News Release: Springfield Symphony serves up concerts of Hollywood favorites

Springfield Symphony Orchestra
hot buttered popcorn


Date:  January 21, 2021                                                                                                         Contact:  Lexi Locke

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Springfield Symphony serves up concerts of Hollywood favorites

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Springfield Symphony presents its pops concert, Hot Buttered Popcorn, on Saturday, January 30th at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm. The orchestra will be led by music director/conductor Kyle Wiley Pickett, and will feature classic movie soundtracks such as Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, Doctor Zhivago, and more! These performances will take place at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.

“I love movie music! I have often said that I think film scores have been America’s contribution to symphonic music,” said Music Director and Conductor Kyle Wiley Pickett. “There are wonderful scores from every era of music making. We have an era of films from 20 to 30 years ago that aren’t quite ‘classics’ yet, but their music is amazing such as Dances with Wolves and The Mask of Zorro.  These scores are less familiar than John Williams’s scores, but are equally powerful.  Of course, the best scores come from classic films, like Ben HurThe Wizard of Oz, and The Godfather. We’re excited to perform all of these silver screen favorites and more for our Hot Buttered Popcorn performances.”

Single tickets are currently available online at for the 2:00 pm performance only. The 7:30 pm performance of Hot Buttered Popcorn is reserved for season ticket holders and livestream access only. Livestream tickets start at $12 per household and in-person single tickets are $30 per ticket with limited availability. Season tickets are available for the matinee performances. The Hot Buttered Popcorn concert is sponsored by Reliable Superstore (Presenting Sponsor), Positronic Industries, Foster Hospitality Group, Carla L. Calvin, 104.1 KSGF, KY3/KSPR, and Mediacom.

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