Baritone

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Judith Enyeart Reynolds

Lindsey Lang, Soprano

Limmie Pulliam, Tenor

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Great American Road Trip APRIL 18, 2020

Artwork © Debbie Criswell: @folkartmama

Pre-Concert Talk: 6:30 PM | Performance: 7:30 PM

Buckle up! We’re packin’ up and hittin’ the road as we take in the sights on our Great American Road Trip! We’ll kick things off with Michael Daugherty’s Route 66, which the composer describes as "a high-octane nostalgic musical romp from Illinois to California along America’s first intercontinental highway, as seen through my rear view mirror." Next we head to the Grand Tetons and the Snake River in Jennifer Higdon’s All Things Majestic, and finally we take a trip down the Mississippi from the headwaters all the way to New Orleans in Ferde Grofé’s Mississippi Suite. To top it off, we are pleased to welcome back the Springfield Youth Symphony for a side-by-side performance with the Springfield Symphony.

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Bryan Cheng, Cello

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The American West MAY 16, 2020 Performance: 7:30 PM Artwork © Debbie Criswell: @folkartmama

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We close our season of America’s playlist with the music of the Western frontier. We’ll play all your favorite cowboy music—Copland’s Rodeo and Elmer Bernstein’s The Magnificent Seven and John Williams’ spectacular The Cowboys Overture—and we’ll also take a trip down to the Grand Canyon with Ferde Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite. Saddle up and don’t miss the last rodeo of the year!

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Free Community Events AND SPECIAL EVENTS

Spooky Symphony

The Springfield Symphony invites you to our 11th annual FREE Halloween concert! You and your kids will shriek with delight as you listen to spooky sounds and Halloween favorites! Admission is free and seating is first come first served.

Behind the Baton

October 21, 2019 at 6:00 PM Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts

This program is a FREE event where you have the opportunity to meet Music Director Kyle Wiley Pickett and our guest artists and hear about the upcoming Classical concerts. Behind the Baton takes place on the week of each Classical subscription concert. Behind the Baton will take place at the Springfield Art Museum with a mobile café from Mama’s Jean’s Natural Food Market.

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An American Christmas M A T I N E E

1111 E. Brookside Dr, Springfield, MO 65807 Meet & Greet – 5:15 PM Program – 5:45 PM

Admission is FREE and seating is first come first served.

Dates:

December 7, 2019 at 2:30 PM

Thursday, September 19, 2019 Thursday, October 17, 2019 Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Thursday, February 13, 2020 Thursday, March 26, 2020 Thursday, April 16, 2020

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Dr. Michael & Krystyna Clarke

Johnny Mathis

Hellam Competition

Christmas Show

24th Annual Hellam Young Artists ’ Competitio n

Join members of the Springfield Symphony for a cheer-filled evening with music legend Johnny Mathis and comedian Gary Mule Deer! 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.

April 4, 2020 Semi-finals: 9:30 AM | Finals: 1:30 PM

November 22-23, 2019 at 8:00 PM

www.hellamcompetition.com

The Mansion Theatre • Branson, MO 417-335-2000 or 866-707-4100 www.TheMansionTheatre.com

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Season At-A-Glance

September

18: Symphony in the Ozarks Radio Program 19: Behind the Baton at the Springfield Art Museum 21: Opening Night at the Symphony 21: New York Night – Classical Concert

October 2:

16: 17: 19: 21: 30:

Symphony in the Ozarks Radio Concert Broadcast Symphony in the Ozarks Radio Program Behind the Baton at the Springfield Art Museum From the New World – Classical Concert Spooky Symphony Symphony in the Ozarks Radio Concert Broadcast

November

6: Symphony in the Ozarks Radio Program 9: Oklahoma! In Concert – Pops Concert 20: Symphony in the Ozarks Radio Concert Broadcast

December

February

12: Symphony in the Ozarks Radio Program 13: Behind the Baton at the Springfield Art Museum 15: American Pictures – Classical Concert 26: Symphony in the Ozarks Radio Concert Broadcast

March

25: Symphony in the Ozarks Radio Program 26: Behind the Baton at the Springfield Art Museum 28: The Civil War in Missouri – Classical Concert

April 4: 8: 15: 16: 18: 29:

4: 7: 7:

Symphony in the Ozarks Radio Program An American Christmas Matinee An American Christmas – Pops Concert 18: Symphony in the Ozarks Radio Concert Broadcast

January

24th Annual Hellam Young Artists’ Competition Symphony in the Ozarks Radio Concert Broadcast Symphony in the Ozarks Radio Program Behind the Baton at the Springfield Art Museum Great American Road Trip – Classical Concert Symphony in the Ozarks Radio Concert Broadcast

May

9: 13: 16: 27:

12th Annual Gala Symphony in the Ozarks Radio Program The American West – Pops Concert Symphony in the Ozarks Radio Concert Broadcast

15: Symphony in the Ozarks Radio Program 15: Behind the Baton at the Springfield Art Museum 18: Mozart in America – Classical Concert 29: Symphony in the Ozarks Radio 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 a.m. to hear Randy and Kyle Wiley Pickett discuss the music the orchestra will be performing at the upcoming concerts. KSMU will rebroadcast the Classical concerts two weeks following the performance. See calendar for rebroadcast dates.

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KYLE WILEY PICKETT, MUSIC DIRECTOR 417-864-6683 | www.springfieldmosymphony.org 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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Community Balcony (Petite Balcony) In order to grow our Outreach efforts, the Springfield Symphony is dedicating the entire Petite Balcony as a Community Balcony. This balcony will be designated to youth or underserved people in the community, free of charge, in collaboration with partnering area nonprofits and schools. This will provide nearly 3,000 (300 per concert) people the chance to the see the Symphony for free.

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Seating at JKH Hall is on three levels – Orchestra, Mezzanine Balcony and Community Balcony. The Mezzanine Balcony overhangs the Orchestra level at row P on the sides and T in the middle of the house; the Community 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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Adult Senior* Student

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CLASSICAL SEASON ONLY: 9/21 • 10/19 • 1/18 • 2/15 • 3/28 • 4/18

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Student

$184

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POPS SEASON ONLY: 11/9 • 12/7 • 5/16

Adult

$108

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Senior*

$103

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Student

$92

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SINGLE TICKETS: CLASSICAL & POPS Adult

$40

$35

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Senior*

$38

$33

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Student

$34

$29

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SINGLE TICKETS: OKLAHOMA! IN CONCERT (POPS) November 9, 2019

Adult

$45

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$15

Senior*

$42

$38

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Student

$39

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Use the attached order form to purchase season tickets. Mail to: Springfield Symphony Orchestra, 411 N Sherman Pkwy, Springfield, MO 65802-3652. Questions? 417-864-6683 | www.springfieldmosymphony.org All programs and dates are subject to change. *Senior rates are for adults age 60 and older.


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SPRINGFIELD MO PERMIT NO. 1272

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

Opening Night at the Symphony Join the Springfield Symphony Guild for an elegant evening in the Crystal Room at Kentwood Arms in honor of the opening of the Springfield Symphony’s 85th season. Come enjoy a fine dinner, champagne toast to the new season, invitation to the Afterglow, and complimentary transportation to the concert at Hammons Hall provided by J. Howard Fisk Limousines.

September 21, 2019 | 5:00 PM $75 per person | $150 per couple

The Crystal Room at Kentwood Arms 700 East St. Louis Street, Springfield, MO 65806

Call for reservations: 417-864-6683

Making a Way, Making a Difference, Making Music This is a fundraising project for the Springfield Symphony Guild to support the Springfield Symphony Orchestra.

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Springfield Symphony Orchestra (MO) 19-20 Brochure  

In 2019-2020, the Springfield Symphony is exploring the music of America. It's a little bit country. It's a little bit rock 'n' roll. It's...

Springfield Symphony Orchestra (MO) 19-20 Brochure  

In 2019-2020, the Springfield Symphony is exploring the music of America. It's a little bit country. It's a little bit rock 'n' roll. It's...

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