News release: Springfield Symphony presents an evening of ballet love stories with local university choirs

Springfield Symphony Orchestra
pas de deux

Date:  January 24, 2022                                                                       Contact:  Rachel Lambert

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Springfield Symphony presents an evening of ballet love stories with local university choirs

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Springfield Symphony (SSO) continues its “Dance Mix” season with the classical concert Pas de Deux on Saturday, February 5th at 7:30 p.m.  The program will present Brahms’ Gesang der Parzen, Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe, and the Springfield premiere of American composer Amy Beach’s Bal Masque featuring talented local university choirs. These performances will take place at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.

“I have been looking forward to this concert all year,” said Music Director and Conductor Kyle Wiley Pickett. “In fact, I’ve been looking forward to playing Daphnis and Chloe for many years, and I’m thrilled that we’re finally going to perform it for our audience. This is a huge performance – Ravel calls for a massive orchestra and a huge choir, Daphnis [and Chloe] is a gorgeous piece full of lush melodies and spectacular sounds, and Bal Masque by Amy Beach will open our concert.  I think people will really love it.”

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 the Springfield Symphony Board of Directors, masks will be mandatory for Springfield Symphony staff, patrons, and musicians in Hammons Hall for our Pas de Deux concert. Single Livestream access starts at $22 per household and livestream access is available for purchase at

Join us at our free monthly event, Behind the Baton, at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts on Thursday, February 3rd (525 S John Q Hammons Pkwy) or via Facebook Live on the Springfield Symphony Orchestra Facebook page. Take the opportunity to meet Kyle Wiley Pickett and hear about the music that will be performed at the February 5th 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 Pas de Deux concert is 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 more information on Springfield Symphony health and safety guidelines, concerts and events, and more, 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