News release: Springfield Symphony gets soulful with its Sentimental Sarabande concert

Springfield Symphony Orchestra
Sentimental Sarabande


Date:  December 27, 2021                                                                           Contact:  Lexi Locke

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Springfield Symphony gets soulful with its Sentimental Sarabande concert

The Springfield Symphony continues its “Dance Mix” season at its classical concert Sentimental Sarabande on Saturday, January 15th at 7:30 p.m. The program will feature romantic and intimate dances, including Gabriella Lena Frank’s flirtatious Coqueteos from Leyendas and William Grant Still’s transcendent and enchanting Summerland. The Springfield Symphony’s wind section will get a chance in the spotlight with Dvořák’s Serenade for Winds, and the string section is featured in Benjamin Britten’s playful Simple Symphony. This performance will take place at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.

“I’m very excited about this program, because it’s a little bit different than most of our concerts,” said Music Director and Conductor Kyle Wiley Pickett. “This concert will shine a rare spotlight on our outstanding woodwind section with Dvořák’s Serenade for Winds. On the other half of the concert, we will be featuring the string section in three charming, beautiful, and exciting pieces.  It will be a great way to kick off the new year.”

Single Tickets are $10 – $45 with discounts available for students and seniors. Single Tickets will be available at the Hammons Hall box office by calling (417) 836-7678 or visiting Per Springfield Symphony Board of Directors, masks will be mandatory for Springfield Symphony staff, patrons, and musicians in Hammons Hall for our Sentimental Sarabande concert. Single Livestream access starts at $22 per household and livestream access is available for purchase at

Join Pickett at our free monthly event, Behind the Baton, at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts on Thursday, January 13th(525 S John Q Hammons Pkwy) or via Facebook Live on the Springfield Symphony Orchestra Facebook page. Take the opportunity to meet conductor Kyle Wiley Pickett and hear about the music that will be performed at the January 15th concert.  The meet & greet begins at 5:15 p.m. with a mobile food cart provided by Mama Jean’s Natural Market and the program will begin at 5:45 p.m. The Facebook Live event takes place at 5:45 p.m. on the Thursday before each Springfield Symphony classical concert.

Pickett is available for any interviews or questions.  Please feel free to email him at or call at (417) 837-9422.  The concert is being sponsored by Presenting Season Sponsor Reliable Superstore, Presenting Media Sponsor Mediacom/MC22, RMMC, and KY3. The livestream concert is sponsored by MC22, Cox Health, and Systematic Savings. For information on upcoming Springfield Symphony concert and events, visit

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