News Release: Springfield Symphony to perform free annual holiday concert with seasonal favorites

Springfield Symphony Orchestra
Annual Holiday Concert


Date:  November 26, 2019                                                                                                   Contact:  Lexi Locke

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Springfield Symphony to perform free annual holiday concert with seasonal favorites

 SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Springfield Symphony is joining musical forces with over 150 choir members from surrounding Springfield Public Schools at its free annual holiday concert, An American Christmas Matinee, on Saturday, December 7 at 2:30 pm at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. The orchestra will be led by music director/conductor Kyle Wiley Pickett, and will feature music from holiday classics White ChristmasThe Christmas SongFestive Sounds of Hanukah, and more!

“The holiday concert is always one of my favorites to perform,” said Pickett. “What I love about concerts like this is that everyone—young, old, and everyone in between—knows and loves these songs. The holidays bring us together by uniting us in a common playlist that everyone appreciates. The Symphony will have a great time playing these seasonal classics for the big crowd we always get at the Christmas concerts.” Pickett is available for any interviews or questions.  Please feel free to email him at or call at (417) 837-9422.

The An American Christmas Matinee is a condensed one-hour performance of the evening concert An American Christmas at 7:30 p.m. at Juanita K. Hammons Hall. Admission is free for the matinee and seating is first come first served. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and seating will begin at 2:00 p.m. The An American Christmas Matinee is being sponsored by Don Wessel Honda, Dr. Michael & Krystyna Clarke, and Kids Directory. For more information on this performance and other 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