News Release: Springfield Symphony to perform 11th Annual free Halloween concert for local kids and families

Springfield Symphony Orchestra
Spooky Symphony


Date:  October 10, 2019                                                                                                        Contact:  Lexi Locke

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Springfield Symphony to perform 11th Annual free Halloween concert for local kids and families

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Springfield Symphony invites children of all ages and their families to join us for the 11th Annual Spooky Symphony, a free Halloween concert, on Monday, October 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. The orchestra, all dressed in their Halloween costumes, will be led by Maestro Kyle Wiley Pickett, and will feature performances of Harry Potter, Pirates of the CaribbeanMarch to the Scaffold, and many more.

Concert attendees are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and join in the costume contest for children during the event.  Attendees can look forward to the distribution of free ice cream sandwiches generously provided by Hiland Dairy.  The concert is free, and seating is first come first served.  Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and seating will begin at 5:30 p.m.

The Musical Fraternities of Missouri State University is hosting a petting zoo, and the Springfield Fire Department will be site with a firetruck to educate kids and families about Fire Safety Month. The concert is being sponsored by Merrill Lynch, Maggie Wilcox, and the Kids Directory. For more information about this and other upcoming events, visit

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and an Equal Opportunity Employer. Additional funding for all Springfield Symphony Orchestra programming is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.  For more information, visit or