Springfield Symphony opens its Swipe Right season with a fiery selection of music about passionate love

Springfield Symphony Orchestra
Swipe Right season

Springfield Symphony opens its Swipe Right season with a fiery selection of music about passionate love 

The Springfield Symphony will commence its 88th consecutive season on Saturday, September 17th with Relationship Status: It’s Complicated, the first installment of a concert series full of music about love, composers in love, and the music we love to love. The 2022-2023 season will continue the traditional nine-concert subscription series.

The explosive first concert of the season will include Barber’s School for Scandal Overture and Wagner’s Wotan’s Farewell and Magic Fire Music featuring this month’s guest artist, bass-baritone Ben Wager. The evening will conclude with the mesmerizing music of Rimsky-Korsakov’s beguiling Scheherazade, which tells the story of a Sultan’s clever wife who tells him tales over a thousand and one nights and thereby wins his love. You won’t want to miss this opening night full of love and passion!

This concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.  Single Tickets are $25 – $50 with discounts available for students and seniors. Single Tickets will be available at the Hammons Hall box office starting September 15, 2022 by calling (417) 836-7678 or visiting www.hammonshall.com. This season’s concerts will also be available beginning 10 days after the performance for on-demand viewing up to 30 days via Vimeo.

Music Director and Conductor of the Springfield Symphony, Kyle Wiley Pickett, is available for any interviews or questions.  Please feel free to reach him at kwpickett@gmail.com or (417) 837-9422.  The concert is being sponsored by Presenting Season Sponsor Reliable Superstore, Presenting Media Sponsor Mediacom/MC22, Altec Solutions Group, and the Springfield Symphony Guild. For information on upcoming Springfield Symphony concerts and events, visit www.springfieldmosymphony.org/.

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 www.springfieldmosymphony.org or www.facebook.com/springfieldsymphony.